Welcome to the Harlow Jewish Community

Hello and welcome to the Harlow Jewish Community. My name is Irit Shillor and I have been the Rabbi here for the last twelve years. I was born in Jerusalem and studied Mathematics there before coming to England in 1982. My children were at the time very young and I joined a Reform community in or...


Sukkah Building - 2017

Our annual Sukkah build was enjoyed by the cheder children and the adult helpers. We all worked hard to provide a wonderful Sukkah for the community to use during Sukkot.   



Why the 70th Anniversary of the state of Israel will be so important to me


As part of our celebrations of 70 years of Israeli Independence we are publishing an article each month. These articles are written by our members about their personal experiences of Israel.  This is the first article and is written by charles Jackson about his time in Egypt in 1947/48



 At the start of 1947, I was with the British army, all male unit, stationed at a base ammunition depot in Egypt. Also at the camp was an independent Jewish unit, and surprisingly, German prisoners of war. We had no drivers; the German p.o.w’s did all the driving including our armoured vehicles.


That Pesach, the Jewish unit found out that I was the only Jew in a unit of well over 300, and invited me to join them at a Seder service to be held at the army headquarters some 20 miles away...


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