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SoAct - the Social Action Forum is a part of the Zionist Youth Council. One member of the Mazkirut (office workers) from each of the youth movements sits on it. SoAct meets once every 4 weeks and discusses Tikkun Olam projects that the movements collectively will support.
SoAct this year are bringing movement workers and members to volunteer at the New North London Synagogue Asylum Seeker Drop-In Centre, on the first Sunday of every month. To find out more about the amazing centre, see their website.
We look forward to Marom members taking part in these exciting events where you will have the opportunity not only to do Tikkun Olam but also to meet people from other movements.
This year, Marom hopes to provide volunteer opportunities for its members. We are working in conjunction with Jewish charities, Tikkun and the Jewish Volunteer Netwok, in order to supply a wide range of options. Once a month in our newsletter we will be publishing the opportunities for the month ahead.
At Universities we are going to be working in conjunction with UJS on their new Tikkun Olam project to provide Social Action opportunities for our Bogrim outside London.
We will keep you updated on any volunteer opportunities.
New North London Synagogue Drop-In For Destitute Asylum Seekers
The drop-in provides support and services for around 150 destitute asylum seekers each month. It’s run entirely by volunteers and funded by donations. The people that are helped come from all over the world including Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Most of them have fled civil war, persecution, imprisonment and/or torture. Among them are doctors, lawyers, civil servants, journalists and other professionals.
Their claims for asylum have been refused. When a claim fails, the government withdraws all support (though a few people get some supermarket vouchers and no-choice housing). With no money and nowhere to live, most survive on the kindness of friends, faith groups, and individuals. Some don’t even have that, and live on the streets.
Some people are forcibly returned, but it’s often difficult for the government to send people back, and sometimes impossible. Many are simply too terrified to go back to the conditions they fled. To avoid forcible removal from the UK some people go underground and suffer destitution.
The visitors to the drop in get a meal and hot drinks; travel money, a supermarket gift card, medical and legal advice, counseling, good quality clothing, groceries and toiletries to take away, nappies and other basic essentials. It also provides a warm, safe place where they can spend the afternoon.
There are many ways you can help. Post b’nei mitzvah are welcome to volunteer.
Volunteers are needed on the first Sunday of every month from 1.30-5. Some help is also required at 6.30pm on the Tuesday before each drop in to pack bags and sort clothing, usually done in Muswell Hill homes.
The link bellow has more information as well as contact information if you wish to help out