"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." - Anne Frank
At West London Synagogue we have made a commitment to helping London’s most vulnerable residents regardless of faith and background. This is achieved through delivering direct services to those who need it most. We have identified asylum seekers, refugees, and people experiencing homelessness as the core communities in which we can have an impact.
New projects are initiated by Nic Schlagman, our Head of Social Action and Interfaith, and by our members. We work closely with Westminster City Council, as well as local and national organisations to identify where our resources can be best focused, where we can bring added value, and where our teams of volunteers can make a meaningful impact.
We welcome motivated volunteers from the WLS congregation, from the wider Jewish community, and volunteers of all faiths and beliefs.
Due to current COVID-19 mitigations we can only accept volunteers who are who are vaccinated.
Please see below our wide variety of different projects you can get involved in which run on a range of different days and times allowing you to come and offer your support whenever is most convenient.
Peace by Piece is a group of Jews and Muslims learning together, supporting local vulnerable communities, and showcasing emerging artists through a busy programme of regular events.
We aim to create an environment where asylum seekers of the LGBTQI+ community can feel safe, supported, and comfortable.
West London Synagogue welcomes families who have been made destitute while seeking asylum in the UK.
Interfaith partnership with St. Paul’s Church in Marylebone, serving the local community meals.
We run a day activity camp, during the longer school holidays, for children affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.