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MRJ responds to the murder of Gilad, Naftali and Eyal


Tuesday, 01 July 2014

Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, Senior Rabbi to the Movement for Reform Judaism speaks following the murder of the three Israeli teenagers, Gilad, Naftali and Eyal.

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British Ambassador to Israel joins EDRS for Shabbat


Tuesday, 24 June 2014

His Excellency, the British Ambassador to Israel, Matthew Gould CMG MBE is the first Jew to serve a British Ambassador to Israel.  Growing up at Middlesex New Reform Synagogue, he felt quite at home when visiting Edgware and District Reform Synagogue for the Shabbat service on 21 June 2014.  Following the Bar Mitzvah of Benjamin Levy from JCoss school, the Ambassador gave a few words of wisdom and encouragement to the Bar Mitzvah boy before addressing the congregation on his appointment.

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RSY-Netzer spits to save


Thursday, 19 June 2014

RSY-Netzer will become the first youth movement in the UK to offer the opportunity for Israel Tour participants and leaders to register as stem cell donors on their Israel Tour orientation. RSY-Netzer is teaming up with Anthony Nolan's R&Be (Register and Be a Lifesaver) programme which aims to inspire 16-18 year olds to register as stem cell donors and potentially save lives.

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Nazi restitution gets personal


Wednesday, 18 June 2014

As the massive art collection of the reclusive Munich collector, Cornelius Gurlitt, made headlines around the world in early April on account of official investigations into its potential provenance as Nazi loot, a small restitution drama played itself out between Englefield Green and Berlin. Last summer, Maidenhead Synagogue member David Simon was contacted by the non-Jewish husband of a distant relative who has been researching her family history from Germany to the USA. As part of that research, he had discovered the Lost Art website created by German officials trying to reunite recovered Nazi loot with the heirs of the rightful owners. By searching family surnames, he had turned up a book belonging to David’s paternal grandmother prior to her marriage. She and her husband were deported from Berlin to Auschwitz-Birkenau in May 1943, where they were both murdered. Ironically, this discovery came just four months after David’s father had died suddenly, aged 90.

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