Rabbi is chaplain to Muslim mayor of Redbridge

September 20, 2012

A rabbi has become chaplain to the Muslim mayor of Redbridge.

Rabbi David Hulbert of Bet Tikvah Synagogue in Barkingside has been selected by the new mayor, Councillor Mohammed Javed, to be one of five chaplains of different faiths during his year of office.

It is the first time a multi-faith chaplaincy has been chosen in the London borough.


Limited utility

September 6, 2012

So much for the hope that this week's conference of rabbis and imams would provide a platform for Muslim leaders to speak out on the fact that the thread that connects the attack on Israelis in Bulgaria, the shootings in Toulouse, and the plot to blow up Jews in Manchester - not to mention much of the everyday abuse on the streets of Europe's cities - is that the perpetrators have all been Muslim.


Imams deny antisemitism at unity event

By Shirli Sitbon, September 6, 2012

As they arrived in Paris for the second gathering of European Jewish and Muslim leaders, Jewish officials seemed to have one thing on their mind: getting their counterparts to fight antisemitism in Muslim communities.
Antisemitism has been on the rise in France since the Toulouse shooting six months ago, and many of the attacks have been perpetrated by Muslims.


Three Faiths meet to discuss competitive sport

August 30, 2012

The East London Three Faiths Forum met to discuss ‘Competitive Sport’ at Sinclair House, the Jewish Youth and Community Centre in Redbridge.



Muslim Jerusalem YMCA chief on 'victimhood' problem

By Jennifer Lipman, July 26, 2012

The first Muslim chief executive of the Jerusalem branch of the YMCA has warned that there will not be peace between Israel and the Palestinians until leaders on both sides can discard "the victimhood mentality chains".


Primary pupils get a kick out of Wembley Stadium event

By Marcus Dysch, June 28, 2012

London Jewish primary pupils enjoyed a visit to Wembley Stadium to mark the completion of an interfaith project.

Twenty North West London Jewish Day School children took part in activities with pupils from Catholic and Muslim primaries, designing football kits, delivering presentations and having an impromptu kick-about.


Keeping faith with felafel

By Simon Rocker, May 31, 2012

Nice touch from the caterers at the Central London Mosque: at the launch of a new interfaith schools programme, the felafel came in the shape of six-pointed stars and crescents.


Interfaith project has royal backing

By Simon Rocker, May 31, 2012

A new interfaith programme to teach primary-school children about Judaism, Christianity and Islam was launched to royal acclaim on Tuesday.

David Khalili, the Iranian-born Jewish founder of the Maimonides Foundation, said that he had commissioned the Interfaith Explorers resource in tribute to the Queen.


Manchester leaders get royal date

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 29, 2012

Manchester Jewish communal personalities were guests at a royal lunch during the Queen's visit to the city on her diamond jubilee tour.

In addition to Manchester City Council chief executive Sir Howard Bernstein, diners included Jeremy Myers, who has championed pride in the city since organising a major clean-up following last summer's riots.


Liverpool mourns Malits

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 29, 2012

Tributes from communal and interfaith leaders have been paid to Malcolm Malits, emeritus rabbi of Liverpool's Allerton Hebrew Congregation, who died on Monday night, aged 93.