Community life

Zilli is a recipe for success at Child's Day

By Charlotte Oliver, March 4, 2014

Celebrity chef Aldo Zilli turned the spotlight on food waste in support of Jewish Child's Day on Tuesday night.

Addressing 200 guests at JCD's third annual dinner, held at the Avenue ballroom on Regent's Park Road, Mr Zilli recounted his own poverty-stricken upbringing in Italy.

"No child deserves to go hungry like I did," he said.


It's wine, it's kosher and we think we'll have another

By Charlotte Oliver, March 4, 2014

The drinks were on Kedem at the Park Lane Sheraton as 800 people road tested some highly agreeable tipples at the company's annual Kosher Food and Wine Experience.

Kedem Europe is the UK's largest importer of kosher wine and this year's event offered wines, spirits and liqueurs from 14 countries for sampling, with prices ranging from a tenner to an eye-popping £240 for the Batard Montrachet 20


Manchester's £11m care village plans revealed

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 4, 2014

Plans for an £11 million Jewish care village in south Manchester have been unveiled.

The currently closed Morris Feinmann home in Didsbury will become the Morris Feinmann Belong Village, comprising a cluster of mini-care homes around communal facilities.


US hopes to recruit more shuls from the regions

By Simon Rocker, March 4, 2014

United Synagogue president Stephen Pack wants more regional Orthodox congregations to follow Sheffield and join the London-based organisation.

He revealed this week that discussions had been taking place between the US and a number of congregations across the country over the past year or so.


Tide turns for Kingston

By Jay Grenby, March 4, 2014

"Kingston is an exciting place to be at the moment - and not just because of our proximity to the rising waters of the Thames," says Kingston Synagogue chair Dr Martin Wolfson.


Respite for care parents

March 4, 2014

Camp Simcha's long weekend retreat for seriously ill children and their families attracted 250 participants from around the UK.

They spent four days at Alexandra House in Swindon enjoying a programme including magicians, climbing and ice skating.


Leeds lobbying in growing numbers

By Marcus Dysch, March 4, 2014

One of the Leeds community's fastest-growing organisations is a grass-roots group of volunteers working to defend Israel in public and against negative media coverage.

Under the stewardship of retired teacher Mike Fligg, the Leeds Lobby Network has recruited 200 supporters since forming three years ago.

The network has taken on two dozen projects, ranging from issues raised in West Yorkshire


Makor makes a meal out of its big day in Leeds

By John Fisher, March 4, 2014

Yorkshire kosher food-lovers were presented with a feast on Sunday as Etz Chaim Synagogue's Reuben Vincent Hall was transformed into a culinary market.

The Leeds Makor cultural event attracted close to 1,000 guests whose appetites were whetted by a mouth-watering array of Ashkenazi and Sephardi dishes.


Rosenberg ready for Redbridge role

March 4, 2014

Former Simon Marks head and Board of Deputies education director Laurie Rosenberg will be the new manager of Redbridge Jewish Community Centre, Sinclair House.

He is currently working as Jewish educator at JCoSS, where he is responsible for developing informal education.

Mr Rosenberg - who is expected to assume his new role at the start of April - hopes "to continue to build on the success o


Family business milks the kosher market

By Jonathan Kalmus, February 24, 2014

Forty years ago, dairy farmer John Kenyon was approached by a rabbi who was looking to modernise kosher milk production.