I feel the time has come to let everyone know about the unsung work that the JGSGB and its members provide.
I would like to congratulate, member and Past Chairman, Laurence Harris for his
part in the WDYTYA programme on Larry Lamb and his grandmother’s conversion to Judaism. I should also add some congratulations to another JGSGB member, Miriam Rodrigues-Pereira for her part in the first programme of the current series. Miriam appeared in the June Brown (Dot from Eastenders) episode in her role as archivist to Bevis Marks synagogue.
Some other praise should also be given to those who helped Wall to Wall Productions in the background. Not least, JGSGB’s Genealogical Enquiries officer, Rosemary Hoffman, who spent two hours at the end of last year talking to the company’s researchers about the conversion process and other issues featured in the Larry Lamb episode.
JGSGB receives several requests for help with researching television programmes each year and we help them by providing background information, finding out facts or by recommending researchers.
Once again congratulations to everyone involved in these endeavours.
Tony Benson – Editor