Outreach News

October 2021: Support for Afghan Refugees in Manchester

Outreach support for St Luke’s Summer Holiday Hunger Programme
Menorah members generously donated over £600 worth of tuna, jars of chocolate and play equipment to the Wythenshawe Summer Holiday Hunger Programme, with some members kindly agreeing to act as local collection points.
Seven of our Outreach supporters volunteered to work with Church volunteers to pack these items for distribution during August, which was much appreciated by the Church.
Click here for a message of thanks from Tracey Rawlins, Community Development Worker.


Campaigning for Social Justice in Israel

New Israel Fund Human Rights Awards were given in 2020 to Association for Civil Rights in Israel, and Women Against Violence.  On Sunday 11th July 4.15pm to 5:30 pm (note new time!) NIF UK will introduce Speakers from these organisations who will tell us about their recent campaigning work for social justice in Israel.
Click here for more details about these organisations and speakers. Zoom joining details will be at the bottom of Shavuon.


Happy New Year from Mahapach-Taghir – January 2022

News from Mahapach  – Taghir 3 June 2021

Please click here for an update from Mahapach-Taghir during the latest difficult events, from Muna Arok and Lital Ayalon, the Co-Directors. At Menorah, we have had a supportive relationship with M-T, for a number of years now, and it is very encouraging to read of their continuing efforts “to create a strong civil society working towards equality and peace”

Mahapach-Taghir is an Israeli grassroots, feminist, Jewish-Arab organisation which works for social change through education and community empowerment. Click here to find out more.


Campaigning for Social Justice in Israel

Update-1 June 2021: This event was originally scheduled for 23 May but sadly had to be postponed, owing to the prevailing emergency in Israel. However, we hope to reschedule it very soon.

NIF Human Rights Awards were given in 2020 to three organisations in Israel. Adam Ognall, Chief Executive, NIF UK and Atira Winchester, Director of Programming NIF UK, will introduce speakers from two of these organisations who will tell us about their recent campaigning work for social justice in Israel.
Maya Fried, Director of International Relations, Association for Civil Rights in
Israel (ACRI). ACRI protects the human rights and civil liberties of all people living in Israel and the Occupied Territories. One of their current priorities is around promoting civil rights
issues arising from the Covid pandemic. ACRI has fought hard to protect the most vulnerable communities in Israel during the pandemic, working to ensure that they have access to unemployment benefits, employment rights, and basic services such as electricity and water. Maya Fried joined ACRI in 2018 working her way up from a Fellowship position at ACRI to her current role as Director of International Relations.
Kaltom Hussein, Development Director, Women Against Violence (WAV). WAV was founded in 1992 to break the silence surrounding violence against women
in Palestinian society in Israel, and to protect vulnerable women facing domestic
abuse. More broadly, WAV works towards the improvement of the status of women in
Palestinian society through education, outreach and advocacy. WAV has been
initiating new projects that will contribute towards raising the status of Palestinian
women in Israel through providing direct services, and community activities
advancing their employment and equal rights, so allowing women to reach their own
Zoom joining details will be at the bottom of Shavuon.


News update from Oldham Unity Destitution Project
Our members have for a number of years very generously supported and donated food items to the project for Mitzvah Day. Please click here for a News Update from Oldham Unity in difficult Covid times, and also information if you would like to make a financial donation or are already a donor.