Young and old pay respects to heroes

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IT was an emotional day as members of the Manchester Jewish community marked Remembrance Sunday.

They gathered in Manchester city centre, Prestwich, Salford, Whitefield, Cheadle, Hale, Stockport, Hale Barns, Swinton and Unsworth.

Members of AJEX were present at the ceremonies, as were numerous rabbis.

At Salford, the wreath was laid by Manchester Jewish Representative Council chairman Jonny Wineberg.

At Cheadle, Yeshurun Synagogue members Jack Honigman, Freddie Singleton, Lennie Berger and Leonard Kaufman took part in the ceremony, while Rabbi Chanan Atlas recited kaddish.

Also there were the Yeshurun-based Cheadle and Gatley Brownies, who fell in at the cenotaph, and Elaine Oster and Victor Bailey, who wore their fatherís medals.

Manchester AJEX chairman Joe Flacks laid a wreath in St Peterís Square in Manchester city centre, as did eight-year-old Benjy Salomon.

Members of the Jewish Ladsí and Girlsí Brigade also took part. At Prestwich, the Rep Councilís Jeremy Michelson laid the wreath.

Also there were Karen and Raymond Solomon, who laid Magen David wooden poppies for Charles Seramber and Coppel Bobb.

Mr Seramber, Mrs Solomonís uncleís grandfather, served in the 38th Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers (Jewish Legion).

He was killed one month before the end of the First World War and is buried at the Jerusalem War Cemetery.

Mr Solomonís great-uncle Mr Bubb, of the Royal Pioneers, was killed six weeks after D-Day and is buried in a military cemetery in Normandy.

A select group of Broughton Jewish Cassel Fox Primary School pupils spent the morning with veterans at Salfordís Broughton House, a home for ex-servicemen and women.

And the children at Bury and Whitefield Jewish Primary School attended the Remembrance Day parade at Whitefield Cenotaph, too, where Henry Donn laid the wreath.

Brothers Darryl and Jeremy Lee laid the wreaths at Hale and Hale Barns, as did Jay Charara at Unsworth.

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