By Candice Krieger, May 7, 2009
Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet of Mill Hill Synagogue, north London, has been praised by the Financial Times for the credit crunch initiative he launched in his community. Last year, he set up the Resource Committee, a network of businesses, employment experts and counsellors. It was highlighted in the FT’s report on Britons turning to religion during the recession. Rabbi Schochet also set up an emergency fund for members in immediate crisis, and a Shabbat fund which, as the JC reported, received a cash boost from Sir Philip Green.