Beck­hams ‘to send son to LA Jewish nurs­ery’

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS - BY NEIL WOLF­SON

DAVID AND Vic­to­ria Beck­ham are re­port­edly plan­ning to send their youngest son, Cruz, to the top Jewish nurs­ery in Los An­ge­les, at­tached to a Re­form syn­a­gogue, the Stephen S Wise Tem­ple.

But Sh­eryl Co­hen, di­rec­tor of the private Early Child­hood Cen­tre at the syn­a­gogue, was tight-lipped on the is­sue: “No com­ment,” she told the JC.

Glen Lehrman, the Beck­hams’ spokesman, was equally non-com­mit­tal: “I can­not com­ment on the Beck­ham chil­dren.”

The Tem­ple is one of the big­gest in the city, with a 3,000-strong con­gre­ga­tion, and six rab­bis to min­is­ter to their spir­i­tual wel­fare.

Re­ports this week sug­gested that Mrs Beck­ham spent three-and-a-half hours look­ing round the nurs­ery’s fa­cil­i­ties, and the for­mer Manch­ester United star, who now plays for LA Galaxy, spent the whole day there. The Early Child­hood Cen­tre of­fers “play- dates” for par­ents who are con­sid­er­ing en­rolling their off­spring.

Al­though David Beck­ham has re­ferred to him­self as “half Jewish”, it is un­clear whether Gold­en­balls ever en­coun­tered a mo­hel. His ma­ter­nal grand­fa­ther, Joseph West, was Jewish and Beck­ham said in his au­to­bi­og­ra­phy: “I used to wear the skull-caps... and I also went along to some Jewish wed­dings with my grand­fa­ther.”

PHOTO: AP

David Beck­ham toured nurs­ery

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