Community life

Progressives forge closer ties to attract unaffiliated

By Simon Rocker, September 18, 2014

The Reform and Liberal movements have agreed a formal alliance, pledging greater co-operation in order to strengthen the overall Progressive presence within the community.

Although merger talks took place between the two movements 30 years ago, they have never been reopened.

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Rio gets a lift from Harry

By Rosa Doherty, September 18, 2014

Six-year-old amputee Rio Woolf received royal encouragement when he met Prince Harry at the Invictus Games for injured soldiers.

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Job change for rabbi

September 18, 2014

Former Leeds United Hebrew Congregation rabbi, Daniel Levy, who left his post suddenly last month, has embarked on a new career.

Rabbi Levy has joined technology entrepreneur Martin Port's company BigChange Apps as a director and said the job offer was the answer to his prayers. He will be involved in corporate sales.

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Bremner is a roaring success for Norwood

September 18, 2014

Rory Bremner made a huge impression on guests at Norwood's "distressed investment" dinner in London's Mayfair, which raised a record £322,000.

A pitch perfect George W Bush was a clear favourite and satirical swipes at the financial sector also went down well with the 290 diners.

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School explains appeal to Ofsted

By Jonathan Kalmus, September 18, 2014

Leaders of the Broughton Jewish Primary in Manchester have explained to parents why they are appealing against Ofsted's downgrading of the school from "outstanding" to "requiring improvement".

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Religiously committed to social action in Africa

By Sophie Lipton, September 18, 2014

Back from a two month African volunteering programme run by practical aid charity Tzedek, student Eli Gaventa says he felt more comfortable wearing a kippah in Ghana than he does in London.

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Reforming zeal is praised at movement's dinner

September 18, 2014

A world authority on contemporary religion has praised Reform Judaism as "a beacon of hope".

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Ilford gets moving

September 18, 2014

Ilford Synagogue's new building was formally opened before a congregation of over 100, including local MPs Lee Scott and Mike Gapes and Redbridge Mayor Councillor Ashley Kissin.

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Raising £730,000 for war veterans

September 18, 2014

One of Israel's foremost military men, Major-General Yoav Galant, gave expert insight on the Middle East situation at a West End dinner for Beit Halochem UK, a charity supporting Israeli war veterans and victims of terror.

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Shoah educational envoys take starring roles at dinner

By Daniel Easterman, September 11, 2014

Young Holocaust Educational Trust ambassadors played a key role in the charity's dinner at London's Guildhall on Tuesday, stressing their determination to fight against antisemitism and other forms of prejudice.

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