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The CCJ Hillingdon Branch Committee is made up of representatives of both the Christian and the Jewish communities.
Judith read for the bar and worked as an employment lawyer in industry. She studied anthropology, psychology and sociology. For the last 30 years she has been a group facilitator, teamwork trainer and therapist, in Europe and for 20 years in India, often as a volunteer. Judith is a proud mother of three and a grandmother of five.
She is a member of Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue.
Reverend Wendy Graham
Wendy was brought up in the Church of England but spent four happy years as a member of St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Eastcote (now a United Reformed Church), where she met her husband, Tony. After their marriage they lived for a short while in Chesham before moving to Chalfont St Peter, where they became active in both Church and community.
Wendy worked for a London Child Care Organization, then for Bucks Health & Welfare Social Work Dept., and later as a Medical Secretary at Amersham General Hospital. She is a member of the local Drama Group, a Trustee of the Community Centre and Chairman of the Chalfont St Peter Arts Festival. She has two sons, one small grandson and a granddaughter.
Wendy became a Licensed Lay Minister in the Church of England, was subsequently ordained and is an Associate Priest in the Parish of Chalfont St Peter. She has found a warm welcome at the Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue, is a firm believer in the aims and principles of CCJ, and has made new friends amongst its members.
Rabbi Dr Andrew Goldstein (Rabbi Emeritus, Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue)
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Neil was born in London and in 1940 was sent to South Africa where he had most of his education. He returned to England in 1953, and practised as an Electrical Engineer, travelling the world, until 1964. He married Cynthia (nee Freeman) in 1963, and they have two children, Jonathan and Jane.
Like many parents, Cynthia and Neil decided they should join a synagogue when Jonathan approached cheder age, and opted for Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue, mostly because it was relatively handy. This turned out to be an excellent decision and they have been active members ever since, serving in various positions on and off Council. At present Cynthia is completing her tenth year as minutes secretary (amongst other things) and Neil is serving a term as President of the congregation.
Neil has lived as much amongst non-Jews as amongst Jews, and believes that every person's truth deserves respect, except for those who claim a monopoly of the truth. He looks forward to working towards greater understanding and tolerance between Jews and Christians, and hopes that this may be extended to other faiths.
Other Committee Members
Educated at Upton Hall Convent FCJ, Upton, on the Wirral.
Trained at the Gregg's Secretarial College, Liverpool.
Spent six years working for the Maritine Insurance Company, Liverpool.
Married - had four children, a daughter & three sons, with three grandchildren to date!
I've always had an interest in the Jews. My first contact with a Jewish family was while in a flat at Wembley Park. I was impressed by the kindness of my neighbours. I have a good friend whose husband left Austria for his safety as a boy and was brought up in a Catholic family. He was a gentleman and a friend.
I have been a member of the Methodist Church for thirty nine years and served nearly all that time as a Pastoral Reader and now share leadership of a weekly Prayer meeting. In latter years I have understood from the Bible that Christians must love and help the Jewish people and I hope to put that into effect while being on the Committee of the Hillingdon Branch of CCJ.
Father Timothy Gorham
I was brought up in Reading, Berks. I joined the monastery in 1989 after working for British Rail for 15 years. After studies I was ordained to the priesthood in 1995. I was assigned to St Benedict's Junior School until 2003 when I joined the Ealing Abbey parish team as Assistant Priest. I am the spiritual director of the First Holy Communion and Confirmation programmes.
I was the last Christian Joint-Chairman of Ealing CCJ until its merger with Hillingdon CCJ.
Phil has been involved with CCJ and Jewish/Christian dialogue since moving to Northwood. He is a Methodist local preacher and has preached throughout the Harrow and Hillingdon area and previously Bedfordshire.
Phil holds a degree in Geography and works as a marketing consultant for a large software company. He is married with two teenage children, and currently lives in Pinner.
Retired Insurance Executive living in Northwood.
Married to Barbara with two grown up children and five grandchildren.
Founder member of the CCJ Suffolk & North Essex branch.
Retired Chairman of CCJ Hillingdon after serving eight years.
Retired Vice-President of The Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain.
Founder Committee member of the Hillingdon Inter Faith Network.
Member of the Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue.
Member of the B'nai B'rith Yad B'Yad Lodge.
Born and educated in Switzerland, Regula has lived in London since 1963. A retired social worker, she lives in Eastcote and worships at St Lawrence Church. After her retirement, she worked for a number of years as a lay-chaplain at Mount Vernon Hospital. Interfaith relations are a very strong interest of hers, mainly Judaism and Islam. She holds a certificate in Interfaith Relations from the London Inter Faith Centre.
Sue is currently a volunteer within the Jewish Community for two organisations: Jewish Women’s Aid, where she mans a helpline responding to callers who have suffered domestic violence; and the Langdon Community Centre (LCC) where she co-ordinates, recruiting volunteers working directly with Langdon clients. These are young people who wish to live independently but need support. LCC also recruit volunteers who support young people attending the Maccabi Youth Club.
Her previous activities included administrator of Jewish Hospital and Prison visitation, volunteer Manager for the Community Development Department of the United Synagogue and volunteer Co-ordinator at Norwood, the Jewish charity for people with learning disabilities.
Sue lives in Ruislip and is a Council member of Northwood United Synagogue.
Ruth Weyl, 1924 - 2013
Describing herself for this page, Ruth wrote:
Born 1924 in Berlin into very long established German Jewish families with a Liberal Jewish background. Brought up with a strong Jewish identity, yet also part of what was once termed 'German culture' and pacifism taught by my father, a First World War soldier in the Kaiser's army who met English soldiers in a field hospital.
By trade I'm a Boatman turned Bookseller (manager of London School of Theology Books & Resources in Northwood from 2000 - 2010) and now turned freelance web developer, writer and blogger. Back in 2000 I discovered Paul McFedries' book on web design, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creating a Web Page, then started building websites for a hobby. All feedback on this site is appreciated: please either sign the Visitors' Book
I hope that my web design skills will prove helpful in furthering CCJ's aims and am quite happy to help any other branch of CCJ or any church or synagogue that doesn't yet have its own website to set one up.