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CCJ Hillingdon May 2016: poster preview Wednesday 18 May 2016
With a psalm in my suitcase

An illustrated talk by
Cynthia Drapkin

An enthralling explanation of how a Torah Scroll brought together a Synagogue in Northwood and a town in Eastern Slovakia; and why a psalm?

• Held at Northwood Methodist Church, Oaklands Gate, Northwood HA6 3AA (ample free parking in Green Lane public car park).
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CCJ Hillingdon April 2016: poster preview Wednesday 6 April 2016
The English Publication of JEWISH TRAGEDY 1947
and its author, Rabbi Dr Richard Feder

Rabbi Dr Richard Feder was Rabbi of Kolin, Czechoslovakia, 1917-42 and 1945-53. Deported by the Nazis with his Community to Terezin, he survived the Terezin ghetto. He wrote his first book in Czech on "Judaism and Christianity", conducted funerals for Christians in Concentration Camp and was Chief Rabbi of Czech lands in Communist times.

Discussed by
Rabbi Dr Andrew Goldstein
President, Liberal Judaism, and Emeritus Rabbi, NPLS

• Held at Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue, Oaklands Gate, Northwood HA6 3AA (disabled parking at rear; ample free parking in Green Lane public car park).
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There was no meeting in March 2016



CCJ Hillingdon February 2016: poster preview Thursday 18 February 2016
The Aftermath of the FIRST WORLD WAR
and its relevance to JUDAISM:
The setting up of the State of ISRAEL

Discussed by
Rabbi Dr Charles Middleburgh (Leo Baeck College)

• Held at The Africa Room, Emmanuel Church, High Street, Northwood, Middx HA6 1AS.
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CCJ Hillingdon January 2016: poster preview Wednesday 20 January 2016
Commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day:
21st Century Persecution

With guest speakers
Mary Edusa-Mensah from Open Doors
and Katya Roshchyna from World Jewish Relief

• Held at Northwood Methodist Church, Oaklands Gate, Northwood HA6 3AA (ample pay & display parking in Green Lane public car park)
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2015


Suggested Foodbank Donations
Milk (UHT or powdered)
Sugar (500g)
Fruit Juice (carton)
Soup
Pasta Sauces
Sponge Pudding (tinned)
Tomatoes (tinned)
Cereals
Rice Pudding (tinned)
Teabags/Instant Coffee
Instant Mashed Potato
Rice/Pasta
Tinned meat/fish
Tinned fruit
Jam
Biscuits/Snack Bars
CCJ Hillingdon December 2015: poster preview Tuesday 15 December 2015
Celebrating Christmas and Chanukah

A Tea Party with
Rabbi Lea Muhlstein
discussing "Celebrations: Rabbi Food for Thought"

Enjoy...
» Kosher Bridge Rolls, Doughnuts and Mince Pies
» Tea and Coffee
» Super Raffle with Great Prizes
» and our Not too difficult Quiz!

All were welcome as always! As well as the usual entry donation (members £2; non-members £3), for this meeting we requested donations for the local foodbank. Items needed at the time were as shown in the list on the right.

• Held at Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue, Oaklands Gate, Northwood HA6 3AA
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CCJ Hillingdon November 2015: poster preview Sunday 22 November 2015
Refugees Welcome?

This year has seen the greatest refugee crisis since WWII. Amid heated debate about the UK's response, the shameful truth is that Britain is the only country in Europe where asylum-seekers are locked up indefinitely. In another change from our usual schedule, this month we joined MitzvahDay at Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue for a packed afternoon programme:

» Hearing the voices of those who have been through the system.
» Finding out how you can help end indefinite detention.
» Hearing from Mr Fritz Lustig, a Jewish refugee from Germany who was detained on the Isle of Man during WWII.

