Community life

Chabad 'army' salutes British achievements

By Simon Rocker, October 2, 2014

It is 20 years since the last Lubavitcher Rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, died. But the outreach enterprise he launched continues to flourish with 3,000 centres and 4,000 emissaries in around 80 countries.

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Gemini stars still shine

October 2, 2014

One of British Jewry's longest-running charity committees is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

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Lev to leave Sutton shul

October 2, 2014

Sutton Synagogue minister Rabbi Meir Lev will leave the post in March.

Rabbi Lev joined the Sutton congregation in 2010 and gained semicha from Montefiore College in July 2013. He said that he and his wife, Carol, would be "returning to our home in Israel. It has been a privilege and a worthwhile experience to have served as the minister of Sutton."

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Teen donors sought as MDA blood campaign is revived

September 23, 2014

Magen David Adom UK is targeting teenagers for its first major blood donor campaign since Britons were banned from giving blood for Israel following the "Mad Cow"/CJD outbreak in the 1980s and 90s.

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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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