Staines

WJR benefits from a post-holiday coin-exchange programme

October 3, 2008

World Jewish Relief will benefit from a post-holiday coin-exchange programme launched by non-Jewish cancer survivor Gerald White.

Mr White will be exchanging foreign coins for UK currency, which he will be donating to WJR. He chose the charity after attending the launch of WJR's volunteering programme,

The Big Hand. The Staines resident was "blown away by everything that WJR is trying to do and it made me want to help". He will collect foreign currency handed in to WJR's Golders Green head office.

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Former Staines minister returns for seder demonstration

May 2, 2008

Former Staines Synagogue minister Rabbi Yehuda Black, now at Kenton, returned to conduct a demonstration seder for almost 100 people organised to promote the local Council of Christians and Jews. CCJ chief executive David Gifford addressed the gathering. Guests enjoyed the participation of two of Rabbi Black’s sons, who as well as asking the four questions, answered those put to them by their father.

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