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FOR THE sec­ond year run­ning, around 100 mem­bers of the lo­cal

vis­ited the home of min­is­ter Rabbi Naf­tali Brawer and his wife Dina on the morn­ing be­fore Yom Kip­pur. They were there not just to sam­ple the reb­bet­zen’s renowned honey cake but also to re­ceive the tra­di­tional rab­bini­cal bless­ing. “We love to do this,” said Rabbi Brawer, “be­cause it gives us a chance to meet so many of our con­gre­gants and wish them a sweet new year.”

United Syn­a­gogue

THIRTY MEM­BERS of El­stree’s Fed­er­a­tion Syn­a­gogue, Ohr Yis­roel,

went on a two-day visit to Poland led by their min­is­ter, Rabbi Ra­phy Gar­son and his wife Deborah. The tour was hosted by J-Roots, a divi­sion of Aish UK spe­cial­is­ing in trips to East­ern Europe for young Jews, and ac­com­pa­nied by Auschwitz sur­vivor Eva Neu­man. In ad­di­tion to vis­it­ing AuschwitzBirke­nau, the El­stree group toured the Jewish quar­ter of Krakow, as well as Kielce and Kras­nik. Light­ning vis­its were also paid to the Lublin yeshivah, the site of Maidenek con­cen­tra­tion camp and the War­saw Ghetto. “Hav­ing Mrs Neu­man with us was an in­spi­ra­tion and helped put many of the sights we saw into per­spec­tive,” Rabbi Gar­son said.


THERE WAS ball­room danc­ing, cham­pagne, canapés and din­ner at Ed­in­burgh House, the Span­ish and Por­tuguese Jews’ Home for the Aged,

at its endof-sum­mer party. Res­i­dents, fam­ily and staff danced the night away with a num­ber of staff mem­bers wear­ing their na­tional cos­tumes. buffs heard Neil Isaac­son of Hen­don kosher wine spe­cial­ist Amaz­ing Grapes give a short lec­ture on wine-mak­ing and an over­view of the fast-grow­ing Is­raeli mar­ket be­fore en­joy­ing a tast­ing. The Pin­ner Is­rael Action Group has al­ready com­pleted one $25,000 part­ner­ship with the Is­rael Guide Dog Cen­tre to sup­port the rais­ing and train­ing of a guide dog. The cen­tre re­ceives no gov­ern­ment fund­ing and makes no charge to guide dog re­cip­i­ents.


FIRST golf tour­na­ment, held at the Abridge club, raised sev­eral thou­sand pounds to­wards the Es­sex-based char­ity’s sup­port for those af­fected by drug ad­dic­tion. Richard Daniels was the in­di­vid­ual win­ner of the tour­na­ment, which was fol­lowed by a three­course din­ner where the guest speaker was Penny Mal­lory, cham­pion rally driver and tele­vi­sion pre­sen­ter. Karen Sharpe chaired the tour­na­ment com­mit­tee.



Jewish Care Pro-Am golf day win­ners Er­rol Rud­nick, Luke Eg­gle­ston, Ja­son Shel­ley and Lee Van­der­molen with event chair Jeremy Cur­tis at the Brocket Hall course. The event raised over £40,000

New En­field and Winch­more Hill rabbi Yitz­chok Sufrin and his wife Zip­po­rah led con­gre­gants on a Tash­lich (wash­ing away sins) cruise from Re­gent’s Park to Cam­den Lock. Fol­low­ing the recit­ing of pray­ers, the group shared their chal­lah with someap­pre­cia­tive ducks

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