Tzedeek's Indian Leaders in London

Tzedek’s Indian Leaders in London
Wednesday 18th September 2019 18:30 - 20:30
JHUB, Haskell House, 152 West End Ln, West Hampstead, London NW6 1SD
We are delighted to invite you to join us for a fabulous evening celebrating both the Jewish New Year and 25 years of Tzedek’s work in India with its emerging leadership network

The event is a rare and exciting opportunity to meet Anirban Basu & Baskar Sundaram, Directors of Tzedek’s partner NGOs ERDS (Kolkata) & SAVE Trust (Chennai), and the leaders of Tzedek’s Northern & Southern Indian partnership networks.

See below for a short description of each organisation and what Anirban & Baskar will be presenting on the night.

Tzedek has been partnering with the local Indian NGOs in these networks since 1994, bringing tens of thousands of people out of extreme poverty on behalf of the British Jewish Community.

The evening will consist of a short presentation of Tzedek’s partnership work with Anirban & Baskar and their respective organisations, an opportunity for questions and discussion, and a l’chaim to celebrate Rosh Hashanah and mark the Jewish new year.

Light refreshments will be provided.

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Economic Rural Development Society (ERDS) ( )
ERDS is a long standing partner of Tzedek and focusses on education for poor rural communities, based in Calcutta. ERDS also hosted Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mervis’s Ben Azzai program in their school campus in West Bengal, last December, making the trip a great success.

Anirban Basu is the CEO and son of the founder. He’s a recently qualified chartered accountant and is passionate about the development of India’s rural villagers. He will be showcasing ERDS’s transformational work in the region of Malda following the challenges presented by severe rain and floods in the region, likely the result of climate change.

Social Action for Value Education (SAVE) ( )
SAVE Trust is an educational charity based in the city of Chennai, focused on helping people living in the slums from the Dalit community, and is a long standing partner of Tzedek. They have received funding from Tzedek for projects including microfinance and the on building IT skills. The Dalit community are considered the scattered caste in Indian society.

Baskar comes from a rural Dalit village himself. He’s a trained social worker and will be presenting on the challenges and successes of their work with this community.

We look forward to seeing you there!