Muslim and Jewish groups in Nottingham have decided to join forces to help their city’s vulnerable people.
Rabbi Tanya Sakhnovich, Anmarie Spaziano and co-founder of Himmah Sajid Mohammed at the launch (Picture: Newsteam)
Himmah – a not-for-profit Muslim organisation – and The Nottingham Liberal Synagogue have opened a drop-in kitchen together.
The kitchen – called Salaam Shalom – will be running every Wednesday from 6pm until 8pm, and will serve food to homeless and poor people.
The project, which was launched earlier this week, will also attempt to address social issues.
Himmah co-founder Sajid Mohammed told the Nottingham Post: ‘In the last 12 months we’ve seen a rise in Islamophobia and anti-Semitism.
‘Nottingham for the most part has been quite sheltered but we felt that now is the right moment to give hope and demonstrate our communities’ values of compassion, dignity and care to others.’
John Youens, a member of the Nottingham Liberal Synagogue’s steering committee, also made it clear that the soup kitchen wasn’t only available to Jews or Muslims, but to anyone who needs it.