Yom Sheini, 22 Iyyar 5779
Monday, 27 May 2019
Liberal synagogue becomes hub for refugee donations

Members of Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue prepared for Sukkot by packing goods to be sent to refugees.

The synagogue has been serving as hub for donations from its members and the local Northwood churches for the last few weeks.

Project leader Marsha Myers and Rabbi Lea Muhlstein (pictured above with children from the community) led the sorting and packing, which included winter clothing, tents and blankets to be sent into Europe for those fleeing Syria and surrounding areas.

Lea said: “As Jews, we cannot turn our back on refugees fleeing oppression. Knowing what it means to be a stranger, to be oppressed, is part of the core of our Jewish identity.”

You can read Lea’s Yom Kippur sermon on why we must help refugees here -> http://www.npls.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Yom-Kippur-5776-LM.pdf

 

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Project leader, Marsha Myers, Rabbi Lea Mühlstein and some of the youngest sorters and packers.