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Barnet marks Holocaust Memorial Day

By Zoe Winograd, January 22, 2013

Sixth - former Ishbel Theker spoke about her visit to Auschwitz as part of Barnet Council's Holocaust Memorial Day service , held at Middlesex University .

Another speaker was Pro-Vice Chancellor Myra Perry , who told the story of her Jewish grandmother , who came to London from Eastern Europe in the 1900s.


Hearing impaired asked to assist research project

By Zoe Winograd, January 17, 2013

British Jews with hearing impairment are being invited to assist research by the Action on Hearing Loss charity.

The charity wants people to participate in focus group interviews and online surveys geared to improving understanding of how deafness affects those from ethnic minorities.


Ninety-nine-year-old film star

By Zoe Winograd, January 17, 2013

Young film - maker Ian Dingle has made a short documentary about the life of his 99-year-old great - great aunt Lotte Passer, who escaped Berlin before the war.

In the film, Ms Passer speaks about her travels around Europe and why she decided to remain in England. She eventually brought family members over to join her.


Blake snaps into action for Jessops staff

By Zoe Winograd, January 17, 2013

Photographer Blake Ezra is inviting Jessops staff who lost their jobs in the collapse of the retail camera chain to apply for an apprenticeship at his company.


He's the toast of his profession

By Zoe Winograd, January 11, 2013

Toastmaster Jonathan Waterman is a regional winner in the 2013 Wedding Industry Awards.

The Ilford Synagogue member was honoured in the "special touch" category. “I tie guests' cravats and join in the dancing ," he said. “It’s all about the couple . When I see my bride and groom are happy , then it makes me smile.”

Mr Waterman, 41, was voted for by his clients.


Tea parties boost infertility charity

By Sandy Rashty, December 14, 2012

An international fundraising event led by a Jewish charity providing support for couples with infertility problems was supported by 1,150 people from London to Switzerland.

Tea-ember – a transatlantic tea party initiative hosted in December – raised £15,000 for Chana by encouraging people to hold events and make a charitable donation.

One-hundred tea parties were held.


Police roadshow for stolen property

By Anna Sheinman, December 7, 2012

Do you recognise these stolen goods?

These items and many others have been recovered by police and are thought to have been taken from properties in the NW2, NW11 and NW4 areas between January 2011 and July 2012.


Chabad event brings 800 people to Edmonton

By Sandy Rashty, December 7, 2012

A Chabad-inspired music and discussion event was attended by 850 people at The Prince and Princess Banqueting Hall in Edmonton.

“Everyone got up and danced," said Chabad Wimbledon's Rabbi Daniel Saunders, one of the organisers. "It was an evening of people coming together.”


North London couple receive retailer award

By Sandy Rashty, November 15, 2012

Jason and Rachel Heller, from Hampstead Garden Suburb, have won the Best New Retailer honour at the annual Nursery Industry Awards.

The couple run north London-based Huggle, a baby product and service provider.

"We are thrilled to have been recognised by the industry. We both did the right thing investing in the growth of this business," Mr Heller said.


The Israeli ambassador's Glasgow breakfast

By Sandy Rashty, November 2, 2012

Israeli Ambassador Daniel Taub attended a breakfast with members of the Glasgow Jewish community last Thursday.

Stanley Lovatt, Israel’s honorary consul in Scotland, organised a breakfast with 80 guests on Thursday morning at the Glasgow Hilton hotel.