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Finchley Reform Synagogue

FRS High Holy Day Appeal 5779 - 2018

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

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[p][b]FRS High Holy Day Appeal 5779 / 2018[/b][/p][p][i]Citizens UK, Kindertransport campaign for child refugees[/i][/p][p][i]Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice[/i][/p][p][i]The Abraham Fund Initiatives (TAFI)[/i][/p][p][i]Keshet UK[/i][/p][p][i]Reform Judaism – Communities that Care[/i][/p][p][i]The FRS Belarus Project[/i][/p][p][br][/p][p]The High Holy Day period is traditionally a time for remembering our obligation to give tzedakah – money to those who are in need of our support and our annual appeal provides members with an ideal opportunity to perform this mitzvah. Each year we are overwhelmed by the generosity of synagogue members and we welcome each and every contribution whatever the amount. Our hope is that every member will take this time as an opportunity to contribute something as their personal act of tzedakah.[/p][p]FRS, in its High Holy Day Appeal, chooses to support a number of charities for up to three years, in order to make a difference on a particular project. This will be the last of the current three-year cycle with these charities. The following charities are the projects FRS has committed to support in the coming year, as part of our social action programme:[/p][p][br][/p][p][b]Citizens UK, Kindertransport campaign for child refugees :[/b] 80 years ago a delegation of British Jews went to the Home Secretary to demand the creation of what became the Kindertransport. This November, to mark the anniversary and as Britain's routes for child refugees are closing (either because we leave the EU and the schemes contained within its membership or because, like Dubs' Amendment, we will fill the number of places allocated and the scheme will close) 400 kinder and their descendants are coming together with communities across the lines of religion, race and class to ask the government to create a new legacy scheme that will take in 1000 children a year for 10 years, and keep Britain's legacy of taking in child refugees alive.[/p][p][br][/p][p][b]Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice[/b] is North London's only children’s hospice. It provides clinical, emotional and practical care and support for children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions. The central aim of the hospice is to enable these children and young people to live life as fully as possible. They also support families during their child’s life and help them face the future with hope throughout bereavement. [/p][p]As we’ve done in the past, FRS will assist Noah’s Ark with their family day events enabling families to spend quality time together, provide respite for parents and carers, and build a community to reduce isolation. FRS members can also support their local children’s hospice by volunteering in the hospice, presenting on Noah’s Ark services, and taking part in upcoming challenge events.[/p][p][br][/p][p][b]The Abraham Fund Initiatives (TAFI)[/b] is an Arab-Jewish non-profit organisation dedicated to creating a shared and equal society for Israel’s Jewish and Arab citizens. They carry out large scale projects in the fields of education, economic development, equal services and civic participation, and use them to model pragmatic solutions, and advocate for their adoption, at the highest level of policy decision making in Israel. These projects connect the otherwise separate Jewish and Arab populations in Israel, fight growing trends of discrimination and create a more equal, inclusive society. Thanks to support from our community, inspirational programmes have been made possible and with it the possibility of a new generation of Israelis living in harmony rather than fear.[/p][p][br][/p][p][b]Keshet UK[/b] is a Jewish community organisation with a vision of a world where no one has to choose between their Jewish and LGBT+ identity. By delivering inclusion workshops, providing training and speaking at events, Keshet UK supports Jewish community organisations to become more inclusive of LGBT+ people. Our partnership with Keshet will continue to assist their wider LGBT+ inclusion work, celebrating diversity in the Reform Movement and reaching out to the wider Jewish community.[/p][p][br][/p][p][b]Reform Judaism – Communities that Care. [/b]With 41 communities across the UK and over 30,000 members, Reform Judaism aims to be a vibrant and welcoming environment for everyone. The [i]Communities that Care[/i] initiative has focused on combatting loneliness and isolation since the initiative was launched two years ago. So far, RJ has succeeded in mapping community needs, introducing new projects like the Telethon and tea parties, raising awareness of loneliness and isolation in our communities, identifying the need for a welfare provision in every community and providing support when needed. The support of FRS members for this initiative is now enabling Reform Judaism to provide valuable professional assistance to communities on issues ranging from setting up a welfare committee to drafting safeguarding policies and strategic planning to ensure that welfare issues are not just a matter of age. [/p][p][br][/p][p][b]The FRS Belarus Project[/b] continues to be an interdependent partnership which impacts beneficially on both the FRS Community and the Polotsk Jewish community in northern Belarus in equal measure. Many of our members have close links to Polotsk and some have visited the community or helped to run fundraisers and volunteered their time. Our support for Polotsk enables them to have a community centre where they hold weekly Kabbalat Shabbat services, community events and B’nei Mitzvah. They have an active and growing Sunday school with regular attendance and they celebrate the festivals throughout the year. Thanks to the efforts of the FRS Belarus project in providing them with tools to help their skills develop, the community’s Hebrew ability is improving rapidly. All of these developments are being made possible because of support from FRS members. It truly is a lifeline and is showing that, through our efforts, a Jewish community in Belarus is becoming a reality.[/p][p][br][/p][p]Our [b]Tzedakah Committee[/b] continues to respond to worldwide disasters and pleas of help. They also continually assist with charities where we have a connection and work to ensure that FRS are able to deliver in areas where we need to react. [b]10% of all donations received will be held by the Tzedakah Group[/b] in order for them to make these important contributions.[/p][p][br][/p][p]You may pay [b]online on this website, [/b]where your donation will be shared over the six charities, (plus the Tzedakah fund), unless you request otherwise. If you would prefer to support some (instead of all) the charities or to share your donation in unequal proportions, please email [url=http://mailto:frs@frsonline.org]frs@frsonline.org[/url] and we will apply your online payment according to your wishes. [/p][p]We are incredibly grateful for your support to these causes and wish you, your families and all who are dear to you, a happy, healthy and sweet New Year.[/p][p] [/p][p]L’Shana Tovah U’Metukah[/p][p][br][/p][p]Michael Salida[/p][p]Chairman[/p][p]Finchley Reform Synagogue[/p][p][br][/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

21 Sep 2018

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Finchley Reform Synagogue

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12-Oct-2018

FRS Theatre Group

£178.50

08-Oct-2018

Gill and Steve Yentis

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

07-Oct-2018

Anonymous

£1000.00 plus £250.00 Gift Aid

07-Oct-2018

Anonymous

We love being members of FRS!!! These are great charities to support.

£200.00 plus £50.00 Gift Aid

05-Oct-2018

Lynns

04-Oct-2018

jessica wyman

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

04-Oct-2018

Anonymous

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

04-Oct-2018

Anonymous

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

03-Oct-2018

Isro and Estela Gloger

03-Oct-2018

Anonymous