One Rabbi and his dog should be completing a week long round London ramble to raise money for the New North London Synagogue in time for Kabbalat Shabbat back at the Shul at 6.30 tonight (we've been brushing up on our Judaism - can you tell?).
The 100 mile trek started in Finchley last Saturday and has taken Rabbi Wittenberg and Mitzpah the dog to 28 stops around town including hospitals, schools, the Houses of Parliament and the Holocaust Memorial at Liverpool Street Station. Along the way, he's been keeping up with his teaching duties as well as raising awareness of the work of the synagogue and the new development that the fundraising may enable.
They're hoping to raise £100,000 for a building project to transform the synagogue and its community centre as well as having something to spare for some of the charity projects the Rabbi and Mitzpah visited along the way. In which case, we imagine they'll be slipping a few extra prayers in for their Justgiving page tonight to boost the coffers somewhat nearer the target, with one Rabbi and his dog (woof!) safely home.
Sponsor Rabbi Wittenberg and/or Mitzpah (we wish that was a splicing of Mitzy and chutzpah. More likely it's the Hebrew word for guardpost) at Justgiving.