CX Diary: Week Ending 21/07/12
The week started with our annual Chairmen's Brunch, this year held at Kenton Shul. Due to the extremely hard work of the Community Department team, led of course by David Kaplan, it all went very smoothly. With the vast majority of our member Shuls represented, the room was packed to listen to the various presentations, and a question and answer session from our President.
Reliving the Past to Make a Difference in the Future: By Sarri Singer
On Sunday morning, July 8th 2012, Sarri Singer gave a talk at Hackney & East London United Synagogue about her experiences as a survivor of a terrorist bus bombing in Jerusalem and her subsequent founding and work for the Strength to Strength organisation which provides help and assistance to victims of terror across the world. You & US asked Sarri if she would be willing to share her story with us. This is what she had to say.
United Synagogue Backs Campaigns for Munich 11
The President of the United Synagogue, Stephen Pack, has given his backing to the Just One Minute Campaign for a minute’s silence in memory of the Munich 11 at the London Olympics 2012.
CX Diary: 14/07/2012
At the beginning of this week we held our regular monthly Trustees meeting, where the US Burial Society was very much on the agenda. Not only did Melvyn Hartog, our dedicated Head of Burial, give an update to the Trustees as to what is currently going on in the Burial Society, but we also had our external architect, Andrew Waugh, present on the latest and almost finalised plans we are about to submit to the local authorities, for the proposed Burial Halls on the Bushey Cemetery extension land.
CX Diary: Week Ending 7/7/12
Last weekend I was honoured by a request from the Hendon Chairman, Marc Meyer, and their Rabbi, Rabbi Ginsbury (and my son-in-law, one of their wardens, Nigel Nelkon) to speak about what is going on in the US at the moment, and to share the US’s Vision, Mission and Values. Hendon US were holding their Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Shabbat lunch, but, due to so much happening to me last week, I simply didn’t have the room to publicise this (you know what Editors are like!).