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Meet ev­ery Mon­day af­ter­noon from 16.00-18.00 at Ori­huela Costa mu­nic­i­pal sports cen­tre (CDM). No of­fi­cial mem­ber­ship; play­ers pay €5 a week to­wards pitch hire, club funds and cho­sen char­ity do­na­tion. We also have a very ac­tive so­cial side and par­tic­i­pate in many tour­na­ments.

Ve­ci­nos Co­lab­o­rando (Neigh­bour­hood Watch)

Ori­huela Costa and En­tre Naran­jos group at present has 81 groups in 130 com­mu­ni­ties. We work with Guardia Civil and lo­cal po­lice, cir­cu­late in­for­ma­tion about crimes and in­ci­dents, warn­ing everyone what to be aware of with­out fright­en­ing them. See www.ori­huela­costavc.com or con­tact Chris Stimp­son, tel 96 676 4615, e-mail chris.stimp­son1@gmail.com Paul Kelly, tel 96 618 97 17. e-mail pauld­kelly@hot­mail.co.uk Gra­ham Jones, tel 96 532 78 38, email ori­huela­costavc@gmail. com

APAH An­i­mal Pro­tec­tion As­so­ci­a­tion Ho­radada

Reg­is­tered in 2000, APAH is a char­ity which res­cues, re­ha­bil­i­tates and re­homes aban­doned, ne­glected and abused dogs and cats in the south Costa Blanca. Hard-work­ing vol­un­teers look af­ter dogs or cats and char­ity shops in Pi­lar de la Ho­radada and San Miguel de Sali­nas. New vol­un­teers are al­ways wel­come. Call Yvonne, APAH Pres­i­dent on 96 676 65 55 (Pi­lar shop 10.30-13.30 MonFri).

HAH CB Char­ity Mar­ket

In aid of Help at Home Costa Blanca at the Emer­ald Isle By Jackie Har­ris THE SOUTH­ERN Costa Blanca Jewish com­mu­nity this week cel­e­brated Sim­chat To­rah, the Jewish fes­ti­val of the giv­ing of the law.

It was held in the re­cently ex­ca­vated ru­ins of Lorca sy­n­a­gogue in Mur­cia. The sy­n­a­gogue was dis­cov­ered in the earth­quake a few years ago.

This was the first Jewish ser­vice held there since the Span­ish In­qui­si­tion, which be­gan in 1492. The evening started with blow­ing of two sho­fars by Aron and Noah Tiller. These are rams’ horns which were blown in bi­b­li­cal times as an alarm sig­nal. These days they are blown to her­ald in the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashana.

In Lorca many tears were shed as the sho­fars sounded to start this highly emo­tional ser­vice. Dur­ing the ser­vice ev­ery man present car­ried one of the two sifrei to­rah (scrolls of the law) around the sy­n­a­gogue, and then read from the He­brew writ­ing in them. Prayers for the sick mem­bers of the Com­mu­nity and for the safety of Is­rael were also read. One older mem­ber cel­e­brated his se­cond Bar­mitz­vah, which is when one reaches 83 years of age.

Over 70 peo­ple at­tended from Spain, Ger­many, Swe­den, Egypt, the Cayman Is­lands and Eng­land. Mes­sages of sup­port were re­ceived from de­scen­dants around the world of Span­ish Jews who were ex­iled dur­ing the In­qui­si­tion. The Span­ish gov­ern­ment re­cently of­fered cit­i­zen­ship to de­scen­dants of the In­qui­si­tion’s vic­tims and over 4,000 have taken up the of­fer.

The South­ern Costa Blanca Jewish com­mu­nity meet on the last Fri­day of each month. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion please e-mail Alan Har­ris at alan201150@hot­mail.com

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