League Update 24

2nd October 2020

LJW Update – No. 24


What a strange time we have had over Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Most of us were unable to attend synagogue or see and share a meal with our family. We thought this would only happen at Pesach but, unfortunately, we will still have this situation over the coming festivals. Let us hope that next year, we can look forward to following our own family traditions.



For classical music lovers there is a real treat. In an innovative response to the pandemic that has closed concert halls and restricted audience numbers, the London Mozart Players has launched Classical Club, a ground-breaking and eclectic series of eight classical music concerts filmed in unusual and iconic London venues with some commentaries. From Mozart and Schumann to Stravinsky and Strauss, The Soldier’s Tale to Little Red Riding Hood, the programme offers something for the whole family to enjoy. These classical concerts can be beamed direct to your homes over eight weeks from 24th September until the 15th November 2020 and will be available on demand until 1st December 2020 so there is no need to miss any of them (and on repeat as many times as you like!). Last week’s first broadcast is definitely one not to be missed.

To celebrate the launch of its new Classical Club, the London Mozart Players are currently offering a special deal on their Season Pass, which can be bought for £50 until 10 October. If purchased individually, the concerts would cost £82 in total.

The pandemic has had a truly devastating impact on so many arts organisations and individual artists. Purchasing a Classical Club Season Pass is a meaningful way to support the orchestra whilst bringing the joy of classical music into your home.


Buying one Season Pass is real value for money as it means that the whole family can share this experience with you. Tickets can also be purchased for each individual concert.
Individual concert tickets: £12 (€13/$15)
Children’s concert tickets: £5 (€6/$7)
Season Pass: £60 (€72/$80)
Early Bird Season Pass: £50 (buy before Saturday 10 October 23:59 BST)

More information can be found on and please inform us when you have purchased your tickets so that the event organisers are aware of our support.


Mazel Tov to Miriam Kays whose 10th Great Grandchild arrived last week.
A sister for her two elder brothers.


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Suggested by is the debut book of Amanda Weinberg – The Tears of Monterini, a story of love and betrayal, loyalty and friendship. Inspired by true events in Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna, this beautifully written debut will appeal to readers interested in history, Italy, romance, family dynamics and conflict. Amanda Weinberg is a London based author and lover of all things Italian. She spends as much time as she can in a village in Tuscany, the inspiration for her fictional novel.


During lockdown some of us learned new skills and some of us played games. I have always been fascinated watching people play Mah Jong. You can find almost anything online and there is a You Tube lesson which boasts to being able to teach you how to play Mah Jong in 2.5 minutes (I’m sure there are others!). Alas, you need four people to play so this is another thing to add to my list to do when the pandemic is over?

Please keep Ion touch and if you have anything you would like to put in the League Update, contact Yvonne Brent details below.2nd October 2020
Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach

Yvonne Brent
Tel: 020 8215 0242

On behalf of the Executive of the League of Jewish Women