Liverpool

Liverpool's class act

By Jonathan Kalmus, November 17, 2011

Liverpool has hosted what is believed to be the first conference of a British university using a synagogue to train teachers in handling controversial religious issues.

The 48 trainee teachers from across the north west, who are studying for their PGCE at Liverpool Hope University, used Childwall Synagogue as a venue for part of a day conference.

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Dance away the blues

By Jonathan Kalmus, November 17, 2011

Merseyside Jewish Community Care is looking to ballroom dancing to plug funding gaps caused by local authority cuts.

Dance sessions for the elderly and art therapy are some of the pilot activities being innovated as well-being projects which are being funded for 12 months by a £6,000 Lottery grant announced last week.

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On parade to remember the lives that were lost

November 17, 2011

Many communities took part in Remembrance Day services to pay their respects to fallen soldiers.

A service in Radlett, conducted by Rabbi Leo Dee of Radlett Synagogue, Rabbi Paul Freedman of Radlett and Bushey Reform and Reverend William Hogg of Christ Church, drew a crowd of 800 people, among them teenagers from Radlett United's Tribe Challenge course.

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Schneider's Mersey beat

By Marcus Dysch, November 17, 2011

Comedian and actor David Schneider entertained more than 30 Jewish students at a comedy evening in Liverpool.

The event, hosted by Chabad, saw Mr Schneider perform a routine of Jewish jokes.

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Liverpool pleads for welfare cash

By Jonathan Kalmus, November 11, 2011

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.

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Gilad Shalit party organiser bemoans lack of young participants

By Jonathan Kalmus, October 27, 2011

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”.

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£25m education site nets Liverpool goals

By Cathy Forman, September 27, 2011

Pupils and staff are enjoying life at the new £25 million King David campus in Liverpool, which has brought together the high school, primary school, kindergarten and community facilities.

"It is a once in a lifetime chance to strengthen the community," said Lauren Lesin-Davis, governors' chair of the primary.

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Liverpool Archbishop: UN bid is 'opportunity' for Middle East

By Jennifer Lipman, September 22, 2011

The Archbishop of Liverpool has called for "intensified prayers" for a solution to the Middle East conflict as the Palestinians take their bid for unilateral statehood to the UN.

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Farewell to Cardiff

September 22, 2011

Cardiff United Synagogue held a farewell Shabbat service and kiddush for Rabbi Mordechai Wollenberg, who is moving on to Liverpool's Childwall congregation.

Presentations to the rabbi and his wife Blima were made by the synagogue council, education committee, cheder children and the Israel Information Centre.

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GCSE joy at King David

August 26, 2011

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.

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