Jewish Women’s Week: against the odds in 2020


2020, the age of the Covid-19 pandemic, Jewish Women’s Week has had to adapt in these unprecedented circumstances: We are so proud of our Captains and collectors up and down and across the country. They may not have knocked on doors, but instead have dropped letters through letterboxes, called and emailed people. As a result, we have more phone numbers and email addresses than ever before. We raised over £156,000 against the odds with many people starting their collections late because of the lockdown.

JWW has maintained its status as one of WIZO UK’s major annual fundraisers. We found that as a lot of events couldn’t happen this year due to social distancing, people decided to donate more to JWW. The campaign will definitely be keeping some of these changes going forward. The collection methods need to be conducive to modern households’ lifestyles.

The JWW team looks forward to working with volunteers so JWW can continue to flourish.

To learn more about the history of how JWW came about read here

Joanna Bunt – Jewish Women’s Week Co-ordinator