Category Archives: WIZO

Yom Ha’atzmaut at KSDS

by Hazel Green

We hosted more than 80 revellers from all over London and Surrey  to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut on Thursday. [Photos are on our Zenfolio website.] 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.

Don’t forget…

Shabbat, 22 May 2015: special kiddush in Shul to celebrate the forthcoming marriage of Ben and Chloe.

Shavuot, Satuday: learning at the Rabbi’s house from 10.30pm.

Shavuot, Sunday: services for children of all ages during the service, then an ice cream kiddush – before the Shavuot lunch in Shul.

Kaddish Club

Kaddish Club

During the week:  WIZO annual lunch at the home of the Carsons on Wednesday, and Kaddish Club at the Rabbi’s on Thursday evening.

The Nightingale Tea Dance is Sunday, 31 May, and the Ladies’ Guild Dinner is the next Sunday, 7 June.

Commitment Awards – Link to More Information 



by Hazel Green

No fewer than five Kingston WIZO teams competed in WIZO’s quiz@home 2015 on Saturday, 7 February. Hazel Green’s “Universally Challenged” team coming first out of 120 teams nationally. Hazel Myers’ team came joint fifth.

Victorious KSDS WIZO Quiz team

Victorious KSDS WIZO Quiz team (and laptop)

The winning team members were: Amy, Howard and Karen Dodd, Hazel and Colin Green, Jeffrey Nakar, David and Sharon Sulkin, Howard and Sandra Webber, and Tony Zendle.

Team Captain Hazel Green dedicated the victory to her late mother, Ilse Lateman z”l, a staunch member of Bournemouth WIZO for many years, whose yahrzeit she was marking on the night.

“Could my fellow passenger be a terrorist?”

by Hazel Green

Philip Baum

Philip Baum

Philip Baum, editor of “Airport Security International “, an expert on airline and airport security who appears regularly on the BBC, CNN and Sky, gave a talk to a large audience entitled “Could my fellow passenger be a terrorist?”

Giving an outline of the history of aeroplane hijackings and terrorist attacks, involving planes and airports, he gave us a fascinating insight into the different methods used, and the plots which had been foiled.

Mr Baum considers passenger profiling is the best method of dealing with the problem and referred to Israel’s very effective use of this system. The evening was hosted by David and Sandra Assersohn and over £400 was raised for WIZOuk’s SDS campaign supporting disadvantaged students in Israel. Philip Baum’s aunt, Linda Kingsley, gave the vote of thanks.


Forthcoming events:

Saturday 7 February:   Quiz@home Supper

If you would like to take part in this ever-popular event,  please contact Anne Lyons on 020 8399 1452 or email

SONY DSCSunday 22 March:  Talk – “Titanic – the Jewish Connection” by Raymond Hart

Location: Colin and Hazel Green. Coffee, bridge rolls, etc.  Donation £15

Book your place with Etta Ralton. Limited numbers.

May- June

Book Circle led by Dr Helen Setright. Four weekly meetings.   Please register your interest with Anne Lyons.