Much to my mother’s horror I decided to make my life “back in the smoke” rather than remain in the tranquil leafy outer suburb. After a few years in Hackney, I have lived the rest of my adult life in Tottenham with my husband Peter who is a Kehillah friend. We have two sons, Eddie who is married to Mareeni and with children granddaughter Ellie and grandson Leon. They live in Tottenham whilst Daniel lives in California married to Erin, with Damian, Erin’s child; we are his “magic grandparents”.
When NLPS had to close I definitely did not want to join a suburban synagogue or one in NW London. I was determined to be part of a vibrant, progressive Jewish community that was compatible with my working and family life. I was one of the founder members of NLPJC, now Kehillah; and led the development during the first five years. It is now a thriving community and I am delighted to have played a part, laying a framework that has now been taken further by others. Kehillah is a community where everyone is valued and cherished and all can participate in a range of different activities relevant to the 21st century. I have the chance to connect with my strong Jewish roots, “let go” and recharge my batteries within a Jewish community so I can then face the challenges that life brings.