For many who survived the terrors of the Holocaust, questioning ones faith and belief in God, religion and Judaism became a real and profound challenge to face. How do you continue to recognise a God who allowed such tremendous evil to occur? The survivors we interviewed for this fifth video in our series, 'Rising From The Ashes', were asked questions about their Jewish identity, religiosity, and whether what they endured during the Holocaust has changed their core beliefs in Judaism. Their answers may surprise you.
There is often a common perception that people with disability are unable to do things that the rest of the community are able to do. This video shatters those misconceptions. As you will see, these Jewish Care clients can do anything they set their minds to achieving! "The Things We Do" is the 9th video in this series.
Being out of work for a long period is a situation we all dread but it is something that can happen to any one of us. Having no income can result in a spiral of other issues such as financial stress, loss of home and relationship breakdowns. Did you know that 20% of the Jewish population of Victoria live at or below the poverty line? How does it make you feel to know that Jewish Care is here to provide those in need with financial aid, financial counselling, and employment and education services to help get people back on track and self-sufficient once again.
Lack of Humanity is the 4th video in our series 'Rising From The Ashes' where Holocaust survivors talk about the horrific and cold-blooded scenes they witnessed and experienced during the Holocaust.
How did their experiences influence their attitudes towards Germans? How do they feel about the world today?
As Henry Salter says in the opening scene, "If you didn't go through, you couldn't understand."
**Jewish Care warns that this video contains graphic images that may be disturbing to some viewers**
Did you know that through Jewish Care's supported accommodation, respite, outreach and carer support programs, children and adults living with disability progress towards more independent living in a safe and supportive environment. However, this can't be achieved without donations from our supporters. Unfortunately, our Disability Services receive little or no government funding.
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?