James is 56 years-old, married to Tina and lives in South-West London, with their children, Isabelle and Tom.
He has a rare blood cancer called Myelofibrosis, for which his only chance of successful treatment is with a stem cell transplant from someone with a matching tissue type.
Because James is Jewish, a matching donor is far more likely to be Jewish too. James’ family background is mainly Sephardi and part Ashkenazi, with ancestors from Europe, Northern Africa, the Middle East and parts of Asia, and this is particularly an appeal to people of similar ancestry.
The only way to find out if you are a match is for you to take a simple test. This just means brushing the inside of your mouth with a cotton bud-like swab.
If you’re 17-55, visit http://sueharristrust.org/james/ for details of where you can get swabbed, or to order a postal kit.
Mazal tov to Joel Rosenberg on his engagement to Sarah Goldschmidt. Mazal tov also to Joel’s proud mum, Shelley Cooper.
Please join us on Friday 18th January when Chazan Bex Blumenfeld will again be sharing shabbat with us. There will be a Friday night service at 7.00 pm, followed by a meal at the home of Linda & Edwin Lucas.
Chazan Bex will lead services and deliver the dvar on Shabbat Beshallach, 19th January.
We ask for a donation of £8.00 per single adult or £20 per family, towards the cost of the meal, which is subsidised by the shul. This can be by cheque (payable to HEMS) or directly into the HEMS bank account (reference 18th January). We also ask for food or drink contributions towards the meal. Once you have booked please contact Gill Ross who is co-ordinating the evening.
The Mosaic Liberal AGM will commence at 2.15 pm Please make every effort to attend as this is your opportunity to learn what is going on at YOUR Synagogue. It will be followed by the Mosaic Jewish Community AGM.
It will also be streamed live here (make sure you request the Mosaic Liberal password if you don’t already have it).