Children at Stanmore and Canons Park Synagogue make cards for police officers hurt in attack in Kingsbury for Mitzvah Day

Borehamwood Times: Juliet Schneiderman, Bob Blackman MP and Rabbi Mendel Lew Juliet Schneiderman, Bob Blackman MP and Rabbi Mendel Lew

CHILDREN at a synagogue in Stanmore made cards for police officers injured in an attack in Kingsbury for a good-deeds day on Sunday.

The cards were made for Mitzvah Day, at Stanmore and Canons Park Synagogue, in London Road.

Young people who were already making Chanukah cards for children in foster care in Israel decided to send their good wishes to four officers who were hurt on Saturday, in Kingsbury Road.

Mitzvah Day is an annual good-deed day that calls on thousands of volunteers to donate time rather than money to charity and community projects.

Bob Blackman, MP for Harrow West, also attended the event to help serve tea to members of the Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen (AJEX).

Organiser Juliet Schneiderman said: “When Bob came along he was speaking to my husband and it came up in conversation about the police officers.

“I hadn’t actually heard what had happened but felt that the police do so much for us at the synagogue that we must show our gratitude.

“On high holy days they are so supportive and protective of us and we wanted to show our thanks by sending cards to the men who were injured.

“The kids that created the cards were a variety of ages, some were Brownies and Rainbows and others were teenagers. We will be sending the cards shortly to the officers and wish them well in their recovery.”

Other Mitzvah Day projects done by the synagogue included collecting food for the Watford New Hope Trust for the Homeless outside the Broadwalk Centre, in Edgware.

Members also knitted blankets for impoverished families in Eastern Europe and collecting Lego for children with terminal conditions.

A group of the synagogue’s teenagers also spent a part of Sunday afternoon cleaning up the Watford New Hope Trust’s market garden by removing stones and debris to enable the soil to be cleared and ready for planting in the spring.

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9:59am Wed 23 Nov 11

Joliet68 says...

This is absolutely lovely! Well done to them, such a nice thought!
This is absolutely lovely! Well done to them, such a nice thought! Joliet68
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1:28pm Wed 23 Nov 11

Sonoo Malkani says...

These clean-hearted young folk have set a standard which many more Harrovians would do well to follow.The good we do invariably comes back to us,especially when it's done selflessly!!It is the Law of Nature.The Law of Karma.


Let us aspire to make every single day a MITZVAH day--- part and parcel of our daily life and follow in the inspirational footsteps of our loving,caring youth.Make every day count.

So proud of each and every one of you.Keep up the good works!
These clean-hearted young folk have set a standard which many more Harrovians would do well to follow.The good we do invariably comes back to us,especially when it's done selflessly!!It is the Law of Nature.The Law of Karma. Let us aspire to make every single day a MITZVAH day--- part and parcel of our daily life and follow in the inspirational footsteps of our loving,caring youth.Make every day count. So proud of each and every one of you.Keep up the good works! Sonoo Malkani
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5:31pm Wed 23 Nov 11

jackdaw says...

What a lovely thing to do. I am sure these cards will be a keepsake for the officers and let them know how much they are appreciated by the community.

Is the Harrow Times going to print a picture of these youngsters as i am sure readers would like to see their faces?

A good news story that shines out of the pages.
What a lovely thing to do. I am sure these cards will be a keepsake for the officers and let them know how much they are appreciated by the community. Is the Harrow Times going to print a picture of these youngsters as i am sure readers would like to see their faces? A good news story that shines out of the pages. jackdaw
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