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29 July 2021 Jewish News

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Community / Scene & Be Seen

1 JWA TREK

A group of fundraisers for Jewish Women’s Aid have raised nearly £7,000 for the charity with a series of walks and hikes. The first group, all of them aged 16, did a sponsored 12km walk across Hampstead Heath on 21 July, raising £2,423. Meanwhile, mum and daughter trekking team Nicole and Daisy Goodman, aged 44 and 13 (main picture), took part in a three-day trek up Helvellyn in the Lake District, for Daisy’s batmitzvah. Daisy said: “I wanted to raise money for Jewish Women’s Aid because my school did an assembly on the charity and I was very moved by the work it does.”

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2 KITCHEN COMFORTS

Residents supported by Norwood reunited with Julie, the manager of the charity’s Kennedy Leigh Centre, for the first time since restrictions eased. Julie treated Laurie and Sophie to lunch as thanks for all their hard work in the on-site Sara’s Kitchen. Taking advantage of the sunny weather, they were also able to enjoy some time in the garden, testing out the play area equipment (inset).

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SHABBAT WELCOME

Kingston Liberal Synagogue held a special in-person Shabbat service for the first time since Covid began, to welcome new members who had joined in the past 18 months. Among them was newborn Jacob (inset), whose great-grandmother travelled from the US, and quarantined, for the occasion. The community’s Rabbi Dr René Pfertzel said: “This was a wonderful chance to welcome our new members and meet them face-to-face for the first time. We are so happy they found us!”

4 GRADUATE SERVICE

More than a hundred guests came together in person to celebrate the 2021 London School of Jewish Studies (LSJS) graduation, which took place last Tuesday. Many more watched the event online, witnessing 59 students across the teacher training and degree programmes graduate after completing their studies during Covid. LSJS chief executive, Joanne Greenaway, said: “Our teacher training trainees have had to deal with schools in the most challenging of times ... and that is not to mention the training year being, at the best of times, an exceedingly intense one.”

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