United States – We need your help

November 26, 2010 Agencies
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The New Zealand Jewish community starts its legal battle in Wellingon’s High Court on Monday to preserve the right to practise Shechita…and is appealing for funds from the U.S.

J-Wire publishes the appeal following the Paypal decision not to allow payments through their channel as the appeal fund is not a registered U.S. charity

The appeal from the New Zealand Community….

To all our American friends:

This Thanksgiving weekend, as you celebrate the holiday meal with family and friends in a country with constitutionally-guaranteed religious freedom, please give a thought to the small Jewish community in down-under New Zealand.

Here we are reluctantly but resolutely preparing for a High Court legal challenge to a Government that decided to ban Shechita.

This will leave us without locally-prepared kosher meats – having to rely on chickens brought in (expensively) from Australia 1200 miles away.

As bad, is the direct interference in the way we can practise Judaism in New Zealand, as it has been possible for the last 167 years.

Please think of us – and help us.

Arrangements have been made to make a tax deductible contribution in the United States, to assist in paying the legal costs for our case in the High Court regarding the ban on shechita.

Please have all your frtiends, relatives and acquaintances who wish to make payment in U.S. dollars to send checks, made payable to:

Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund-Lincoln Square Synagogue,

Subject line: New Zealand

and mail it to:

Lincoln Square Synagogue

200 Amsterdam Avenue

New York, NY 10023


One Response to “United States – We need your help”
  1. Norman Kabak says:

    A small correction. Unprocessed poultry cannot be brought into New Zealand because of fear of a virus that may destroy the local industry.

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