Lead­ers back Mexico earth­quake ap­peal

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS - BY JC RE­PORTER

SE­NIOR RAB­BIS and or­gan­i­sa­tions across the com­mu­nity are back­ing World Jewish Re­lief’s emer­gency ap­peal for vic­tims of the earth­quake in Mexico.

More than 320 peo­ple were killed and thou­sands have been left home­less by the quake which mea­sured 7.1 on the Richter scale and hit the town of Rabo- so, 76 miles south-east of Mexico City.

WJR is ask­ing for do­na­tions to to pro­vide shel­ter, tem­po­rary ac­com­mo­da­tion and hy­giene kits to vic­tims.

Lead­ers from all the ma­jor de­nom­i­na­tions — Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Rabbi Laura Jan­ner-Klaus­ner, Rabbi Jonathan Wit­ten­berg, Rabbi Danny Rich, and Rabbi Joseph Dweck — have all ex­pressed sup­ported for the ap­peal.

Rabbi Mirvis said: “As the re­cov­ery ef­fort in Mexico gets un­der­way, ev­ery one of us can now play a part in help­ing to ease the pain of the tens of thou­sands of peo­ple who have lost ev­ery­thing.”

WJR said the ap­peal was sep­a­rate from its Rosh Hashanah ap­peal for Jews in Eastern Europe. De­tails of both are at www.world­jew­ishre­lief.org.

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