Eco friendly caring

May 19, 2011

Liverpool Wavertree Labour MP Luciana Berger took a particular interest in the eco credentials of Jewish Care's Golders Green campus when she toured the premises.

The shadow minister for energy and climate change was escorted by Jewish care chief executive Simon Morris and the charity's property director, Jeff Andrews.


Suicide bombing row halts Liverpool medical course

By Jonathan Kalmus, May 6, 2011

Liverpool University has suspended a course at its medical school after a lecturer handed out pamphlets which defended Palestinian suicide bombings.

Two Jewish students complained to heads of the Faculty of Medicine after attending a lecture on Palestinian suffering and being given a pamphlet produced by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign.


Loyal Friends boost MDA

May 5, 2011

Christian Friends of Magen David Adom have dedicated a £90,000 bloodmobile at a Liverpool ceremony - the third vehicle donated to MDA by the Friends in four years.

The venue reflected the fact that the local Kingsway Christian Fellowship is one of the largest contributors to CFMDA. Around 140 supporters from the Christian and Jewish communities attended.


JNF taking local route

By Jonathan Kalmus, April 15, 2011

JNF's new regional director intends to bring leaders of the charity to the north in an effort to re-engage with Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester supporters.

Jo Krasner, who lives in Liverpool, started work last week as the fund's provincial link based at its new regional office in Altrincham. Its Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester offices closed last August as part of JNF streamlining.


Liverpool leader plots revival

By Jonathan Kalmus, April 8, 2011

The new leader of Merseyside Jewry wants to present Liverpool as an attractive and professionally viable city for young families.


Poignant prize day

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 31, 2011

Liverpool's King David High School's annual speech night on Monday held bittersweet celebrations. A minute's silence remembered pupils Oliver King and Tilly Rosenblatt who died separately since the school's last annual prize event.


MP questions council cuts for welfare

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 25, 2011

Labour MP Luciana Berger has suggested that Liverpool City Council may have infringed race relations law by slashing its funding to the city's main Jewish charity.

In January, Merseyside Jewish Community Care lost its £20,000 annual local authority grant towards kosher meals for vulnerable Jews. Now it is to lose its other council contribution, a £9,000 grant for respite for carers.


Liverpool planning its own census research

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 25, 2011

Merseyside Jewish Representative Council is conducting its own local community survey to coincide with the 2011 Census.

The aim is to provide a detailed snap-shot to help understand communal needs now and in the future, not least by asking respondents if they are likely to remain in the city.


Diplomat on Mersey beat

March 25, 2011

Israel's deputy ambassador Alon Roth-Snir responded to a call from Liverpool Jewry for the embassy to engage more with the regions.

A question-and-answer session at Childwall Synagogue on Monday was attended by 120 people.


Palestinian children to go on theatre tour

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 24, 2011

Jewish children from Liverpool could meet Palestinian children from the Shatila refugee camp in Lebanon as part of a theatrical project.

Twelve Palestinian schoolchildren are to travel to Liverpool in two weeks as part of a scheme help them out of the "squalor" Palestinians are forced to endure in Lebanon.