Jewish charity looking for ‘storyteller’ to shine light on people it helps
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Jewish charity looking for ‘storyteller’ to shine light on people it helps

World Jewish Relief seeking to find someone that can broadcast the tales of the people it supports

Elderly Jewish Ukrainian ladies practice traditional embroidery. Communities in Ukraine benefit from the charitable work of World Jewish Relief in alleviating poverty
Elderly Jewish Ukrainian ladies practice traditional embroidery. Communities in Ukraine benefit from the charitable work of World Jewish Relief in alleviating poverty

A major Jewish charity based in the UK is breaking new ground this week by recruiting for “a professional storyteller” to broadcast the stories of the people it supports.

World Jewish Relief, based in London, said the move would help shine a light on the lives of those it helps, including some of the world’s poorest Jews living in Eastern Europe, as well as Syrian refugees the charity is assisting in the UK.

“Storytelling is built into the Jewish DNA,” said a spokeswoman. “From Moses to Woody Allen, Jews have passed down stories from generation to generation. We are a community that learns, laughs, and loves through stories.”

WJR said the idea came about because it acknowledged that the community needed “to see the difference that our work makes,” adding: “The best way to see that is through individuals’ stories.”

The charity said this is a “once-in-a-lifetime role” and the role-holder will use writing, photos and videos to help tell the stories of those WJR supports. The application deadline is 28 August with further details on the charity’s website.

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