During the ongoing Covid 19 crisis, we wish all members of the wider community our best wishes and trust that they all keep well.
Whilst we have certainly lived in unprecedented times, the various Synagogues and other community organisations throughout the Bournemouth area have been working extremely hard to support members in need and where possible to provide online religous guidance and many cultural and social activities to greatly help the community live through the lockdown.
At the end of the lockdown, there are sure to be a good many positive lessons to be learned from the way in which the community at large has come together to support one another in very difficult times.
BJRC, of course, is just the umbrella organisation that brings community organisations together on a periodic basis to help oil the working of the wider community for the benefit of all. During the lockdown, our meetings are organised over Zoom but we are keen to encourage new enthusiastic faces to join us in helping and promoting the wider Bournemouth Jewish community. Please contact us directly, we will be very pleased to hear from you.
BJRC AGM and Quiz of the Year- Sunday 23rd June 2019 - This event has been cancelled at short notice as a mark of respect to a bereaved family in the Community and a new date will be fixed shortly.
We are pleased to confirm that the latest edition of Wessex Jewish News is now available for download and will over time provide a historic archive of the magazine.
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.
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