What’s love got to do with it?!
Every year we co-create a community full of warmth, friendship and brilliant can-do attitude at GRJ. The focus on Tzedakah sends this out beyond the religious and spiritual, and beyond NW London. This year, Grassroots Jews would like to encourage you to donate your money or time to the following fab causes in honour of the Jewish tradition to give/do charity at this auspicious time of year.
Between them, these causes support the Jewish community and the wider world; they touch the environmental and the personal; the universal and the particular and they all make a huge difference to the people, communities and planet they support. All three were founded by members of our very special tribe, so we encourage you to have a read, have a think, and have a dig down the back of the sofa (or in your monzo app) for some spare change you can donate to help them with their vital work. Thank you.
Rooted in Jewish values, Sadeh is the UK's Jewish Farm and Environmental Community, promoting positive environmental change through cultivation of the land and environmental education.
Sadeh runs events throughout the year to strengthen the Jewish Community’s commitment to positive environmental change and provide an innovative way to connect to Judaism through farming, the outdoors, the environment and retreats.
KeshetUK works to ensure a world where no one has to choose between their LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans) and Jewish identity.
Their volunteers work with schools, youth and young adult organisations, synagogues, and wider community organisations to ensure Jewish LGBT+ people and their families are included throughout Jewish life in the UK.
The Advocacy Academy
The Advocacy Academy is a transformational Social Justice Fellowship for young people who are passionate about making a difference in the world. Across six intense months, The Advocacy Academy supports young leaders from marginalised communities to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to tackle some of the biggest challenges of the 21st century.
The Advocacy Academy gives hadracha (leadership) and campaigning experience to teenagers in South London who may otherwise not have the opportunity to make themselves heard.