Edgware's web extra

March 5, 2009

Edgware Synagogue is aiming to broaden the appeal of its website with the introduction of EU Playback, offering users a range of educational and enterainment material.

The audio programme includes a synopsis of the week's sedra and Desert Island Discs-style interview with a congregant, interspersed with the subject's favourite music.

Russia's national anthem and the theme music from Schindler's List are among the selections of opening "castaway" Rabbi David Lister, who is celebrating the first anniversary of his Edgware appointment.

Three congregants are the brains behind EU Playback - former chairman Mike Neale, photographer Tony Honickberg and journalist Mike Peters.

"We are amazed at the number of people who have already visited via the website," Mr Peters said. "Between the three of us, we have a lot of experience in broadcasting, so it seemed natural to get involved."

    Last updated: 3:29pm, July 22 2009