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The Latest

i Chanukah Lighting Invitation: please RSVP to iansimons5@hotmail.com or text 07801 491 410
i Advance Notice – The LHC Walking, Talking & Food Club will resume in May – link for more info
i LHC Remembers
While the Synagogue undergoes its transformation into a 21st Century facility, the Congregation joined with the City to look back on the Centenary of the end of the 1st World War. At Leicester’s Cenotaph, in the company of Sir David Attenborough and many Leicester dignitaries, Tony Nelson laid a wreath on behalf of the LHC, and David May marched with the AJEX (Jewish Ex-Servicemen) Flag.

Meanwhile, as members of LHC were remembering at the Cenotaph, a large group were gathering at Gilroes Cemetery for a Stone Setting and a different kind of remembering. A photograph of that stone has already been posted onto the Jewish-Gilroes website and there are now more memories to be added shortly. Howard Freeman and Ros Adam are always happy to receive memories of friends and family buried at Gilroes. There is a contact page on the site so please follow the Gilroes link in the Community tab above if you would like to contribute.

The Rabbi

rabbiRabbi and Mrs Shmuli Pink joined us in August 2001. Rabbi Shmuli was born in Manchester where he was first educated up to university entrance. He then pursued rabbinical studies at Yeshivot in Israel, South Africa and in New York where he gained Semicha in 1998. Following his marriage to Rivkie (nee Weinbaum) in 1998, he undertook postgraduate rabbinical studies in New York for a further year.

Apart from his early rabbinical experience in England, South Africa, the USA, US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, Rabbi Pink brings a wide experience as a university counselor at Oxford University and Director of Religious Programmes in Calgary, Alberta.

He is fluent in English, Hebrew and Yiddish.
Rabbi Pink is the visiting Chaplain to local hospitals and prisons and is always available to speak to anyone and can be contacted on 0116 270 6622.

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