Hallel Yafa Ariel, a 13 year old Israeli girl, has died of her wounds after a terrorist broke into her house in Kiryat Arba and stabbed her in her bed Thursday morning. The terrorist then attempted to stab a 31-year-old civilian security guard who was wounded by shrapnel.
The Ladies Guild’s annual dinner Sunday 19 June at 7pm with guest speaker Brian Sullivan, chauffeur to the Mayor of Kingston, expert in the history of our Royal Borough, and fascinating story-teller. The evening promises to be full of delicious food, hilarious anecdotes and historical delights. Tickets £25, contact Sheila Mann (sheilamann45 [at] gmail.com). Proceeds go towards the costs of weekly kiddushim and all the essential activities of the Ladies Guild.
Flowers for Shavuot
by Hazel Green
Every year, our two talented amateur florists, Elise Wolfson and Sharon Sulkin, create magnificent floral displays for Shavuot.
This year’s theme – Ezekiel’s Vision – is dramatically described in the Haftorah we read on first day Shavuot. The stunning arrangements portrayed the colours described in the Haftorah: amber, blue sapphire, bronze and flame, while their shapes included references to the storm, the wings and the four wheels. At the conclusion of the service, Elise gave a fascinating drosha explaining the Haftorah inspiration behind the floral displays.
Yomtov celebrations continued with a fantastic four-course lunch for 50 people catered by members of the Ladies’ Guild: butternut squash soup, fish goujons, smoked salmon, tuna and salads, a cheese course and ending with a delicious creamy trifle.
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Dror for the Wounded
Kingston Synagogue are hosting an event – 23 June 2016 – to raise funds and awareness for a very worthy cause.
Dror for the Wounded(DrorFoundation.org) was started by a wounded IDF soldier, Dror Dagan. Initially thought to be dead, he survived. Although paralysed and in a wheelchair, he is now married and has two children.
Dror for the Wounded raises money and allots grants for conventional and non-conventional methods of rehabilitation: helping with college tuition, or a new laptop for a hospital-bound solider, or even new prosthetics.
The flyer below provides more information, including the website address to apply for tickets.
Please note there will be no Israel Update next week as the Editor is moving house.
Israel Update: 9 June 2016
by Hazel Green
PALESTINIAN TERROR ATTACK IN TEL AVIV
Four Israelis were murdered in a shooting attack by Palestinian terrorists on Wednesday night in the Sarona complex. They were: Ido Ben Ari 42 a father of 2 who worked for Coca-Cola; Ilana Naveh a mother of 4 out celebrating 40 birthday, 58-year-old father of 3 Michael Feige a professor of Israeli studies at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and 32-year-old Mila Mishayev who had been planning her wedding in the near future……16 others were injured and 3 remained in intensive care on Thursday morning plus one of the attackers who was being treated in hospital alongside the victims. http://www.timesofisrael.com/victims-in-tel-aviv-terror-attack-named-as-father-of-two-professor/