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Come dancing at Kinloss

By Rosa Doherty, May 4, 2015

Finchley Synagogue was a sea of blue and white as a record 1,400 guests attended Bnei Akiva's Yom Ha'atzmaut party. Home Secretary Theresa May and Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis were among the crowd for the Kinloss event, which also featured a Yom Hazikaron service extended to incorporate victims of terror.

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Songs of praise excite Essex

May 4, 2015

Redbridge's Yom Ha'atzmaut gala at the local Jewish community centre attracted more than 400 revellers from across the age spectrum. There was arts and crafts and face painting for the young, as well as a youthful element to the entertainment with performances from the Clore Tikva and Wohl Ilford Jewish Primary choirs.

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Manchester united’s class of 67

April 30, 2015

In the wake of the Gaza conflict, "Manchester Jewry has come together to support Israel through some hard, hard times," explained Melissa Chapman, one of the organisers of the main Manchester Yom Ha'atzmaut event. "So we wanted this to be a proper celebration - and I think we succeeded."

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United in Kent

April 23, 2015

Chatham Memorial Synagogue attracted 60 people from across Kent's Jewish communities to mark Yom Hashoah and Yom Ha’atzmaut. A Yom Hashoah service, conducted by synagogue chairman Jon Weiner, included included prayers for fallen members of Israel’s Defence Forces.

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Birmingham marks Yom Hashoah

April 23, 2015

More than 130 people attended the Birmingham and West Midlands Yom Hashoah commemoration held at the King David School. Because of the current situation in the Ukraine, the event focused on the events of the Holocaust there including the massacre at Babi Yar, interspersed with excerpts from Shostakovich's Babi Yar Symphony.

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Yom Hashoah in Leeds

By Cathy Forman, April 23, 2015

Sinai Synagogue in Leeds hostyed two speakers to commemorate Yom Hashoah. Professor Griselda Pollock of Leeds University spoke on the theme: How do we remember the Holocaust? How do we remember the Holocaust culturally? What are the politics and ethics of remembrance?

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Maccabi appoints new board member

By Cathy Forman, April 21, 2015

Maccabi GB has appointed Daniel Rubin to its board. Mr Rubin, the managing director of property development company, Glenmore Group, comes from a family background which is steeped in Maccabi GB history. His involvement with Jewish sport includes his Sunday morning footballing career, where he regularly represented Glenmore FC in the Maccabi GB Southern Football League.

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Purim in Glasgow

By Cathy Forman, March 23, 2015

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Kingston Burns Night

March 5, 2015

Over 60 revellers celebrated Kingston, Surbiton & District Synagogue's first ever Burns Supper & Melava Malka organised by "Wee Jackie" Green and Rebbetzen Shoshana Landau.

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Two Prayers Before Bedtime

By chris, March 5, 2015

The Holocaust Educational Trust in conjunction with the Linklaters Jewish Forum, EY, Clifford Chance and Deloitte hosted over 100 people at a book launch for debut author Nadine Wojakovski on her Holocaust book 'Two Prayers Before Bedtime'.

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