Butcher's shop makes the cut as monument

By Jonathan Kalmus, August 21, 2014

The frontage of a former kosher butcher's shop that supplied the Titanic is set to be preserved as a monument in Liverpool's city centre.

A £1.5 million redevelopment proposal by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, which bought the Galkoff's site, includes plans to painstakingly remove the shop-front's iconic green tiles and ironwork and reconstruct them as a free-standing sculpture.


Funding to secure Titanic butcher's lifeline

By Jonathan Kalmus, December 30, 2013

Preservation of the kosher butcher which supplied the Titanic has been secured by millions of pounds of funding from the late Jewish philanthropist Sir Isaac Wolfson.


Titanic butcher's lifeline

By Jonathan Kalmus, September 9, 2013

The premises of the former Merseyside kosher butcher that supplied the Titanic could be saved from demolition.

Galkoff’s green-tiled building in Liverpool city centre — considered of national importance by English Heritage — was under threat because of the development plans of Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, which recently purchased the site.


Governor rethink at King David in Liverpool

By Jonathan Kalmus, July 1, 2013

Liverpool’s King David Schools are to replace all their governors in elections designed to encourage a broader range of candidates.

Those interested can nominate themselves for the positions for both the high school and primary which will be elected on July 4. Trustees and associates of the King David Foundation will select governors through a secret ballot. The last took place in 2009.


Liverpool welfare in cash crisis

By Jonathan Kalmus, May 20, 2013

Merseyside Jewish Community Care chief executive Lisa Dolan has warned of a funding crisis as the MJCC faces a £39,000 operational deficit, its largest in recent times.

Ms Dolan reported “concerns over the economy and the direct impact of local government decisions upon our community. Cuts to grant funding have hit MJCC very hard.”


Chagall exhibition to open at Tate Liverpool

By Jennifer Lipman, May 13, 2013

An exhibition dedicated to the career of Russian-Jewish artist Marc Chagall is to open in Liverpool next month.

Fifteen years after the last major retrospective of his work in the UK, and 27 years after his death at the age of 97, Tate Liverpool is to remind art-lovers of the modernist painter's genius.


Stones get a new show at King David in Liverpool

By Jonathan Kalmus, May 13, 2013

An appeal to preserve antique foundation stones from the Liverpool King David schools has been launched.


Boat comes in for Liverpool immigration museum

By Jonathan Kalmus, April 22, 2013

The UK’s first museum dedicated to telling the story of mass immigration to Britain and beyond, including the journeys of thousands of Jews, is the brainchild of a Merseyside Jewish leader.


Twigg: 'Hebrew to stay'

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 25, 2013

Shadow education secretary Stephen Twigg has told Jewish communal leaders he opposes government plans to force religious education and Hebrew out of the national curriculum.


Medical aid campaign with defibrillators

By Jonathan Kalmus, January 28, 2013

Following the death of a Liverpool King David High pupil from a heart attack, a petition for a Parliamentary debate on siting defibrillators in all UK public buildings has gathered over 71,000 signatures.