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A mother and toddlers group has been launched at the New West End Synagogue in Bayswater in a bid to integrate more young central London families into the community.
The group is the idea of Toni Nagel, who runs the congregation’s children’s services, and two New West End mums, Keren Levy and Charlotte Poltny. It has the active support of the minister’s wife, Anne Shisler, and the congregation’s acting chair, Gaby Morris.
“We get around 40 youngsters in the building when we hold children’s services on Shabbat or Yomtov,” Mrs Shisler said, “so there is obviously scope for more activities for this sort of age group.”