Merseyside Jewish Community Care is calling for increased support after a drastic drop in donations.
At its AGM on Wednesday night, treasurer Richard Lewis reported a £46,000 operating deficit, donations having fallen from £104,000 to £51,000. The drop in contributions comes on top of the loss of £20,000 in grants from Liverpool City Council which had funded meals-on-wheels services.
The organiser of a Liverpool celebration of Gilad Shalit’s release has bemoaned the lack of young participants.
Although “pleased with the solidarity shown at such short notice”, Jewish community activities co-ordinator Adam Cailler “would have liked more of the younger generation to have attended such a momentous occasion”.
The King David schools in Manchester and Liverpool followed impressive A-level results with a bumper crop of GCSEs.
At Manchester KD, 99 per cent of candidates achieved five grades between A-star to C and there was a 100 per cent pass rate for all subjects for its 118 GCSE students. Seventy-eight per cent of all results were B grade or above.
Liverpool's Jewish care home is appealing for £100,000 to fund a desperately needed refurbishment to its Victorian premises. And leaders of the Stapely home are confident of having secured the long-term provision of care for the community.