A new social action group has been set up to organise a variety of activities to involve members in helping at home and in the wider world under the name of The Social Action Hub.
The synagogue is involved in a variety of social action projects - some are ongoing and some are occasional. The synagogue recycles where possible and uses Fair Trade goods all the year round (where kosher). We also hope members and friends will add contributions of dried food and tins and toiletries to the boxes in the smaller vestibule that can then be delivered to Asylum Welcome regularly.
In addition a group of volunteers make sandwiches every Wednesday for the Gatehouse which feeds tens of people every evening. Sandwich making is done at the OJC regularly and then volunteers take the sandwiches to the Gatehouse in time for the evening meal.
At present we have a special focus on helping refugees, asylum seekers and the homeless and also plan to raise funds for The Langdon community in London which supports Jewish people with learning difficulties to lead an independent life.
The OJC also takes part in the nationally organised Mitzvah Day on a designated Sunday in November involving as many members as possible in helping both local and national charities in a variety of ways. Please help by donating warm clothing for World Jewish Relief, old glasses for recycling in Africa and join us making soup for the Gatehouse and planting trees up in the new community woodland being established on Cumnor Hill.
If you want to help our aim to become stronger in 'Tikkun Olam' - repairing the world, do contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
The OJC is proud to be a FairTrade Community Centre