PLANS FOR St Albans Masorti’s first permanent home were shown to members at a tea party held in the shell of its newly-acquired premises. Building work is set to start in October with anticipated completion next spring. Shul co-chair Paul Hoffbrand said: “After 21 years of having to hire different venues for our services, we will now be able to offer our members a fixed location where we can worship and celebrate while strengthening our ties within the local community.”
THE CHIEF Rabbi addressed the launch of the latest edition of the Bnei Akiva educational journal, Torat Habayit, which has been dedicated to the memory of former movement leader and communal personality Marc Weinberg. Lord Sacks said Mr Weinberg had founded the journal and had made a major impact on communal life.
STARTING FROM Jubilee Gardens, 50 Jewish Association for Mental Illness supporters took part in a walk covering the capital’s famous bridges. It raised more than £2,000.