Repairing The World – Tikkun Olam

Our ethos for involvement in the wider world

Mosaic is a diverse, pluralist Jewish Community that seeks to enhance and sustain Jewish life .

We aim to foster good relationships with the wider community, locally, nationally and internationally and with Jewish and non Jewish organisations and charities. We want to make our community aware of the those around us, be outward facing and engage with the wider world  – and not shy away from controversy. We are about diversity and choice. Within Mosaic we celebrate and respect the differences between different strands of Judaism without imposing behaviours on each other.

Mosaic is committed to raising awareness of the needs of others and raises funds for a wide range of causes, both Jewish and non Jewish, domestic and in Israel and the Middle East. Our social events are often charity led and directed to the charitable activities of the whole community and community awareness. We want to create an inclusive, egalitarian community, valuing difference to enable the growth of Judaism, inspiring individuals and communities with Jewish values and traditions and ethical and humanitarian values.

You can find out more about our activities and projects beyond Mosaic below, and in the links to the right of this page (also in the tab above).  Our recent activities also include:

  • Faith awareness training for Brent Police, working with Wembley Central Masjid (mosque) – read more
  • our work with Ecopeace Friends of the Earth Middle East as covered in the New Scientist

If you’d like to find out more contact us

News:

Faith training for Brent police

Pictured are Rabbi Frank, Imam Abdul Sattar and Sohail Ahmed with officers from Brent Police at the most recent Police faith awareness training session organised jointly by Mosaic and Wembley Central Mosque.


EcoPeace May Newsletter

The Environmental Peacebuilding May Newsletter has been published. You can view the Newsletter here


EcoPeace-Middle East

Mosaic members joined with other faiths to prepare for Pesach, Easter and Ramadan, hearing from faith leaders of the three faiths (Aisha Khan, Frank Dabba Smith and Leão Neto), the Jordanian and Israeli directors of EcoPeace, and the Mayor of Brent.


Solidarity with faith Communities and the Metropolitan Police

One day after the tragic and violent incident in Westminster, faith leaders and the Borough of Brent Police Commander met at the Wembley Central Mosque to express solidarity and mutual support.  Their reassuring message of unity and resilience was received warmly by the worshippers at the Mosque and the Metropolitan ...


World Jewish Relief East Africa Appeal

Across East Africa, 16 million people need immediate food assistance. Hundreds of people have already died of starvation.

Drought and poor rains have decimated harvests leaving millions of children malnourished and in need of urgent food and medical support.

Donations can be made to World Jewish Relief’s ...


Lest we forget

A message from Ahmed and Mosaic Liberal’s retired Rabbi Harry Jacobi


Focus on the plight of Jungle refugees on Mitzvah Day

karen1Mosaic  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 ...


Mitzvah Day 2016 – Sufra

q1002122In the run up to Mitzvah day and as part of interfaith week, Mosaic members joined with local muslims, and Hindus from Neasden temple to prepare over a hundred meals at the Sufra food bank in Stonebridge Park on Thursday.

 

 


We welcome Jordan mayor on first visit to UK

p1007233Mosaic Liberal Synagogue and the Wembley Central Mosque jointly welcomed the Mayor of Deir Alla in Jordan, Khalifeh Ad-Dayyat, on his first visit to the UK.

The shared activities included discussions held at the Shabbat morning service held on 17th September and at the Wembley Central Masjid on the following evening. There was also a productive meeting with the Mayor of Brent, ...


Please support our 2016 Charity advert sponsorship programme

chaiKehila magazine keeps you in touch with what’s happening within Mosaic and your synagogue.  We know from your feedback that the magazine is appreciated and we are extremely grateful to the team who create the monthly and seasonal editions.

jewishcareCharities need to ...


Safe Passage UK – update

Safe Passage UK, is an initiative to bring 100 to 150 unaccompanied children from Calais to Britain before the camp is dismantled in the autumn.  Safe Passage UK needs to raise £2,000 to cover the legal and transport costs and support each child in its claim for asylum.

Annette and John Ashmele are inviting 39 families ...


Safe Passage UK – update

“We just wanted to mention Safe Passage UK, an initiative to bring 100 to 150 unaccompanied children from Calais to Britain before the camp is dismantled in the autumn.  Safe Passage UK needs to raise £2,000 to cover the legal and transport costs and support each child in its claim for asylum.

Annette and I are ...


Safe Passage UK

We are trying to bring 100 to 150 unaccompanied children from Calais to Britain before the camp is dismantled in the autumn.  This humanitarian crisis resonates with the Jewish community in many ways not least because it has similarities to the kindertransport.  It takes £2000 to provide safe passage for a child to the UK ...


Harrow Foodbank

foodbank-logo-Harrow-logoMosaic supports Harrow Foodbank, a multi-faith social action project providing emergency food and support to local people in crisis.  We have a collection box for food and other items in the foyer at Bessborough Road.  To find out how to help email Harrow Foodbank

Current wish ...


Do an easy Mitzvah

We are a group of Kabbalat Torah (post-B’nei Mitzvah) students who are ready to help!

If you have unwanted items cluttering up your home then we can sell them for you (on ebay).  Proceeds to Cancer Research UK.

Sit back and relax in your de-cluttered home, knowing you have done ...


2nd Coffee and Cake at Wembley Central Mosque

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A second interfaith ‘Coffee & Cake’ was attended by over 40 members of Wembley Central Mosque, Mosaic, and local churches on Sunday 20th March,  jointly organised by Rabbi Frank Dabba Smith and Sohail Ahmed.
The initiative provides congregants from local ...


London Moonwalk

HEMS members Sue Mendoza and Sharon Grossman are part of a team of ladies training for the 14th May 2016 London Moonwalk to raise money to help cure breast cancer. This is an overnight walk covering a marathon course of over 26 miles. Please click here to sponsor Sue and Sharon’s moonwalk.


Coffee and Cake at Wembley Central Mosque

P1003984A long planned ‘Coffee & Cake’ interfaith initiative was launched on Sunday afternoon, 7th February at the Wembley Central Mosque, a joint effort with Mosaic Liberal Synagogue. It was long felt desirable by congregants from both places of worship to have regular and informal meetings with the ...


Harrow Foodbank

foodbank-logo-Harrow-logoMosaic supports Harrow Foodbank, a multi-faith social action project providing emergency food and support to local people in crisis.  We have a collection box for food and other items in the foyer at Bessborough Road.  To find out how to help email Harrow Foodbank

Current wish ...


Mitzvah Day – Sunday November 22nd 2015

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Mitzvah Day 365 is a brilliant international day, dedicated to helping others through simple acts of kindness, goodwill and giving. These projects help to build stronger local communities and create valuable relationships between different faith groups.

Mitzvah Day takes place around Sunday November 22, 2015, and will see ...