Mizrachi gets young
NATHAN JE MIZRACHI, the religious-Zionist umbrella organisation, has launched Young Mizrachi for young adults.
Mizrachi executive director Jonny Lipczer told the JC there was a shortage of organisations for the young modern Orthodox and religious Zionists “after they have outgrown Bnei Akiva”.
He also maintained that there was a gap in the educational provision for the age group Young Mizrachi is aiming at.
“A couple of decades ago, there were a variety of options for young adults from the background we wish to cater for. Now, as then, there are people who have grown out of their youth movements, but still enjoy the informal educational atmosphere.”
Where there was current provision, he said, it came from outreach or Charedi groups. Mr Lipczer said that while Young Mizrachi had launched initially in London, there are plans to run activities nationwide.
Pupils from Hacheder, the Stanmore Synagoguebased regional cheder, helped to sort backpacks for distribution by WJR under its new ‘Pack a Backpack’ scheme. The project involved 500 backpacks being sent to 500 Stanmore families who filled them with toiletries, baby goods, gloves, scarves and other essentials, which were then distributed by WJR to needy Jewish families in Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus. The project was the idea of Stanmore member and WJR supporter Bernard Wolff