STOP PRESS – March 2016 – A League First!
Yvonne Josse, the League’s National Welfare Officer, initiated a Jewish delegation to meet Richard Harrington, the Minister for Syrian Refugees, at the Home Office, pictured here with Edie Friedman (JCORE), Rabbi David Mason (Tzelem) and the Minister. Yvonne had a wide ranging preliminary discussion about the current situation and some of the Government’s plans for the coming year. Amongst other topics they discussed were housing, mentoring, language skills and general support for the refugees. Yvonne pointed out that the League was uniquely placed to assist with finding suitable volunteers for many of the welfare requests due to the geography of the membership and the numerous skills and abilities possessed by members. The meeting closed with the warm offer of continuing discussions in the near future.