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Olympic & Paralympic Events

RJCC & Communal Events

Organised with the Redbridge Jewish Community Centre (Sinclair House) these events must be booked in advance either by calling RJCC on 020 8551 0017 or e-mail: 

22nd July 2012: Olympic Torch Relay at Coventry Road

An early start – gather at 8:00am to witness the torch relay and then enjoy a beigel breakfast (£2 each person) together. Venue: corner of Cranbrook Road and Coventry Road, Ilford.

29th July 2012: Ceremony to Commemorate the Munich 1972 Tragedy at RJCC

Please join us for a specially developed commemoration, in conjunction with the Israeli Embassy at 3:00pm

Sunday 19th August: An Evening with Eva Loeffler at WLS

The Road to the Paralympics: The Story of Sir Ludwig Guttmann at Woodford Liberal Synagogue

Starting at 4:00pm Eva will speak about the life of her father – Sir Ludwig Guttmann – who was a Jewish neurosurgeon who sheltered other Jews at Breslau Hospital (where he was the medical director) during Kristall Nacht.  He moved to Oxford in 1939 and helped create the National Spinal Injuries Centre at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, where he also founded the Stoke Mandeville Games the fore runner of today’s Paralympic Games.

This is a free event, with light refreshments provided, but there will be a collection and the proceeds will be donated to ‘WheelPower‘ the wheelchair sports charity based at Stoke Mandeville.

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