Better prepared barmitzvah boy
THE OLDEST male member of Tikvah Chadasha (Shenfield, Brentwood and Districts Synagogue) has celebrated his second barmitzvah — and with greater preparation than for his first.
Bernie Jackson, 83, was evacuated during the war, returning home at the age of 12 having never attended cheder.
“We are told he rose to the challenge and did his parents and siblings proud,” said Tikvah Chadasha’s Jan Feldman. “This time around, Bernie led the service beautifully.”