Community life

Survivors meet Belsen liberator

August 14, 2014

Nine Holocaust Survivors Centre members had an emotional meeting with a Bergen-Belsen liberator at the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock.

Gilbert King, 97, was introduced to the survivors - five of whom were in Bergen-Belsen - who recalled their memories of liberation. For Mr King, an abiding recollection was of someone he freed kissing his boots.

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Linked by technology

By Jonathan Kalmus, August 14, 2014

A major tie-up between hi-tech companies in Cheshire and Israel has been sparked by a Tel Aviv visit by a science park delegation arranged by the British-Israel Chamber of Commerce North West.

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Presidential apology at 100

August 14, 2014

A Vienna-born resident of Jewish Care's Clore Manor home in Hendon has received a letter on his 100th birthday from Austrian President Dr Heinz Fischer expressing regret "about your suffering in your birthplace".

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Housing chief builds for future

By John Fisher, August 14, 2014

Although Leeds Jewish Housing Association has responsibility for 483 properties, it's a "much more intimate" organisation than new chief executive Lee Bloomfield is accustomed to.

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Good sports seek help on funding

By Jonathan Kalmus, August 14, 2014

Jewish sports and well-being groups are being encouraged to apply for some of the £1 million in unused cash from a Bury Council drive to get women exercising.

The "I Will If You Will" campaign was targeted to spend £2.38 million of Lottery and Sport England cash by September and the low disbursement has attracted criticism.

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Emunah's missile scare and Wizo's care package

August 7, 2014

British Emunah - whose emergency appeal for Israel has raised £40,000 in a fortnight - has reported that a large piece of shrapnel from an intercepted missile landed on the roof of the Emunah Day Care Centre in Bnei Brak on Sunday.

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Radlett makes plans to fill rabbinical gap

By Jay Grenby, August 7, 2014

Radlett Synagogue has interim measures in place to fill the ministerial void left by the departure of Rabbi Leo Dee, who has returned to Israel with his wife, Lucy, and young family after just over three years in the post.

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Salford schools face places crisis

By Jonathan Kalmus, August 7, 2014

A baby boom in Salford will leave local Jewish schools facing huge pressure on places.

Salford has one of the UK's fastest-growing Jewish populations and its schools have begun lobbying for funding to expand existing buildings. One independent Charedi school is attempting to buy a Salford care home which has larger premises.

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Hendon gets all-day nursery

By Charlotte Oliver, July 31, 2014

A nursery providing full-time childcare will open at Hendon's Beis Hamedrash Nishmas Yisroel Synagogue in September.

Its founder, childminder Tracy Lewis, said the nursery would fill an important need for working mothers by catering for children up to the age of four from 8.30am until 6pm.

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Cancer survivor has a ball with One Direction

By Rosa Doherty, July 31, 2014

An Essex mum who beat breast cancer has raised more than £43,000 for Breast Cancer Care with a little help from Harry Styles. The One Direction star recorded a video message in support of a charity ball at the Prince Regent Hotel organised by Katie Worth and her family and friends.

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