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Tea party for Simon's 100th

June 20, 2008

Leeds Jewish Housing Association held an afternoon tea party to celebrate the 100th birthday of tenant Joseph Simon. The party was held at the Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Community Centre. The LJHA also inaugurated a “Birthday Garden” which was opened by the Lord Mayor, Councillor Frank Robinson, who planted a rose bush in honour of Mr Simon.

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Developer named Yorkshire Property Personality of the Year

June 20, 2008

A 61-year-old property developer and director of leading northern developers St James Securities has been named as Yorkshire Property Personality of the Year. Roland Stross, a sponsor of the Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Centre, said: “It is extremely humbling to receive such an award from one’s peers.” More than 800 property professionals attended the awards ceremony held at Rudding Park Hotel, Harrogate.

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Jewish Musem commemorates Anne Frank's birthday with school trip

June 20, 2008

Manchester Jewish Museum commemorated what would have been Anne Frank’s 79th birthday by inviting pupils from across the North West to a special event on June 12. Pupils from Notre Dame High School; Manchester High School For Girls; Two Trees Sports College; and George Salter Collegiate Academy watched a documentary about Anne Frank and were addressed by Holocaust survivors.

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Anne Frank remebered with tree-planting

June 20, 2008

A commemorative tree to mark what would have been Anne Frank’s 79th birthday was planted in Holland Park by members of the Anne Frank Trust UK and local resident and food critic Michael Winner. Artist to the stars Cindy Lass also unveiled her painting of the chestnut tree that Anne described in her diary, which will go on show at the Enid Lawson Gallery prior to auction.

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Jewish Deaf Association celebrates centre's anniversary

June 20, 2008
Around 55 members of the Jewish Deaf Association joined 20 staff and VIP visitors for a day of celebrations to mark the 10th anniversary of the organisation’s move to its present, purpose-built community centre in North Finchley. Established over 55 years ago, the charity was originally based in Stamford Hill but outgrew its site and in 1998 moved to North London.

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£100k raised for Leo Baeck College

June 20, 2008
The Kaufmann memorial lecture and dinner — hosted by Leo Baeck College — raised more than £100,000 for the college. Some 120 guests heard Martin Goodman, professor of Jewish studies at Oxford University, speak on “Fanaticism, Disaster and Accommodation: Religion and the Revolts against Rome”. LBC principal Rabbi Professor Marc Saperstein said the event demonstrated a commitment both to serious inquiry, and to LBC’s training of rabbis.

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Jewish and Muslim schools visit East End

June 20, 2008

Year Six boys from Simon Marks Jewish Primary and Tahwid Muslim School, both based in Hackney, embarked on an East End trip. They visited historical landmarks and took part in a group session, where the boys engaged in a discussion about their cultures. Mark Garfield, assistant head at Simon Marks, said: “This is the first time our schools have had any interaction and it proved to be a positive experience.”

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Joint Christain and Jewish celebration of Israel's 60th

June 20, 2008

An “Israel at 60” event organised by South London Council of Christians and Jews at South London Synagogue featured a dialogue between Rabbi Philip Ginsbury and Canon Bill Norman, who reflected on their visits to Israel. Canon Norman also recalled that the year before Israel’s establishment he had served with the British Army in Gaza.

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Nursery and school team up for fun day

June 20, 2008

Pupils from Kisharon’s Tuffkid nursery teamed up with Kisharon day school for a fun day. Entertainment included a clown, funfair games, face-painting and a food stall. Kisharon’s Rabbi Yitzchak Freeman said he enjoyed seeing the nursery and school pupils getting together.

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Vohs swims for Israeli terror victim

June 20, 2008

Matthew Vohs of Finchley completed a 10km swim under the auspices of JNF partner organisation One Family at the RAC Club to raise £7,000 for Israeli terror victim Miri Ben Naim. The swim took five hours, and Mr Voh said: “I feel exhausted and my body is hurting. But this is nothing to what Miri has suffered. I am pleased to have raised money for such a deserving cause.”

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