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.


Mersey Care gets web push

March 18, 2011

Merseyside Jewish Community Care has launched its new website with a distinctly social feel to encourage better communication with the local and student communities.


Intermarriage issues

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 18, 2011

Orthodox Jews from Liverpool who feel alienated by their community following intermarriage attended a support seminar run by the Movement for Reform Judaism's youth wing, Jeneration.

Thirteen people from mainly Orthodox backgrounds took part in the event at Liverpool's Hope University on Sunday.


MPs tell of racism during elections

March 18, 2011

Liverpool MP Luciana Berger has called for a code of conduct to stamp out racism during elections.


Team effort puts Liverpool back on map

By Marcus Dysch, March 17, 2011

A Chinese-themed charity ball helped Liverpool JSoc's committee end its year in office in style.

The ball was the culmination of a year of hard work which has seen the society re-establish the city as a popular venue for Jewish students.


Investigation into Liverpool school swimming lesson tragedy

By Jennifer Lipman, March 4, 2011

An investigation has been launched into the death of a 12-year-old pupil at Liverpool’s King David High School.

Oliver King died on Wednesday after collapsing from what was thought to be a seizure in the school’s swimming pool.

Paramedics took him to hospital but could not save him.