Yad B’Yad Unity Lodge
ad B’Yad Lodge was inaugurated in 1988, originally meeting in members’ homes in the Pinner, Hatch End, North Harrow and Northwood area. We now also have members from Bushey, Kenton, Stanmore and Edgware. Due to the growth in our membership we moved our monthly speaker meetings to Pinner synagogue.
Shortly after lockdown came into force in March, we used Zoom for our monthly speaker meetings, as well as for the Arts and Literature group and the Book Club. We look forward to resuming our Music, Bridge and Rummikub evenings once we are able to meet in members’ houses again. We have been able to do some walks, ensuring social distancing. The annual walking/non-walkers’ holiday has been postponed till May 2021. Our lodge members regularly attend the BBUK Zoom meetings.
We continue to support BBUK’s core charities in Israel and Ukraine as well as donating to the Harrow Foodbank. We look forward to next year defending our 2019 title as winners of the BBUK Interlodge fundraising Quiz Supper.
Programme of events
15 February: Jews in the a Special Operations Executive: Casting the dice – the Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare – talk by Dan Fox, Deputy National Chairman of AJEX-JMA
15 March: Quiz – Carmela Stockman
12 April: The greatest comeback: the story of Bela Gutmann – talk by David Bolchover
24 May: Oscar Nemon – talk by Lady Aurelia Young
14 June: Yad B’Yad AGM followed by Magen David Adom talk by Robin Jacobs
5 July: Matthew Wright, Wildlife TV producer/director