Founded in 1941 by Jewish refugees who fled Nazi oppression, the Association of Jewish Refugees is the national organisation exclusively delivering social and welfare services to Holocaust refugees and survivors living in Great Britain.
Our members, including the spouses, children and grandchildren of Jewish Nazi victims, are supported by our social services and volunteers departments and we operate a network of regional groups offering our members a unique opportunity to socialise and enjoy entertainment in their local area. Members can also receive advice and assistance on welfare rights and Holocaust reparations.
The Kindertransport and the Child Survivors Association are AJR special interest groups while the AJR Centre, now located at the Belsize Square Synagogue, serves kosher lunches and arranges entertainment and the opportunity to participate in outings and holidays. All members receive the highly respected monthly AJR Journal, which combines news and analysis with art, theatre and book reviews as well as information about the AJR’s services and activities.
As well as organising commemorative events throughout the year, we are committed to ensuring that future generations can learn about the Holocaust. As well as supporting educational and research projects, the AJR has produced several resources that help perpetuate the legacy of the Jewish refugees and survivors, detailing how they rebuilt their lives and their remarkable contribution to Britain.
Your legacy will help us further our critical work to assist our members in the latter part of their lives.