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Driven duo take the vintage route to new life in Israel

By Leon Symons, May 29, 2008

Yaniv Cohen and Ali Singer are making aliyah in style by driving a 1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith saloon to their new homeland as part of the JNF’s London-Jerusalem car rally. But the pair’s epic journey was almost over before it had begun.

Mr Singer, a 28-year-old Londoner, was responsible for getting the vehicle to the starting line.

But unaccustomed to the fuelling requirements of a vintage Rolls-Royce, he ran out of petrol on the way to the start and only just made it to the ferry in Dover with the 25 other entrants.

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Northern Jewish artists have work exhibited

May 22, 2008

Keren Or and JNF UK attracted 200 people to the preview night of their art exhibition at South Manchester Synagogue to view the work of northern Jewish artists. The Mayor of Trafford, Councillor Bernard Sharpe, opened the exhibition. Lorraine Palastrand, JNF senior campaign executive, said: “We are delighted that the community have supported this event in such large numbers.”

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JNF's first Women 4 Sderot fundraiser a success

May 8, 2008

The JNF Israeli Forum has launched a new women’s committee, Women 4 Sderot, in response to the crisis in Sderot. The group’s first fundraising event raised £6,000 and was held in Borehamwood, where 70 people attended a lecture by life-coach Noa Rockman. JNF Israeli Forum chairman Leora Torn-Hibler and committee member Riki Joel recently visited Sderot to ensure that shops have received the funds and are distributing vouchers for people in need.

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Former senior Israeli diplomat gives lecture at JNF House

May 8, 2008

Some 60 people gathered at JNF House for the second in a series of lectures given by Israeli political and social analyst Abbie Ben Ari. Mr Ben Ari, a former senior Israeli diplomat who served in the USA and the UK, spoke about  Israel over the past 60 years and its future.

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Couple find true love through JNF

May 1, 2008

JNF has played Cupid for London policeman Jonathan Brandman and Newcastle nurse Louise Rowell, who got engaged this week, a few months after meeting on the annual JNF winter Eilat trip. The couple were also in Israel when Mr Brandman, 27, proposed on the beach at Herzliya Pituach. “I offered Louise a solitaire diamond ring I had managed to smuggle out with me to Israel without her knowing, and she said ‘yes’.” Their initial meeting had been at the first-night cocktail party on the JNF tour. “We were inseparable for the rest of the trip,” recalled Miss Rowell, 28.

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