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Dominic Grieve reveals Jewish ancestry

    A full house for Friday-night dinner at West London Synagogue last week, where guest speaker Attorney General Dominic Grieve revealed his Jewish ancestry.

    His great-grandfather was Sir George Roberts, a philanthropist who made donations to charity under the name “Audax”.

    Sir George’s Jewish mum was the daughter of Abraham Goodman, who was linked to West London Synagogue. Goodman had a son who married into a family related to Botany Bay coloniser, Solomon Levy — “one of the leading pioneers of Australia”, Mr Grieve said.

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