Housing chief steps down

February 19, 2015

jLiving (Jewish Community Housing Association) chief executive Sara Clarke will step down in the summer after 21 years in the post.

Ms Clarke played a key role in the 1997 merger between the JBG and B'nai B'rith housing societies to create the present organisation, one of the largest UK housing associations working primarily with the Jewish community.

She is also proud of jLiving's increasin


Multi-millionaire Labour donor Andrew Rosenfeld dies

By Marcus Dysch, February 9, 2015

Businessman and leading Labour Party donor Andrew Rosenfeld has died at the age of 52 after a short illness.

Former Jewish Care trustee Mr Rosenfeld was an investor in property and mobile phone company chairman.

Labour leader Ed Miliband said: “I am deeply saddened by the sudden death of my friend, Andrew Rosenfeld. My thoughts are with Juliet and his family.”


'Scared' Brits in property rush to Israel

By Nathan Jeffay, October 14, 2014

Diaspora Jews are scrambling to buy safe-haven homes in Israel, according to property experts.

"People say: you never know," said property consultant Rebecca Wolman, who works with the British market and has experienced a massive increase in interest since the summer. The size of the spike in enquiries is "impossible to count because it is so huge".


New Haringey planning rules welcomed by strictly Orthodox

By Simon Rocker, November 1, 2013

New planning guidelines introduced by a north London borough to help large families have been welcomed by its growing strictly Orthodox population.

Haringey Council said that the measures would give families greater freedom to create additional space while protecting the privacy of neighbours.


Docklands visionary Paul Reichmann dies

By Rosa Doherty, October 31, 2013

The developer behind Canary Wharf in London has died aged 83.

Born in Vienna in 1930, Paul Reichmann fled to Paris with his family in 1939 to escape the Nazis.

After the war, Mr Reichmann took a Talmudic studies course in Britain and then Israel, where he became a rabbi.


Man who built Canary Wharf dies

By Rosa Doherty, October 29, 2013

The world-renowned Jewish property developer Paul Reichmann has died aged 83.

Mr Reichmann was born in 1930 in Vienna and escaped the Nazi occupation of Austria in 1939 by fleeing to Paris with his family.

The family was forced to move for a second time when Germany invaded France, and eventually settled in Morocco.


The property greats behind London’s landmarks

By Peter Bill , September 12, 2013

“Noah? He’s been on the payroll for eight days — and not done a stroke.”

The boy in question is the grandson of The Shard developer, Irvine Sellar: Born to his daughter Caroline towards the end of July. A rich example of Jewish humour used to mask pride.


Letting tenants in on rent-saving schemes

By Martin Lewis, July 25, 2013

If you live in rented accommodation, you don’t need your landlord’s permission to save money. There are many things you can do to slash bills. With the number of tenants rising, rents are fiercely expensive in many areas, so never has it been more crucial. Here are my top tips for renters:

Renters have a right to switch and save on energy (even prepaid)


High Court finds Israeli officer ‘evasive’ over property project

By Simon Rocker, July 4, 2013

A former Israeli army intelligence officer misappropriated £2.7 million while managing a property project in London, the High Court has found.  The former officer, who moved to Britain in 2001, was sued by his business partners, Ran Avrahami, a former Israeli airline pilot, and Be-Ready, a company owned by the family of Rami Lermer, who worked in the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office.


Jewish homes featured on ITV’s Top 10 Britain’s Secret Homes

By Zoe Winograd, July 4, 2013

Two houses with important connections to Jews in Britain are to be featured on a prime-time television show revealing the little-known and intriguing stories behind landmark buildings.

Latimer House in Wiltshire and The Jews’ House in Lincoln will be profiled in ITV’s Top 10 Britain’s Secret Homes on Friday. The two sites were selected for the programme by English Heritage.