‘Social Action’ at WLS can be defined as hands-on work that helps the vulnerable and the disadvantaged in the wider community beyond our doors, while at the same time helping us create stronger bonds among our community.

Our current projects:

  • WINTER NIGHT SHELTER

This project is an initiative with Westminster City Council (WCC), St Mungo’s, twelve local churches and one mosque. We provide a healthy home-cooked meal, a friendly atmosphere, accommodation, and breakfast to 15 homeless guests on-site at WLS every Saturday night from December until mid-March 2020.

  • ASYLUM SEEKER DROP-IN

The Drop-In Centre serving destitute asylum seekers with young families experienced further growth, taking place at WLS once a month on a Sunday afternoon. We continued to provide our clients with a hot meal, clothes, toiletries, nappies, grocery vouchers, a play area for the children, social work support and advocacy - up until the March 2020 Drop-In.

  • COMMUNITY SPONSORSHIP

The Community Sponsorship project has seen us support a family of three from Aleppo, Syria. We resettled them into a flat in Lambeth and are supporting them with a team of volunteers. Our team of fifteen volunteers supports this family with their housing, employment, health, cultural orientation and educational needs. This team is made up of WLS members, members of South London Liberal Synagogue, and other volunteers from local faith communities. 

  • FEEDING FOLK

Feeding Folk is a project that brings together Jews and Muslims to prepare and then deliver healthy home cooked food to rough sleepers in central London. It has continued at the same levels at 2018 and solidified its volunteer and support base. We have prepared and delivered between 100-200 meals at each session and meet once or twice a month.

  • GRENFELL KIDS DAY CAMP

The Grenfell Kids Day Camp was set up in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire. We have now run four five-day activity camps for 30-40 kids affected by the fire. Each camp engages a team of Jewish and Muslim youth leaders to provide a fun activity filled day camp for the kids.

  • FOODCYCLE

FoodCycle is a national charity that turns supermarket food waste into healthy meals for vulnerable communities. Marylebone FoodCycle is run jointly by WLS and St Paul’s church in Lisson Grove.