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 2020, 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. 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 defending our title as winners of the BBUK Interlodge fundraising Quiz Supper.
We are a friendly Lodge and new members are always welcome
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
Monday 5 July: ‘Making Wildlife TV Documentaries’, Matthew Wright
Monday 16 August: ‘The Archaeology of the Thames Foreshore’, Will Rathouse Senior Community Archaeologist, Thames Discovery Programme
Thursday 30 September: ‘The Only Jewish Lord Lieutenant in English History’ Robert Voss Lord-Lieutenant of Hertfordshire
Monday 25 October: ‘My father Joe Loss’, Jennifer Jankel
Tuesday 23 November: ‘Does our use of the internet and social media do more harm than good ?’, Rebecca Eliahoo
Tuesday 14 December: ‘The role of a toastmaster’, John Ashmele