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Fascinating facts about Israel revealed during 65th birthday celebrations in South Woodford synagogue

Ilford Recorder
April 22 2013

More than 65 people, dressed in white and blue, attended the service held at Woodford Liberal Synagogue, Marlborough Road, South Woodford.

That Israel invented the world’s smallest video camera, developed a drug for multiple sclerosis and a new air defence system were some of the facts read out.

Bob Kamall, chairman of the synagogue, said: “It was a lovely celebration bringing all ages together to rejoice in Israel’s 65th birthday." Read more (with picture)

 

Synagogue celebrates Israel's 65th birthday

East London and West Essex Guardian 
April 22 2013

A rabbi reeled off a list of 65 facts about Israel – one for each year the country has been independent – to celebrate Yom Ha-atzmaut, Israel's birthday.

The congregation dressed in blue and white and waved Israeli flags during the special event at Woodford Liberal Synagogue in Marlborough Road, South Woodford.

The facts listed by Rabbi Richard Jacobi celebrated Israeli medical and technological achievements, including the invention of the world’s smallest video camera and the development of a drug to treat multiple sclerosis.

Visitors also enjoyed a craft session at the celebrations creating a map of Israel.

Bob Kamall, chairman of the synagogue, said: “It was a lovely celebration bringing all ages together to rejoice in Israel’s 65th birthday.”