Finchley gains time

September 24, 2009

Finchley Synagogue dropped its usual Rosh Hashanah appeal in favour of a volunteering commitment.

At the urging of Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, congregants were invited to pledge to any one from 10 volunteering options. Rabbi Mirvis said. “There was an incredible sense of the community coming together to find time to help those who need it most.”

Finchley is in the midst of a £1.5 million refurbishment project. Chairman Jon Mendelsohn said members had been generous with their financial support to the rebuilding. “Now we have had a fantastic reaction from our members to give us their most precious asset — their time.”

Last updated: 2:24pm, September 24 2009