This is really rather a late piece of news and I apologise profusely for not having submitted this or indeed, any other recent news!

First, congratulations to Louise Garcia who led the communal seder this year ably supported, I believe, by Julie Stone, Adam Feldman and Iain Brown. I was unable to attend myself as I am still recovering from my recent illness, but I am now well on the mend and hope to be at the next Shabbat service which will be in our new venue in Blackwater. This new venue is very pleasant and provides us with plenty of room as well as plenty of parking.

More congratulations to Louise as she has been selected as one of the teachers accompanying a small group of children making a day visit to Auschwitz. I imagine it will be quite a testing time for all those on the trip. I understand that Donna Birrell of BBC Radio Cornwall will be doing a programme on the visit so listen out for that.

We also have a joint visit from Elkan & Celia Levy together with David & hannah Jacobs early in July and a venue for this has been arranged by our social secretary, Jacquie Ricketts so I hope you will all make every effort to attend this important function.

Good Yomtov to everyone wherever you may be.