For over 70 years, the main aim of the League of Jewish Women has been voluntary welfare work for anyone who needs it.
However, our original aims included other things, such as the intention to stimulate members’ consciousness of their civic duty and to co-operate with other organisations to make an effective contribution to the solution of problems affecting the Jewish and wider community.
Our Social Issues programme enables members to express views on many social matters to a wide variety of organisations such as Government departments and university research projects. Seminars are held throughout the year with eminent speakers presenting topical issues, relevant not only to Jewish women, but to women everywhere.
International Women’s Day is marked with a meeting on a matter of international importance to women. Recent topics have included the Rwandan genocide, climate change, youth crime, and the position of the girl child in different communities. Other seminars have covered a diversity of subjects such as Extremism, Subsidy for the Arts and the Economy.
Our representation on NCW (National Council of Women) and NAWO (National Alliance of Women’s Organisations) and contact with the Association of Jewish Women give us a voice on national issues and an opportunity to express Jewish women’s perspectives on matters discussed. We also work closely with the Council of Christians and Jews, the Women’s Interfaith Network and the Jewish and Muslim Women’s Network through our Interfaith work.
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