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Charity launches campaign for 80th year
An international charity is calling for the Jewish community help to support vulnerable communities in the Former Soviet Union as part of its 80th anniversary.
For its annual Rosh Hashanah appeal, World Jewish Relief is calling for donations to help support people in FSU with projects providing repairs to homes and medical care.
The charity, formerly known as the Central British Fund for German Jewry and now based in Golders Green, was founded in 1933 and helped with the organisation of the Kindertransport in 1938.
The latest appeal marks 80 years of the charity helping the most vulnerable people around the world.
Chief executive Paul Anticoni, said: “World Jewish Relief is incredibly proud of its history and the work it has carried out over the last 80 years, helping vulnerable Jewish communities across the Former Soviet Union and further afield.
“People still face daily struggles and live in such challenging conditions - it is our sole aim to improve lives across the globe by lifting them out of the cycle of poverty, which is often exacerbated by ill health and a lack of employment.
“Generous donations this Rosh Hashanah will ensure that these vulnerable people are given the essential medical care, home repairs and fuel that they need to see them through the harsh winter and for years to come.”
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