Equal rights celebrated
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The Jewish Council for Racial Equality's work in combating racism and assisting refugees and asylum seekers was praised by civil liberties champion Baroness Helena Kennedy at a fundraising dinner in north London.
More than 100 guests, many new to Jcore, also heard its director Edie Friedman argue that concern for social justice should be an integral part of Jewish identity. "This is vital, not only for what it demonstrates to the wider community but also, perhaps more importantly, for our sense of what it means to be a Jew in today's Britain."
A video was screened showing how Jcore helps destitute asylum seekers and isolated teenage refugees, as well as educating schoolchildren about their responsibilities in a multi-ethnic Britain.