I mourn the loss of a very dear friend.
The one hour, twenty minute train journey from London to Newark and my first meeting with Marina and Stephen at Beth Shalom was for me a life-changing experience. Over the years, since that first meeting, I have enjoyed a very special friendship with Marina. My annual visits from Cape Town to my family in London always included a visit to Bethany, sometimes accompanied by my late husband, children and grandchildren .
Inbetween these treasured reunions I was privileged to have been a recipient of Marina’s wonderful emails – brimful with heartwarming and inspiring news of Beth Shalom, Stephen and James and her wonderful grandchildren. My last visit was in 2019 but even during Covid we managed ,with the assistance of Debby, to enjoy some very special whatsapp video calls.
Marina’s love, sensitivity, insight and wisdom has been a source of great inspiration to me. I will miss her dearly.