An art exhibition is being held in Stanmore next month in aid of a local charity’s mission to support Israeli soldiers who suffer from disability sustained in the course of duty.
From Monday, December 4, through to Friday, December 29, a variety of works from painters who are supporting the work of the Edgware and Stanmore British Friends of Israeli War Disabled (BFIWD) will be on display at the Mosaic Synagogue.
For more than 30 years, the BFIWD, a dedicated group of local Jewish families, have hosted disabled Israeli veterans along with their spouses, doctors and psychiatrists.
A spokesperson for the charity said: “They suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of their various experiences defending Israel. This, we sadly anticipate, will only increase the casualties by the latest situation that is unfolding in Israel. We feel obliged to increase support for Beit Halochem Centres, which work to rehabilitate Israel Defense Forces soldiers and their families.”
From 7pm to 9pm on Wednesday, December 13, residents are also invited to the synagogue to meet the BFIWD Committee.