Our Jewish community is a place we can all call home. But what about those people, who, for one reason or another find themselves at risk of being homeless? Did you know that every night, over 200 Jewish people in Victoria are presumed homeless? What happens to them? Who is there to support them and find them a place to live?
'Strength to Survive', the 3rd in the 'Rising From The Ashes' series, recounts the stories of Holocaust survivors who did whatever they could to escape the atrocities surrounding them. Some say they survived because of a miracle, while others performed unbelievable acts of bravery, daring and determination. Whatever their reasons may be, their stories are true examples of the strength of the human spirit that must be recorded and shared for generations to come.
This is the 8th video in our series 'Changing Perceptions'. This video is titled 'Showtime' because we get to hear what the clients of Jewish Care's Disability Service enjoy from the world of entertainment and sport. If this video teaches us anything, it's that no matter our background or ability, we all have something in common, whether it be the same sporting team we support or who we love as our favourite actors. Take 2 minutes to watch this video and see how many things in common you share with them.
The UN observes International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November. This observance raises awareness of the continuing toll of gender-based violence around the world. Violence against women and girls is one of the most prevalent human rights violations. Globally, it is estimated that 1 in 3 women will experience physical or sexual abuse in her lifetime. 1 in 3 women is far too many. Violence against women is a violation of human rights, and it starts and ends with us. This video highlights some of the shocking and unbelievable facts related to family violence. Please share this video so that everyone can understand that violence against women must stop!
2016 was another huge year of highlights and great achievements for Jewish Care Victoria. From the official opening of the new Coppel & Piekarski Family Disability Respite Centre to fundraising over $3 million dollars for our Annual Appeal and everything in between. This video showcases the many activities and events through the year, all of which would not have been possible without the amazing people who come together to make Jewish Care the best aged care and community services organisation in Victoria.