Leeds Jewish Housing Association have launched our Make a House a Home mezuzah campaign. As our residents approach their new apartment for the first time, the sight of a mezuzah on their front door can make them immediately feel safe and secure. The mezuzah will allow them to feel a part of community, a community that cares, a community that they can be part of and community that support each other.
We are asking for people to sponsor the cost of a mezuzah for our new general needs and sheltered blocks, due to open early next year.
What is a mezuzah?
For many Jewish people, one of the first things to do after moving into a new property is to affix a mezuzah to the door. A mezuzah is a piece of parchment contained in a decorative case and inscribed with specific Hebrew verses from the Torah (Deuteronomy 6:4–9 and 11:13–21. These verses consist of the Jewish prayer Shema Yisrael, beginning with the phrase: “Hear, O Israel, the Lord (is) our G-d, the Lord is One”. A mezuzah is affixed to the doorpost of Jewish homes to fulfill the mitzvah (Biblical commandment) to “write the words of God on the gates and doorposts of your house” (Deuteronomy 6:9).
How can I donate?
For £60, you can sponsor a mezuzah.
Donations can be made via this link. If you wish to donate in another way, please contact the LJHA office on 0113 320 7777.