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Tzedakah / Charities – Giving at NNLS

Tzedakah is a mainstay of Jewish life. The sages teach that the world was built upon kindness. However, tzedakah goes one step beyond. Literally translated as “justice” or “righteousness,” tzedakah tells us that sharing what we have with others isn't something special, it is the just thing to do.

NNLS supports a range of charities through our appeals at Pesach and Yom Kippur, and throughout the year.

Pesach Appeal Charities 2018

Thank you to all members who nominated such great charities for this year’s Pesach Appeal.

The 3 causes the Charities Committee has selected for Pesach are:-

· Tzedek - the UK Jewish community’s response to extreme poverty, working with local partners to invest in improving the lives of some of the world’s poorest people.

· British Friends of Rambam Medical Centre - A centre of healthcare excellence in Haifa where Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Druze staff treat all patients regardless of background

· Raphael – The Jewish Counselling Service provides the Jewish community in London with a unique and indispensable resource, offering open-ended counselling to all adult members of the community, regardless of financial means

Fuller details will be provided with the Pesach mailing, which members will receive by post.

Donate Online

This year we have introduced the possibility of donating to the Pesach Appeal online, and if you can, we would urge you to do so by clicking here.

However, if you still wish to donate by hard copy form and cheque or charity voucher, please contact the synagogue office.

Daniel Oppenheimer and Claire Straus
Charities Committee Co Chairs

"And when you reap the harvest in your land, you shall not reap the corners of your field; neither shall you gather the gleaning of your harvest.  And you shall not glean your vineyard, nor shall you gather the single grapes of your vineyard.  You shall leave them for the poor and the stranger." Vayikra 19:9-10