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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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Stapely's £100k appeal

By Jonathan Kalmus, August 19, 2011

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.

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Merseyside police appoint first Jewish chaplain

By Jonathan Kalmus, July 29, 2011

Merseyside Police's chief constable has welcomed the force's first Jewish chaplain who may be called upon to support officers on traumatic crime scenes.

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King David bids farewell to old school

By Jonathan Kalmus, July 22, 2011

Pupils paid a fond and fun farewell to the King David schools campus on their last day before its demolition to make way for playing fields adjoining KD's new £25 million premises opening in September.

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