Heart doctor congregant is a life-saver in shul

By Jonathan Kalmus, June 24, 2011

Liverpool's leading heart specialist was a life-saver when a Childwall congregant's heart stopped beating during the Shabbat service.

Shul member Dr Stephen Saltissi - Royal Liverpool University Hospital's clinical cardiology director - was sitting two rows away when Childwall choirmaster David Coleman, 63, collapsed.


Boot campers take a shine to fundraising

By Jonathan Kalmus, June 24, 2011

Fourteen men withstood the rigours of a boot camp in Liverpool to raise £6,000 towards research into a fatal genetic condition affecting a Jewish Manchester boy.


Gold for Newman

June 23, 2011

Josh Newman took gold at the London Youth Games.

Representing Redbridge, Newman, 12, exacted revenge on two rivals, aged 17, who beat him last year, forcing them to settle for silver and bronze.

Leading after the set routine, Newman pulled away after the voluntary routine, winning by a healthy margin.


Mersey beat moves rabbi from Cardiff

By Jonathan Kalmus, June 17, 2011

Childwall Hebrew Congregation's new rabbi says he will be following a tried and trusted path to improve the fortunes of the Liverpool community.

Rabbi Mordechai Wollenberg, 35, was appointed this week after eight years with Cardiff United Synagogue.


University 'failed to probe anti-Israel talk

By Jonathan Kalmus, June 17, 2011

A group which monitors extremists has complained about the way Liverpool University investigated a medical course which it suspended for promoting anti-Israel propaganda.

Student Rights, which campaigns against extremism on campuses, said it had serious concerns after being refused Freedom of Information requests by the university.


Liverpool says thanks

By Jonathan Kalmus, June 10, 2011

Merseyside Jewish Community Care hailed its 250 volunteers at a ceremonial lunch in conjunction with Liverpool Council for Voluntary Services.

More than 80 of the volunteers attended the welfare charity's event at Allerton Hebrew Congregation where they were praised by former Board of Deputies' vice-president Rosalind Preston and Merseyside Jewish Representative Council president Gordon Globe w


Liverpool KD enjoys increasing demand

By Jonathan Kalmus, June 3, 2011

Liverpool's King David Primary is experiencing a dramatic increase in Jewish pupils in advance of its move to new premises in September.

The school has seen its proportion of Jewish students drop to 15 per cent of the annual 60-pupil intake in recent years. It was feared the fall indicated an irreversibly shrinking community.


Like Utd, I missed Messi

By Danny Caro, June 2, 2011

During my early years, I drove my parents mad trying to get the autographs of some of my sporting heroes.

I felt like a kid in a sweetshop when I bumped into some of the Liverpool greats along with members of various national cricket teams.

Well, old habits die hard. I tried but failed to track down Lionel Messi ahead of the Champions League final. My son was desperate to meet him.


Legends support Avi tribute

By Jennifer Lipman, May 27, 2011

Liverpool football legends Phil Neal and Alan Kennedy were back on the pitch this week to pay tribute to former playing colleague Avi Cohen, who died in Israel in December following a road crash.

Neal and Kennedy were part of an Anfield XI which played a team from the local Jewish community at the club's Kirkby academy before a crowd of more than 100.


Prince Edward is first visitor to KB campus

By Jonathan Kalmus, May 27, 2011

Prince Edward on Wednesday became the first official guest at the new Liverpool King David High School campus.

Visiting the existing premises, the prince asked to see the £26 million campus, which will become the centre of Jewish schooling and community life in Liverpool.