Chanukah has always been a special time for Jewish Child’s Day. The first ever Jewish Child’s Day was on the first Sunday of Chanukah 14th December 1947 and as a result of this, our community has always recognised a connection between this time of year and helping Jewish children in need. Although 70 years on, many of the projects we support have changed, our philosophy has never waivered – to support Jewish children, whether they are orphaned, deprived, sick or disabled and to help improve their quality of life.
Natalia and Yossi don’t seem to have much in common at all. One is from a loving family in London, the other from a broken home in Israel. One is able-bodied, the other disabled. But both are Jewish children and both have had their struggles turned around by the donations that our supporters have made to Jewish Child’s Day.
As our 70th year draws to a close, it gives me a great sense of pride to reflect on way we have helped over half-a-million children over the last seven decades. None of this would be possible without the ongoing support of you, our donors.
Please be as generous as you can this Chanukah and give the gift of a better childhood and a brighter future for the Jewish children that so desperately need it.
Wishing you and your family a very happy Chanukah.