Community life

Hip hip purée - lookalike meals go to NHS patients

By Barry Toberman, May 12, 2016

Hospital food can appear unappetising at its best.

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Ireland's life-affirming day

May 12, 2016

Belfast marked Yom Hashoah with a March of Life by more than 200 people through the city streets.

Key organiser Mike McNally said the idea was "to stand shoulder to shoulder with our Jewish community to commemorate the Shoah, remembering those who perished and paying tribute to the survivors.

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Merger vote is postponed

By Simon Rocker, May 12, 2016

Hendon Reform Synagogue has postponed a vote on a merger with Edgware and District Reform Synagogue.

The shul's council had recommended union with the larger congregation as a "wonderful prospect" for the community, established in 1949.

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Charity founders hopeful of cure for son's disease

By Rosa Doherty, May 12, 2016

Kerry and Doron Rosenfeld's world collapsed when their five-year-old son Gavriel was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a progressive muscle-wasting disease that kills sufferers before their 30s.

But through their despair, the Hendon couple were determined to help find a cure for the condition, which is currently fatal in all cases and affects 300,000 people worldwide.

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Federation growing in the north

By Simon Rocker, May 12, 2016

The Federation of Synagogues has continued its expansion from London into Manchester with the addition of its second northern community.

It has taken on Kehillas Kol Yaakov in Prestwich, a congregation of more than 60 members founded two years ago by young professionals who had moved to the area.

The Federation has bought land to build a synagogue and a planning application will be submitted

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Chabad rabbi dies suddenly, aged 43

By Rosa Doherty, May 9, 2016

Ilford Chabad's Rabbi Moshe Muller, who died from a heart attack on Sunday, aged 43, has been remembered as a "kingpin" of the community.

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Baginsky's fond farewell to 'bonkers' shul

May 9, 2016

There was a full house at Kingston Liberal Synagogue on Shabbat as the congregation said farewell to its rabbi of 10 years, Charley Baginsky.

Rabbi Baginsky came up with a special service for the occasion which she led with Liberal Judaism chief executive Rabbi Danny Rich, who is also Kingston's emeritus rabbi.

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Tuffkid is rated outstanding

May 9, 2016

Kisharon's Tuffkid nursery in Golders Green - where mainstream children learn and play alongside those with special needs - has been rated outstanding in every category by Ofsted inspectors.

Ofsted's report praised Tuffkid's "inspirational" leadership and the quality of teaching.

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Laced with nostalgia

By Josh Jackman, May 9, 2016

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