The social action group organises a variety of activities to involve members in helping at home and in the wider world under the name of The Social Action Hub.
The congregation is involved in a variety of social action projects - some are ongoing and some are occasional. The congregation recycles where possible and uses Fair Trade goods all the year round (where kosher). We also hope members and friends will add contributions of dried food and tins and toiletries to the boxes in the smaller vestibule that can then be delivered to Asylum Welcome.
At present we have a special focus on helping refugees, asylum seekers and the homeless and the Langdon community in London which supports Jewish people with learning difficulties to lead an independent life.
The OJC also takes part in the nationally organised Mitzvah Day on a designated Sunday in November, involving as many members as possible in helping both local and national charities in a variety of ways. We have been involved in projects such as donating warm clothing for World Jewish Relief, old glasses for recycling in Africa, books for schoolchildren and for Langdon's New Chapters book project, making soup for the Gatehouse and planting trees up in the new community woodland being established on Cumnor Hill.
If you want to help our aim to become stronger in 'Tikkun Olam' - repairing the world, do contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The OJC is proud to be a FairTrade Community Centre.