The AJR Outreach and Event Department welcomed Mike Freer MP for Finchley and Golders Green together with Sir Bernard Zissman, Former Mayor of Birmingham, to a lunch and lively discussion on Brexit. The benefits of voting In or Out were discussed at length and our members had many different views. We thank Mike Freer and Sir Bernard Zissman for their time. …link
The AJR is delighted to congratulate Freddie Knoller and other Holocaust survivors on receipt of their British Empire Medals. …link
The AJR’s annual 5 day trip took place this year in Yorkshire and 31 members attended.
A great time was had by all visiting York Minster, The Chocolate Experience, Bronte Parsonage, Bolton Abbey Steam Railway, Harewood House, Harlow Carr Gardens, Bettys and The Thackray Medical Museum. Food aplenty and many new friendships formed. A real highlight of the year from the Outreach and Events Department. …read more
Generation2Generation is an online film archive of interviews between grandchildren and grandparents about their refugee or Holocaust survivor experience. …read more
AJR Chief Executive, Michael Newman, announced a ground-breaking PhD scholarship programme at a memorial seminar held in honour of AJR member Clemens N. Nathan on 4th May 2016 at the Athenaeum Club, Pall Mall, London. …read more
The Kindertransport Organisation, part of The Association of Jewish Refugees, were delighted to welcome Dame Esther Rantzen DBE, to their monthly lunch where she spoke to 75 Kinder about the life of Sir Nicholas Winton, and the comparison between the current refugee crisis and their plight over 77 years ago. Members were delighted to also hear her family history, the history of Childline and her new project SIlverline to help those who are on their own and need some companionship. …read more
The memorial concert will take place on Friday 20 May at St. John's Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA at 7.30 p.m.
The AJR is pleased to pass on details of a campaign led by the World Jewish Restitution Organisation to raise awareness of the outstanding issue of Holocaust-era property restitution. …read more