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Jewish New Year for Trees and Janusz Korczak
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michael


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12-01-2011 01:05 PM

On Sunday 30th January, Bromley Synagogue is planting a tree in Horniman Gardens to celebrate the Jewish New Year for Trees (Tu b'Shavat) and to remember Janusz Korczak. This year is the 100th anniversary of the visit to Forest Hill of Janusz Korczak who, together with the children in his care, perished in the Holocaust. More details of Korczak's visit to Forest Hill can be found at http://sydenhamforesthillhistory.blogspo...rczak.html


Bromley Synagogue would like to welcome the local community to join us for a short ceremony planting the tree at 2pm on Sunday 30th January in Horniman Gardens (close to the Sunken Garden - see map).

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michael


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29-01-2011 06:17 PM

Reminder that this tree planting takes place tomorrow afternoon in Horniman Gardens.

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nottinghillbilly


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29-01-2011 08:19 PM

I wont be able to make it tomorrow but I shall be there in spirit.
What a lovely idea!

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brian


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29-01-2011 11:49 PM

I agree lovely idea. Sorry unable to attend.

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robin orton


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30-01-2011 04:15 PM

Thanks for inviting us all to this, Michael; it was very moving. It was good to see the Mayor and at least two of our ward councillors there. Is there to be any explanatory text on or near the new tree?

And thanks to the rabbi for introducing us to Tu B'shavat. I was impressed by the number of (apparently) fluent Hebrew speakers we have amongst us!

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Dylan


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31-01-2011 01:08 PM

yesterday's tree planting was just so good, very interesting story from steve grindlay as always. When you get two Rabbi's
together you always get a great double act. The tree will now be my special place in the gardens.

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Belle


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31-01-2011 01:15 PM

Wow. I have never heard of him before but having read the Wikipedia link, it is fantastic that we are regonising such a remarkable human being.

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michael


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31-01-2011 02:04 PM

Belle,
I'm really please you had a look at his biography on Wikipedia as this was one of the key reasons for dedicating the tree to him, so that more people would know who he is.

We were fortunate to have with us a lady who lives in Sydenham and met Korczak in the Warsaw ghetto, creating a real sense of continuity from Korczak's visit to Forest Hill 100 years ago, his contemplation in the park, to the planting of the tree this weekend.

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nottinghillbilly


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31-01-2011 11:06 PM

When I read the Wikipidia link I wept buckets. It is incredibly humbling to read about such an amazing human being.

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movingsouth


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08-02-2011 10:04 PM

just wanted to mention, if you are interested, the film by Polish filmaker A. Wajda "Dottor Korczak"
If you have ever seen Life Is Beautiful (by italian funnyman and director Roberto Benigni) you may think this is where he got the inspiration from

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Charger


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Post: #11
12-06-2011 09:14 AM

Hello,
I'm an American reform Jew. I recently moved to Forrest Hill and am trying to meet people. My partner and I are divorced so I have my 3yr old son every other weekend and would like to tkae him to some jewish events. Please let me know if there is anything happening. Thanks.

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Dylan


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13-06-2011 11:56 AM

The Jewish Museum in Camden (Albert Street)is a great place and does lots of
activities for kids

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Charger


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Post: #13
13-06-2011 09:32 PM

Many thanks!

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