BRIGHTON AND Hove Hebrew Congregation held a bazaar in aid of Torah Academy Nursery. There were stalls, activities for children and an Israeli style buffet. The 100-plus participants raised £500.
BRIGHTON AND Hove Progressive Synagogue’s emeritus president Derek Jay celebrated his 90th birthday with a special kiddush and blessing from Rabbi Elizabeth Tikvah Sarah. A member of the shul for 60 years, he has served in every major capacity, and a youth fund has been reactivated in his honour, to give grants to younger members of the synagogue with worthwhile projects. Vice-pesident Pru Baker said: “He is a wonderful support and offers wise advice.”
SEVEN MEMBERS of the community took part in a 15-mile sponsored walk raising more than £2,600 for Southend and Westcliff Hebrew Congregation’s youth club and cheder. Geoffrey Pepper, Lewis Herlitz, Gary Steele, Laurence Collin, Laurence Millstone, Sonny Kosky and Stephen Salt walked from Chalkwell Station along the seafront to Shoeburyness returning to the Finchley Road shul where a tea reception was served.