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All change at Scotland Anne Frank Trust

By Cathy Forman, November 4, 2015

Paula Fraser has taken up a new role as Scotland manager for the Anne Frank Trust.

Ms Fraser, 35, has been working for the trust in Scotland for seven years and previous posts at the charity include as the orgaisation's project officer, and an educator.

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Celebrating faith differences in Manchester

November 4, 2015

Yeshurun Hebrew Congregation was asked by the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester to host an interfaith event as part of his We All Stand Together initiative.

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Brains of Harlow

November 4, 2015

The brains of Essex and its surrounds tested their knowledge when more than 50 people signed up for Harlow Jewish Community’s popular quiz night.

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Bangor's jewel in its crown

November 4, 2015

Thirty people enjoyed a walking tour of Bangor’s Jewish history to mark the European Day of Jewish Culture 2015.

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Savoy butler at Emunah

November 4, 2015

Sixty people got an insight into life at the Savoy Hotel when its head butler, Sean Davoren, spoke at a lunch organised by Miriam Moses Emunah Group. His primary role was to read guests’ minds and anticipate their
needs, while maintaining absolute discretion.

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Hull Wizo hosts Peter Suchet

By Marcus Dysch, November 4, 2015

More than 80 people attended a Hull Wizo lunch with guest speaker Peter Suchet, a former director of the Saatchi and Saatchi advertising agency.

The event, held at Hull Hebrew Congregation’s Pryme Street synagogue, heard how Mr Suchet had also led the division that created Fantasy Football.

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Mental health awareness

November 3, 2015

Southend and Westcliff Community Care committee held a Dementia Awareness evening. Guest speaker Michael Meehan from the Alzheimer’s Society told the 60-strong audience: “Three thousand people are living with dementia in the Southend area; 850,000 in the UK, and this is expected to double in the next 30 years." Mr Meehan also outlined how the Alzheimer`s Society funds research products.

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Family matters: genealogy get together

November 2, 2015

More than 80 genealogists attended the 22nd annual conference of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain at The Jewish Museum in Camden, north London.

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From Florida to Leeds

October 29, 2015

Florida-based Rabbi Janie Grackin was a guest at Sinai Synagogue where she spoke at the shul's monthly Chavurah supper. She introduced the concept of intergenerational services, talking about "lowering the barriers, without lowering the bar". The Shabbat service included her teaching songs and storytelling for the congregation - from toddlers to pensioners.

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Edinburgh shul hosts Lord Hope

October 13, 2015

Edinburgh Hebrew Congregation welcomed Lord Hope of Craighead, who was on his first visit to a synagogue. Lord and Lady Hope were hosted by Rabbi David Rose, shul members and from Glasgow, Rabbi Moshe Rubin of Giffnock and Newlands Hebrew Congregation,andScottish Council of Jewish Communities' Ephraim Borowski and Nicola Livingston.

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