Interfaith - Extra Info

So how can you get involved?

Here is a list of our current interfaith projects:

  • West London Synagogue is partnering with St. Paul’s Church in Marylebone to open a new hub of FoodCycle. FoodCycle is an organisation that helps volunteers collect surplus food from supermarkets to then cook free community meals to combat food poverty and social isolation in their local area. We use this food to serve community meals, in partnership with St Paul’s church in Lisson Grove, bi-weekly on a Wednesday evening.
  • Building on a successful launch at Mitzvah Day, West London Synagogue have teamed up with Feeding Folk to deliver meals to London’s street homeless on an initial monthly basis. Feeding Folk are a group of Muslim young adults who set up this projects in one of their member’s kitchens. Each month we prepare 60 warm and healthy meals here at the synagogue, before packing them to deliver across London.
  • Peace by Piece – A course for Jewish and Muslim teenagers including a trip to Morocco. During the course the participants get to know another better, work together on a shared social action initiative and explore conflict resolution.
  • Jewish-Muslim Women’s Dialogue Group – meeting regularly we share a vegetarian meal and explore topics from our two traditions. Recent examples include art, music and poetry.
  • Scriptural Reasoning is a dynamic and evolving practice in which people of different religious commitments – usually Jews, Christians and Muslims – meet together to read and debate their sacred texts. The goal is growth in the understanding of one another’s traditions and a deeper exploration of the texts and their possible interpretations. We usually hold sessions once every two months in different places of worship around the West London area. Please email Rachel at marylebonesr@gmail.com to get on the mailing list. We also have Twitter and Facebook.

Interfaith celebration of festivals.

  • The second night interfaith Seder is an occasion to invite non-Jewish friends to explore the symbolism of the Seder and in fulfilment of the proclamation ‘Let all who are hungry, come and eat’; there will be a chance to engage in social action.
  • At Sukkot we shall hold an ‘Open- House’ service to which we shall invite all our Marylebone neighbours to share in our Shabbat service and learn more about Judaism.

West London Synagogue enjoys hosting and taking part in interfaith services and welcomes members to all these occasions.

Central London Council of Christians and Jews holds many of its interesting lectures at West London Synagogue and welcomes members and friends. This now includes the chance to take part in weekly Torah study groups.

For more information, please contact Nic Schlagman on 020 7535 0270

INTERFAITH CULTURAL EVENTS

  • Food for the Soul – an interfaith vegetarian food festival-designed for families to come along, meet one another and find out more about the role of food in different cultures through stalls, talks and workshops
  • Interfaith Board – a group to make strategic decisions about WLS involvement in interfaith activities and take ownership of forward planning.

For more information, please contact Nic Schlagman on 020 7535 0270

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