League Update 52


Literary Events 
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.
Health Matters Seminar
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.

Please contact if you have not received the
Zoom information for Amanda Weinberg’s talk and/or if you wish to register for 
     the Health Matters Seminar
Please pass this information to your family and friends 
Community Security Trust (CST) will be holding Security Awareness Courses, free of charge, to understand the threats the community faces and to understand security procedures including dealing with visitors, post and deliveries, bomb threats, suspicious behaviour and what to do in an emergency.  Each course will consist of two one-hour sessions.   This course is ideal for anyone who works or volunteers at a communal organisation.
Course 1 – 25th May and 1st June 15.00-16.00
Course 2 – 26th May and 2nd June 10.00-11.00
Course 3 – 27th May and 3rd June 19.00-20.00
To book a place(s) on one of these courses please click here, you will then receive a unique link via email to join on Zoom approximately 24 hours before the session. 
While filming her documentary, ‘Sleep Over’, Stacey Dooley spent 72 hours in the home of Rabbi Wollenberg of Woodford Forest synagogue.  She was attempting to explain the lifestyle led by an Orthodox Jewish family.  Rabbi Wollenberg is featured with his wife, Blima and their nine children.  

During the episode, the family discuss their commitment to the Chabad movement, the laws around kashrut and the reasons for having a large family. Stacey Dooley is shown a mikvah and she also attends a selichot service over Rosh Hashanah.   She said that she felt privileged to have been given this access.  

This documentary will be aired in episode five of the new series, which is aired on Channel W/HD (CH 125/211) on Monday 31 May at 10pm.
As a member of Chigwell and Hainault Synagogue, I am pleased to inform you that Rabbi Rafi Goodwin attended Shul on the second day of Shavout although he was battered bruised after his ordeal.  Two men have been charged and arrested.  This follows the horrific and senseless attack on Rabbi Rafi last Sunday afternoon.
If you plan to watch the Eurovision Song Contest this week, watch out for Eden Alene who will be representing Israel in the finals.  She is 21 years old and of Ethiopian descent.  She will be singing Set Me Free.
For the fourth week running, the Jewish Board of Deputies have reported that here have been no Covid-19 deaths reported in the Jewish community. This is the longest such period since March 2020.
If you would like to attend any of the meetings, please contact 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.
Stanmore Group
Tuesday, 1st June at 7.30pm – Ingrid Sellman, who is a volunteer guide at Willesden Jewish Cemetery, will be talking about the House of Life project.
Pinner Group
Tuesday 15 June at 8pm– Maurice Collins will be speaking about his collection of unusual gadgets on a talk entitled ‘Your Grandmother had one of these but she threw it away’.