Member News

Our planning for the new future seeks to maintain the inclusivity of our membership as much as we can.  The SWESRS Communal Hall, where live Lunch Club has taken place is to be equipped with the technology, including large screens, to allow live speakers to be ‘zoomed out’ to those who cannot get to SWESRS, or ‘zoomed in’ if the speakers live too far away.

PROVIDING IT IS DEEMED SAFE TO DO SO AND THAT ALL PARTTICIPANTS WILL HAVE RECEIVED BOTH ANTI-COVID JABS, we plan to re-start LUNCH CLUB LIVE on

TUESDAY, 5 OCTOBER with Lunch served at 12.15pm in the SWESRS Communal Hall.  The Speakers will start from 1.30pm, to allow those using Zoom (as for T@2) to join the session from 1.20pm.  The afternoon will end between 2.15 and 2.30pm.  For those attending at SWESRS, the cost for the lunch will be £6.00.

PROGRAMME - Note all speakers will be ‘live’ from SWESRS and zoomed out unless otherwise stated:

 5 October:  Re-Opening, with Jack Matthews speaking about his experiences as a Norwood Boy.

19 October:  Zoomed-in Presentation:  Eastbourne - the Sunshine Coast, the Glamour of the Grand Hotel and its Jewish Band Leaders.  Anne Krisman-Goldstein

2 November:  Quiz Afternoon - to challenge and amuse - with Leslie Tobe as Quiz Master.

16 November:  The Show Must go On - Bessie Lewin will tantalise with tales of her career as a dancer.

30 November:  Chanukah SpecialBring your own Chanukiot (plus candles) so that we can all bask in the beautiful light and warmth of a communal Celebration.  Although it will be the second day of Chanukah, we shall have an early lighting of the 3rd candle.  Further details tbc.

 14 December:  We welcome the return of Gary Benjafield to entertain us with songs to stir, sooth and, above all, to thoroughly enjoy.

We really look forward to resuming, to meeting again with previously regular members and to welcoming people who have never been before.  Please telephone the Synagogue Office – 020 8599 0936 to book your place.