Community life

Hendon falling out

By Simon Rocker, November 27, 2014

Members of North Hendon Adath Yisroel Congregation were due to attend a special meeting on Wednesday night to discuss differences within its ranks.

Its secretary Henry Ehreich told congregants in an email that "the shul has recently encountered fundamental issues that place its ethos at risk and can only be solved if confronted honestly and decisively".

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Old idea wins a new following at JCD

November 27, 2014

Jewish Child's Day is going retro for Chanucah with the relaunch of its Pick-A-Sticker campaign, which was established in 1947.

It will be promoted through schools and cheders, where pupils will each receive a card of stickers. The idea is to ask 25 family members or friends to donate at least £1 to help a child in need. Every contributor receives a sticker.

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Tee time to raise funds

November 27, 2014

Manchester Grammar School sixth-former Ben Sciama has raised £31,000 for local breast cancer charity Genesis by organising a golf day at the Dunham Forest club.

Eighty-four people competed and a further 90 attended the post-round dinner.

Ben "first heard about the Genesis charity [based at Wythenshawe Hospital] in 2013 and was encouraged by the amazing work that it does in the prediction an

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René Cassin recognised for anti-racist campaign

By Josh Jackman, November 27, 2014

London-based human rights charity René Cassin has received an award for fighting racism, particularly prejudice against the gypsy, traveller and Roma communities in the UK.

Over the past year, the charity has brought together Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Bahá'í leaders to educate and consult on how to eliminate discrimination within their communities against the traveller population.

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Visitors like the taste of an Israeli future

By Rosa Doherty, November 27, 2014

A little bit of the Holy Land was transported to north London on Sunday as JW3 hosted the A Taste of Israel expo, featuring workshops, exhibits and talks on aspects of Israeli life from food to finance.

Organisers said 1,000 people attended over the day, in which the JC was a partner, to find out more about making aliyah.

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Belsize Square learns to love 75th

November 27, 2014

Belsize Square Synagogue celebrated its 75th anniversary with a Limmud-style learning extravaganza.

The "Belsize Lehrhaus" programme included discussions on Jewish identity, relationships with Israel and the recent Parliamentary vote on Palestinian statehood.

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Poverty charity gets politician's vote

By Josh Jackman, November 27, 2014

Former Middle East Minister Alastair Burt has praised the work of poverty-fighting charity Meir Panim and its British branch Manna at a House of Commons reception.

"You have to reach beyond politics and I think Manna is a way of doing that," Mr Burt said.

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In the Zone to help more

By John Fisher, November 27, 2014

Leeds youth centre The Zone will increase its support to those with family problems and medical issues thanks to £35,000 annual funding from the Manny Cussins Foundation over the next three years.

Anorexia, self-harm and domestic violence are among issues covered by the service.

Zone chief executive Raina Sheaf reported "a growing need for support and intervention for young people within th

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Welfare waiting list is 'unacceptable

By John Fisher, November 27, 2014

Increased demands on Leeds Jewish Welfare Board's Neshama mental health service have resulted in its first waiting list.

Addressing the annual Women4Welfare coffee morning, LJWB trustee Nikki Ross reported 12 new referrals over the past two months.

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These dedicated knitters are top of the poppies

November 27, 2014

Southend and Westcliff Community Centre members Annie Lewis, 94, and Phyllis Jacobs, 84, have knitted over 800 poppies to mark Armistice Day, raising over £2,000 for the British Legion and local Jewish Care services.

To mark their contribution, a cele-bratory tea was held at which they were praised for their efforts.

Both women reside in independent living apartments in Jewish Care's Shebso

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