Staying Sharp to keep Emunah music prize in family

March 11, 2013

Eleven-year-old violinist Amos Sharp maintained a family tradition by winning the Emunah Young Musician of the Year final at the Royal College of Music on Sunday. His sister, cellist Anoushka Sharp, was the 2012 victor in the annual contest, organised in conjunction with the JC.


‘I was helped — now I'm helping'

By Sandy Rashty, March 11, 2013

Hasmonean student Pini Stimler, 16, was diagnosed with leukaemia at the age of four and has been in remission for eight years.


Sammy stars as Camp Simcha makes £1 million

By Sandy Rashty, March 11, 2013

An eight-year-old boy with a rare and incurable inflammatory bowel disease was the star of the show at Camp Simcha’s London dinner on Monday, which raised over £1 million.

Sammy Bentwood last year appeared on the West End stage as the small boy in Billy Elliot and enthralled the 900-plus dinner guests with a performance of the musical’s top song, Electricity.


'They have given us nice memories'

By Sandy Rashty, March 11, 2013

Tara Kar is grateful for the “practical support” from her Camp Simcha family liaison officer after her son Luca was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia at 18-months-old. Luca, who is now three, is in remission after undergoing chemotherapy treatment and a bone marrow transplant.


Strictly star's debt to WJR

March 4, 2013

A Holocaust survivor has told northern World Jewish Relief supporters how the charity’s wartime work transformed his life and those of many others.


JFS students trained to join world food campaign

By Zoe Winograd, March 1, 2013

JFS sixth-formers took a training session at JHub organised by World Jewish Relief, Tzedek and the Jewish Student Action Forum to prmote the Enough Food For Everyone IF campaign , fighting world hunger.

They were taught campaigning techniques with particular focus on social media, presentational skills and compiling a press release.


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.