Birmingham burial fees row eased

By Cathy Forman, February 11, 2010

Meetings were held this week in an effort to resolve a long-running dispute over burial fees between Birmingham’s two Orthodox synagogues.

On Wednesday evening the shul councils of Birmingham Hebrew Congregation (Singers Hill) and Central Synagogue met separately to discuss plans for a solution.

Central leaders have been enraged by steep rises in burial fees and maintenance charges from Singers Hill, which looks after the Witton and Brandwood End cemeteries on behalf of the community.


Warwick JSoc: Stepping out of Birmingham's shadow

By Marcus Dysch, February 4, 2010

The new president of Warwick University’s Jewish Society believes the time has come for the group to step out of the shadows of its neighbours in Birmingham.

Guy Israel and his eight-strong committee are working hard to establish Warwick JSoc as an independent force in the collective psyche of Jewish students, both in Britain and abroad.


Birmingham Central Synagogue Mikvah

Category: Mikvahs
133 Pershore Road, Birmingham, B5 7PA, 01214 404 044

Brandwood End Cemetery

Category: Cemeteries
Kings Heath 14, Birmingham0121 643 0884

Witton Cemetery

Category: Cemeteries
The Ridgeway, College Road, Erdington 23, Birmingham0121 356 4615

Mosque defends Saudi invitations

By Simon Rocker, December 24, 2009

Birmingham’s Green Lane Mosque has defended its invitations to two Saudi-based invitations condemned as “antisemitic and anti-sectarian” by another Muslim organisation.

British Muslims for Secular Democracy had called on the mosque to cancel scheduled appearances this weekend by Faisal al-Jassim and Abdul Aziz Al-Sadhan.

The anti-extremist think-tank had also denounced the invitations to the two preachers, publishing extracts from their sermons.


Muslims slam hate speakers

By Simon Rocker, December 23, 2009

A Muslim campaign group has called for the withdrawal of an invitation to two Saudi-based preachers it denounced as “antisemitic,” who are due to speak at a Birmingham mosque at the weekend.

Faisal al-Jasem and Abdul Az As-Sadhan are scheduled to appear at the winter conference of the Green Lane Mosque.

But in a letter to the mosque, leaders of British Muslims for Secular Democracy said that they had read about the teachings of the two men “with great alarm”.


Birmingham Rabbinic Board

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Birmingham0121 706 8736

The Representative Council of Birmingham and Midland Jewry

Category: Jewish councils
Ellis Street, Birmingham, B1 1HL, 0121 643 2688

Birmingham Jewish Community Centre

Category: Community centres
19 Silverstone Court, Riverbook Drive, Birmingham, B30 2SH, 0121 459 3418