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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.

High Holyday Appeal Charities 2017 

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

The 5 causes the new Charities Committee has selected for this year are:-

·  Orr Shalom  – An Israeli organisation that supports abused children who have been removed from their families to overcome their difficulties and become independent adults and productive citizens
·  Mount Zion (Jerusalem Intercultural Centre)  – Work with all groups of Jerusalem residents to provide bridges and enable individuals to become responsible, active partners in shaping the development of their communities and Jerusalem’s future
·  Paperweight Trust  – A small UK Jewish charity supporting people who are having difficulties managing their financial, legal or administrative affairs
·  Home Start Barnet  –  A local charity providing community support to increasing numbers of vulnerable families with young children usually through trained volunteers at home, in groups and through play therapy
·  JAMI (nominated by NNLS Youth)  – UK charity providing mental health support services to the Jewish community
Fuller details will be provided with the Rosh Hashanah mailing, which members will receive by post.

Donate Online

This year we have introduced the possibility of donating to the Kol Nidrei 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 us.

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