Love? Actually, they've been married 80 years

By Michael Freedland, August 28, 2014

When Helen and Maurice Kaye married at the old Borough Synagogue in south London, Britain was in the grip of the Depression, Edward Prince of Wales was beginning his dalliance with Wallis Simpson and Oswald Mosley was filling arenas with supporters of his British Union of Fascists.


On his way to Sante Fe

October 14, 2013

Rabbi Neil Amswych is to leave Bournemouth Reform Synagogue next spring to become minister of Temple Beth Shalom in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


Great-gran drops in for charity

By Corinne Rein, November 26, 2012

With her 88th birthday coming up, Poole great-grandma Helen Woolf felt it was time to show her appreciation to the About Face charity for helping her cope with skin cancer for 13 years.

Setting her sights way above the standard’s octogenarian’s fundraiser, she opted to skydive from a height of 10,000 feet at the Old Sarum Airfield, near Salisbury.


On parade to remember the lives that were lost

November 17, 2011

Many communities took part in Remembrance Day services to pay their respects to fallen soldiers.

A service in Radlett, conducted by Rabbi Leo Dee of Radlett Synagogue, Rabbi Paul Freedman of Radlett and Bushey Reform and Reverend William Hogg of Christ Church, drew a crowd of 800 people, among them teenagers from Radlett United's Tribe Challenge course.


Welfare group launch

By Corinne Rein, October 19, 2011

A social services group offering support to vulnerable members of the Bournemouth community has been started by volunteers Pat Cravitz, Josie Lipsith, Marcia Goodman and Liz Harris.

Bournemouth and District Social Services will help residents to access local social services and will give emotional support to those in need.

Sixty people attended a fundraising launch event at the home of Josie


Shul-goer hurt in Kenton blast

By Jennifer Lipman, August 18, 2011

A Kenton Synagogue congregant required surgery after being "thrown up into the air" by an exploding manhole cover as he walked home from Shabbat lunch.

Colin Wingate, 74, suffered severe injuries to his right knee when the cover of an electrical junction box on a Kenton side street flew up and severed his tendon.


Reform aims for carbon neutral Judaism

By Jessica Elgot, February 10, 2011

Reform synagogues are to radically upgrade their green credentials to help the movement towards its goal of becoming carbon neutral.

The Assembly of Reform Rabbis has launched a sustainability plan on 15 key issues, including "food miles", waste, and use of pesticide, organic produce and Fairtrade goods.

Bournemouth Reform's Rabbi Neil Amswych devised the plan to coincide with the launch of the Big Green Jewish Campaign earlier this month.


Sheltered housing plan is revealed

By Corinne Rein, February 3, 2011

Plans for "extra care" Jewish sheltered housing units in Bournemouth have been submitted to the local council.

The application follows five years of discussions and involves a partnership between Bournemouth Jewish Representative Council and the not-for-profit Raglan Housing Association.


Tributes paid to Bournemouth car accident death

By Corinne Rein, October 21, 2010

A long-time member of the Bournemouth community has died following a car accident.

Paula Bright, 77, drove her Rover through a closed communal garage door of the East Cliff apartment block where she lived. The vehicle then smashed into an interior wall.

Mrs Bright was the daughter of the late Rabbi Jonah Indech, a past Bournemouth Hebrew Congregation minister.


Love actually - East Ender and wife mark 76th anniversary

By Corinne Rein, September 28, 2010

Love continues to blossom in Bournemouth for a couple who are celebrating 76 years of marriage.

Helen and Maurice Kaye live independently in an East Cliff apartment. Warsaw-born Mrs Kaye, 97, attributes their lasting union to trust, being on the same wavelength and enjoying each other's company. "Our problems drew us together rather than pushed us apart. No one said it would be a bed of roses."