• Held at Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue, Oaklands Gate, Northwood HA6 3AA (disabled entry at rear of synagogue; ample free parking in Green Lane public car park)
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Full Programme
1.00pm: Welcome from NPLS (Rabbi Aaron Goldstein)
1.05pm: The what and why of immigration detention in the UK (Detention Action)
1.10pm: What is detention like? (Personal Testimony from Freed Voices)
1.20pm: Q and A for Freed Voices
1.35pm: What was detention like for Jews in the 1940s? (Personal Testimony from Mr Fritz Lustig)
1.50pm: The campaign to end indefinite detention and how you can get involved (René Cassin)
1.55pm: Final Q and A
2.00pm: Teas and Coffee and continue informal conversations



Christian Aid Refugee Crisis Appeal CCJ Hillingdon October 2015: poster preview Thursday 29 October 2015
A speaker from Christian Aid addressed the question...
Refugee Crisis: What can we do?

This month there was a change from our usual meetings. Eastcote Methodist Church invited us to attend this very worthwhile event which members were pleased to support.

• A public meeting held at Eastcote Methodist Church, Pamela Gardens, Eastcote, Middx HA5 2QU
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CCJ Hillingdon August 2015: poster preview Monday 17 August 2015
Christians in the Middle East

Christine Elliott
Director of World Church Programmes at Churches Together in Britain and Ireland
with special responsibility for Christians in the Middle East and China
discussed the current situation.

• Held at St Giles Church Hall, junction of Swakeleys Road & High Road, Ickenham, Middx UB10 8BG (free on street parking & public library car park).
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CCJ Hillingdon July 2015: poster preview Tuesday 14 July 2015
Interfaith Relations in Hillingdon: are they working?

A discussion led by a panel of local faith and lay leaders:
Cllr Peter Davis, London Borough of Hillingdon
John Howard, Volunteer Chaplain at Heathrow Airport
The Revd Daniel Otieno-Ndale, Executive Committee Member of the national Inter Faith Network
Duncan Struthers, Chair of Hillingdon Inter Faith Network

Our traditionally brief AGM also took place at this meeting: please read our Chairman's Report and sign up to our newsletter for more details.

• Held at Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue, Oaklands Gate, Northwood HA6 3AA.
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CCJ Hillingdon June 2015: poster preview Wednesday 17 June 2015
Bar Mitzvah and Confirmation

A discussion led by
Rabbi Dr Michael Hilton
Kol Chai Synagogue, Hatch End
and Revd Canon Richard Bartlett
Holy Trinity Church, Northwood

• Held at Holy Trinity Primary School, Rickmansworth Road, Northwood HA6 2RH (adjoining Holy Trinity Church; free on street parking & Holy Trinity Church carp park)
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CCJ Hillingdon May 2015: poster preview Tuesday 19 May 2015
Religious Life in the Armed Forces

Presented by
Rev Malcolm Weisman OBE
CCJ Trustee, with extensive experience of Armed Forces Chaplaincy and Interfaith Dialogue.

• Held at Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue, Oaklands Gate, Northwood HA6 3AA
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CCJ Hillingdon April 2015: poster preview Wednesday 22 April 2015
Milestones in Modern Catholic Jewish Relations

Presented by
Sr Margaret Shepherd NDS
A Sister of Our Lady of Sion, a Congregation in the Roman Catholic Church with the unique and specific task of fostering dialogue between Christians and Jews, and former Director of CCJ.

In the 50th anniversary year of Nostra Aetate Sr Margaret spoke of how relations between Catholics and Jews have been changing and developing in recent decades.

• Held at Ruislip Methodist Church, Ickenham Road, Ruislip, Middlesex HA4 7BZ.
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CCJ Hillingdon March 2015: poster preview Tuesday 17 March 2015
CCJ: Our Vision for the Future

Presented by
Elizabeth Harris-Sawczenko
Deputy Director of CCJ.

At this meeting we heard about exciting developments in Education and Dialogue,
Social Action, Current Campaigns and Future Projects.

• Held at Ruislip United Affiliated Synagogue, 9-17 Shenley Avenue, Ruislip Manor, Middx HA4 6BP
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CCJ Hillingdon February 2015: Eileen Barker OBE - poster preview Wednesday 25 February 2015
They do it for God?
The lure of the cults

and similarities with the attraction of modern jihadist groups

Discussed by
Eileen Barker OBE
Professor Emeritus at LSE and Founder of INFORM, which provides information on minority religions.

