Teacher’s Jewish upbringing inspired song for homeless

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Teacher’s Jewish upbringing inspired song for homeless

Sarit Gafan who co-wrote the song, has so far raised £650 to help get homeless people off the street and in to work

A Jewish support teacher from London has said her Jewish upbringing inspired her to sing a song for the homeless, as part of a fundraising effort to get five people off the streets and into work.

Sarit Gafan, 39, co-wrote ‘Make it Right’ with colleague and “honourary Jew” Geraldine O’Regan, 57, a special needs teacher, and the duo have so far raised £650, which will help pull one person out of the cycle of homelessness.

“I have everything I need, and I feel a duty to help those who don’t,” said Sarit this week. “Hillel said the whole of the Torah can be boiled down to one law, love thy neighbour, and I feel blessed to be able to do that.”

The pair, who work at a primary school in north-west London, have performed on Radio Brockley, at a school talent show and even serenaded Tube passengers in their bid to raise £3,050, which will help five people get onto a four-week course provided by homelessness charity The Passage.

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