Monthly Archives: April 2016

Israel Update: 27 April 2016

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by Hazel Green


The Israeli disaster relief group IsraAID set up a field hospital in the earthquake-hit Ecuadorean village of Canoa, which began operating on Saturday evening. Read more


Israel Update: 20 April 2016

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by Hazel Green



The Israeli humanitarian aid agency IsraAID announced on Sunday that it already has a delegation in southern Japan, which was hit by earthquakes. Israeli relief workers have been distributing goods and opening child care centres in affected Japanese communities. Read more

Joint Pre-Pesach Programme

by Hazel Green

In a first for South West London, the three United Synagogue communities of Kingston, Richmond and Sutton held a joint pre-Pesach educational programme at the Mosaic Jewish Primary School in Roehampton. Read more

Israel Update: 14 April 2016

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by Hazel Green


Over 350 leading Israeli and British medical researchers are meeting at the University of Oxford this week to collaborate in tackling the world’s most debilitating diseases such as diabetes, Alzheimer’s and heart diseases. Read more

israeli-dancingHazel Green writes: In the latest “Ladies at Leisure” event, which is led by Rebbetzen Shoshana Landau, we had an enjoyable evening of Israeli dancing led by Hazel Green. She was assisted by her sister Carole Lateman, who is a founder member of the “Alonim” Israeli Dance Troupe. For a larger photo, continue reading. Read more

Judge Barrington Black addresses WIZO supper

by Hazel Green

Judge Barrington Black was the guest speaker at a Kingston WIZO supper evening hosted by Valerie and Jack Green.


Judge  Black gave an entertaining account of his legal career beginning with his early years as a solicitor with a criminal practice in Leeds. His many high-profile clients included Donald Neilson, the notorious murderer, armed robber and kidnapper nicknamed the “Black Panther”.

Judge Black became a stipendiary magistrate at Bow Street and then became a circuit judge, an appointment which included a two-year stint in Gibraltar, following his official retirement.

After moving to London, Judge Black served as President of the Western Marble Arch synagogue.

The supper, attended by 45 Kingston WIZO members and guests, was a social and financial success, with nearly £500 raised for WIZO projects in Israel.

Israel Update: 7 April 2016

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by Hazel Green


When a five-year-old Syrian girl was recently treated for serious wounds from the fighting in Syria at Haifa’s Rambam Medical Centre, doctors discovered that she had cancer. When a search for a bone marrow donor led to a relative living in an enemy state, Israel’s security services mounted a secret operation to smuggle the relative into Israel. Read more