Busy day for Catford & Bromley US
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Friday 29th June 2018

What a busy Sunday for Catford and  Bromley Synagogue Community. 

in the morning at Allerford road memorial grounds we celebrated Armed Forces  Day  and the service was jointly led  by our  minister  Rev David Rome . At these grounds there is a Jewish memorial for the Jewish Service men who lost their lives in  WW 1 & 2. We were able to say Kaddish  at the memorial stone. In attendance were the local MP's The Deputy Lord Lieutenant The Lewisham Mayor and Mayoress and several other dignitaries. This year our Cheder Children attended  and one of the Parents Matthew  Burchell  held the  Ceremonial  Ajax  Standard. It was a very moving occasion but also very enjoyable  and it was very educational  for  our Cheder children. 

Straight  from  this ceremony  several of us attended the Lewisham Faith walk  this being the 4th year  the original idea  set up by our Synagogue  Chairman  Joe Burchell and the Police . On this walk  the 300 approximately  walkers and some who travelled by public transport  visited the Hindu Temple ,The Salvation Army, The Islamic Centre ,Lewisham Town Hall  ( Talk by the  Mayor ) and lastly  the Catford and Bromley Synagogue .  Mr Burchell in welcoming everybody   made everyone  laugh by saying ' This might be the last place of visiting today but actually  it all started  here with us '  Considering the attraction of the England  Match and the very hot weather   the  turnout again  was excellent only just below the 400 + of previous years . As one of the MP's remarked Lewisham Faith Walk sets the standard for other Boroughs  to follow .