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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.


Yom Hashoah in Leeds

By Cathy Forman, April 23, 2015

Sinai Synagogue in Leeds hosted 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?


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.


Purim in Glasgow

By Cathy Forman, March 23, 2015


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.


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'.


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?"