• Held at The Africa Room, Emmanuel Church, High Street, Northwood, Middx HA6 1AS.
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Commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day with Nelly Ben-Or Clynes Thursday 22 January 2015
Commemorating the National
Holocaust Memorial Day

In the company of
Nelly Ben-Or Clynes
Our local Holocaust Survivor, Concert Pianist & Teacher.

We heard in person the nail-biting story of how she survived in German-occupied Poland throughout WW2: From a Polish ghetto in childhood to a life in music.

Read Nelly's story and others courtesy of Northwood HMD: Survivor Biographies

• Held at Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue, Oaklands Gate, Northwood HA6 3AA.



2014



Chanukah and Christmas Special - Poster Preview The Trussell Trust Wednesday 17 December 2014
Chanukah and Christmas Social
with Kosher Doughnuts and Mince Pies

Rabbi Pete Tobias
presented for your entertainment
"RABBI on the RADIO"
Anecdotes of incidents with well-known names on BBC Radio 2
and a few "Pause for Thought" scripts.

Entry Donation: £3 + 3 items of groceries in aid of the Hillingdon Trussell Trust Food Bank — visit their Get Involved page to download the latest list of what's needed (and what isn't!).

Enjoy our Fun Quiz! Win in our Super Raffle!
Partake of complimentary Doughnuts & Mince Pies with a glass of wine!

• Held at Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue, Oaklands Gate, Northwood HA6 3AA.




People of the Book - Poster Preview Tuesday 25 November 2014
People of the Book
"Will Jews, Christians and Muslims ever live in harmony again?"

Presented by
Dr Usama Hasan
Imam & Senior Researcher (Quilliam)

• Held at St Lawrence Church, 2 Bridle Road, Eastcote, Middx HA5 2SJ.
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Jesus the Pharisee - Poster Preview Tuesday 21 October 2014
Jesus the Pharisee
A first-century Galilean preacher in his religious context

Discussed by
The Revd John Swarbrick
Minister of North Harrow & Wealdstone Methodist Churches

• Held at Northwood Methodist Church, Oaklands Gate, Northwood HA6 3AA.
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Blood Libel's Beginnings - Poster Preview Wednesday 10 September 2014
Blood Libel's Beginnings
A sad story for a great Cathedral
From the murder of William of Norwich in 1144 — the first recorded instance of blood libel against the Jewish community — we heard some echoes down the centuries and tried to learn some lessons for today.

Explained and discussed by
The Rt Revd David Gillett
Hon Asst Bishop & Interfaith Adviser in the Diocese of Norwich and CCJ Trustee

• Held at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Rickmansworth Rd/Ducks Hill Rd Junction, Northwood, Middx HA6 2RP
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John Wesley and the Baal Shem Tov - Poster Preview Thursday 14 August 2014
John Wesley and the Baal Shem Tov
An opportunity to look together at two spiritual movements that revolutionised how Jews and Christians think, act and worship.

Presented by
Peter Walters
who has a lifelong interest in spirituality and mysticism and speaks across the country on interfaith and traditional Judaism.

• Held at Ruislip Methodist Church, Ickenham Road, Ruislip, Middlesex HA4 7BZ.
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Faith & Public Life and AGM 2014 - Poster Preview Wednesday 16 July 2014
Our traditionally brief AGM and
Faith & Public Life

As seen by
The Rt Revd Pete Broadbent
Bishop of Willesden and Deputy Bishop of London

• Held at Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue, Oaklands Gate, Northwood HA6 3AA.
• From the Chair: AGM Report




Monday, 16 June, 2014 Judith Kramer
Judith Kramer RIP

It is with deep sadness that we must announce the death of Judith Kramer, Chair of CCJ Hillingdon, at 3am yesterday morning following a short illness. At the time of her death she was comfortable and peaceful and did not suffer any pain.

The funeral was held today at 3.30pm at Edgwarebury Cemetery, Edgewarebury Lane, Edgware, Middlesex HA8 8QP.

Judith became Chair of CCJ Hillingdon in 2009 and was involved in many other humanitarian and inter-faith activities, having read for the bar and worked as an employment lawyer in industry. She studied anthropology, psychology and sociology. For the last 30 years she was a group facilitator, teamwork trainer and therapist in Europe and for 20 years in India, often as a volunteer.

