Yom Rishon, 17 Av 5779
Sunday, 18 August 2019
Nottingham community launches first Jewish-Muslim drop-in kitchen

nottinghamNottingham Liberal Synagogue has teamed up with Muslim organisation Himmah to launch a weekly service providing hot meals and volunteer support for some of the city’s most vulnerable people.

The Salaam Shalom Kitchen (SaSh) will run every Wednesday from 6-8pm with guest chefs from local restaurants, businesses and other groups.

It has a team around 40 volunteers who will help out anyone who wants to pop in, as well as those referred to by other services. It is open for access to anyone of all religions and none.

The joint Jewish-Muslim project is thought to be the only one of its kind in Britain.

Himmah co-founder Sajid Mohammed said SaSh was also about addressing other social issues, adding: "In the last 12 months we've seen a rise in Islamophobia and antisemitism.

"Nottingham for the most part has been quite sheltered but we felt that now is the right moment to give hope and demonstrate our communities' values of compassion, dignity and care to others."

Read more in the Nottingham Post -> http://www.nottinghampost.com/Muslim-Jewish-kitchen-opens-help-Nottingham-s/story-26543074-detail/story.html