Southend

Driver gets a ticket as disabled try to board coach

By Sandy Rashty, September 2, 2013

A day trip to Southend for a group of elderly and disabled Jewish social club members ended in disappointment when their driver received a parking ticket as they boarded the coach. A traffic warden fined the coach driver as he waited for around 15 members of the Golders Green-based New Faces Club, supporting the physically handicapped, to get into the vehicle.

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Essex Jewish News editor retires

September 20, 2012

Manny Robinson, a former Evening Standard journalist and Jewish Chronicle columnist, has retired as editor of the community newspaper in Redbridge, the Essex Jewish News, after 40 years.

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Buyer found for closure-threatened Southend care home

By Barry Toberman, September 14, 2012

Jewish Care’s Southend residential home, Raymond House, looks set to be saved.

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Southend's Raymond House closure put on hold

By Jessica Elgot, May 18, 2012

Supporters of the closure-threatened Jewish Care home in Southend have persuaded the charity to delay its plans in the hope of finding a buyer.

A working group of three representatives apiece of Jewish Care and the Southend community will explore the viability of keeping Raymond House open if sufficient investment can be generated.

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Southend seeking a buyer to save home

By Jessica Elgot, May 10, 2012

Families of residents at the Southend home Jewish Care plans to close are pinning their hopes on finding a buyer.

Fifty relatives and community members attended a meeting last week with senior Jewish Care staff to discuss the future of Raymond House.

Southend and Westcliff Hebrew Congregation vice-president Stephen Salt said afterwards that he was working with president Alan Gershlick to att

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Loss-making Southend care home to close

By Jessica Elgot and Cathy Forman, May 3, 2012

Jewish Care's Raymond House residential home in Southend is to close as soon as places can be found elsewhere for its 25 residents.

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£30 metal theft from shul causes gas leak

By Jennifer Lipman, February 23, 2012

Metal thieves who stole copper pipe worth less than £30 from Southend Reform Synagogue caused a gas leak in the surrounding area.

Ten feet of copper pipe, which had been fitted just three months previously, was torn off in the early hours of last Tuesday.

The Westcliff-based community has since been unable to heat the building and has had difficulty finding a plumber because it is not an em

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Fair Reporting and Council of Christians and Jews host meeting at Annie Myers Hall

October 30, 2008

Fair Reporting in partnership with the Council of Christians and Jews hosted a meeting at the Annie Myers Hall. Jack de Metz, chairman of Fair Reporting, welcomed the mayoress, Councillor Gwen Horrigan, before introducing Eli Benson, executive director of Magen David Adom UK who told the 60-strong audience about the MDA. During a question-and-answer session Mr Benson explained how MDA, now recognised by the Red Cross, advises people around the world on how to cope with emergency rescues. The audience raised £400 for MDA.

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Southend Mayor Councillor visits Southend and Westcliff Jewish Community Centre

October 23, 2008

David Amess MP, Southend Mayor Councillor Gwen Horrigan and six local councillors visited Southend and Westcliff Jewish Community Centre, Shebson Lodge sheltered accommodation in Cobham Road and Raymond House, the charity's care home in Clifton Terrace. Jewish Care service manager Robin Jacobs said: "It was a successful morning and an eye-opener for the councillors, who were supportive of our work. We wanted them to have a better understanding of what Jewish Care does in Southend."

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Rabbi Warren Elf interviewed on BBC Essex's Sunday Breakfast programme

October 23, 2008

In the weeks leading up to the High Holy Days Rabbi Warren Elf of Southend and District Reform Synagogue was interviewed by Ian Wyatt on BBC Essex's Sunday Breakfast programme. Rabbi Elf spoke about preparations for the festivals in the home and shul.

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