Welcome all Noamniks to our social action webpage!
This page aims to keep you up to date with all the social action projects and events Noam is involved with through you, our members, and as an office.
Noam Tikkun Olam Efforts
Noam Mazkirut London2Brighton Cycle Ride
Partnership with Bar/Bat Mitzvah for Children with Special Needs Programme
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
Beyond Noam Tikkun Olam
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 4-6 weeks and discusses Tikkun Olam projects that the movements collectively will support.
The first meeting, on the 20th of September was a great success, with all the members leaving with an action plan. The projects SoAct are focusing on this term are an Emergency Pakistan Appeal, a joint event and a joint volunteer day as well as advertising other Social Action projects.
This term SoAct is planning some exciting events and opportunities we would love everyone to get involved in. We are planning an intermovement volunteer day for the beginning of February with GIFT. We are also planning an intermovement event on one of the World Social Action Days. We will keep you posted.
We look forward to Noam 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.
Mitzvah Day was on the Sunday the 21st of November. Its mission is to fight poverty, to help our environment and to bring a little joy where it is needed through action rather than Fundraising.
This year many of the Masorti communities took part in various volunteer projects from our Meltam class who went to help in a nature reserve to NNLS club which went to help at an eldery care facility. It was a fantastic day of volunteering and we cannot wait for what opportunities next year will bring.