Marina was a tour de force, indefatigable in her desire to support Holocaust survivors and their families as well as the survivors of the genocide in Rwanda and many, many more.
I came to know her through the annual visits to Beth Shalom by students of the Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations (later called the Woolf Institute) and Christian ordinands, training to take up positions of leadership in various churches across the UK and Overseas. She was always welcoming and hospitable and help create, with her amazing sons, an engaging and educational environment. We all left the Centre for the journey home with a sense of purpose and a desire to make a difference.
We will always be grateful to Marina and the Smith family for their encouragement and support.
May Marina’s memory be for a blessing!
In friendship and with condolences
Ed (and all the Kessler family)