65th Anniversary Reunion Dinner

Over 300 people attended the Reunion Dinner of the 45 Aid Society’s 65th anniversary.

The evening was attended by the survivors, 2nd generation and now many 3rd generation.

It was a wonderful heartfelt evening with survivors from this country and those who came from abroad.

Chief Rabbi made a memorable speech not only celebrating the lives of the survivors but all suggested incorporating an annual prayer within the shul service.

A biopic film was made by members of the 2nd generation giving a brief yet wonderful insight into the lives of the survivors who come to the UK.

[button href=”http://vimeo.com/11489415″] View film tribute to The Boys as shown at the Reunion[/button]

To see the photos click here.

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Dinner and Recital

Jewish Care Charity Registration Number 802559

One of the most exciting sopranos in the world

Natasha Marsh

In aid of the

Holocaust Survivors’ Centre

A unique therapeutic service for Holocaust Survivors

Wednesday 24 February 2010

Dinner and Recital

The Carlton Tower Hotel

Cadogan Place, London SW1X 9PY

Ticket price: £125.00

6.45pm Reception  7.30pm Dinner  10.30pm Carriages

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To book tickets please contact Amanda Rose on

020 8203 9033 / 07770 314 960 or email arose@jcare.org

Book online at www.jewishcare.org/hsc/dinner

 

Click Here to Download the Flyer (PDF)‘ ‘

Yom Hashoah From Grief to Hope

The Chief Rabbi invites the community to commemorate Yom Hashoah on Monday 12 April 2010 at Edgware United Synagogue.  Doors open at 6.45pm to be seated by 7.15 pm.

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Yom Hashoah Forum 11 April

A number of organisations have collaborated to form a Forum for Yom Hoshoah falls this year on Sunday 11 April 2010 and willl be commemorated at the Dell in Hyde Park London at 11am.’ ‘

45 Aid Reunion 2010

A major celebration involving 2nd and 3rd generation is being planned for this year’s 45 Aid Reunion, the 65th event in the association’s history. When: Monday, 3 May 2010 (UK Bank Holiday Monday) Time: Reception 4:30 p.m. followed by Dinner at 6:00 p.m. Where: Holiday Inn Hotel Regents Park, Carburton Street, London W1W 5EE (Map) Dress: Lounge Suit Cost: £50 per person Tickets: Ruby Friedman’ ‘

LJCC lectures

During March, there are 5 lectures being given at the London Jewish Cultural Centre (LJCC). These unique events will be of real interest to many of us and the details are as follows:

7th March: “Polish & Jewish Relations During World War II” – Professor Anthony Polonski 12th March: The annual Leonard G. Montefiore lecture entitled “1942, 70 years later” – William Tyler [NOTE: This lecture starts at 7:45 pm].

14th March: “Polish & Jewish Relations Since World War II” – Professor Anthony Polonski

21st March: “Polish & Jewish Relations A Personal Perspective” Ben Helfgott

28th March: “Polish & Jewish Relations Into The 21st Century” Kate Gerrard

Each of the above lectures is due to start at 7:30 pm and are likely to finish approximately around 9:00 pm to 9:30 pm, with the exception of the Montefiore lecture as noted above.

The address of the LJCC is as follows: London Jewish Cultural Centre 94-96 North End Road London, NW11 7SX Tel: 020 8457 5000 The normal entrance fee for these lectures is £15 BUT for members of the ’45 Aid Society will only have to pay £5.” ”

Lecture

The ’45 Aid Society in conjunction with London Jewish Cultural Centre invite you to: The 34th Annual Leonard G.Montefiore Memorial Lecture

On: Tuesday 23 February 2010 at 7.30.pm
Title: “Evaluation of the Year 1940, 70 Years Later”
Speaker: William Tyler

1940 Was a crucial year in the history of Europe and of the wider world.  Here in England it was the year in which we stood alone against Nazi tyranny. Continental Europe saw the advance of Nazi troops across the continent, with the Fall of France proving particularly significant. 1940 also saw the infamous Nazi Pact with Russia in full operation. Just 70 years ago this year, in the living memory of some but distant history to the young, it is important for us all to remember the horrors and the dangers of Europe 70 years ago.

In the Chair:  Trudy Gold

Venue: London Jewish Cultural Centre

Ivy House, 94-96 North End Road

London. NW11 7SX

Refreshments will be served following the lecture.

To confirm your attendance

Please reply to London Jewish Cultural Centre on 020 8457 5000 telling them that you are a member of the 45 Aid Society for whom there will be no charge for admittance. If you are attending please take this invitation with you.’ ‘

Annual Reunion 2012

The 67th Annual Reunion of the 45 Aid Society took place on Sunday 6th May 2012. Over 230 people attended the event which included Lord Greville Janner among the guests.

Following the Reception, guests were treated to the showing of a new short film charting the story of the Boys. The film, a tribute to The Boys by the Second Generaton, has recently been updated by Maurice Helfgott and further developed with new material from new sources and with information from recent projects.

[button href=”http://vimeo.com/42193290″] View film tribute to The Boys as shown at 2012 Reunion[/button]

Ben Helfgott MBE, Chair of the 45 Aid Society, who has recently been awarded an honorary doctorate, opened the speeches. Ben presented Lord Janner with a leatherbound copy of Martin Gilbert’s ‘The Boys’, signed by many of the Boys present and their families.

Following on from Lord Janner, Mark Perl spoke on behalf of the Second Generation. Mark has recently worked with the Holocaust Education Trust to develop his father’s story to tell in schools. He spoke movingly about schoolchildren’s responses to his story and highlighted the importance of personalising the events of the Holocaust to bring it home to future generations as numbers of survivors diminish.

The evening’s speeches were concluded by Mr Vivian Wineman, Chair of the Board of Deputies of British Jews.

The evening was a tremendous success and an opportunity for friends and families to meet.

This year’s 45 Aid Journal will be available do download from the website shortly, along with photos of the evening.” ”