We support older Jewish people living in poverty in eastern Europe.
Through our network of trusted local partners, we meet practical needs with food, medicine, health care, home care and home repairs. We meet emotional needs by combatting loneliness, creating community networks and promoting active ageing. Our pioneering dementia care programme is transforming the lives of people living with dementia and their families.
Once accomplished doctors, teachers, physicists and scientists, many of the older people we support are now living in poverty, with little or no savings and pensions that can be as low as £50 a month, forcing them to routinely choose between eating, heating or medicine.
Reading Jeffrey Archer novels is one of the ways former English teacher Lyubov retains her language skills. A fiercely independent woman, Lyubov was rendered helpless when rheumatoid arthritis set in leaving her unable to walk. Her apartment is up several flights of stairs and her door frames are too narrow for a wheelchair, making her a virtual prisoner in her own home. Lyubov desperately needed care but had no one to turn to.
How You Can Help
Donate to Celebrate
Celebrating a birthday, bar mitzvah, wedding or special occasion? Why not ask your friends to donate to World Jewish Relief and make a real difference to the lives of people in need.
Join one of our exciting challenge events and help change lives with every step, pedal or paddle.
Leave a Legacy
No matter the size, leave a gift to us in your will and help future generations survive the consequences of conflict and disaster. Together, we can take life-saving action.