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. http://www.israel21c.org/healing-childrens-hearts-in-tanzania/Read more →
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 →
STAND TOGETHER DEMONSTRATION:Friday, 1 April at 3 pmoutside 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.”
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.
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.
More 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
by Hazel Green
TUESDAY 8 MARCH
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 2016editions of What’s On for Adults and What’s On forChildren is on the SLJS website. Also there: Kosher outlets and other useful information.