Happy Chanukah from JVN – see you in 2012!

As 2011 draws to a close, JVN would like to wish all our blog readers Happy Chanukah and an enjoyable Festive break and to our Christian readers, have a very Happy Christmas. We’ll be taking (a well-earned) break and blogposts will resume in January.

JVN celebrated Chanukah this year with a wonderful joint party to thank volunteers; kindly and generously hosted by BDO at their wonderful HQ in Baker Street. We held the party with two fantastic charities – Jewish Women’s Aid and René Cassin – who do wonderful work protecting the most vulnerable in our community both at home and abroad. Truly a party in the Chanukah spirit! We were  entertained by the extremely talented singing Rabbi Danny Bergson of Pinner United Synagogue. We  also enjoyed a truly moving speech by Baroness Sally Greengross, an Eshet Chayil of the highest degree who hit the nail right on the head when she said that the country just wouldn’t run without all its volunteers – from magistrates to befrienders – all of whom give, and critically get back, so very much from volunteering.

You can find some great pictures of the party on our Facebook page. If you haven’t already done so, get liking our Page, it’s a great way to keep bang up to date with last-minute news and volunteering opportunities. What’s not to Like? 🙂



Categories: JVN News, Volunteering Events


Hi, I'm Mike, JVN's Youth Co-ordinator and blogger. I'll be blogging about all sorts of issues affecting the volunteering community, with a particular focus on how recent developments might affect the UK Jewish community's volunteers. I'm always interested to read the comments you make. If you have something you want to see in the JVN blog, e-mail me at mike@jvn.org.uk and I'll be happy to talk. And if you're inspired by any of my blogs to volunteer, log on to www.jvn.org.uk and register to find your perfect volunteering opportunity.


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