Monthly Archives: March 2016

Israel Update: 31 March 2016

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by Hazel Green


A team of cardiologists, nurses and volunteers from the nonprofit Save A Child’s Heart (SACH) at Wolfson Medical Centre in Holon, Israel recently spent a week working worked in Tanzania.Assisting them was Dr. Yayehyirad Mekonnen, currently training in Israel through SACH to become Ethiopia’s first pediatric cardiac surgeon. Read more

What’s On?

The April (Pesach!) edition of What’s On, the Children’s edition and also Kosher Food Guide are on the SLJS website now, or soon will be. Read more

News Alert

STAND TOGETHER DEMONSTRATION: Friday, 1 April  at 3 pm outside Bentalls.

Kingston Interfaith is sponsoring a demonstration – ” It is about standing together and to demonstrate that here in Kingston we will not tolerate discrimination and prejudice towards any people or faith.”

purim2016Purim 2016: Photo Album

Enlarge, make a slide show, download, do all sorts of things, have all sorts of fun. Read more

Israel Update: 24 March 2016

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by Hazel Green

Purim Sameach to all my readers.

Some photos of how Purim is celebrated in Israel:,7340,L-4782720,00.html


Israel’s Cellebrite, a provider of mobile forensic software, is helping the FBI’s attempt to unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino, California shooters. Cellebrite’s forensics system is used by law enforcement, military and intelligence to retrieve data hidden inside mobile devices.

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New Events

In a new twist on traditional Rosh Chodesh activities, Rebbetzen Shoshana Landau has initiated “Tea and Tefilah” sessions for female KSDS shul-goers.
The group meets in the synagogue library each Shabbat Mevarchim and those attending enjoy early Kiddush and an informal discussion led by Rebbetzen Landau. Subjects include “Women and Prayer” and “A Song of the Sea”.

Rebbetzen Landau also runs the “Ladies at Leisure” group which meets monthly with activities for all ages ranging from a sushi workshop and hamentaschen-making to Pilates and Israeli dancing. This group is open to all Jewish women from across South London and the turnouts have been impressive, attracting women from numerous South London communities.


Israel Update: 17 March 2016

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by Hazel Green


Israel is donating a GalMobile water purification vehicle to drought-stricken Papua New Guinea where about 85 percent of the six million citizens lack access to electricity and tap water. The GalMobile connects to any possible water source and produces drinking water in 30 minutes, yielding 8,000 cups of water per hour. Read more

Visit by Board of Deputies President Arkush

By Hazel Green

Jonathan Arkush, President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, was hosted by KSDS on Shabbat Pekudei.


Board of Deputies President Jonathan Arkush flanked by KSDS Chairman Dr Martin Wolfson and Rabbi Samuel Landau.

ann_rinslerMore than  60 people attended the festive Friday night dinner in the shul. Also on the menu was KSDS member Ann Rinsler, who contributed her personal reflections on the forthcoming festival of Purim.

Mr Arkush spoke about the Board’s work, specifically in reaching out to the silent majority in the Muslim communities who oppose extremism. He said that we need to work together in a spirit of communality to pursue common interests such as shechita/halal. Read more

Israel Update: 10 March 2016

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by Hazel Green


Tuesday 8 March saw an upsurge in Arab violence when an American tourist [see next item] was murdered and 14 other people, including two Arabs and a pregnant woman, were wounded, several critically, in three separate terror attacks in Jaffa, Petach Tikva and Jerusalem. No Israelis were injured in two further attacks that day. Read more

The March 2016 editions of What’s On for Adults and What’s On for Children is on the SLJS website. Also there: Kosher outlets and other useful information.