JWA May Newsletter 2016
A Message from our Chairwomen
Dear Friends and Supporters of the JWA,

We begin with a message of thanks to those of you who attended our Annual Gala on  March 19th  at the Aberdeen Marina Club. The ball room was decked out to resemble a cruise ship as attendees stepped aboard for a night to remember. 

Almost 200 guests attended and the evening kicked off with a drinks reception where guests were treated to a photo booth and custom iPhone cases by Nefala and special illustrations done by Tanya of Pirate Illustrator, while they perused highlights of the upcoming auction. Thanks to our generous donors the auction featured some fantastic and varied items, including travel experiences, artwork, beautiful jewelry and fashion accessories. 

All in all, between tickets sales and the auction, we raised a record amount on the night and this will go a huge way towards funding our charitable projects and commitments in Israel and Hong Kong in 2016.

During Passover the JWA held a Holiday Kids Camp at the amazing Kids Gallery. After 4 days of very entertainming art, dance and music, all the children came home with a creative paper mache minion artwork.

Thank you again for your incredible support. We will be organizing visits to our Beneficiaries in July in Israel. Stay tuned for information and please join us this summer.

Tomorrow we are looking forward to celebrating Israel Independence Day, Yom Ha'atzmaut, 68 years since the creation of the State of Israel, following Yom Hashoah and Yom Hazikaron, when we remember  those who lost their lives during the Holocaust and fighting for the State of Israel. May we know no more bloodshed.

Wishing you all Chag Yom Ha'atzmaut Sameach,

Marissa and Shani

Upcoming Events  

Social Action Project with Kids4kids - May
From this Monday, May 9th, until the end of May, the JWA 
is collecting for "'Sharing for A Cause",  a  student-led initiative of Kids4Kids, a non-profit Hong Kong based organization .

We are collecting (in good condition): 

  1. Stationery Items
    • Notebooks and binders
    • Art supplies: coloured pencils
    • Writing tools: pens, pencils, sharpeners, erasers etc.
    • Misc: staplers, hole punches etc.
  2. Computer Equipment 
    • Computers & Laptops (Processor: Core 2 Duo or above, Age: 4 years or less)
    • iPads and Tablets
    • Power cables
    • Hard drives (above 250GB)
    • Keyboards
    • Mice
    • PC video cards 


Collection point: L5 Parking lot of the JCC

Breast Cancer Awareness Talk for Helpers - May 25

The JWA and the JCCEC  invite all Helpers to attend a complimentary talk about Breast Cancer awareness and prevention. 

Amy Tadelis (JWA Board member) and Grace Chung (Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation) will be speaking about how to detect symptoms early and what resources are available.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Time: 9:00 - 10:30AM
Place: JCC L3 Garden Room
RSVP before May 20: info@jwa.org.hk
For more information, please call 2801-5440 

Baby Group - May 27
Join us for another monthly baby group!
Hosted by Yael Zion, please contact us for address and details.

A Spring Evening 2

Postponed until further notice!!!

Please stay tuned for a date later this year.

For more information, please visit our website www.jwa.org.hk