More space sought for Liverpool's first Limmud Day

May 1, 2008

With nearly 500 people registered to attend this weekend’s first Liverpool Limmud Day, negotiations have taken place with the venue of the sell-out event, Liverpool Hope University, to provide more space. Under the chairmanship of Malcolm turner, the committee is to present 36 sessions and a concert on Sunday night at St George’s Concert Hall. For concert tickets, phone 0151 722 2153 or email


New leaders for Merseyside Jewish council

April 24, 2008

Three new faces have taken up executive posts at Merseyside Jewish Representative Council. The new chairman/president is Gordon Globe; senior vice-president is Julian Green; and junior vice-president is Ian Cohen. Mr Globe, involved with the community for over 40 years, said: “It is possible to have a quality of life in the Liverpool community that is the envy of other communities.” The meeting, attended by 50 delegates, was held at Harold House.


Pupils honour actor with Fiddler extracts

April 17, 2008

King David Primary pupils Rafi and Max Benmayor gave their own Fiddler On The Roof performance for Liverpool-born actor Joe McGann, who is playing Tevye in a national touring production of the musical. The boys played extracts from the show on the grand piano at the Empire Theatre lounge. McGann explained that he had a connection with the show as his Jewish father-in-law Geoff Locise was in the original West End production with Topol. “Tazmin, my wife, told me that getting the part was a blessing — almost as if we’d given him a grandchild.”


Mersey plan

March 28, 2008

A capacity audience of around 1,000 people were shown the plans for the new King David Schools’ campus at the high school’s speech night. The project, due for completion in 2010, is on track to provide state-of-the-art facilities. The campus site is to be rebuilt at a cost of about £23 million as part of the government’s “Schools for the Future” programme.