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by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2007-02-27

Betty Kleinman

Betty Kleinman

Children's charity JCD has paid tribute to its bookkeeper Betty Kleinman who has retired after more than 40 years of service.

Since joining the charity in 1963, when it was known as Jewish Children's Day, Kleinman has seen the organisation through its various stages of development and growth.

Married to husband Dennis, Kleinman lives in Barnet where her son Paul is also chairman of Barnet Synagogue.

To mark her 43 years of service, JCD organised a special dinner as well as presenting her with a mantle clock.

"Betty’s loyalty and dedication to the JCD cause has been unstinting," said JCD executive director Daniel Burger. "She has been a most valuable and valued member of staff for very many years and will be missed by all.”

JCD life president June Jacobs also paid tribute to Kleinman adding: "Betty was a dedicated worker who was a central part of JCD for as long as I can remember and it was always a pleasure to be with her.”