Community life

£40m care plan backed

June 8, 2015

A proposed £40 million redevelopment of Jewish Care's Princess Alexandra home in Stanmore has been approved by Harrow Council, subject to certain conditions.

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She's leading the way in Camden

June 8, 2015

A JFS old girl is the new Mayor of Camden. Previously deputy mayor, Councillor Larraine Revah took up her leading role in late May. "I feel really good about it," said Councillor Revah, who has represented Gospel Oak ward for Labour. The Hampstead Synagogue member considered it a "privilege" to serve the borough she had lived in for 43 years and where her children were raised.

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Care home drinks to licence success

By John Fisher, June 8, 2015

Leeds care home Donisthorpe Hall has received a renewed alcohol licence for fundraising functions after neighbours were persuaded to drop their objections to the city council.

Prior to Tuesday's decision, a Donisthorpe trustee, Geoff Caplan, met local residents who had raised concerns over potential noise disturbance and anti-social behaviour.

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Falling take-up threatens children's holiday scheme

By Naomi Firsht, June 8, 2015

A charity providing free holidays for underprivileged children may be forced to cancel next year's programme if demand does not pick up.

The Jewish Children's Holiday Fund has been running two-week holidays for eight to 11-year-olds for more than a century. But this year, there have been only 22 applications for the 40 places, sparking concerns over the future of the service.

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Wizo gets election fever as new team takes over

June 5, 2015

Michele Pollock is the new Wizo UK chair, having defeated trustee Hanni Seifert in the first contested election for the post in the 95-year history of the organisation.

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Taking to the streets in thanks for child's survival

By Josh Jackman, June 5, 2015

A Hendon couple whose baby daughter survived a rare disease with a 98 per cent mortality rate are going on the longest of walks to raise awareness and funding.

Starting on Sunday, Rochelle and Stephen Rosenthal will embark on a 79-mile circular route of the capital over a 72-hour period.

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Broad church viewers

By Jay Grenby, June 5, 2015

As part of efforts to reach out to Jewish communities in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, high-ranking clergy including the Bishop of Bedford, the Rt Rev Richard Atkinson, attended the Shabbat morning service at Borehamwood and Elstree Synagogue.

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Cantor sings the praises of Manchester Liberals

By JCReporter, June 5, 2015

Manchester Jewish Liberal Community's 10th anniversary celebrations incorporated the induction of cantor Gershon Silins as its spiritual leader.

Liberal Judaism chief executive Rabbi Danny Rich led the service, assisted by Nottingham Liberal's Rabbi Tanya Sakhnovich, before a congregation including civic and religious leaders.

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Rabbi lights up Menorah

June 5, 2015

Addressing Sunday's induction ceremony for the Menorah Synagogue (Cheshire Reform) rabbi, Fabian Sborovsky, shul chair Howard Barlow recalled that when the minister first visited the community, "it was quite apparent that here was someone special. We couldn't let this one slip away."

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Brodie will be much missed

June 5, 2015

Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral of Manchester Beth Din's long-serving registrar, Rabbi Yehuda Brodie, who died of cancer on Tuesday, aged 65.

At Wednesday's funeral, the beth din head, Dayan Yitzchok Berger, highlighted Rabbi Brodie's tireless work for the community.

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