The former England footballer and style icon recently took to the stage at St John’s Wood Synagogue in front of 600 guests to discuss his life, connection to the Jewish community and career, at the launch of the Lira Winston Fellowship. In conversation with his friend and TV producer Ben Winston, Beckham spoke about his Jewish grandfather Joseph and how he made sure they kept up with certain traditions. “We went to bar mitzvahs and weddings, and I would wear a kippah. Every Saturday morning, I used to go to see my grandfather and my grandmother was preparing chicken soup and matza balls and latkes,” he remembered. Beckham was being interviewed at a sell-out event about qualities of leadership for the launch of a fellowship for Jewish educators in the name of Lira Winston, mother of Ben and wife of acclaimed fertility pioneer Lord Robert Winston, who died suddenly in December 2021 aged 72 after a heart attack.
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