It was exactly a year ago today that the image of the lifeless body of three year old Alan Kurdi, washed up on the shores of Turkey, dramatised to the world the human tragedy of the biggest refugee crisis since the Second World War.
South London Liberal Synagogue gave Rabbi Janet Darley a practical parting gift - a commitment to continue her award-winning work with refugees by converting a space on the shul premises into a flat for a Syrian refugee family.
The work will cost up to £50,000 and SLLS will be organising fundraising events and seeking grants and donations.
Alice Alphandary, the shul's chair, announced the p
"#Refugees Welcome," reads the sign as you enter New North London Synagogue. Far from being a meaningless slogan, it's a core philosophy for Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, who has led the UK's leading Masorti community for nearly 30 years and is at the forefront of those calling for Britain and Europe to do more to help people fleeing Syria.