Community life

Making a meal of interfaith

June 17, 2016

Muslims and Christians joined West London Synagogue congregants for a shared iftar, the meal with which Muslims end their daily Ramadan fast.

It was part of the Big Iftar - an initiative launched by interfaith activist Julie Siddiqi - retitled this year as the Big Royal Iftar in recognition of the Queen's 90th birthday.

The 200-plus guests enjoyed a buffet-style vegetarian meal and heard fro

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How Max Steinberg makes Liverpool good for business

By Josh Jackman, June 17, 2016

When Chancellor George Osborne asked to meet him, Max Steinberg knew he had created a successful Merseyside-based business forum.

As chairman of the inaugural International Festival of Business in 2014, he helped to turn a few million pounds of government investment into an estimated GPB200 million of trade by bringing together representatives of thousands of businesses from around the globe.

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Camp Simcha fans enjoy the Grand tour

June 17, 2016

Twenty-one Camp Simcha supporters have raised more than £80,000 from its first overseas challenge, a four-day Grand Canyon trek.

The group included two volunteers who work closely with seriously ill children that Camp Simcha assists and Hendon couple Anita and Benji Rietti, who turned to the charity when their daughter Batya was born with a serious heart condition nearly four years ago.

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Pupils bringing back happy memories for care residents

June 17, 2016

Noah, a- nine-year-old Eden Primary pupil, reflects that "when you get talking to people, you know so much more about them than the person that you see".

It is an observation on a 10-week creative arts programme which brought pupils from the Muswell Hill school to Jewish Care's Betty and Asher Loftus Centre in Friern Barnet.

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Maccabi GB Community Fun Run: JC cash giveaway

June 17, 2016
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