Jewish Views podcast: Kindertransport 80, Mitzvah Day 2018

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Jewish Views podcast: Kindertransport 80, Mitzvah Day 2018

Guests this week include Sir Erich Reich, Dr Vivi Lachs, Laura Marks OBE, Sports & Community Editor, Andrew Sherwood, Features editor Francine Wolfisz and Rabbi Stephen Katz

This week we speak to Sir Erich Reich of the Association of Jewish Refugees, about an event that HRH Prince Charles hosted to mark the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransport.

Author and Historian, Dr Vivi Lachs chats about her book ‘Whitechapel Noise’ which explores Jewish immigrant life through Yiddish song and verse.

Founder of Mitzvah Day, Laura Marks OBE tells us about the success of this years’ event and why there was a lot of chicken soup involved!

We also say a fond farewell to Sports & Community Editor, Andrew Sherwood who’s leaving the Jewish News after 15 years.

Features Editor, Fran Wolfisz reviews The Jewish News and our Rabbinic Thought for the Week comes from Rabbi Stephen Katz of Edgware & Hendon Reform Synagogue.

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