All posts by Leslie Lipert


Holocaust Memorial – Cynthia’s story

Cynthia’s Story

This animation portrays the remarkable story of survival of Blanka and her sister Klara during the Holocaust and the horrific nightmare of the Nazi concentration camps, including Auschwitz II (Birkenau).

The Animation may only be viewed by Members.

Click on ‘Additional’ on the main menu and select ‘Holocaust Memorial Animation.’

Smile Amazon

Kehillat Kernow has registered as a charity with Smile Amazon.

They donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charity of your choice.

Next time you buy something from them logon by using the link above or by ‘Googling’ ‘Smile Amazon’ and you will be asked to select a charity. Choose Kehillat Kernow and we will benefit and at no extra cost to you.

Ponsharden Open Day

On Sunday, 10 September, from 2-4pm, there will be an Open Day at the Jewish Cemetery and Dissenters’ Burying Ground (also known as Congregationalists) at Ponsharden in Falmouth adjacent to Sainsburys Store. Keith Pearce, historian and authority on Cornish Jewish cemeteries will be on hand to discuss the background and personages buried in the Jewish cemetery and Dissenter historians, Rob Nunn and Tom Weller, will lecture about the adjacent Dissenters Burying Ground. Both cemeteries are presently undergoing restoration led by Falmouth Town Council with the help of  the Friends of Ponsharden Cemeteries. An application to the Heritage Lottery Fund is being submitted to raise the additional necessary funds. The open day is in conjunction with the European Days of Jewish Culture and Heritage.  Parking available at Park and Float/Ride car park.



Have Ark, will travel-Anthony Fagin’s portable Ark which holds our two Torah scrolls, made its debut on Shabbat Mattot-Mas’ei on the 28th of Tammuz, where a Shehechianu was duly pronounced. The Ark, made of plywood with a ceramic crest on top, will be lighter and perfect for the upcoming High Holidays when two scrolls are required. Anthony’s expertise and fine craftsmanship resulted in the perfect solution for housing the two scrolls. Anthony donated the Ark to the KK community for which we are all very grateful. Bravo!