Mosaic Reform member Karen Pollak spoke about the plight of refugees at the Jungle in Calais after volunteering, with her daughter Mia,before it officially closed.
They were based at the Refugee Community kitchen on an industrial estate. As well as cooking for thousands of refugees – ” I don’t think I’ve peeled as much garlic in my life” – she also chopped wood, used as fuel to cook with. She spoke about their ordeal to the Mosaic Community at Bessborough Road on Sunday (27) Mitzvah day.
A clothes collection was run at the synagogue during the day for the refugees and youngsters made up gift packs of art and crafts for the children at the Jungle.
Members also helped Harrow Nature Conservation Forum at Stanmore Common and HaMakom planted bulbs which will be given to visitors to the Friendship Club.