The Jewish Chronicle - - Comment & Analysis -

I re­cently at­tended a Jewish meet­ing and was very sur­prised to hear that hardly any­body knew about the League of Jewish Women. This or­gan­i­sa­tion, started in the early 1940s, has done amaz­ing work. It is non-fund rais­ing and all mem­bers are vol­un­teers and give a lot of time and en­ergy to help­ing oth­ers.

They work for the Jewish and non-Jewish com­mu­nity in schools, hos­pi­tals, care homes, pri­vate homes, day cen­tres, nurs­eries and much more — in­clud­ing pris­ons ( JC, July 22).

Un­for­tu­nately, num­bers are dwin­dling. At one time we had about 10,000 mem­bers, to­day we have about half that num­ber. We would love to wel­come younger women even if they only have a few hours a week to of­fer.

The League opened up many op­por­tu­ni­ties for me. I feel that is where I got my ed­u­ca­tion. Frances Lester Hadley Com­mon, Bar­net, Herts

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