League Update 11

2nd July 2020

LJW Update – No. 11

How has your week been? The sun stopped shinning and finally we had some rain that gardens are desperate for. I live near the River Roding and there is not enough water in it other than for the ducks to wet their feet. Luckily the rain isn’t making our hair grow any quicker!

Because I have received requests to start up another phoning circle, please let me know if you would like to join one. If you are interested, I need your phone number and permission to give your phone number to another member of the League. I have two members waiting, one of whom would like to join a circle with members who live in Stanmore. If you do live in that area and would like to be in touch with a member in your vicinity, let me know.

I am sure you join me in wishing Penny and Peter Conway Mazeltov on their forthcoming Golden Wedding Anniversary on 28th June 2020. For those of you who do not know Penny, she is a past President of the League and is now the World President of the International Council of Jewish Women of which we are the UK affiliate and, therefore, you are all members. If you want to know more, visit

A Mazeltov also goes to Marilyn Brummer (another past President and Chair of the Welfare Committee) whose younger son, David and his wife Noa, had a baby boy in Israel in May.

Please share your good news. I am sure that many of you have been unable to celebrate with family and friends Birthdays, Anniversaries, new grandchildren, etc. in the usual way but these special occasions are precious and this situation will not last forever. Every day brings us closer to a solution being reached and then we can meet once again.

Note – If you are knitting ear protectors, please note that they should measure 4 inches by 1 inch. If you have already knitted small ones, as originally requested, please send them as they can still be used.

The National Theatre are streaming Small Island, a production of Andrea Levy’s novel which traces the history between Jamaica and the UK though WWll to 1948.

The Royal Opera House is streaming The Magic Flute, Mozart’s glorious opera is brought enchantingly to life in David McVicar’s production with beautiful designs by John Macfarlane.

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

If you haven’t looked at our website, here are Anna’s Top Tips on how to use the website.

If you have not yet set up your password for the new website follow these simple instructions and we will have you online in no time.

There are two pieces of information you need to know before you get started:

  • Your username is your email address and we have already entered this for you.
  • You need to choose a password that is at least 12 characters long. It is a challenge to find a single word of this length, so I suggest combining two words without any spaces e.g. “trickypassword”. If you want to make it extra secure try incorporating capital and lower case letters, numbers and symbols e.g. “Tr1ckyP@ssw0rd”. You do not have to do this, but it is good practice. Don’t forget to make a note of the password somewhere safe!
  • Visit the Members’ sign in page on the website –
  • Enter your email address and click on the “Forgot your password” link.
  • You will receive an email containing a link for you to use to set your password.
  • Click on the link in the email and once you are on the “reset your password” page on the website enter the 12-character password you created earlier. You will be asked to enter the new password twice (to make sure that there are no typing errors).
  • You will then be asked to login using your username (which is your email address) and the new password.
  • If you have any problems please get in touch with me at or on 07595 604343.

Keep safe and Shabbat Shalom

19th June 2020
Yvonne Brent
Tel 020 8215 0242

On behalf of the Executive of the League of Jewish Women