A reception was held at the London Metropolitan Archives to mark the launch of Liberal Judaism's project on transgender and faith, Twilight People, incorporating photographs, video, audio, memorabilia and ritual objects.
A Manchester synagogue has assured heritage chiefs that a major building project fronted by Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs is in the interests of the community.
The former Manchester United footballers are behind a £200 million development, now at the consultation stage, featuring a five-star hotel, 153 flats, 13,000 square metres of office space and 2,800 square metres of shops.
Some shuls maintain cavernous premises for a dwindling membership. South Bucks Jewish Community has the opposite problem - a young and growing congregation but the financial and practical difficulties of finding a permanent home.
The congregation currently convenes weekly in the Quaker meeting house in Amersham, switching to a roomier village hall for the High Holy-Days.
One institution you might not expect the Reform movement to highlight is the mikveh. But its new chairman enthuses about the prospective renovation of the ritual bath at its Sternberg Centre headquarters in Finchley.
"If you have got something to celebrate, go and immerse yourself," Geoffrey Marx says.
One day last year, Chris Fenwick, manager of legendary rhythm-and-blues band Dr Feelgood, was on the beach on Canvey Island where four of its most famous sons had shot the cover of the debut Dr Feelgood album, Down By The Jetty.
He noticed a couple of men standing by who were clearly visitors, given that they were in full Chasidic dress.
Lottery funding is progressing a project to preserve and memorialise a former kosher butcher's shop in Liverpool which supplied the Titanic.
Since Galkoff's closed in 1979, after serving the Merseyside community for 72 years, its distinctive green-tiled frontage has remained a prominent local feature, considered of historic importance by English Heritage.