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Boris Johnson's bid to keep Charedim fitter

December 1, 2011

Strictly Orthodox Jews are being encouraged to take up kayaking, football and a range of fitness activities as part of a new scheme aimed at making the community healthier.

Charedi communities have set up sports groups and exercise sessions through the Maccabi GB Enable Project, which uses funding from Mayor of London Boris Johnson.

Around £12,000 has been awarded so far, with 500 people do

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Blair and Boris praise faiths unity

By Jessica Elgot, November 24, 2011

Boris Johnson and Tony Blair have lauded the interfaith aspect of Mitzvah Day.

Mitzvah Day marks the start of the national Interfaith Week and Mr Blair praised the notion of "Jews working with Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs and Baha'is to go out into their communities to help clean up the area".

Mr Johnson said such co-operation was a "fantastic example of what can happen when people put

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Boris backing the CST

November 3, 2011

London Mayor Boris Johnson has thanked the Community Security Trust "for the work it is doing to fight hatred, prejudice and discrimination in this city".

Addressing more than 150 CST supporters from the property and financial fields at a lunch on Tuesday, Mr Johnson added: "It's absolutely vital that Jewish people in London are able to live, work and go about their daily lives without fear.

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Seeing red over yellow

By Jessica Elgot, October 19, 2011

A London cabbie has written to Boris Johnson complaining that a yellow badge he is compelled to display has Nazi connotations.

Melvyn Stanley of the London Suburban Taxi Association said suburban cabbies had to display yellow identifiers issued by Transport for London to differentiate themselves from All London drivers, who have a green badge.

"The Jewish contingent are opposed to the yellow

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Boris digs in as JCC starts its £50m building

By Simon Rocker, October 11, 2011

The Jewish Community Centre for London, the biggest capital project ever undertaken for British Jewry, took a step nearer fulfilment with a groundbreaking ceremony attended by 200 communal leaders and activists last Thursday.

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Boris's timely appearance

By Simon Rocker, October 11, 2011

Congratulations to Mayor of London Boris Johnson, who has struggled to make it on time to a couple of recent Jewish events.

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Boris Johnson tries to blow the shofar

By Jennifer Lipman, October 7, 2011

A masterclass in shofar blowing, from the Chief Rabbi for London Mayor Boris Johnson.

H/T Ruth Gledhill

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Boris Johnson joins groundbreaking ceremony for Jewish Community Centre

By Jennifer Lipman, October 6, 2011

The long-awaited Jewish Community Centre on the Finchley Road in north London moved a step closer to completion today as a groundbreaking ceremony was held.

The centre, designed by architects, Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, is set to open in 2013, ten years after it was first discussed.

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This could be last Quds Day demo

By Richard Millett, August 25, 2011

This year's Al Quds Day rally has prompted a strong response from Mayor Boris Johnson in anticipation of political rallies due to be held during the Olympic Games next year.

Although numbers for Sunday's Trafalgar Square rally, organised by the Islamic Human Rights Commission, were thought to be down on previous years, the level of vitriol remained distressingly high.

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Back on your bike, Boris

By Simon Rocker, July 21, 2011

Mayor of London Boris Johnson was guest of honour at the opening of Jewish Care's Golders Green campus last week. Before leaving, he retrieved his bicycle helmet and rucksack from behind the front desk, waving cheerio and apparently all set to peddle back to City Hall.

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