Liberal synagogues join Muslim day of social action

26 March 2018 – 10 Nisan 5778

26 March 2018

Members of Peterborough Liberal Jewish Community and Nottingham Liberal Synagogue braved snow and ice to take part in Sadaqa Day, the Muslim-led day of social action inspired by Mitzvah Day.

In Peterborough (pictured above), the community teamed up with the Masjid Khadijah Islamic Centre in a series of projects including enrolling new stem cell donors, picking up litter in the local areas and serving tea and cake at Werrington Lodge, a care home for older people including those living with dementia.

Both the Jewish and Muslim participants enjoyed working together and said the day went a long way towards fostering community cohesion in the city.

In Nottingham (pictured below), the synagogue put on a special evening event at the Salaam Shalom Kitchen, which it runs jointly with Muslim charity Himmah.

Together they served more than 60 meals to local homeless and vulnerable people, helped by additional Muslim volunteers from the Al-Nisa Network.

The two events were part of a record 25 Jewish/Muslim partnerships around the UK on Sadaqa Day, which took place on and around Sunday March 18.

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[Peterborough photo credit: Toqeer Sethi]  

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