A large cross-community group joined residents and staff at Hannah Levy House for a tea and presentation of a new tree in the House garden by BJRC on Tu B'shevat.
There will be a tree-planting at the Hannah Levy home on Poole Road in celebration of Tu B'Shevat followed by a Tea at the home.
All members of the Community are welcome. Start at 2pm.
Members of the Community may recall that a few weeks ago BAFI organised the showing of a film called Green Prince in Chabad House. It is a very interesting film telling the story of Mosab Hassan Yousef, the son of a Hamas leader who became an Israeli spy. After working for Shin Bet for many years he emigrated to the United States and became an American citizen with help from his Israeli handler.
BHC have been contacted by Magen David Adom (MDA) and informed me that they are bringing Mosab over to the UK for speaking engagements in order to raise much needed funds for MDA. They asked BHC whether they would be interested in hosting an evening and they jumped at the chance.
Mosab will be visiting Bournemouth together with people from MDA on October 17th. and the event planned is for a light supper followed by a talk from Mosab and a Q&A session. The doors will open at 7.00 pm, supper at 7.30 followed by the speech and Q&A. The event is planned to finish by 9.30-10.00 pm.
The price will be £15 per person in order to raise funds for Magon David Adom.
This is a unique opportunity to hear Mosab's man’s story first hand.
BHC very much want this event to be cross community and all members of the wider community and its supporters are very welcome. For further information please contact BHC on 01202 557433.
A healthy crowd drawn from all reaches of Bournemouth's Jewish community braved inclement weather conditions on Wednesday 31 January 2018 for the annual Tu Bishvat tree-planting ceremony organised by BJRC. The tree was planted in the grounds of Hannah Levy House, a Jewish care home that has served Bournemouth since 1956. BJRC committee member, Jonathan Kay, conducted the ceremony along with the Mayor of Bournemouth, Councillor Lawrence Williams, who expressed his delight at being a part of the annual event. Rabbi Bentzion Alperowitz explained the significance of Tu Bishvat as the "new year for trees" and added that, like the tree, people must grow to overcome the challenges they face in their daily lives.
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