Mitzvah Day 2018: Woodford United Synagogue launch asylum seeker drop-in service
PUBLISHED: 10:40 21 November 2018 | UPDATED: 10:40 21 November 2018
A monthly drop-in service for asylum seekers has been set up at a South Woodford synagogue – reportedly the first in East London – as part of Mitzvah Day.
Mitzvah Day - which took place on Sunday (November 18) - aims to bring together people of different ages, faiths and walks of life to improve the community.
Woodford Forest United Synagogue, in Churchfields, has launched a drop-in service where hot lunches are served, food vouchers are distributed and asylum seeker families are befriended.
Speaking at a launch event earlier this month, synagogue chairman Robin Jacobs said: “We are delighted to be able to host this drop-in for asylum seekers and launch it as part Mitzvah Day.
“It is very important that our synagogues are not just for the Jewish community, but are a key part of the British community too.”
The drop in service takes place on the first Sunday of every month.
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