Surrey Minority Ethnic Forum

We have also become a member of Surrey Minority Ethnic Forum (SMEF), whose stated mission is to engage and empower minority communities to work together to find solutions to the social and economic challenges they face.  As David Baddiel has argued strongly in his pamphlet “Jews Don’t Count”, there is a mindset that Jews are not an ethnic minority community because they are white and generally not economically deprived.   Our membership of SMEF counters this.


In particular, Rabbi Kath is now a member of their hate crime scrutiny panel as suggested by Surrey Police’s Hate Crimes Unit when they came into the Synagogue for a useful meeting with relevant colleagues.