By Jessica Elgot, June 10, 2010
Birmingham's King David Prim-ary has had its Jewish studies budget slashed.
Funding from Birmingham Hebrew Congregation has been cut from £20,000 to £12,000 annually. Birmingham Jewish Education Board has ended its varying contribution, most recently £3,000.
The voluntary-aided school now has only 65 Jewish children out of a roll of 245. More than half the pupils are Muslim.
Headteacher Steve Langford said the cuts had come at a bad time. "It is going to be tough, with costs rising."
By Simon Griver, April 29, 2010
Birmingham City have reportedly made enquiries about Real Mallorca goalkeeper Dudu Awat.
Indications are that Awat is available for £1.7 million if Birmingham are unable to extend Joe Hart's loan deal from Manchester City. But with Mallorca in fourth place in La Liga and well placed to qualify for the Champions League, Awat would be reluctant to leave.
Hapoel Tel Aviv moved into pole position to clinch their first Israeli Premier Division title for 10 years after beating long-time leaders Maccabi Haifa.
Maaran Lala's winner lifted Hapoel above Haifa on goal difference.
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.
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.
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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.