Northwood shul says thank you in wheel time
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Northwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue youth club members were back in the saddle with renewed zeal after a tuition session from Bike Project founder and director Jem Stein.
The project restores abandoned bikes for donation to refugees and asylum seekers and Mr Stein, a former Habonim worker, has been using the synagogue as one of the collection hubs.
As a thank you, he organised the instructional session, designed to show the club members how to identify and deal with problems with their bicycles.
NPLS senior minister Rabbi Aaron Goldstein, a keen cyclist, attended the session with his children. “NPLS is proud to support a project that exemplifies Jewish and especially Liberal Jewish values relating to the position of the refugee in our society,” he said. “The Bike Project is a beacon of social action programmes.”