Top rabbis back Africa appeal
SENIOR RABBIS from across the community have united behind a Jewish charity’s initiative to help millions of Africans threatened with starvation.
Chief Rabbi Mirvis, Senior Reform Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, Rabbi Danny Rich, chief executive of Liberal Judaism, Senior Masorti Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg and Rabbi Joseph Dweck, leader of the S&P Sephardi Community are urging their communities to support World Jewish Relief’s East Africa Food Crisis appeal.
WJR launched the initiative with the backing of 13 major communal organisations.
More than 16 million people in Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and South Sudan need food, water and medical treatment, according to the Disasters Emergency Committee. Drought, poor rains and conflict have decimated harvests in the region.
WJR said it will work with its partners on the ground to ensure help reaches the most vulnerable people.
Chief Rabbi Mirvis said: “How can we enjoy a meal while millions face famine? I urge everyone who is able, to contribute something to this essential appeal.” Donations can be made at https://www.worldjewishrelief.org/foodcrisis