Annual Appeal 2016

SOS! - Save Our Synagogues - Support our Bedek HaBayit (Restoration Sabbath) Appeal

Repair work in progress at London's New Synagogue in Stamford Hill. Now the largest Hasidic synagogue in the UK. Copyright: Historic England

Repair work in progress at London's New Synagogue in Stamford Hill. Now the largest Hasidic synagogue in the UK. Copyright: Historic England

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Shabbat Shekalim - Saturday 5th March 2016 is designated Bedek HaBayit – “Repairing the House” Sabbath, when Jewish Heritage makes its Annual Appeal.

Click here for a PDF of our official Appeal Poster.

Just as in ancient times Jews donated Half a Shekel for the upkeep of the Bet HaMikdash – the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, like King Jehoash, Jewish Heritage is asking everyone to make a donation in order to pay

 

 

“the carpenters and the builders…the masons and the hewers of stone ….to repair the breaches of the House of the Lord”, as is described in the week’s readings from the Torah and the Book of Kings.

Of course, the important cause of heritage reaches beyond synagogue-goers and even the Jewish community. Everyone is invited to contribute towards the restoration of historic synagogues and abandoned Jewish cemeteries nationwide. 

THANK YOU

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