Jewish life

Lord Ahmed backtracks on comments of Jewish conspiracy

By Marcus Dysch, May 9, 2013

Controversial peer Lord Ahmed’s attempted to rehabilitate his reputation with the Jewish community this week over remarks about a Jewish conspiracy he is said to have made.

Speaking ahead of his disciplinary hearing in front of the Labour Party national executive next week, the peer gave his version of the events which have led to his latest suspension from the party.

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Redbridge Council approves Chigwell eruv

By Zoe Winograd, May 6, 2013

Chigwell and Hainault Synagogue moved a step closer to the first Essex area eruv after Redbridge Council unanimously approved its plans last week. But given that the religious boundary will cover more than Redbridge, project leaders now await the go-ahead from Epping Forest District Council.

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Jewish Policy Research conducts its biggest survey

By Simon Rocker, May 2, 2013

The largest survey of British Jews in two decades was launched this week by the Institute for Jewish Policy Research.

Members of the community will be invited at random to take part in the online questionnaire over the next two months, which will be conducted in association with pollsters Ipso-Mori.

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Glasgow research reveals diverse wish list

By Marcus Dysch, April 29, 2013

A major research project into Glasgow Jewish life has revealed overwhelming demand for more social, cultural and educational opportunities.

Seventy per cent of respondents to the Communities Future Project wanted to explore the possibility of creating a community centre in the south of the city.

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Denied a Jewish education. Why?

By Victoria Prever, April 28, 2013

Last week, my four-year-old son lost his place at Clore Shalom school. And so, at the end of this term, he will be forced to leave an institution with a religious ethos that mirrors our own Jewish beliefs.

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This teenage squabbling will drive young members away

By Jennifer Lipman, April 26, 2013

As anyone who has ever been or met one will know, a teenage girl in the midst of a catfight can give Abbas and Bibi a run for their money in the stubbornness stakes.

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This one will run and run — Paul, 88, completes 22nd marathon

By Sandy Rashty, April 25, 2013

Completing the 26.2-mile marathon distance is a gruelling task for any participant. To prepare properly requires a lifestyle overhaul, particularly with regard to diet and exercise. But the London Marathon’s oldest competitor, 88-year-old Paul Freedman, takes it all in his accomplished stride.

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Four women to stand for top synagogue jobs

By Sandy Rashty, April 24, 2013

The United Synagogue is likely to get its first woman chairman of a congregation when it hold its elections next month.

The Chief Rabbi and US leaders passed a ruling allowing women to become chairmen of synagogues last December. Women had previously been restricted to the roles of vice-chair or financial representative.

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Mazeltov! King David Suite to reopen

By Simon Rocker, April 24, 2013

The horas are set to spin again and toasts to the Queen and the President of the state of Israel be raised once more at what was one of London's most popular simchah venues.

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Canadian Jewish News to fold

By Zoe Winograd, April 24, 2013

The Canadian Jewish News has announced it will cease publishing from June 20.

The independent newspaper has been in print for 42 years with a regular circulation of 40,000 copies a week.

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