News at Loughton Shul –  by Barbara Cohen, Chairman – 13th February 2013

-We have had a marketing young lady, Lucy Donaldson come to have a meeting to share her ideas about flyers, social media and the web site.

-We had a Dads n Lads Shacharit Breakfast on Sunday 12th January . (Rabbi’s link)

-The Loughton Lounge group had their first meeting. A new group for the 30’s and 40’s.    A great success.  They plan to have a summer party event in June.  Details from Lesley Adams 07956 902 177 or Steven Goldstone 0208 504 4863 (Loughton lounge link)

-Abby Tragen and Joanne Kurt have taken on the role of voluntary administrators of the Cheder.  (Cheder link)

-We had a wonderful magic evening, with 110 guests organised by the Ladies Guild.   Thankyou to Lesley Adams for organising the raffle and Barry Bennet for getting the prizes. (See Ladies Guild Link)

-An advertisement has been placed in the Jewish News for an Administrator as Merle Lewis is leaving at the end of March.  The closing date for applicants is on 7th Febraury.

We had a fabulous ‘Ladies that Lunch’ at Elaine Austin’s home. (see Ladies Guild link)

-A second night communal Seder has been arranged on 15th April.  Please ask Rabbi Zvi for details. (See Rabbi’s link)

-The window box event has been arranged for Thursday 13th March by Phillip Leigh to showcase Charlotte Posner’s work.  Invitations are being drafted. (See Events)

The Tots Purim party is on Monday 17th March from 1 – 3.  Merryl Citroen is organising ( 07966 191 843).  Mums, Dads, Grandparents and of course children all invited.  Tots in fancy dress! (See Tots Link)

We celebrated Pippa Kurt’s 6th  birthday with a Birthday Cake at the Kiddush on Shabbat 25th January.

Rabbi Zvi lead an explanatory Shabbat Service. (See Rabbi’s link)

On 26th January the Cheder had a trip to the Jewish Museum.  (See Cheder link)

Orly and Rabbi Zvi answered questions from the Ladies at the Rosh Chodesh Shuir.  (See Rabbi’s Link)

Mums n Tots every Monday at 10 30 to 12.  Emma Berman ( 077 697 707 124) or Millicent Newman ( 0208 502 0846)

We had 12 toddlers and 8 babies attending our Hartbeeps  session for mums and children of 3months to 4 years.  Phone Seema for more information: 07818 450 643 or Barbara Cohen 07957 141 197