New chapters join frat pack furniture

By Marcus Dysch, February 28, 2013

The rise of Jewish fraternities on British campuses is set to continue following two substantial successes in Leeds and Manchester in the past month.

Chapters of the Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) fraternity have been set up across the country in the past two years, offering Jewish students a mix of social, educational and charitable sessions and activities.


Jewish Music Institute picks Lord Grade for co-president

By Simon Rocker, February 25, 2013

Lord Grade, who made a TV documentary on klezmer music for the BBC last year, has been appointed joint president of the Jewish Music Institute.

The former chairman of both BBC and ITV will share the role with Lady Solti.

Lord Grade has hosted an annual jokes lunch for a number of years to bring in funds for the institute’s coffers.


£2m scheme is a home win for Manchester Orthodox

By Jonathan Kalmus, February 25, 2013

Detailed plans for a £2 million affordable housing project for Jews on the former premises of Manchester Zionist headquarters Mamlock House have been unveiled.


Daniel Taub hails survivors

February 25, 2013

Acclaimed violinist Maxim Vengerov set the tone for the annual recital and gala dinner of Jewish Care’s Holocaust Survivors’ Centre, which raised £116,000.

Among nearly 300 guests at the Carlton Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge was Israeli ambassador Daniel Taub, who said: “Tonight is about expressing our admiration and love for the survivors.


Army medic gives a tour of duty to B'nai B'rith forum

February 25, 2013

A Jewish army medic spoke about his hazardous stint in Afghanistan at the opening meeting of B’nai B’rith social events group BB2545 in central London.

In four months in Helmand Province with the Royal Army Medical Corps last year, Captain Danny Sharpe cared for military colleagues, members of the Afghan Army and local residents, who often brought their children to him.


Campbell's perfect 10 at Jcore

By Sandy Rashty, February 25, 2013

Labour’s former spin doctor Alastair Campbell shared his “10 point plan” for running a successful organisation with Jewish Council for Racial Equality supporters on Tuesday.


How Britain is transforming the Galilee

By Jenni Frazer, February 21, 2013

If there is one word which is used repeatedly in the Galilee, it is “vision.” Sometimes, looking around the northern region of Israel and realising the range of the challenges, vision is about all there is: a vision of the future of the country which, little by little, is changing for the better with British input.


Philanthropists honoured for their contribution

By Zoe Winograd, February 20, 2013

A benefactor who has founded more than 40 charitable organisations since 1966 was among a number of Jewish philanthropists honoured at the Beacon Fellowship Charitable Trust Awards.


Sally Gunnell helps break JCD record

February 18, 2013

Former Olympic hurdles champion Sally Gunnell was part of a sporting double act at Tuesday’s Jewish Child’s Day dinner in central London, helping the charity to a record-breaking £125,000.


London Citizens appoints first Jewish community worker

By Simon Rocker, February 14, 2013

A former Reform youth leader who once learned Arabic in Damascus has become London Citizens’ first designated Jewish community worker.

Charlotte Fischer, 25, from south-east London, has a twin role: she is promoting the grassroots activist organisation within the Reform, Liberal and Masorti movements, which are sponsoring her post.