VOL­UN­TARY PRIDE

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMENT -

Last week I was among 100 vol­un­teers at the monthly drop-in for des­ti­tute asy­lum seek­ers run by the New North Lon­don Syn­a­gogue. The ex­pe­ri­ence was both hum­bling and in­spir­ing.

Many of the clients are at break­ing point, af­ter months — in some cases years — of limbo, wait­ing to hear whether their asy­lum claim has been suc­cess­ful, un­able to build any kind of life in the mean­time, some sur­viv­ing on £5 a day or less. De­spite all this, their courage and dig­nity are as­ton­ish­ing.

And I was also in­spired by my fel­low vol­un­teers who pro­vided acts of kind­ness, good hu­mour and

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