By Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore, December 11, 2008
One hundred Charedi community members responded to an outreach exercise by Haringey Council on Sunday.
The council staged an open day at South Tottenham Synagogue, with a crèche facility and traditional kosher brunch, to give Charedim the chance to meet councillors, voice concerns and obtain information about a range of local services and benefits.
Project manager Sara Leviten said: “The Charedi community are very hard to access. They don’t necessarily know how to reach the council.” But Haringey was making progress in getting through to the strictly Orthodox.