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.


Spreading the message at shul

By Sandy Rashty, February 25, 2013

The only shul representative on the seminar was Diana Bronson, a 54-year-old mother of four who runs cheder and youth group sessions at Edgware Synagogue as a volunteer. Visiting Israel for the first time in 24 years, she said she wanted to acquire the expertise “get the Holocaust better known to kids who are not Jewish.


Making the Holocaust relevant for young people

By Sandy Rashty, February 25, 2013

Manchester-born Habonim Dror leader Lucy Travis, 24, represented the youth movements. “I am surprised that no one from other movements came on this seminar,” she said. “I thought we would have to fight for a place.”


Hasmonean headteacher: ‘Pupils need to realise significance'

By Sandy Rashty, February 25, 2013

Hasmonean Girls’ School head Rachel Fink was among six Hasmonean delegates. Taking studious notes throughout, she said the seminar had inspired her to rethink the school’s “enrichment programme before year nine students go to Poland. We could look at a preparatory programme as we can’t just rely on students to conduct their own research.


Teachers learning a fresh perspective on the Holocaust

By Sandy Rashty, February 25, 2013

There is calling out in class and scribbling in notebooks as 22 British students learn about the Holocaust.


Glasgow's Calderwood Lodge head teacher stands down

By Anna Sheinman, February 22, 2013

Just three months after the resignation of the chair of the Parent Council of Glasgow’s Calderwood Lodge, the head teacher of Scotland’s only Jewish school has also handed in her notice.

The announcement that Vanessa Thomson is leaving comes soon after the conclusion of a prolonged and heated disagreement over the denominational status of the school.


Brodetsky integrating non-Jewish pupils

By Jonathan Kalmus, February 18, 2013

The head of the Brodetsky Jewish Primary in Leeds has said that the successful integration of an influx of non-Jewish pupils disproves the claim that faith schools are insular.

Jeremy Dunford reported that 12 of the 274 Brodetsky pupils are from African, Asian and non-Jewish British backgrounds.


Free school gets name

By Simon Rocker, February 18, 2013

The cross-communal Jewish free school due to open in Finchley in September has chosen its name as well as its site for the first two years.

Alma Primary School will take over the premises of the existing Orthodox Morasha Primary in West Finchley, which is moving to a new home.


King David pupils go crackers - in the safest way

February 18, 2013

Five Manchester King David High pupils have their future secured after winning a Weizmann UK contest to design an unbreakable safe.

For the first prize in the Safe-Cracking Physics Tournament was a £3,000 travel grant towards participation in the international final, being staged at the Weizmann Institute in Israel next month.


Youthful take on action

By Zoe Winograd, February 18, 2013

Young British leaders played a prominent role in a Berlin conference designed to help “revitalise Jewish communities across Europe”.

Joel Stanley, 33, and Debbie Danon, 28, were among the participants in Shifting Thought, Shifting Action — a three-day gathering of young “change-makers” from 20 European countries.