Concert to raise money for schools honouring father of two communal leaders

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Concert to raise money for schools honouring father of two communal leaders

Jerry Goldstein will be remembered at an event this month featuring leading Jewish performers from the US in a bid to support two Ilford schools

Jerry Goldstein at the JN-PAJES Jewish Schools Award with his wife Ann
Jerry Goldstein at the JN-PAJES Jewish Schools Award with his wife Ann

Funds for two Jewish schools will be raised at a concert honouring the late father of two communal leaders.

Jerry Goldstein, who died aged 80 in March 2020, will be honoured at an event this month featuring leading Jewish performers from the United States

He was the father of United Synagogue president Michael Goldstein, and chair of the Jewish Leadership Council, Jonathan Goldstein, and a third brother, Daniel, who lives in Israel.

Honouring him, Michael and Jonathan will be holding the concert at St John’s Wood Synagogue on Sunday 14 November, with American Jewish chasidic singers Shulem and Yanky Lemmer, travelling from the US to perform.

They will appear alongside Avromi Freilich of Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue, and Wohl Ilford Jewish Primary School Choir, and will be supported by Eliot Alderman and the Rinah Ensemble.

Proceeds from the event, which is almost sold out, will go towards Kantor King Solomon High School and Wohl Ilford Jewish Primary School, which are “very close to the Goldstein family’s hearts”, according to organisers.

Jerry helped establish WIJPS while Michael and Jonathan helped bring about its new building. The brothers also worked to create Kantor King Solomon High School.

Michael said: ” We are delighted to be hosting an evening of world class Jewish music in honour of our Father supporting the schools in Ilford, charities very close to his heart”

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