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League Update 51

LJW Update – No. 51
Chag Same’ach
Happy Shavuot
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Health Matters
Invites you to a join us in a Zoom event
Dementia, what it is and how to prevent it

Tuesday, 15th June 2021 at 10am
We are pleased to welcome back
Dr James Warner BSc, MB, BS, MD, MRCP, FRCPsych, FHEA

Dr Warner is a consultant psychiatrist specialising in older adult’s mental health. He qualified as a doctor from Charing Cross Hospital Medical School in 1986. He has been a consultant psychiatrist at Central North West London Foundation Trust since 1998 specialising in diagnosis and treatment of dementia, depression, psychosis and other mental illnesses.

He was elected as chair of the Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry at the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2012, he is the UK representative for Old Age Psychiatry in the World Psychiatric Association and was appointed National Professional Advisor for old age psychiatry at the Care Quality Commission in 2014. He is also the Medical Director of Red & Yellow Care.

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Literary Event
Monday, 24th May 2021 at 3pm.

Amanda Weinberg will be talking about her book Tears of Montorini.
The Tears of Monterini is a story of love and betrayal, loyalty and friendship. Inspired by true events, this beautifully written debut will appeal to readers interested in history, Italy, romance, family dynamics and conflict.

If you wish to register for the above events, please contact office@theljw.org.

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The BBC’s adaptation of The Pursuit a Love brings to life Nancy Mitford’s novel. If any of you have read the book, we would love to hear your opinion and how it compares with the series. In the same vein as Downton Abbey, it is real escapism for a Sunday night.

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The League received this message from Jonny Crivon, Director of Security for London and Southern Regions, Community Security Trust (CST) who asked us to circulate this message to our members.

To League of Jewish Women
As you may be aware, the past few days have seen repeated violent protests in Jerusalem in which a large number of people have been injured. This weekend there have been a number of demonstrations in this country protesting over the violence in Jerusalem, some of which have attracted large and, at times, angry crowds of protestors. In addition, CST has taken reports of a small number of anti-Semitic incidents that appear to be related to the situation in Jerusalem.

Consequently, we are concerned that, as long as the violence in Jerusalem continues, increased anger and tension amongst UK anti-Israel groups and activists may in turn lead to a heightened risk of anti-Semitic activity directed at the UK Jewish community. We should stress that we have no specific intelligence relating to any planned attack directed at the community; this concern is based on a general assessment of the situation and past experience in which anti-Semitic incidents tend to increase during periods of heightened tension in Israel.

Please ensure that you follow all the security advice and that any anti-Semitic incidents or suspicious behaviour are reported promptly to CST and to the Police. In an emergency, always call 999 and then CST’s emergency number 0800 032 3263.

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I inadvertently sent out a notice last week that Miriam Kay had a new grand-daughter. Apologies as it was still better news – she has her tenth GREAT Grand-daughter. Mazel Tov again.

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If you spend money on Amazon, please consider registering for Amazon Smile and enter the League of Jewish Women as your preferred charity.

It’s easy – Sign in to www.smile.amazon.co.uk, then click the Help link at the top of the page, then under General Programme Information, select the Spotlight Charities link to access the application form.

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Langdon College London is a small independent special college for students with learning difficulties. They have contacted the League as they need administrative support – filing, typing, etc. for just a few hours a week at your convenience. They are based in Edgware. If you are interested in knowing more, please contact yvonne@theljw.org.

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ZOOM MEETINGS
If you would like to attend any of the meetings, please contact yvonne@theljw.org who will put you in touch with the Group Chairman to confirm your attendance. This procedure is purely for safety reasons as only League members will be able to attend. Unfortunately, if your membership is not up to date, you will not be able to participate. If you wish to join a Zoom meeting you must give ample notice as emails are only dealt with on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Pinner Group
Tuesday 15 June at 8pm– Maurice Collins speaking about his collection of unusual gadgets on a talk entitled ‘Your Grandmother had one of these but she threw it away’.

Emails and telephone calls will only be dealt with on Tuesdays and Thursday.

The LJW