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US Futures leader hands over baton

By Cathy Forman, August 2, 2016

Chair and founder of US Futures, Gaby Morris, is to step down after six years. She will be handing the leadership baton on to US trustee Claire Lemer who takes on the role of lay leader with responsibility for Tribe and Young US.


Southend thanks CST stewards

July 25, 2016

Southend and Westcliff Hebrew Congregation held its annual security stewards' Shabbat to honour those volunteers who protect the community. There was a dedicated service followed by a kiddush also in their honour.


Golf day nets £9,000 for Langdon

By Cathy Forman, July 11, 2016

The absence of sunshine did not prevent golfers from smiling as Stuart and Janet Cohen’s 27th annual golf day in aid of Langdon kicked off in Aldenham.


Good marks for Langdon

By Cathy Forman, July 11, 2016

Langdon is celebrating receiving a positive report as a result of a recent local authority inspection of its Hertfordshire care services.

The Jewish charity which supports adults and young people with learning disabilities received a score of 75 per cent - ranking it firmly in the Good category and only a few points away from a score of “excellent”.


Southend sizzler

June 1, 2016

Some £450 was raised when close to 100 men, wives and kids shmoozed with their friends at the celebrated Southend and Westcliff Hebrew Congregation's Lag b`Omer 110th annual community gourmet barbecue. The guests, who enjoyed the culinary skills of master chef David Baker, joined in with several traditional live songs; and a young professionals kick-ball game.


Wanstead literature lovers clock up golden jubilee

May 17, 2016

The Wanstead Jewish Literary Society has celebrated its golden jubilee. The society meets monthly on Sunday afternoons attracting an attendance of up to 20 people to listen to talks on art, music, history, books and Jewish topics. Its entrance fee is £2 which includes tea and cakes at the end of the afternoon.


Southend pays its respects

May 16, 2016

Close to 200 people - including members of the wider community - attended a Yom Hazikaron commemoration at Southend and Westcliff Hebrew Congregation. The shul's Rabbi Binyamin Bar led the service for Israel`s memorial day and the country's fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism.


Woodford shul honours Lady J

May 4, 2016

Woodford Forest United Synagogue hosted the showing of a film about the life of Amelie Jakobovits, affectionately known as "Lady J". The film illustrated the chief rebbetzen's extraordinarily busy life and her dedication to the Jewish community, as well as her ability to connect with everyone that she met.