Jewish help for Darfur
by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2007-05-02
A community wide appeal to help raise funds for the people caught up in the Darfur crisis in Sudan has been launched by World Jewish Relief.
The initiative comes just days after the Global Day for Darfur in which people are being asked to help with raising awareness to the humanitarian disaster that is facing people in the Darfur region due to fighting.
The London-based charity which raises funds for global disasters has launched the Darfur Emergency Appeal and has received support from across the Jewish religious and political spectrum. Organisations including the Assembly of Masorti Synagogues, Bnai Brith UK, the Board of Deputies, the Federation of Synagogues, Liberal Judaism, The Movement for Reform Judaism, Spanish and Portuguese Jews Congregation, Tzedek, Union of Jewish Students and the United Synagogue are urging its members and supporters to get involved.
With our own history of suffering in the face of religious genocide, we cannot stand back and ignore the plight of others in this moment of extreme emergency," said World Jewish Relief chairman Nigel Layton. "We are actioning the concept of tikkun olam repairing the world."