Jewish Chronicle

JC helps owners to get their Judaica back

By Jennifer Lipman, September 1, 2011

Families have been reunited with Judaica stolen from their homes following an appeal on the JC website.

Eight men were arrested last month after police discovered them squatting in a house in The Ridgeway, Golders Green, with a stash of stolen goods.

The valuables included a menorah, a collection box and candlesticks, as well as jewellery, a laptop computer and a silver watch.


Signing off from the JC after half-a-century

August 4, 2011

I have been married to the JC for longer than to my wife, Beryl. But after almost 50 years, it is time to pass the baton over.


The waiting is over for tragic family

By Jennifer Lipman, July 14, 2011

The long-lost relatives of a man stabbed to death 92 years ago have been reunited after a chance sighting of an advert on the JC's weekly email newsletter.

The surprising reunion has its origin in the 1919 murder of garment factory foreman Solomon Franks, by a Russian Jewish worker who had been traumatised in the battlefields of the First World War.


Jewish Chronicle in hunt for new CEO

May 12, 2011

The Jewish Chronicle is to launch a search for a new chief executive. The successful applicant will succeed managing director, Alan Rubenstein.


Man gets 10 months for vile phone rants

By Robyn Rosen, May 12, 2011

A man who bombarded the Jewish Chronicle with hundreds of "vile, abusive and antisemitic" phone calls, has been jailed for 10 months.

William James Hannaford, 57, of Euston, who called JC staff "f---ing parasites" and "mosquitoes", was also given a restraining order after repeatedly calling the paper's central London offices.


Guilty plea for man who harassed the Jewish Chronicle

By Jennifer Lipman, March 28, 2011

A man has pleaded guilty to racially aggravated harassment against the Jewish Chronicle.

William James Hannaford of Euston pleaded guilty to one charge at the Old Bailey on Monday morning.

During a three month period last year Hannaford phoned the Jewish Chronicle office hundreds of times, shouting about “dirty rotten Jews” and “Jewish cockroaches".


Two new members join JC board

March 24, 2011

Two new non-executive directors have joined the board of the Jewish Chronicle.

Daniel Finkelstein, executive editor of The Times and a JC and Times columnist, and Michael Marx, a property developer who is chairman of the London Jewish Cultural Centre, become the newest members.

The new board, chaired by lawyer and writer Anthony Julius, took over in January.


Anthony Julius to chair JC board

January 20, 2011

The lawyer and writer Anthony Julius has been appointed chairman of the Jewish Chronicle.

Mr Julius, deputy chairman of solicitors Mishcon de Reya, is also a noted author who has written extensively on law, literature, art, culture and antisemitism.

His book, Trials of the Diaspora: A History of Anti-Semitism in England was published last year.

He said of his appointment: "I am honoured. The JC is the most respected Jewish publication, not just in the UK, but in Europe.

"I am looking forward to making my contribution to ensure its continued success."


JC writer wins Indie contest

January 13, 2011

JC reporter Jessica Elgot has been awarded the third Wyn Harness Prize for Young Journalists for an article on mental health issues in the strictly Orthodox community.

Candidates had to write an original article on a section of society which rarely makes the headlines.


Shul is helped by JC readers

By Jennifer Lipman, September 21, 2010

Surveillance equipment worth more than £1,500 has been donated to a Lithuanian synagogue vandalised in an antisemitic attack, following an appeal on the JC website.

An anonymous donor responded to the request to provide the Kaunas synagogue in central Lithuania with a set of second-hand CCTV cameras after extremists left a pig's head outside the building.

They had carved a star of David into the head and placed it underneath a black Chasidic hat with peyot (sidelocks) attached.