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Rosh Hashanah Appeal

Providing vital lifesaving support from Day One

There are few moments more precious than the birth of a baby. Yet at that very same moment, a parent is wracked with fear and uncertainty. Listening for that first cry, praying that all will be healthy.

For the majority, the newborn is quickly moved into their parent’s loving arms. For Lia, born at just 24 weeks, the story was very different.

With a birth weight of just 700g, Lia was put straight on a ventilator. Her parents sang her lullabies through a perspex shield, punctuated by the beeps of the life-support machinery. The first hug was only after an eight week wait.

Jewish Child’s Day is supporting children and families from day one. In the case of Lia, this involved supplying the ventilator at the hospital in which she was born. For others it’s the purchase of medical equipment or the provision of rehabilitation sessions.

Jewish Child’s Day is there from day one and throughout the childhood of thousands of Jewish children in need. This is only possible with your support. Please give generously and make a Jewish Child’s Day.