Community life

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Fed seeking a Minor gift

By Jonathan Kalmus, July 31, 2014

Manchester welfare charity The Fed is looking for a car - but not just any old car. A 1960s Morris Minor, or something similar, is sought as the centrepiece for a garden for dementia sufferers at its Heathlands care campus, which is undergoing a multi-million pound redevelopment.


Finchley shul hosts Eid Somalis

July 31, 2014

Members of the Somali Bravanese Welfare Association, whose centre was burnt down in an arson attack last year, enjoyed a kosher-catered Eid celebration at Finchley Synagogue.


British values in the classroom

By Simon Rocker, July 31, 2014

Jewish schools have been briefed on guidelines to promote British values and respect for equality, which come into force next term.

Sara Perlmutter, the Board's education policy and projects manager, believes the schools will be able to cope with the changes "if they are prepared with the right guidance and get up to speed".


Woodland cemetery gets building

July 31, 2014

The Jewish Joint Burial Society, providing funeral services to 37 Reform, Masorti, Liberal and independent synagogues, has started building the prayer house at the Woodland cemetery, Cheshunt, the first Jewish woodland cemetery in Europe.


Art lovers bank on Rothschild

By Julia Weiner, July 31, 2014

Internationally renowned sculptor Eva Rothschild spoke about her work to 100 supporters of British Friends of the Art Museums of Israel at its annual Women in Art lunch.

Works by Ms Rothschild were installed specially for the occasion at the new gallery premises of Modern Art London, where the sculptor was interviewed by the ICA's Katherine Stout.