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Aberdeen Synagogue flood

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walter hecht

FLOODING OF ABERDEEN SHUL PREMISES. An unfortunate accident has ruined the synagogue and much on the restoration costs won`t be covered by insurance.

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I have enjoyed doing runs like these over the years for my own enjoyment but this cause is above that.
Over the last few days as this sponsorship has developed more background has emerged and this is some of the information that`s come from Debby Taylor the driving force in the Synagogue. 
"Aberdeen has never been a large Community but it has been maintained since 1893 by a very transient Jewish population. Families and individuals come and stay for a few years due to work at the University, hospital, oil industry etc and then move on. Whilst here, each family or individual has enriched our Community and left with hopefully happy memories of their time here. Our Community is not made up of Aberdonians but a very diverse and international group of ‘incomers'.  And it is quite clear that when Jewish people come to Aberdeen they are looking for a Jewish Community to belong, even short stay visitors passing through the city who regularly join us for services. And not forgetting Jewish Students, some odd whom become very active members of the Community whilst here. We are now the come to destination for Jewish stag parties on the whisky trail."

Event details

Running for the Aberdeen synagogue

Glasgow Friends of Israel member Walter Hecht is running two half-marathons later this month. He had kindly offered to invite sponsorship to support the work of COFIS. We think, and hope you will agree, that the pressing need is to raise funds for Aberdeen so that they can rent premises for the Jewish festivals and also meet the shortfall in insurance.
After the wonderful success of the International Shalom Festival in Edinburgh and it`s positive impact on the Jewish Community throughout Scotland this is an opportunity to help one of the most remote communities to survive.

Let me add some more from Debby to what Walter has had to say that makes this appeal hit home.

 "I wrote to someone today about requests from schools for someone to talk about Judaism,  'The stark reality is that if we do not raise enough funds within the next few weeks, then we will have no choice but to sell the building and wind up the Community. With no Community, there would be no Synagogue for the schools to visit, no Community to contact with a request for a school visit, no Community to represent.’"

That I believe says it all.

Nigel Goodrich.

Event date

24-September-2017 10:00  - 
01-October-2017 16:00

Event type

Running / Walking

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Hope you are up an running again soon
Donation by Lorraine and Robin Gordon
on 03-11-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Well done Walter!
Donation by Hilary Mason (nee Levy)
on 17-10-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Well Done And Congratulations Walter.
Donation by Charles Trager
on 08-10-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Sydney Trager
on 08-10-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Well done Walter!!!!
Donation by Eileen and michael
on 08-10-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Congratulations on your worthy effort
Donation by Anita & Eddie
on 02-10-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Well done!
Donation by Anonymous
on 01-10-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Wishing best of luck and may you run from one Mitzvah to the next with joy and good health
Donation by Anonymous
on 27-09-2017
£0.00 gift aid
You are a superstar Walter and we are all very proud! x
Donation by Deb
on 25-09-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Marilyn Benson (nee Talbot)
on 25-09-2017
£0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £2,070.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £2,070.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £2,070.00

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