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.


Beauty brunch raises £900 for Chai Cancer Care

By Sandy Rashty, February 14, 2013

Around 30 young professional women raised £900 for Chai Cancer Care with a beauty-themed brunch.

Emily Jacobs, one of the organisers, said it was a “fun and relaxing morning”.

Activities included a complimentary make-up lesson, nail pampering session and a fundraising raffle with prizes including beauty hampers.


Gove praises Anne Frank Trust

By Sandy Rashty, February 11, 2013

Michael Gove has told Anne Frank Trust supporters that the “unique evil and prejudice” of Nazi Germany was a product of social education failings.


Seed money from schools

February 11, 2013

Year two pupils at Jewish schools across the country are entering a growing phase — and for a good cause.

The Great Sunflower Race has been organised as a fun and educational way for children to support the Reuth Medical Centre in Tel Aviv, caring for the mental and physical well-being of over 1,000 patients annually.