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US burial society chief executive addresses Ealing Synagogue

August 1, 2008

US burial society chief executive Melvyn Hartog addressed 30 members of Ealing Synagogue on the scope of his work. Explaining that the job also had its lighter moments, he recounted comments made to him, such as: "Please can you make sure the spade handles are clean". The evening raised £60 for synagogue funds.

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Guided tour of Syon House for Holocaust survivors

August 1, 2008

A day at Syon House was organised as a thank-you to 30 Holocaust survivors and volunteer drivers who work regularly with the London Jewish Cultural Centre's Holocaust and anti-racism education department, visiting schools throughout Britain. They enjoyed a guided tour, lunch in the refectory and the opportunity to explore the grounds. One of the survivors, Steven Frank, said that "giving our talks has been well worthwhile. The responses from students are so moving that I feel there is real hope for the future."

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Nightingale House given refurbishment money

April 25, 2008

Ajex leaders visited Nightingale House to present a cheque for nearly £10,000 which will be used to refurbish 250 chairs at the home. The Ajex representatives were new national chairman Peter Wagerman, his predecessors Harold Newman and Alan Levine. Also present at the celebratory tea were residents Kenneth Berg and Leslie Solomon, both ex-servicemen and Ajex members.

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