Leukaemia girl's mum honoured for work of memorial charity

April 7, 2016

A woman whose daughter died from leukaemia at the age of 23 has received a British Citizen Award in recognition of her efforts to improve hospital conditions for leukaemia patients.

Cambridge-based Sylvia Morris, 69, established the Karen Morris Memorial Trust in 1999 after Karen lost her battle with chronic myeloid leukaemia.


New chapter for historic Sephardi Torah scroll

March 17, 2016

A passionate collector of bibles might not have foreseen that one of his bequests would lead to a Shacharit service taking place in the Wren Library at Cambridge University.

William Aldis Wright, a former vice-master of Trinity College, Cambridge, who died in 1914, had bequested to the college a 14th-century Sephardi sefer Torah found in the Yemen.


They're building on a strong foundation

September 10, 2015

Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner was among more than 200 Beth Shalom Reform members and guests at the dedication of its new building on Sunday.

Leaders of a number of other faiths in Cambridge were among the congregation for a service led by Fiona Karet Frankl and addressed by senior Reform movement rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner.

Rabbi Janner-Klausner paid tribute to Beth Shalom's welcoming and in


Cambridge builds to a better future

June 18, 2015

Beth Shalom Reform in Cambridge has celebrated the first Shabbat in its new £2 million home.

Chairman Mike Frankl highlighted the many potential uses for the building, which incorporates environmentally sustainable features such as low-energy lighting and solar panels on the roof to generate electricity.


Strictly scroll dancing in Cambridge

February 26, 2015

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis danced through the streets of Cambridge on Sunday as a Sefer Torah for the Thompson's Lane congregation was paraded.

Following the subsequent reception, attended by MPs and academics, he lunched with Jewish students and participated in a Q&A.

Topics raised included the future of the community, Jewish leadership and antisemitism.


Reform celebrates its Cambridge first

September 11, 2014

The Beth Shalom Reform Synagogue in Cambridge has unveiled the foundation stone of what will be its first permanent home in the city - and the first new-build Reform synagogue in the UK for a generation.

Founded over 35 years ago, the Reform community initially met in members' homes and then rented a variety of premises for services and events.


Cambridge: 'The Rolls-Royce of day Limmuds'

By Simon Rocker, November 11, 2013

It takes something special to make a large number of Jewish Londoners give up a Sunday and head for a Jewish event out of town.


Top cast at Cambridge Limmud

By Simon Rocker, October 28, 2013

One of Israel’s most famous literary figures, playwright Joshua Sobol, will be among the cast of top-class speakers at Cambridge Limmud on Sunday week.



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A Philosophy to Reframe Interfaith Education

By Woolf Institute, October 16, 2012
Wednesday 24 October
5:00pm - 6:00pm