Community life

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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MS sufferer completes rabbinical training

By Jonathan Kalmus, September 11, 2014

Completing the rigorous rabbinical studies course is tough for anyone with a full-time job. But Gideon Schulman has also had to cope with Multiple Sclerosis.

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Bushey is Aleph's base for young learning

September 11, 2014

Tribe's Bushey Synagogue-based Aleph Learning Centre NW opened with an attendance of over 70 children from north London and Hertfordshire communities.

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West End voters back Freedman's ministerial appointment

September 11, 2014

New West End Synagogue members have voted overwhelmingly for the appointment of Rabbi Dr Moshe Freedman and his wife, Ilana, as their new ministerial couple. Rabbi Freedman succeeds Rabbi Geoffrey Shisler, who will retire later in the year.

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Reform celebrates its Cambridge first

September 11, 2014

The Beth Shalom Reform Synagogue in Cambridge has unveiled the foundation stone of what will be its first permanent home in the city - and the first new-build Reform synagogue in the UK for a generation.

Founded over 35 years ago, the Reform community initially met in members' homes and then rented a variety of premises for services and events.

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