The world stands on three things: Torah (Jewish learning), Avodah (service of God) and acts of Chesed (loving-kindness) Ethics of the Fathers 1:2
At Muswell Hill Synagogue we believe that we should give up some of our time to help others.
We do this in various ways
Muswell Hill Foodbank – NEW INITIATIVE
“The foodbank was there when we really needed it, it was an absolute lifeline.”
We are so excited to start a new initiative with the Muswell Hill Foodbank. They are in constant need of more food and toiletries to support those in the Muswell Hill community who are in food crisis. You will see a WHITE WIRE BASKET IN THE LOBBY with a list of the items that they need. We would be so grateful for any items that you can provide. Here is a list of the particular things they are running low on:
Tinned tomatoes, Instant mashed potato, Tinned rice pudding, Tinned custard, Longlife juice, Washing-up liquid, washing powder/liquid, Men’s toiletries, Female toiletries (no tampons or pads.
Also, we have a list of Shul Members who very kindly make soup and/or a cake every few months or so for the Foodbank clients. There is no commitment – if you can’t make a date that we mail out then it’s fine but if you are able to go on this list please email us at ..
Muswell Hill Shul is involved with the newly-opened Muswell Hill Foodbank and we wanted to ask for your support. The Foodbank is part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK. We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why the Foodbank provides three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis.
The Foodbank are looking for volunteers to help give food parcels out on Mondays between 12.30pm and 2.30pm and Wednesdays between 11.30am and 1.30pm. If you would like to volunteer, the commitment is once every 4-6 weeks. Full training will be given. Please e-mail to sign up.
There are other ways you can help too: for example bake a cake for the Foodbank clients, or help with CV writing and interview techniques to help clients get back on their feet. For a full list of volunteering opportunities at the Foodbank please emal: .
We’d love to hear from you.
For more information on the Foodbank see https://muswellhill.foodbank.org.uk/
For other initiatives the social action group are involved with please
Thank you to all our volunteers who helped at the the All People All Places Winter Shelter. It will be back in October 2017, so watch this space for more details.
Come and help us cook food for those in need
When: Next date TBC
What happens: We have 15 places for people of all ages over 5 to come and help cook a three course veggie meal. Food will then be distributed to local charities and members of our own community who would like a home cooked meal.
What do you need to do?
If you would like to come email . – places are limited!
It would also be appreciated if all volunteers could make a donation of about £3-5 to ingredients and could also offer to deliver one meal to a community member or charity.
We also plan to freeze a few extra meals each month to be used for people who are ill/sitting shiva/have new babies or have any other need- so let us know if you think anyone would like one.
Help at our local soup kitchen
If you would like to volunteer at our local soup kitchen at the Baptist Church in Dukes Avenue please contact
Muswell Hill Soup Kitchen is most grateful to shul members for their continuing support. The splendid Munchbox in the shul foyer was made by Gordon, a regular guest, who walked from John O’Groats to Lands End last summer on behalf of the Soup Kitchen. Please put in it any long-lasting tinned or packaged food, or warm clothing. Thank you.
If you would like to be part of emergency cover (over 18 and flexible – we can get requests the day before or on the day) please contact
If you would like to be updated on any volunteering opportunities, please email your details to and we can add you to our database.