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Volunteer Celebration 2017


The Association of Jewish Refugees invited a cross-section of its 300 plus volunteers to a reception at the House of Commons on Monday 13th November 2017, in celebration and recognition of their selfless work.

 AJR Head of Volunteer Services Carol Hart said “Although we were not able to invite all of the wonderful people who offer their time to our members due to the size of the room but we made sure that all of our projects, such as Befriending and Computer Help, were represented.  It was a wonderful evening.”

The reception was due to be hosted by Tulip Siddiq MP but she was called away at the last minute on Parliamentary business.  Ms Siddiq was replaced by John Mann MP who, as Chair of the Parliamentary Committee Against Antisemitism  since 2005, and Chair of the International Coalition Against Antisemitism, was warmly received by the attendees.

 AJR Chairman Andrew Kaufman said “I continue to be amazed and humbled by the commitment, enthusiasm and compassion of our volunteers.  The support they offer our members is life -changing and we at AJR are very grateful to them all.”

left to right, Michael Newman (AJR CEO), Tony Grenville (Consultant Editor AJR Journal), Carol Hart (AJR Head of Volunteer Services), Andrew Kaufman (AJR Chairman) & John Mann MP