The Board of Deputies’ decision to tie in with Oxfam’s food project Grow/Tatzmiach was mirrored by another demonstration of Jewish social action this week.
World Jewish Relief, Tzedek and Gefiltefest have signed up to the campaign Enough Food For Everyone IF, a national coalition calling upon David Cameron to use his presidency of the G8 to address the causes of world hunger.
The Board of Deputies’ controversial joint anti-hunger project with Oxfam could have serious financial repercussions for the Jewish organisation, it was claimed this week.
Many United Synagogue congregants — furious over the link with what they regard as an anti-Israel NGO— have threatened to withhold their voluntary communal levy fees which go towards the running of the Board.
Over 80 organisations, including World Jewish Relief, Tzedek and the Jewish Social Action Forum, will come together tonight to launch the Enough Food For Everyone IF campaign. The 'if movement' is asking David Cameron to discuss the four big 'IFs' to stop world hunger at the G8 in June.