Kingston

Landaus are relishing the good life in Kingston

By Jay Grenby, July 14, 2014

As Kingston, Surbiton and District Synagogue is the full title of Kingston's United congregation, Surbiton-set self-sufficiency sitcom The Good Life was an apt theme for the induction of Rabbi Samuel and Shoshana Landau, who have a joint leadership role.

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Kingston educates the young on Shoah

By Jay Grenby, February 3, 2014

Now in its eighth year, the Holocaust educational programme organised by the Kingston United and Liberal congregations will reach 1,100 school and university students.

And a much-missed contributor will be Kingston Liberal member Annemarie Seelig, who died recently, aged 91.
She regularly spoke about her pre-war life in Dresden and her escape to England with her mother and brother in 1938.

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Kingston congregants back rabbi's appointment

By Jay Grenby, May 20, 2013

Kingston Synagogue members have overwhelmingly supported the board of management’s choice of Rabbi Samuel Landau and his wife Shana as the congregation’s new rabbinic couple.

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Drifting Kingston goes for 'dynamic' Landau

By Jay Grenby, May 6, 2013

Kingston Synagogue will not be renewing the contract of minister Rabbi Michael Rosenfeld and is recommending Northwood Synagogue youth minister Rabbi Samuel Landau as his successor. Members will be asked to support the appointment at an EGM on Wednesday.

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Kingston honours four community champions

By Jay Grenby, April 1, 2013

Long-time members of the two Kingston synagogues have been honoured as community champions by the local mayor in an annual award scheme.

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Shul partners educating the young generation

By Zoe Winograd, February 4, 2013

A joint initiative by the Kingston Orthodox and Liberal synagogues to provide a Holocaust Memorial Day education programme for local students is now attracting over 1,000 participants.

On the launch day of the scheme’s seventh year, French-born survivor Marcel Ladenheim discussed his experiences with year-10 students from Coombe Boys’ School at Kingston Synagogue.

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Czech mates meet again in London

By Jay Grenby, June 2, 2011

Czech Ambassador Michael Žantovský hosted the annual reunion of Holocaust survivors and their families originating from Ostrava, organised by Kingston Synagogue's Ostrava Scroll Group.

Seventy "Ostrawaks" attended, some travelling from the Czech Republic, Austria, Belgium and Germany.

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School for south London?

By Simon Rocker, March 24, 2011

Promoters of a plan to set up a Jewish primary in south London have been encouraged by the initial response to a survey to gauge demand.

Kingston Liberal Synagogue's Ben Baginsky, who is co-chairman of the school group, said that most of the 100 responses received to date were positive. But a bigger sample was needed to assess the viability of the idea.

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Odessa files

March 10, 2011

There was a large turnout at a Kenton, Kingsbury and Wembley adult education programme meeting for an illustrated account of a visit by Kenton Synagogue members to the Tikva children's home in Odessa.

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Fighting Israel's corner

By Jay Grenby, February 24, 2011

Kingston United and Liberal communities have joined forces to produce a response to the controversial Methodist Church report, Justice for Palestine and Israel.

A working party under the leadership of Peter Brady and Jack Green has issued a 60-page document, dealing "with various inaccuracies and bias contained in the report".

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