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This page dedicates itself to all the events and communities beyond FRS. You can find this page in our weekly FRS news email or through our website. Please scroll down to view more.

Get on board at the board!
Represent your community and help promote and safeguard the rights of British Jews!

The Board of Deputies is the representative voice of the
UK Jewish Community - the first port of call for anyone
seeking to understand its interests and concerns.
Our Deputies power the work of the Board – from addressing and engaging with the issues of the day to contributing to policy development, locally, nationally and internationally.

If you are interested in standing as a Deputy please contact FRS at frs@frs.org.uk.


Nash Ensemble: Theresienstadt - Terezin 1941 - 1945
Concert and talk from 3pm
Saturday 9 March

 

The Czech Jewish community included wonderful composers, all of whom were murdered in 1944 or 1945: Hans Krasa, Gideon Klein, Pavel Haas, Viktor Ullman and Ilse Weber. Their music was neglected for many years, but its excellence is now appreciated.

The Nash Ensemble and Wigmore Hall are devoting Saturday 9 March to music composed by these composers and music performed in Theresienstadt. There will be a talk at 3 pm, a concert at 3.30 pm and another at 8.00 pm. 

Sadly, the event has not sold as it should.  You can come to all or any of these events. Please do: the music is outstanding. Tickets are available on the Wigmore web site, click on Wigmore Hall spring concerts.

 


David Lewin writes how during the Covid Lockdown, when we were all confined to our homes, he spent his time reupholstering an 1850's Throne Chair, as well as their 6 Dining Room chairs. 

''That exercise proved to be great fun - as well as teaching me a practical skill I did not know I had before then. I continued to upholster chairs for friends and when that source dwindled - I mean the chairs, not the friends‚  I turned to Bnai Brith whose members we have been for past 60 years. When Russia invaded Ukraine I resolved to help the Bnai Brith Ukraine Appeal. I suggested to people to learn from professional upholsterers the cost of renewing their chairs and offered to do that work for HALF that price, with all surplus income going to the Ukraine Fund. Sadly, the Ukraine war still continues. I would like now to reach the members of FRS and to tell them about my work, in the hope that my raising funds for Ukraine can continue and grow.''


Music from Terezin
As you know, Theresienstadt/Terezin was a concentration camp in Czechoslovakia that was in reality a staging post on the way to Auschwitz. However, while they were there the Jewish prisoners created a rich cultural life. 

The Czech Jewish community included wonderful composers, all of whom were murdered in 1944 or 1945: Hans Krasa, Gideon Klein, Pavel Haas, Viktor Ullman and Ilse Weber. Their music was neglected for many years, but its excellence is now appreciated.

The Nash Ensemble and Wigmore Hall are devoting Saturday 9 March to music composed by these composers and music performed in Theresienstadt. There will be a talk at 3 pm, a concert at 3.30 pm and another at 8.00 pm. 

Sadly, the event has not sold as it should.  You can come to all or any of these events. Please do: the music is outstanding. Tickets are available on the Wigmore web site, click on Wigmore Hall spring concerts.


Bridge Music Therapy
For many of us, finding ways to express the challenges we face may prove difficult, here at Bridge Music Therapy we provide therapeutic support to people of all ages and abilities. Bridge Music Therapy was created by Emily Raiher who works with Singing for Memory.
Click here to enquire


Nip in the Bud mental health resources
The charity Nip in the Bud produces free online mental health resources for parents, teaching staff and others working with children.
In the new film, 'Trauma in Children', we hear from young people who witnessed the Grenfell tower tragedy. The film is presented by David Trickey, Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Anna Freud Centre and by Dr Sian Williams, a chartered psychologist and journalist.
Click here to access resources such as short animations, films, and blogs about trauma and PTSD. 


Great North Leisure Park - Public Consultation 
Regal London is delighted to invite you to the second round of public consultation for the future of the Great North Leisure Park.

In addition, if you would like to discuss the plans directly with the project team we would be happy to arrange a time to meet and share our latest proposals.

Join us to discuss our latest plans at our second round of outreach events. Regal London will be hosting three consultation events in March to present the revised proposals to the local community and discuss the vision and aspirations for the site.

·           Tuesday, 5 March 2024 Finchley Rugby Club, Summers Lane, N12 0PD 3.00pm – 7.00pm

·           Thursday, 7 March 2024 Finchley Rugby Club, Summers Lane, N12 0PD 3.00pm – 7.00pm

·           Saturday, 9 March 2024 Finchley Rugby Club, Summers Lane, N12 0PD 9.30am - 1.30pm

Regal London undertook a series of outreach events with residents and members of the community last Summer. There has also been a separate leisure consultation undertaken by the LB Barnet.

We have been working hard to understand local needs and continue to shape our plans based on the feedback we have received so far.

Our plans will reconnect the site to the wider area. They will complement and build on the distinct local character, combine modern architecture, transform public spaces, deliver landscaping and green connections with Glebelands Open Space, as well as respond to the climate and biodiversity emergencies.

Thu, 29 February 2024 20 Adar I 5784