Shul hardship fund
Aware that 2009 could be a difficult year for some of its congregants, Hendon Reform Synagogue is setting up a fund to assist those suffering financial hardship.
Its aim is to provide financial aid, support and advice until social services or a Jewish charity can take up the reins.
Hendon Reform will be celebrating its 60th anniversary and it has been agreed that profits from a commemorative brochure will go into the fund.
Anniversary committee chairman Andrew Owen said: “We have in excess of 1,800 members and have become aware that far too many of them are struggling to cope with life. Setting up this fund will help to enrich their lives and those who are close to them.”