Jewish Chronicle

Harry Potter star leads Mersey farewells

By Cathy Forman, December 9, 2009

Actor Jason Isaacs has led the tributes to his uncle Lennie Isaacs, the JC’s Liverpool correspondent for 15 years, who died last week aged 70.

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Ilona gets her necklace — thanks to the JC

By Marcus Dysch, November 19, 2009

A Ukrainian teenager living in a remote Jewish community has been presented with a Star of David necklace donated by a British girl who read about her in the JC.

Ilona Kaplyn, 15, featured in an article in May about Krivoy Rog — a former steel mining community 200 miles from the capital Kiev — after World Jewish Relief opened a community centre in the city.

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The JC wins European design award

November 17, 2009

The JC has once again picked up an award, this time for its innovative front pages.

Our editions of July 3 and August 4 were judged the best for weekly papers – throughout Europe.

The 11th European Newspaper Awards saw stiff competition from 240 other newspapers from 27 countries.

The awards are intended to foster the exchange of information about the conception and design of newspapers throughout the continent.

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New chairman for JC

May 21, 2009

Businessman Robin Klein is the new chairman of the Jewish Chronicle, taking over this week after the retirement of Peter Levy, OBE.

South African-born Mr Klein, who is chairman of the Accelerator Group, an investment company focusing on digital media, is a member of South Hampstead Synagogue. He said: “I am honoured to have been appointed to such an important position. The

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A Cannes red carpet for the JC (& Rachel)

By Keren David, May 21, 2009

Rachel weisz may be used to the glamour of Cannes — but it is a new experience for the Jewish Chronicle.

A paperboy’s weekly ordeal in carrying a heavy load of JCs is immortalised in a short film which gets its first showing at the film festival today.

Jewish Chronicle Day, made by Jan Lower of Elbow Productions and Dr James Ohene-Djan, a lecturer in computing at Goldsmiths College, is based on Dr Ohene-Djan’s experiences as a delivery boy in leafy, prosperous and, some might say, Jewish, Maida Vale.

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JC announces new chairman

May 19, 2009

Businessman Robin Klein is the new chairman of the Jewish Chronicle, taking over this week after the retirement of Peter Levy, OBE.

South African-born Mr Klein, who is chairman of the Accelerator Group, an investment company focusing on digital media, is a member of South Hampstead Synagogue.

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Banned Hizbollah fighter blames JC

By Marcus Dysch, April 7, 2009

A Hizbollah fighter has been barred from re-entering Britain, and has blamed the JC for his detention by immigration officers.

Lebanese-born Dyab Abou Jahjah addressed two meetings in London last week, but left the country to visit Brussels before the weekend.

When he attempted to return on Saturday to catch a flight home to Beirut, he was detained for six hours before being denied entry.

Jahjah, who is also leader of a radical Muslim group, wrote on his blog: “They say I am a threat to the peaceful co-existence of communities.

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New JC MD

February 12, 2009

The JC Board has announced the appointment of Alan Rubenstein as
managing director.

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JC complaint is rejected

February 5, 2009

A complaint about a story in the JC by the organiser of an “alternative” carol concert has been rejected by the Press Complaints Commission.

Deborah Fink, of Jews for Boycotting Israeli Goods, had complained that she was quoted out of context, but the PCC ruled against her. It said she had been aware she was speaking to a journalist.

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JC chairman stands down after five years

December 11, 2008

Peter Levy, who has been chairman of the Jewish Chronicle for five years, is retiring from the role. He will also be stepping down from the board of directors.

Mr Levy said: “It has been an honour and a privilege to chair the JC, but this is an appropriate time for me to step down, with a new editor and hopefully a new era of continued success for the Jewish Chronicle.”

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