Thousands of Jews are relying on charitable support to meet the cost of Pesach, a JC investigation has found. Well over 1,000 families across the country will receive help from synagogues and communal charities this Pesach. Other institutions will support many more and there will be numerous free places at communal Seders.
Pesach shopping with his wife in Golders Green this week, Harry Ganz anticipated spending at least £600.
"So much choice - too much choice," he said as the couple browsed the Kosher Kingdom shelves. "The prices are always much higher around Pesach. I would think for a lot of people they are restrictively high. But you've got to make Pesach."
The BBC's director of news and current affairs, James Harding - a former editor of The Times - will chair an evening being held as part of the JC's 175th anniversary celebrations.
On May 3, two legendary former JC editors, Geoffrey Paul and Ned Temko, will speak about their memories of running the oldest and greatest Jewish newspaper in the world, as well as current issues and controversies.