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The Fed exercise classes

March 5, 2015

A Bury-backed health initiative and exercise group has brought together women from the extreme ends of the religious Jewish spectrum.

The Fed is partnering Bury council in running health-related courses aimed at women, under the I Will If You Will banner.


Chai motivates its young supporters

By Sandy Rashty, May 29, 2014

More than 60 young professionals attended a motivational seminar at the Chai cancer charity campus in Hendon, where they were encouraged to act on their ambitions - whether launching a business or writing a book - by ex-JFS student and motivational speaker Nigel Risner.


Camp Simcha Champagne and Sparkle evening

March 28, 2014

Manchester: Leah Lachs and Avital Teschuba were among 200 women at a Camp Simcha Champagne and Sparkle evening in aid of children with life-threatening illnesses. The £1,600 raised from the sale of jewellery will boost the charity’s Big Brother and Sister scheme, in which students volunteer to support children and families among the Camp Simcha clientele


JFS students win prestigious science prize

By Zoe Winograd, July 9, 2013

JFS Year 12 students Danny Flowers, Tomer duSautoy, Jordan Mizrahi and Oren Sheldon are the overall winners of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Bill Bryson Prize 2013. The young scientists competed against hundreds of other entries to win the prize.

Competitors of the 2013 RSC Bill Bryson Prize had to creatively answer the question, "How does science keep us healthy?"


A healthy Bupa running total for Camp Simcha

By Zoe Winograd, May 30, 2013

Camp Simcha supporters have raised £18,000 by taking part in the Bupa 10 kilometre run in London .

The efforts of the 18 runners will help the Hendon-based charity support children with serious or life threatening illnesses and their families .


Jerusalem is built in Hendon

By Zoe Winograd, April 18, 2013

Nancy Reuben Primary pupils in Hendon celebrated Yom Ha’atzmaut by building a model of Jerusalem.

Each class created different parts of the old city using cardboard, printed images and plastecine. The detailed model included the old temple, people praying at the W estern W all, houses made to look as if built from Jerusalem stone and the walls surrounding the old city.


Medical man honoured by UCLH

By Zoe Winograd, March 15, 2013

Radlett Synagogue co-founder Professor Tony Goldstone has received the University College London Hospital Chairman’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

The haematology expert - a patron of Chai - said: “I am honoured to have been chosen for this award and thank all my colleagues for their support and encouragement over many years.”


Success story for Captain Calamity

By Zoe Winograd, March 6, 2013

Dov Citron, aka Captain Calamity, came third in the British Children 's Entertainer National Championships.

The Edgware Synagogue attendee has worked as an entertainer for six years, doing magic, story-telling and music. As well as performing at children’s parties, he has worked at synagogue celebrations and themed events.


JFS students trained to join world food campaign

By Zoe Winograd, March 1, 2013

JFS sixth-formers took a training session at JHub organised by World Jewish Relief, Tzedek and the Jewish Student Action Forum to prmote the Enough Food For Everyone IF campaign , fighting world hunger.

They were taught campaigning techniques with particular focus on social media, presentational skills and compiling a press release.


Gefiltefest 2013: Search is on to find the best kosher food in Britain

By Sandy Rashty, February 20, 2013

Food charity Gefiltefest, in conjunction with the JC, has launched the 2013 search to find Britain's best kosher food.

The contest, in its third year, will have categories including best restaurant, bagel, falafel, and cheesecake.