92 years young! I felt very privileged to be invited to celebrate Rabbi Harry’s birthday with him together with some close friends at Finchley Progressive Synagogue. We were treated to a wonderful study session given by both rabbis Harry and Margaret about Berashit followed by a sumptuous lunch and birthday cake. May you remain in good health and celebrate many more Harry.
In the year 2007 the Synagogue’s competent
administrator Jeannine Cohen leB us and the feeling
was she would be very hard to replace. After
interviewing a number of candidates, Lynda Cowper as
she was called in those days was far and away the
best, and was given the job. In November this year
Lynda Cannon, as she is now called, will have served
the community for ten years. In that time she has proved to be every
bit as good as Jeanine. Lynda is the friendly, capable, first port of call
for members/people who contact the office. Over the years she has
integrated well with the community and has served on the
Fundraising committee, as well as being on the Kiddush rota.
She also has the knack of being a whiz at finding cheaper deals from
utility companies, and negotiating insurance policy renewals, saving
the synagogue a considerable amount of money. Her only flaw is that
she still supports the North London red football team; however we
forgive her for that idiosyncrasy. On behalf of the community, I
would like to thank Lynda for her hard work and commitment to SPS.
Long may that association continue.