Mon­te­fiore med­i­cal cen­tre opens

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A NEW MED­I­CAL cen­tre in Rams­gate, Kent, has been ded­i­cated to the me­mory of one of the Kent town’s most fa­mous res­i­dents, Sir Moses Mon­te­fiore.

The build­ing was for­mally opened last week by Si­mon Se­bag Mon­te­fiore, the Lon­don-based his­to­rian and au­thor, who is a great-great nephew of Sir Moses. It is sit­u­ated on the for­mer es­tate of the Vic­to­rian phi­lan­thropist, near to his syn­a­gogue and mau­soleum.

“It’s a won­der­ful cen­tre,” said Mr Se­bag Mon­te­fiore, him­self the son of a doc­tor. “A med­i­cal cen­tre is ap­pro­pri­ate for Moses Mon­te­fiore be­cause he built hos­pi­tals all over the world.”

A Cha­sidic busi­ness­man from North Lon­don, Samuel Berger, re­cently bought ad­ja­cent land, on which he hopes to re-build the To­rah col­lege founded by Sir Moses 150 years ago. Com­ment­ing on the am­bi­tion, Mr Se­bag Mon­te­fiore said he thought that “the fam­ily would be thrilled.”

Si­mon Se­bag Mon­te­fiore at the open­ing of the Rams­gate Cen­tre

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