King David Junior And Infant School
Category: Mainstream primary schools, Voluntary aided; Headteacher: Mr Steve Langford
250 Alcester Road, Moseley, West Midlands, Birmingham, B13 8EY, 0121 449 3364
Birmingham Hillel House
Category: Hotel and accommodation
26 Somerset Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2QD, 0121 454 5684
By Sasha Brenner, June 11, 2009
Birmingham Central Synagogue is close to tying up a £1 million-plus deal with a local housing association to redevelop its Edgbaston site for a declining congregation.
At the shul’s AGM early next month, its 200 members will be asked to support the sale of two-thirds of the site to Birmingham-based housing association Optima.
March 26, 2009
Birmingham Progressive Synagogue has appointed Hannah Minsky to develop its new youth club venture.
The youth worker, originally from Southgate, is studying maths and philosophy at Birmingham University.
Her background is in the Netzer youth movement and she has done youth work in the Jewish and wider community.
Movement chief executive Rabbi Danny Rich said the appointment reflected “the huge demand for Liberal Judaism in the Midlands, which has only grown since the opening of the Midlands Centre for Liberal Judaism last year”.
By Cathy Forman, February 12, 2009
Birmingham Hebrew Congregation has refuted a claim that it will be withdrawing funding from the Jewish studies department of the city’s King David Primary.
The claim was made in a letter to the Birmingham Jewish Recorder by King David governors’ chair Dr Michael Wolffe, who warned that such a move would leave insufficient funds to meet the salaries of the two Jewish studies teachers.
An editorial about the issue in the Recorder had caused further disquiet.
November 6, 2008
Seventy people from across the community attended a "Sushi in the Sukkah" evening in the succah of Chabad House in Hove. The evening was organised by Tessa Bass, governor of Torah Academy nursery, and raised £700 for the nursery. Ms Bass said: "It was truly wonderful to see so many people from across the community enjoying themselves in the succah." Earlier in the day, 50 children attended "Pizza in the Hut", organised by Brighton Lubavitch, where they enjoyed food, crafts, a Succot quiz and a magic show.
November 6, 2008
Mexico was first stop on a virtual world tour at Jewish Care's Hyman Fine House. Organised by care manager Sue Jones and social care co-ordinator Mark Pady, the week-long programme included "visits" to Scotland, Turkey and the Caribbean and special lunchtime menus. Wilna Smith, registered manager, said: "The residents really enjoyed trying out new things, whether music or food. Everyone was encouraged to join in and we finished off with a Mexican wave, which was good fun."