Continental FriendsThere follow reports from recent get-togethers.
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Bradford Continental Friends
for further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.orgCelebrating Rudi’s 90th
We met for a ‘Springtime’ lunch at Salts Mill, Saltaire. We were greeted by Mill owner Robin Silver and we also celebrated Rudi Leavor’s forthcoming 90th birthday with a fabulous lemon curd cake!
Broughton/Crumpsall Continental Friends
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Cheshire Continental Friends
for further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org‘Stay in the EU!’
Over 20 members graced the beautiful home of our host Peter Kurer. In a discussion of ‘Brexit’, the overall view was that we should ‘stay in’ the EU! We then watched a lovely film showing Peter’s granddaughter, aged 14, talking part in a piano recital in her home city of Jerusalem – we were all duly impressed!
Didsbury Continental Friends
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Members enjoyed lunch followed by listening to pieces of music they had brought along, including German harmonies, a viola soloist and a German choir rendition. We listened intently as each member explained the reason for their choice of music – one member said it helped her relax in the dentist’s chair!
for further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.orgA Delightful Afternoon
A delightful afternoon at the home of Zofia Allen. We were delighted to welcome Karola and Peter Regent and Charlotte Gamzu to our gathering. There was no shortage of topics of conversation - rather of finding sufficient time to explore the numerous points of interest over a delicious tea. Armed with all these topics, we look forward to future gatherings here.
for further information, contact email@example.com‘My Favourite Famous Jewish Person’
‘My Favourite Famous Jewish Person’ was the theme of our get-together, generously hosted by Francoise. It was a split between the ‘usual suspects’ from the world of art and showbiz on the one hand and far-sighted activists and charismatic specialists on the other. A delightful afternoon.
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Six Point Foundation’s Susan Cohen spoke to us about all the great work they have done and the many good causes they have helped. Their latest project, SPF Connect, a simplified computer, was demonstrated at the meeting by Natpoint. These easy-to-use computers are personalised to the individual’s needs and interests and are on offer to first-generation Holocaust survivors.
Glasgow Book Club
for further information, contact email@example.comA Super Afternoon
Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea was the novel up for lively discussion at our meeting, held in Agnes’s house. Given the delicious afternoon tea that followed, and taking into consideration the beautiful sunny afternoon, everyone agreed it was a super afternoon.
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A large group of Glasgow members was joined by two Edinburgh members at Mark’s Deli in Giffnock. We enjoyed a super Pesach lunch and chatted to friends old and new. We were happy to welcome Yvette to the Group. Looking forward to a Pesach outing to the Deli next year!
Glasgow FIlm Club
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A good number of members turned up to Anthea’s house, which had been converted into a mini-cinema for a showing of the excellent Woman in Gold starring Helen Mirren. Much discussion ensued about where people came from and and looted family treasures.
for further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.orgA Leisurely Stroll
We enjoyed a leisurely stroll around the beautiful RHS Harlow Carr Gardens, after which we enjoyed refreshments and convivial banter at Betty’s Café as well as celebrating the forthcoming birthdays of Edith Jayne and March Schatzberger.
for further information, contact email@example.comHull’s Jewish History
We enjoyed a visit from Michael Westerman, who, among many other things, is President of the Hull Jewish Community and instrumental in organising the 250th anniversary celebration of the first Jewish settlement in Hull. We listened intently to his description of Hull’s Jewish history and he painted a vivid picture of the many things he himself remembered while growing up in the area – all most interesting.
Leeds (Continental Friends)
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The superb Orthodox Chazan Alby Chait sang songs in Hebrew and English, accompanied on the piano by Phil Cammerman. The room was filled with smiles, tapping feet and clapping hands. And all this was followed by yet another amazing afternoon tea with Barbara’s incredible baking!
for further information, contact email@example.com‘A Leisurely Stroll around My Legal Career’
David Harris QC gave a fascinating talk entitled ‘A Leisurely Stroll around My Legal Career … the Case of the Conjoined Twins, the Rochdale Ritual Abuse Case, etc’. No other sound could be heard in the room as we listened to David talking us through the finer details of some of the cases he has worked on.
Manchester (Continental Friends)
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We were treated by Alex Klein to the rare opportunity of seeing some of the virtuoso cantors on film. Alex’s talk demonstrated his amazing wealth of knowledge and we had a most entertaining and uplifting afternoon.
for further information, contact email@example.comBehind the Headlines
Sunday Post former deputy editor Colin Grant gave us an often amusing talk on his life in journalism. He illustrated this with many intriguing stories such as his brush with British intelligence as a result of acquiring unique photos of the terrorist attack on Glasgow Airport. Later David Biermann entertained us with a medley of tunes from around the world on his violin.
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Guest speaker Michael Lewis gave an account of his mother Helen’s book A Time to Speak. It proved a most emotive and special afternoon.
Whitefield/Prestwich Continental Friends
for further information, contact email@example.com‘Brexit’, Lunch and Good Company
Meeting at Louise’s lovely home, we discussed ‘Brexit’ over a delicious lunch and enjoyed each other’s company immensely!