Abuse could earn life ban

By Danny Caro, October 13, 2016

Liverpool football club have warned fans not to engage in discriminatory behaviour - including antisemitic abuse - during matches, with punishments including a possible lifetime ban from their Anfield stadium.

The Premier League club has issued a Supporter Charter which sets out a zero-tolerance approach towards misconduct inside the ground.


Partnership boosting northern exposure

September 29, 2016

Mitzvah Day has entered into a partnership with youth movement Habonim Dror which will increase its presence in the north and Scotland.

Josh Davies, 22, will serve as northern fieldworker for both organisations with a specific focus on Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool and Glasgow.

The Mancunian attended the city's King David School before studying finance, accounting and management at Nottingha


Preserving a Merseyside landmark

By Charlotte Oliver, August 15, 2016

Lottery funding is progressing a project to preserve and memorialise a former kosher butcher's shop in Liverpool which supplied the Titanic.

Since Galkoff's closed in 1979, after serving the Merseyside community for 72 years, its distinctive green-tiled frontage has remained a prominent local feature, considered of historic importance by English Heritage.


Revamped in Liverpool

August 12, 2016

A major refurbishment of Merseyside Jewish Community Care's Shifrin House was celebrated at the reopening ceremony.

It was the fulfilment of "a dream to create something special for our community", guests were told by Howard Winik, the MJCC president.

The renovated premises "will secure the welfare needs of the people we look after for decades to come and will help people to lead better and


New Forest minister is hailed by the Chief

By Josh Jackman, July 29, 2016

Rabbi Mordechai Wollenberg was moved by the tribute of Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis at his induction service at Woodford Forest United Synagogue, which was attended by 250 people.

"He spoke about my personal qualities, about my community service and about getting involved, not because it was good for me, but because it was the right thing to do, which I really appreciated," Rabbi Wollenberg said


Care failings but a positive outlook

By Charlotte Oliver, July 1, 2016

The lay leader of a Jewish Liverpool care home rated as requiring improvement by the Care Quality Commission has reassured supporters that the picture is far from bleak.

Stapely provides accommodation and nursing for its elderly residents, some of whom suffer from dementia.


How Max Steinberg makes Liverpool good for business

By Josh Jackman, June 17, 2016

When Chancellor George Osborne asked to meet him, Max Steinberg knew he had created a successful Merseyside-based business forum.

As chairman of the inaugural International Festival of Business in 2014, he helped to turn a few million pounds of government investment into an estimated GPB200 million of trade by bringing together representatives of thousands of businesses from around the globe.


‘I missed the terror attack only because I decided to have a night in’

By Sandy Rashty, June 10, 2016

When Liverpool-born Viki Silver moved to Israel five years ago, she knew it was a risk.

She anticipated rocket attacks, but she never thought she would have face to shootings and stabbings on the streets of Tel Aviv.


Mersey congregation beats a path to the US

By Simon Rocker, April 7, 2016

Another regional community is exploring the possibility of joining the United Synagogue.

Talks have been ongoing between Childwall Hebrew Congregation in Liverpool and US officials over the past few months.

Sheffield was the first northern congregation to become a member of the US two years ago and Nottingham has been toying with a similar move.

Childwall president Denis Salamon said the


Liverpool care hub is revamped

March 31, 2016

A renovation project that will transform Merseyside Jewish Community Care's Shifrin House HQ is set for completion this month.

The "several hundred thousand pound" outlay - funded from donations and the MJCC reserves - is a significant commitment for a charity in a small community.