Religious Education committee hears of spirituality

April 17, 2008

Spirituality, religious education and the special school was the theme of Anne Krisman, who delivered the annual lecture of Redbridge Sacre, the Standing Advisory Committee for Religious Education. Eighty teachers from a range of faiths attended the talk at Redbridge Teachers’ Centre. Ms Krisman, a member of South West Essex and Settlement Reform Synagogue, is head of religious education at Little Heath Foundation School.


Survivor tribute

By Lee Lixenberg, April 3, 2008

Redbridge Council leader Alan Weinberg is backing a campaign to erect a local memorial to Auschwitz survivor Leon Greenman, who died recently, aged 97.

Councillor Weinberg was responding to calls from Redbridge rabbis and Ilford MPs Lee Scott and Mike Gapes for a fitting tribute to Mr Greenman, who lost his wife, mother-in-law and son in the Polish death camp. After the war, he devoted much of his time to lecturing about the Holocaust, particularly to young people.

Proposals for the memorial include an abstract sculpture in the Peace Park segment of Ilford’s Valentine’s Park.