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.


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.


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.


Fresh complaints over Brighton care home

By Jessica Elgot, September 22, 2011

Sussex Jewish leaders are looking into complaints about Jewish Care's Hyman Fine House in Brighton.

Local Jewish representative council president Beryl Sharpe said last week's JC report of an alleged assault on a Hyman Fine resident by another resident highlighted "problems which the council has been aware of for some time.


Inquiry at Brighton care home after resident's head injury

By Jessica Elgot, September 15, 2011

v The daughter of an 88-year-old resident at Brighton's Jewish Care home who was hospitalised after a head injury says it may have been caused by an attack by a fellow resident.

She said her father, who has mild dementia, was found with bruising to his head early last Thursday morning at Hyman Fine House.


Mum's special needs victory

By Jessica Elgot, August 11, 2011

A Hackney mother has won the right to choose a new placement for her special needs son after the closure of Manchester's Delamere Forest School.

Hackney LEA had earmarked 13-year-old Daniel Jones from Manor House for a place in Philip Green Memorial School, a Dorset residential establishment.


Record time for Warner

July 28, 2011

Adam Warner set a new course record on his way to retaining the South East and Sussex 5K Championships in Eastbourne.

Warner completed the course in 1:01.


Brighton Reform votes for equality

July 28, 2011

Brighton and Hove Reform members have voted narrowly in favour of equal rights for women congregants.

A motion to support the "implementation of egalitarian rights for men and women in respect of religious practice and participation in services" was passed by a 36-28 majority at the synagogue AGM.

In a letter to congregants, warden Tony Rosenfield explained: "We are probably the only Reform


Coasting through Norwood's challenge

July 14, 2011

A pedal powered £250,000 was generated for Norwood, the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and the Down's Syndrome Association on Sunday as more than 1,300 cyclists joined the annual Capital to Coast challenge.

Cyclists aged from eight to 76 had the choice of a 60-mile ride from Thames Ditton to the Hove seafront, a circular 60-mile Hove to Hove route, or a half-distance option taking them from Haywards He


Wimbledon water feature

By Robyn Rosen, July 7, 2011

South London's sole mikveh has reopened after a four-month refurbishment.

The £27,000 refit of the Wimbledon mikveh incorporates a new bathroom suite and tiles.