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Israel tour 2010

By Jennifer Lipman, July 20, 2010

Thousands of Jewish teenagers will be visiting Israel this summer as participants on an Israel tour programme run by one of the British youth movements. The UJIA will have more pictures here as the summer continues.

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Gilad Shalit vigil in London

By Jennifer Lipman, July 7, 2010

FZY members distribute leaflets and gather signatures for a petition calling for the release of captured soldier Gilad Shalit.

The youth movement arranged the week-long vigil, which ends on July 11, near Downing Street to draw attention to the plight of the Israeli soldier kidnapped in Gaza more than four years ago.

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The Zone youth club

July 5, 2010

The Zone youth club in Leeds holds a range of activities from hosting Israeli singers to fun fitness following the donation of some exercise equipment. For further information contact www.1zone.org.uk and join the facebook group to find out what's happening at The Zone

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King David Juniors Garden Party 4/7/10

July 5, 2010

The sun shone at King David Junior School’s annual family fun day. The event, which included face-painting, cake stalls and much noisy vuvezela-blowing was organized by the school’s parents’ guild

Photo's by Elise Bloom

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Aryan Strike Force

By Jessica Elgot, June 25, 2010

A pair of neo-Nazis who posted abusive messages on the internet about Jews have been jailed for inciting racial hatred.

Michael Heaton, 42, was jailed for two years and six months and Trevor Hannington, 58, was jailed for two years. The two men were members of the so-called Aryan Strike Force.

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Israel's newest arrivals

By Jennifer Lipman, June 22, 2010

A group of 12 Jews from wartorn Kyrgyzstan were among those greeted at a Jewish Agency reception in Jerusalem.

Nearly 700 new olim came to Israel on 20 flights from countries including France and Belgium. The new arrivals were welcomed to Israel at the special ceremony on Mount Scopus.

Photos: Brian Hendler/Jewish Agency for Israel

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The launch of JC North

By Jessica Elgot, May 26, 2010

The leading members of the communities in Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newscastle came together in Manchester for the launch of JC North - a new edition of the JC which will cater for the communities in the North.

Photos by Steve Riding.

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Lady Jakobovits: In pictures

May 11, 2010

Lady Jakobovits, 81, the widow of the former Chief Rabbi Lord Jakobovits, died in hospital on Friday.

Renowned for her charity work, Lady Jakobovits was known throughout British Jewry as Lady J.

The founder of the Association of United Synagogue Women, Lady Jakobovits was a patron and supporter of numerous causes including Emunah, Jewish Care, Chai Cancer Care and Wizo.

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Purim

By Jessica Elgot, March 1, 2010

Communities across the UK ate Hamentaschen, read the Megillah, waved their gragers and dressed up as their favourites Purim characters to remember the story of brave Esther and Mordechai.

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