Brighton

Brighton Batsheva show cancelled to delight of Israel boycotters

By Jennifer Lipman, October 18, 2012

A performance by an Israeli dance group in Brighton next month has been cancelled amid security concerns, in a decision that anti-Israel campaigners are hailing as a victory.

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Anti-Israel protesters guilty of trespassing

By Marcus Dysch, August 30, 2012

Two anti-Israel activists have been found guilty of trespassing at a Brighton arms factory.

In April 2011 Jessica Nero and Gavin Pidwell blocked the gates at the EDO MBM plant, claiming they were protesting against the firm’s production of weapons systems supplied to Israel.

The pair are members of the Smash EDO group, whose activists have repeatedly caused disruption at the factory.

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Funding to Brighton nursery is withdrawn

By Yael Breuer, June 28, 2012

Brighton and Hove Jewish Welfare Board is to end its financial support for the local Torah Academy Nursery and to reduce its help to the Ralli Hall Lunch and Social Club.

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Brighton learning to co-operate

By Simon Rocker, May 10, 2012

A cross-communal adult education programme involving Orthodox, Reform and Liberal rabbis launched in Brighton yesterday, marking the festival of Lag b'Omer.

With sessions ranging from first century Judaism to antidotes to antisemitism, the eight-week venture is a spin-off from last year's one-day Sussex Limmud.

Scheduled to take part in the programme at the Ralli Hall community centre are Ra

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Centre makes Brighton rock

By Cecily Woolf, March 22, 2012

Brighton and Hove Albion football club chairman Tony Bloom officially opened the new Hillel student centre in Brighton.

Around 60 people attended the event at the revamped centre at the city's Middle Street Synagogue.

Mr Bloom welcomed the new facility and said it was important for students to have somewhere to turn for help during difficult times on campus.

The centre has been refurbishe

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Centre makes Brighton rock

By Cecily Woolf, March 22, 2012

Brighton and Hove Albion football club chairman Tony Bloom officially opened the new Hillel student centre in Brighton.

Around 60 people attended the event at the revamped centre at the city's Middle Street Synagogue.

Mr Bloom welcomed the new facility and said it was important for students to have somewhere to turn for help during difficult times on campus.

The centre has been refurbishe

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Reform bars widow, 89, over £133 arrears

By Cathy Forman, January 26, 2012

The family of an 89-year-old widow has condemned Brighton and Hove Reform Synagogue for cancelling her membership over unpaid fees of £133.

Helen Morris, a member of the shul for more than 22 years, received a letter in early January informing her that because of the outstanding balance, her membership "has now ceased, including loss of all burial funds".

She moved into sheltered accommodat

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Complaints lead to Brighton home improvements

By Jessica Elgot, December 1, 2011

Changes are being implemented at Jewish Care's Hyman Fine home in Brighton after concerns over care standards were raised by residents' families and Sussex Jewish Representative Council.

It is understood that the current manager of the home will be leaving by mutual consent.

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TV film didn't get picture

By Jennifer Lipman, December 1, 2011

A TV production company has apologised "unequivocally" to the Jewish Museum and television viewers over footage used in last Friday's Heir Hunters programme on BBC1.

Researchers for the programme, trying to track down the relatives of a man called David Bernstein, interviewed the director of the Jewish Museum, Rickie Burman, in September this year.

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Memorable contribution leads the Brighton effort

November 24, 2011

Sussex Jewish Community Care took a trip down memory lane for Mitzvah Day.

Volunteers helped fill 150 "memory bags" with old-fashioned sweets, cards prepared by cheder pupils, vintage photographs and a notebook for recording special memories.

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