Mordechai Chuni Kahan MBE
After graduating from Wiznitz Talmudical College, Israel, in 1980, Chuni trained and traded as a diamond polisher in the Hatton Garden district. He set up his own Property Investment and Management business in 1985 which is still operating successfully.
Chuni volunteered for Hatzola North London for over 20 years as an Emergency Medical Technician. He acts as a liaison between the Met and the North London Jewish Community. It was his involvement in community matters that led him to arrange a tour for several doctors, members of the Met, and London Ambulance Service, to the former concentration camps in Auschwitz-Birkenau, in March 2008.
Seeing the success of this tour, and the impact on the participants, Chuni began arranging regular tours for Met officers, members of the public, and students.
In his spare time, Chuni enjoys travelling, is a keen amateur photographer, and dabbles in digital video editing.
Gita graduated from Avigdor High School in 1978 with 5 GCEs in Maths, English, British Constitution, Biblical Hebrew, and French. She continued her studies at Rabbi Royde’s Manchester Seminary, where she graduated in 1980.
Gita married Chuni Kahan in 1982 and dedicated her life to running a home, taking care of her husband and raising their seven children. She supports Chuni in all his community activities and is an integral cog in his machine. Gita has a passion for the tours and is actively involved in all decisions and organisation of both Holocaust Awareness and the Property Management and Investment business, of which she is director and partner.
Gita is a member of the British Reflexology Association and has a keen interest in Biology and the science and workings of the human body. She also enjoys needlework, baking, travelling, and hiking in nature.
BA English Language and Literature, MA English Literature
Judith graduated from Beis Malka High School in 1993. In 2000 she signed up with the Open University where she graduated with Honours in 2005 with a Bachelor’s in English Language and Literature. She went on to gain her Master’s in English Literature in 2008.
Judith has been working for Chuni Kahan since 1996 and has been assisting him with his Holocaust Awareness projects, trips, and other activities, since 2006. She has participated in the tours and is instrumental in the running and organisation of the tours and educational presentations.
In addition to her work for Chuni, Judith is a published freelance writer. She also has a passion for history and photography.