Community life

Nightingale revisited

April 20, 2015

Anthony Andrews, Claire Bloom, Diana Quick, Nickolas Grace and other Brideshead Revisited stars reminisced in the company of Nightingale Hammerson supporters at a fundraising tea at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Knightsbridge.

Also at the event were those who worked backstage on the series, among them assistant costume designer Joy Kleiner Meier, whose mother is a Nightingale House resident.

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New entry in Anne Frank Trust's diary

April 20, 2015

Anne Frank Trust UK co-founder and executive director, Gillian Walnes, has stepped down, happy that the charity “has become such a successful educational organisation”. Her successor is Robert Posner, who has been chief operating officer for five years.

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Their art is in the right place in Leeds

By John Fisher, April 20, 2015

An exhibition in the reception area of Leeds care home Donisthorpe Hall is the result of a project with the In The Moment charity for residents with dementia.

Led by professional artists Becky Cherriman and Beverly Haines, it involved exploring a range of textures, images and sounds to prompt personal reflections and creative expression.

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Magen David shows how Lincoln's star is rising

By Josh Jackman, April 20, 2015

The official unveiling of a tribute to Lincoln’s medieval Jewish heritage has raised the profile of the small local community.

A Magen David occupies a prominent position in a new archway welcoming visitors on their way to two of the surviving buildings, Jew’s House and Jews’ Court.

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Tragedy for Belsize Square cantor

April 20, 2015

Belsize Square Synagogue’s cantor, Paul Heller, missed the congregation’s Pesach services to return to his native Colombia. He wanted be with his family following the murder of his nephew, Steven, who was stabbed protecting his girlfriend.

Mr Heller said that Steven and his girlfriend, Laura, were hiking to an eco-village on the outskirts of Bogota when they were set upon.

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Loving the wildlife in Leeds

By John Fisher, April 20, 2015

A popular wildlife attraction in Leeds has reopened after a substantial donation from patrons the Ziff family assisted the final phase of a two-year £1.5 million refurbishment.

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Orchard is right up Sam's street

By Jay Grenby , April 20, 2015

The oldest and longest-standing member of Welwyn Garden City Synagogue, 97-year-old Sam Ostro, has had a 20-tree apple orchard named after him.

Sam’s Orchard is located at the corner of the road where the gardening enthusiast has lived for the past 56 years. It is part of a scheme introduced by Welwyn-Hatfield Council to create small orchards in open spaces.

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Mum's the word for MDA donor

April 20, 2015

To celebrate the 100th birthday of his mother, Magen David Adom UK’s vice-president, Irving Carter, dedicated his 11th ambulance to MDA at a Tel Aviv ceremony attended by family and friends. The event also included the dedication of a bomb shelter by Maurice and Frances Berman.

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'Don't stand by' is next HMD theme

April 20, 2015

A Woman rescued as a child from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia by Sir Nicholas Winton was among speakers at the Manchester launch of the theme for next year’s Holocaust Memorial Day, Don’t Stand By.

Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines said that the title encapsulated the efforts of people like Sir Nicholas, who did not stand by but took action.

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Birthright - now open to past tour members

April 8, 2015

For the first time, a free Birthright programme in the Holy Land will be available to young professionals who took an Israel tour in their teens.

Previously, the 10-day tours were open only to those who had never been on an organised programme.

The Young UJIA tour is being organised by Frankie Stanton, who said the aim was to attract 21-to-26-year-olds who had become distanced from the commu

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