Jewish Museum brings special memories to Northwood

26 February 2018

Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS), in partnership with Jewish Care, hosted a very special visit from the Jewish Museum as part of its ‘Memory Matters’ club.

The museum ran a workshop showing objects and images from its collection, which depict the history and heritage of Jews in Britain through the themes of migration, family and faith.

During the session, all the attendees had an opportunity to explore and handle objects telling the story of families who lived in the Jewish East End.

Memory Matters is a twice-monthly outreach club at NPLS offering stimulation and companionship to support people who may be experiencing problems with their memory as well as other difficulties. It is organised in partnership with Jewish Care.

Northwood’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Aaron Goldstein, said: “This special event saw participants benefit from the regular partnership of Jewish Care and NPLS, with the value added content that this outreach project from the Jewish Museum brings. This is a great example of the Jewish community using its combined resources in an intelligent and meaningful way.”

Angela Peters, NPLS care co-ordinator, added: “The workshop was fascinating and extremely interesting and gave everybody a lot of opportunity to reminisce.

“There is always something stimulating for everyone at Memory Matters, it is the ideal opportunity for participants to find a new hobby, revisit a favourite pastime and build friendships. A three course hot lunch is also provided.

“The aim is to enhance health and wellbeing, combat loneliness and isolation and build confidence.”

Memory Matters runs fortnightly on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at NPLS. For more information please contact Rabbi Aaron Goldstein on

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