Cheque Presentation.

December 11, 2014

Profits from the sale of the book "A Taste of Jewish Northampton" during the 125th anniversary celebrations of the community in 2013 were presented to Cynthia Spencer Hospice. Attending the handover was Michael Ellis MP and the mayor Cllr John Caswell.



L-R Gloria Pollock, Daphne Rudd (Chair of the 125 committee)
Jaquie Frost, Suzie Bownass (Cynthia Spencer fund raiser)
Michael Ellis MP, Felicity Rainbow, Cllr John Caswell (Mayor)
Sandra Goldcrown, Bruce Greenberg, Mrs Caswell.
     

 

Garden Party

August 31, 2014
About 50 people attended our annual garden party at the home of John and Michele Dub. We were blessed with a warm and sunny afternoon when we feasted on a variety of sandwiches scones and cakes produced by members of our Ladies Guild. 
A special visit by a soft-whip ice cream van was a highlight plus the chance to win a selection of prizes in the raffle. Additionally there were a number of naming games and items to purchase from the bring and buy table.



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125th Anniversary of our community

October 13, 2013
The Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis attended a celebratory service.
Other special guests included the Mayor of Northampton, local MP's
the Leader of Northampton Borough Council and many members
past and present.

The Chronicle and Echo reported:-



Chief Rabbi Mirvis with members of the 125 sub committee.

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Holocaust Survivor Passes Away

April 14, 2011
On 7th April 2011 our community lost a valued member who had a very powerful story to tell.

The local press reported here:-
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Ancient Bones Laid to Rest

October 20, 2010



Sunday 22nd May 2011

"Long Gone - but not Forgotten"


A full year after the reburial of their remains, the memorial stone to three Northampton Medieval Jews was dedicated by Rev Malcolm Weisman the minister for small communities. More than thirty people attended the ceremony and afterwards returned to the shul for refreshments and an entertaining talk by Rev Weisman on Jewish humour.



John Josephs - Rev Malcolm Weisman - Marcus Roberts.


Sunday 30th May 2010
Skeletal remains of three medieval Jews di...


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Northampton Inter Faith Forum (NIFF) Jewish Wedding

October 19, 2010

18th October 2010

As our contribution to the Northampton Inter Faith Forum (NIFF) week members of the community enacted a typical Jewish wedding.
The doors to the synagogue were opened to more than 60 non members from a variety of faiths that were fascinated by the ‘ceremony’. This was followed by a reception of tea and biscuits.



 Pictured here are the ‘Bride and Groom’ for the evening
 Ruth Field and Jacob Maldonado
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The cast.


Bride and maid of honour


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Len Shulman's birthday party

April 27, 2010
25th May 2010

Honorary Life President Len Shulman celebrated his 90th birthday recently.  The synagogue marked this occasion by dedicating the upstairs room at the shul to him.  To mark this special day a birthday tea was held in the synagogue.  The tea was well attended and an excellent time had by all.











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Chief Rabbi's Visit

April 27, 2010

On Sunday May 3rd 2009 our community was honoured with an informal visit to the synagogue Overstone Road by the Chief Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks and Lady Sacks. This was the first visit by a Chief Rabbi to Northampton in over 20 years.

The Chronicle and Echo reported the event in this article

Here are a selection of pictures taken on the day.

 


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