League Update 10

2nd July 2020

LJW Update – No. 10


Thank you very much for all the message we are receiving and letting us know that the Coronavirus is not defeating us. So many of you are still volunteering where you can.

Apart from knitting and telephoning on behalf of their groups, synagogues or other organisations, members are involved making scrubs, scrub bags, donating linen to be made into scrub bags, making visors, and the list goes on. Please let us know if you hear of any projects where the League can help.

N.B. The offices of the League are closed so please DO NOT send anything to ORT House because it will just stay there until such time lock down is over for us all.

Just to remind you, here are the address for the various knitting projects :

Ear Protectors should be sent to Sue Hantman – contact Yvonne Brent for the address.

Barnet Hospital, Maternity Unit would be very pleased to receive knitted baby blankets – 50cm x 50cm. They are used for new born babies and often the mothers take them home so that they always need more. When you send a blanket, the hospital would like you to put in a note to the mother and baby telling them that you are a member of the League of Jewish Women and a short message. Many of the mid-wives are Jewish and would appreciate it.
Please send these for the attention of Rowena Shilton, Barnet Hospital, Maternity Unit, Wellhouse Lane, Barnet, Hertfordshire EN5 3DJ .
If you are dropping off items, please take them directly to the Maternity Unit. If you live in the Barnet, Oakwood, Mill Hill area, several members have offered to be a collection points so please ring/email Yvonne Brent and she will give you the nearest address.

Princess Alexander Maternity Unit would be happy to receive –
Knitted Canula covers for premature babies
Knitted RED hats for premature babies
Please send these for the attention of Bobby Phippin, Princess Alexander Maternity Unit, Hamstel Road, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1QX or if you would like to leave them with Yvonne Brent, please ring her and she will give you her address.

Estelle Weiner who belongs to the Cheadle and Gatley group in Manchester was interviewed for Cheadle FM. This is a local Manchester radio station set up at the start of the lockdown. She was interviewed for about 5 minutes on the work of the League in her area and what we have been doing as volunteers during the crisis.

She mentioned the number of members in the North West Region and the number of groups which includes The Fylde (Blackpool and Southport) and that there are groups in the Cheadle area as well as another two in South Manchester. She mentioned the sort of work we would usually do but just now we have members sewing scrubs and doing various knitting’s projects. She also reported on a successful meeting, using Zoom, for two local Groups.

They have asked her to pre-record a Daily Antidote ( a bit like BBC’s Thought for the day).

National Theatre is streaming The Madness of George lll, the acclaimed Nottingham Playhouse production of Alan Bennett’s aware-winning drama starring Mark Gatiss.

Royal Opera House is streaming:

La Fille mal gardée – 12th – 26th June 2020
Marianela Nuñez, Carlos Acosta and William Tuckett perform the lead roles in Frederick Ashton’s most joyful and colourful ballet, The Wayward Daughter.

Król Roger – 13th – 13th July 2020 – Radio broadcast
Szymanowski’s sumptuously scored opera is a powerful meditation on identity and desire.

For more information about forthcoming treats, please login to, sign into the members’ area and you will find many suggested happenings.

The LeagueArtz outing to see Carousel has now been cancelled and we have received a refund for the tickets. If you have not heard from us to arrange a refund, please contact Yvonne Brent, as below. As the office staff are on furlough, it has not been possible to contact everyone who bought tickets or to response to every email immediately.

Please keep in touch and if you have anything you would like put in the League Update, contact Yvonne Brent 020 8215 0242 or

Keep safe and Shabbat Shalom

On behalf of the Executive of the League of Jewish Women