COVID-19 and the Melbourne Jewish community

December 3, 2020 by A J-Wire community service announcement
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Melbourne’s Jewish Care has joined forces with nine other ethno-specific service providers in a consortium called Cultural Connections Victoria, to develop a survey that will help us better understand the impact of the pandemic on Victoria’s multicultural communities.

COVID-19 quarantine. Credit: Pixabay.

Other consortium organisations involved in this unique project include African Family Services, Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights, IndianCare, Islamic Council of Victoria, Pronia, Sikh Australian Support for Family Violence, Springvale Indochinese Mutual Assistance Association and Wellsprings for Women.

The intensity and immediacy of COVID-19 have caused an unprecedented change to our community.

The results of this survey will ensure that the powerful voices and perspectives of minority communities are brought to the centre of our State’s discussions about the COVID-19 pandemic. It will not only help Jewish Care better plan for recovery by understanding the specific needs of Jewish Victorians, but it will also assist our service provision, as we will be able to create targeted aid for those most vulnerable.

To do this, we need your help. We would appreciate if you could encourage Jewish community members to complete the survey, which can be accessed via the following link: https://bit.ly/3kZv7Jt

The survey should take no more than five minutes to complete and all responses are anonymous. To capture the results for the Jewish community specifically, we ask that when completing the survey to tick the Jewish Care option for Question 14, so we can segment the data.

We urgently need the support of Jewish Victorians. Please help us in our efforts to gather this critical feedback so as we can better understand, plan and respond to our community at a time when help is needed most.

 

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