Jewish life

Learning to collaborate in Elstree

By Jay Grenby, March 18, 2013

For the fourth year running, the Elstree area Orthodox communities came together for an educational event organised jointly by the Hertfordshire Learning Experience and Seed.

Close on 100 members of the United, Federation and Sephardi shuls attended the pre-Pesach seminar at Yavneh College featuring a keynote address by Rabbi Dr Akiva Tatz.

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Fowl play as new chicken line is launched

By Simon Rocker, March 18, 2013

A new line of chickens aimed at strictly Orthodox consumers was due to reach shops in London this week as an alternative to the Kedassia brand.

Oif Mehadrin chickens — oif is Yiddish for poultry, mehadrin describes a stricter standard of inspection — are being distributed by wholesalers Lewco Pak under the label of the London Board for Shechita.

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Banking on JSoc growth at Canary Wharf

By Sandy Rashty, March 11, 2013

JSocs are spreading into the corporate arena, allowing Jewish employees at major financial and law firms In Canary Wharf to get together for social, cultural and religious activities.

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Pesach chametz collections in Barnet

March 11, 2013

Barnet Council is once again providing a Pesach collection service, enabling residents to dispose of chametz before the start of the festival.

Collections will take place in designated roads on March 24 and 25 and residents are asked to place food waste into black plastic sacks or their black domestic waste container.

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Windows that need to be kept in frame

By Cathy Forman, March 11, 2013

Birmingham Central Synagogue is seeking homes for 36 etched glass windows before its move to smaller, modern premises on its Pershore Road site.

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Leeds has its art in the right place

By John Fisher, March 11, 2013

A major exhibition of rare Leeds Jewish artwork was held over the weekend as part of the community’s 150th anniversary celebrations.

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Rabbi Freedman places great faith in networking benefits

By Sandy Rashty, March 11, 2013

Rabbi Moshe Freedman is the Jewish chaplain within the multi-faith Canary Wharf team, working one day a week. The chaplains are independent of the Canary Wharf Group but CWG provides free office space

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‘I was helped — now I'm helping'

By Sandy Rashty, March 11, 2013

Hasmonean student Pini Stimler, 16, was diagnosed with leukaemia at the age of four and has been in remission for eight years.

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Sammy stars as Camp Simcha makes £1 million

By Sandy Rashty, March 11, 2013

An eight-year-old boy with a rare and incurable inflammatory bowel disease was the star of the show at Camp Simcha’s London dinner on Monday, which raised over £1 million.

Sammy Bentwood last year appeared on the West End stage as the small boy in Billy Elliot and enthralled the 900-plus dinner guests with a performance of the musical’s top song, Electricity.

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'They have given us nice memories'

By Sandy Rashty, March 11, 2013

Tara Kar is grateful for the “practical support” from her Camp Simcha family liaison officer after her son Luca was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia at 18-months-old. Luca, who is now three, is in remission after undergoing chemotherapy treatment and a bone marrow transplant.

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