Sidney Frosh - Past President of the United Synagogue
22 August 1923 – 12 August 2012
Picture below from left to right: Sidney Frosh with the late Lord Jakobovits ZT"L
Sidney Frosh was probably widely known for having been President of the United Synagogue - a position in which he served from 1987 to 1992. There will be few left who will recollect the enormous service he gave to child welfare through his work with Norwood Child Care in the 1950s and 1960s and the changes he wrought to the Jewish day school system over a thirty year period.
CX Diary: Week Ending 11/08/12
August is usually a quiet and calm period for us at the US centre. Not so this year! As you might have read, there are rather challenging times at the Borehamwood and Elstree US Community, and the professional team have been pulling out all of the stops to help the Shul manage. We have been sending staff to the Shul office to help them cope with the administration that needs to continue and working closely with the remaining Honorary Officer and the Board of Management to get them through this period. It is hardly ideal, but I am so pleased we have the resources centrally to cope with unusual situations such as this.
CX Diary: Week Ending 04/08/12
This week was “rabbi” week, as I had a chance to sit down with a few of our stars. The numbers of Rabbis in the United Synagogue continues to grow and the new group is starting to make a significant impact on their communities and to the general thrust of US activity at the Centre.
The End of the TAL Law and Charedi Exemptions from the IDF
By Rabbi Dov Kaplan, Senior Rabbi at Hampstead Garden Suburb United Synagogue.
Anyone following the recent news in Israel would have come across quite a bit about the Tal Law. If you have never heard of the Tal law, you would have been stunned to learn that the controversy surrounding it nearly brought about the collapse of Netanyahu’s coalition government. However, with a bit more understanding you’ll quickly realise that it relates to one of the most sensitive and sore points in Israeli society.
CX Diary: Week Ending 28/07/2012
We were treated this week to a front row position to watch the Olympic Torch as it, together with the jamboree, came along Ballards Lane. The whole office took the opportunity to watch the spectacle and a few braved the heat to join the crowds outside. Whatever one’s views on the Olympics, it was good being part of the local community for this event.