Simchat Torah honour for Jewish Care clients

11 Oct 2017

Simchat Torah honour for Jewish Care clients

Clore Manor residents Philip Sonenfeld, 90 and Moshe Nurtman, 93 will be celebrating the honour of being awarded Chatan Torah and Chatan Bereshit this week for their involvement with the synagogue in their Jewish Care home. 

Philip regards being chosen as Chatan Torah as the second big honour of his life. “I’ve had one honour in my life already — I shook hands with the King in 1938 at Toynbee Hall, this is my second big honour”

As a young boy living in Poland daily synagogue services were the norm for Holocaust survivor Moshe Nurtman that all changed when war broke out. Moshe who came to the UK as one of “The Boys” never lost his faith. He is an active member of the synagogue in the care home. He commented; “I am grateful to have been given this honour and opportunity”.

Read more in the Jewish Chronicle  

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Moshe Nurtman, Jewish Care’s Rabbi Menachem Junik, Philip Sonenfeld