Judith was a member of Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue. She was a proud mother of three and a grandmother of five. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

» A Tribute by the Revd Sue Male, Cannon Lane, Eastcote and Pinner Methodist Churches.



Science & Religion - Poster Preview Wednesday 18 Jun 2014
Science & Religion

How does faith persist when science tells a different story?
Discussed by
Rabbi Dr Moshe Freedman
of Northwood United Synagogue

• Held at Northwood United Synagogue, 21 - 23 Murray Rd, Northwood, Middx HA6 2YP




Life & Times of the Bible - Poster Preview Tuesday 13 May 2014
Life & Times of the Bible

In an entertaining, illustrated talk
the Revd Robert Harrison,
Vicar of St John the Baptist Church, Hillingdon, author and storyteller,
will reveal that:

» Abraham wore chunky ear rings
» Goliath wore red feathers
» Jesus never dressed like an Arab

• Held at Northwood Methodist Church, Oaklands Gate, Northwood HA6 3AA (ample free parking in Green Lane public car park).
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Don't Mention It: 'Interfaith Relations and Israel' - Poster Preview Forum for Discussion of Israel and Palestine (FODIP) Tuesday 8 April 2014
Don't Mention It:
"Inter faith relations and Israel"

Presented by
Dr Jane Clements,
Director, Forum for Discussion of Israel and Palestine (FODIP).

Making Sense of Israel and Palestine: Poster Preview

... and no doubt she will!!

This meeting will be preceded by reports from the Jewish and Methodist Dialogue Group Making Sense of Israel and Palestine as presented at Eastcote Methodist Church (3pm, Sunday 23rd March) and at Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (7.30pm, Thursday 27th March) » Poster and Info

• Held at St Matthew's Roman Catholic Church, 32 Hallowell Road, Northwood HA6 1DW
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Contempt or Respect? Jews and Judaism in Christian Preaching - Poster Preview Wednesday 12 March 2014
Contempt or Respect?
Jews and Judaism in Christian Preaching

Presented by
Dr Ann Conway-Jones,
former Chair of Birmingham CCJ, CCJ Advisory Board member, Honorary Research Fellow at Birmingham University and Anglican Preacher.

• Held at Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue, Oaklands Gate, Northwood HA6 3AA
Download A4 Colour Poster (pdf, 111kb)




The Theology of Mental Health / Faith and Spiritual Support - Poster Preview Tuesday 18 February 2014
The Theology of Mental Health
Presented by Father Timothy Gorham, Oblate Master, Ealing Abbey.

Faith and Spiritual Support
Presented by Carol Harrison-Read, Faith and Spiritual Support Co-ordinator in Mental Health, Central & North West London NHS Trust.

• Held at Ruislip Manor Methodist Church, Torrington Road, Ruislip Manor, Middlesex HA4 0AS (Just off Victoria Road; two stops from Ruislip Manor Station or 10 mins walk. Free on-street parking; disabled parking in small church car park » map).




Holocaust Memorial Day 2014 - Poster Preview Holocaust Memorial Day Thursday 23 January 2014
The Council of Christians and Jews in conjunction with Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue commemorated
Holocaust Memorial Day
by discussing the relevance of the Holocaust to today's worldwide Inter Faith dialogue.

Inspired by the thinking of the late Ruth Weyl after more than 40 years as Secretary of the International Council of Christians and Jews...

Presented by Rabbi Dr Andrew Goldstein, President of Liberal Judaism and Emeritus Rabbi of NPLS...

With panellists:
» Dr Eva Schulz-Jander, President, Association of Friends & Sponsors of The Martin Buber House, Berlin
» Rabbi Lea Mühlstein, NPLS
» Stephen Shashoua, Director, Three Faiths Forum (3FF)

Meet the Panel: Rabbi Dr Andrew Goldstein, Dr Eva Schulz-Jander, Rabbi Lea Mühlstein and Stephen Shashoua (Photograph © 2014, Donald Edwards)
Meet the Panel: Rabbi Dr Andrew Goldstein, Dr Eva Schulz-Jander, Rabbi Lea Mühlstein and Stephen Shashoua
(Photograph © 2014, Donald Edwards)

* This was an afternoon rather than evening meeting due to the possibility of inclement weather



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