The Art of being Jewish

A very energetic member of Belsize Square Synagogue whom I sat with last Sunday during the shul’s annual Channukah Market, told me he came up with the trademark Belsize Square should promote itself and stands for “The Art of being Jewish”. A market with members making coffee, while not in court as Queen Counsellors, or…

My professional colleagues

Last week a giving music one. And the joy of hearing in action. The 11th of November in remembrance day. Directing a Requiem for the Fallen. The organist of Belsize Square Synagogue, Maestro Mike Cayton in his role as choirmaster in his St John’s Wood Church, a multifaceted musician of the highest class, not in…

A wedding in London

Last Sunday  I officiated a wedding at the Criterion, in the center of London, in Piccadilly Circus. The bride arrived and was welcomed by a Scottish Bagpipe band. She then entered the venue and was received by a quartet of the Belsize Square Professional Choir under the baton of Maestro Michael Cayton at the piano. I…