Liverpool

Life of Brian and Beatles

August 30, 2012

A play about the life of Beatles manager Brian Epstein will be the first major production at the Liverpool theatre bearing his name.

Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles will chart his rise from running the family furniture business — and later the NEMS music store — to managing the world’s most successful pop group. Issues about his sexuality and Judaism will be covered.

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Liverpool couple seeks new homes for death camp saplings

By Zoe Winograd, August 9, 2012

A Liverpool couple are seeking new UK homes for trees that are linked to the Theresienstadt concentration camp.

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Liverpool man faces fraud charges

July 5, 2012

A Liverpool businessman, who had a synagogue hall named in his great grandfather's honour has been charged with defrauding cancer charities of more than £250,000.

Harris Polak and his wife Reva, prominent members of Liverpool's Childwall Synagogue, appeared before magistrates on Tuesday.

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Liverpool diners pay tribute to Tilly Rosenblatt

By Jonathan Kalmus, May 18, 2012

Seven-hundred Liverpool community members sat down to Shabbat meals in a tribute to a young cancer victim.

Shabbat Across the Mersey honoured the memory of former Liverpool King David High captain Tilly Rosenblatt who died in 2010, a year after leaving KD. Tilly’s father, Paul Rosenblatt, said she loved Shabbat and was dedicated to bringing her local community together.

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Liverpool mourns Malits

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 29, 2012

Tributes from communal and interfaith leaders have been paid to Malcolm Malits, emeritus rabbi of Liverpool's Allerton Hebrew Congregation, who died on Monday night, aged 93.

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Limmud shows its political influences

By Sue Greenberg, March 22, 2012

Local Labour MPs Louise Ellman and Luciana Berger were star attractions at Sunday's Liverpool Limmud at the new King David campus.

The 400-plus turnout had the choice of more than 40 adult sessions and a further 15 for young people.

Mrs Ellman discussed making Israel's case in Parliament, Ms Berger spoke about her experiences as a young, female, Jewish MP.

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Limmud shows its political influences

By Sue Greenberg, March 22, 2012

Local Labour MPs Louise Ellman and Luciana Berger were star attractions at Sunday's Liverpool Limmud at the new King David campus.

The 400-plus turnout had the choice of more than 40 adult sessions and a further 15 for young people.

Mrs Ellman discussed making Israel's case in Parliament, Ms Berger spoke about her experiences as a young, female, Jewish MP.

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Ofsted praise

By Cathy Forman, March 9, 2012

Ofsted has rated Liverpool's King David Kindergarten as "good" in all aspects.

An inspector found that the 74-pupil unit - which moved in the autumn from Harold House community centre to the £25 million King David campus - provided a "vibrant and challenging environment, giving children easy access to a rich and varied range of resources both indoors and outdoors".

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Theatrical tribute to 'fifth Beatle'

January 12, 2012

A Liverpool theatre named in memory of Beatles manager Brian Epstein will open in May, with its new owners pledging it will be a fitting tribute to the musical entrepreneur.

Formerly known as the Neptune, the Grade II-listed city centre theatre has been closed since 2005.

But a £1 million refurbishment by Liverpool City Council has seen it renamed after the "fifth Beatle" as part of a regen

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Strike stops Liverpool KD opening

December 1, 2011

Wednesday's official opening of the Liverpool King David's £25 million educational campus was called off because of the day of action by public sector employees over changes to pensions.

Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks had been due to be guest of honour at the ceremony for the state-of-the-art buildings which also serve as a community centre and conference venue for the Merseyside Jewish community.

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