Continental FriendsThere follow reports from recent get-togethers.
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Bradford Continental Friends
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Lily and Albert’s magnificent home was the venue for much group discussion and a sumptuously delicious afternoon tea. Our thanks to the Waxmans for their wonderful hospitality.
Broughton/Crumpsall Continental Friends
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Cheshire Continental Friends
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Meeting at the home of Ernie Hunter, topics for discussion included the various forms of group rescue that brought people into Britain; how a longstanding ban on Stolpersteine (‘stumbling stones’) outside the homes of Holocaust victims in Munich may be on the verge of being overturned; and what members of the gathering would do if they were to become PM of Britain.
Didsbury Continental Friends
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We chatted over lunch primarily about the immigrant situation and suggested solutions to this massive problem. Then we discussed a recent report on excessive alcohol intake of the ‘over-65s’, which caused much amusement.
for further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.orgA Delightful Afternoon
A delightful afternoon at the home of Zofia Allen. We were delighted to welcome Karola and Peter Regent and Charlotte Gamzu to our gathering. There was no shortage of topics of conversation - rather of finding sufficient time to explore the numerous points of interest over a delicious tea. Armed with all these topics, we look forward to future gatherings here.
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Members warmly welcomed Susie Kelpie to her first AJR meeting. By the end of the meeting we were firm friends and looking forward to our next get-together.
for further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Queen’s Jewels
Edward Green’s talk about the Queen’s Jewels was very interesting and amusing. It was also lovely to meet everyone and to be made to feel so welcome. I’m looking forward to the next meeting that I’m able to attend.
Glasgow Book Club
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Naomi Alderman’s Disobedience touched on one or two taboo areas. Set in Hendon’s Orthodox community, it was a bit controversial but a very good read – two very important ingredients for a book club. A most enjoyable afternoon and a lovely tea hosted by Anthea.
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Once again, on behalf of the group, I have to extend thanks to the AJR for a most enjoyable event: a Soup and Sandwich Lunch followed by a game of Kalooki, making an extremely pleasant afternoon.
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We met at Edith Jayne’s bungalow for a most interesting discussion – whom we would invite to a dinner party (past or present) and why. Also, as we were welcoming a new member, Magda, and Cathy, a volunteer driver, we all told ‘our stories’. For whatever reason, we found out much more about each other than hitherto. An altogether uplifting experience.
for further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org‘Woman in Gold’
Our host was Rose Abrahamson and it was in her lovely home that we watched ‘Woman in Gold’. Everyone enjoyed the film and thought it was extremely well made.
Leeds (Continental Friends)
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A most animated afternoon of discussion – everything from racism to foreign children needing English coaching in British schools to … baking! All washed down with Barbara’s legendary afternoon teas.
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Liverpool members came out in force – a crowd of 25 members attended a screening of the film ‘The Power of Good’, the story of the late Sir Nicholas Winton. By the end of the film there was hardly a dry eye and we all left with even more respect for a man who never once considered what he did to be extraordinary.
Manchester (Continental Friends)
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Budding comedian and klezmer performer Ian Stern revealed to us much of the humour with which Jewish performers have delighted the world. We laughed at video clips of the likes of Mason and Borge. A delightful afternoon.
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Guest speaker Fiona Frank told us that her mission had been to make her aunt Hana, who died in 2008 at the age of 100, a household name in her lifetime. The film shown on Hana’s life was enjoyed by all, as was Fiona’s talk.
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We met in the synagogue to see the film ‘The Power of Good’, which tells the story of Sir Nicholas Winton’s work. Sue Pearson, one of ‘Nicky’s children’, brought along a copy of his now famous scrapbook and answered questions from the audience. Another member told us her mother and aunt had been saved by Sir Nicholas. A most interesting and heartfelt afternoon.
Whitefield/Prestwich Continental Friends
for further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org‘What Makes You Smile?’
In a world full of bad news stories it was lovely to think about the things that make us smile – from grandchildren and great-grandchildren to a good game of golf to listening to music to hearing a good joke. A big thank you to Louise for being our host.