Members of the East London and Essex Liberal Synagogue (ELELS) in South Woodford presented a cheque for £1,486.66 to the charity Tzedek UK in April. It follows last year’s decision by worshippers at the Marlborough Road venue to select Tzedek for their Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) appeal. Tzedek works with the UK Jewish community to help reduce poverty in overseas communities by developing partnerships and connecting with future leaders. “Tzedek was delighted to be chosen as the recipient of [the] appeal. It is truly inspiring that communities like ELELS can dig deep and realise the obligation we have to support those living in extreme poverty. Thank you so much for the big cheque!” said Judith Stanton, chief executive of the charity, which took 3,577 people out of poverty in 2017.