Right now, like all other public venues across the country, JW3 has closed its physical doors to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. This is having a huge impact on us and the people who rely on our services - the thousands of people who come through our doors every week to use our facilities, be stimulated from our classes, enjoy our films and shows, bring their children – or their parents and grandparents – to engage in our activities, eat in our café or meet old friends and make new ones.
During these challenging times, we feel it is more important than ever for JW3 to keep offering high-quality Jewish arts, culture, learning and life to keep people engaged, inspired and entertained. A skeleton JW3 team continues to work – remotely, of course - round the clock to keep our virtual doors open. We are creating and curating online programmes, streaming daily content over the digital airways to keep you, your family, and everyone in isolation engaged and stimulated.
We have been offering recordings of a wide range of high-quality events from recent years for free to access via our new service: JW3 TV. We created an emergency food response service with a food bank and hot meal cooking service. Every week we have volunteers either sorting, packing and distributing hundreds of food parcels, and others chopping prepping, cooking and delivering nutritious, hot meals directly to families in need. To date we have delivered tens of thousands of meals worth of food to local people around the borough of Camden suffering from food poverty, mental health, homelessness, domestic violence and more. The need is growing every week.
To get all of this done, we need your support - now more than ever, especially given that 98% of our earned income completely stopped on March 16th when we first had to close our doors. During ‘normal’ times, the majority of our funding depends on the physical JW3 building being open, ticket sales, venue hire, the café and restaurant, our catering services and more.
JW3 is a registered charity. Your support will make a real difference during this difficult time, and will help us to keep providing our services, no matter how difficult things get. It will also mean that when we reopen, JW3 can continue to deliver our mission; utilising culture, education and the arts to improve the quality and quantity of Jewish Conversation in the UK. We will continue to be able to engage, inspire, reduce isolation and improve the wellbeing of thousands of people from our community every week of the year.
Please give generously so that we can continue our full range of services and programmes for the widest range of people possible, both during this challenging period and well after it is all over. All donations, no matter the quantity, are greatly appreciated both financially and as a vote of confidence from someone in our community.
You can donate using the button below or contact Olivia Johnson, Fundraising Administrator, from our Development Team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org