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Welcome to the Newcastle Jewish Book Group

 

Our next meeting will be on

 

Monday 24th April 2023

7:30 pm 

The meeting will be held virtually.

We will be discussing

The World and All That It Holds, by Aleksandar Hemon


Please be sure let us know if you plan to attend by contacting Gabrielle by e-mail at secretary@newcastlereformsynagogue.co.uk so that we can share the meeting link with you.

Holocaust Memorial Day 2023
 
BBC Radio Newcastle investigated and researched the community supported hostel who sponsored and gave refuge to 20 Jewish girls who arrived in the UK on the Kindertransport. The culmination of the research and interviews was a 5 part podcast which can be accessed at this link. Recently the property used for the hostel at 55 Percy Park, Tynemouth was given a blue plaque to commemorate
the generosity of the residents of Tynemouth who continued to support the girls financially even after they were evacuated away from Tynemouth. This allowed the 20 girls to be kept together until they became independent. 


The Representative Council of North East Jewry has once again produced a video to commemorate HMD 2023. This can be accessed here or below.
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NRS Art Appreciation Group

 

will meet on January 12th meeting at 7:30 p.m. London time.

 

We will be looking forward to seeing and hearing the presentations on:

1) Peggy Guggenheim collection in Venice

2) Chagall

3) The Portrait of Beatrice Cenci

Holocaust Memorial Day 2022
 

The Representative Council of North East Jewry (of which NRS plays an active role) is proud to be at the forefront of HMD commemorations in the North East.
 

Firstly below you will see an introduction by our Elected Mayor Norma Redfearn CBE supported with some words from a St Thomas More student Keira Edwards, where we will be introduced to this year’s theme as well as the traditional illumination of St Mary’s Lighthouse in the HMD colour purple. 

The Representative Council for North East Jewry produced the virtual commemoration for Newcastle upon Tyne which can be viewed below.

The Newcastle virtual memorial can be accessed by clicking here

Sunderland Interfaith Forum are currently streaming their commemoration which you can access by clicking on the video below

Darlington Holocaust Memorial Day
One Day - a poem by Bess Robertson

 

One day there will be peace on all the earth
Every man, woman and child will know their worth
One day the autumn with its red, gold and browns
Will be so vibrant on hills and downs
One day the spring will usher forth flowers
A beautiful season on this planet of ours
One day we will come to realise

That we have done well, without compromise
One day in future generations
We pray for love and peace among nations
One day our compassion will become our main joy
Not riches, not power, nor wars that destroy
One Day you will stand proud and tall,
You haven't forgotten, you remember it all
One day we will learn the lesson so clearly
Lest we forget, remember it yearly.
One day. One day, one day

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