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West End Great quits home after 'excessive' rise

By Simon Rocker, January 7, 2016

The independent West End Great community is to leave Western Marble Arch Synagogue at the end of February after being asked to pay substantially more to remain.

West End Great has held services there for around 20 years after selling its own premises in Soho.


WJR pledges to improve lives of those in 'chronic poverty'

By Barry Toberman, December 3, 2015

World Jewish Relief's work down the generations was reviewed at its annual dinner at London's Guildhall which raised more than £1 million.

And, after the 500-plus diners had heard from Polish-born Harry Olmer, one of "The Boys" rescued by WJR and helped to settle in Britain after the war, chief executive Paul Anticoni stressed that the largest number of survivors and older Jewish community mem


Interfaith study group builds towards bigger future in Cambridge

December 3, 2015

The Woolf Institute in Cambridge, dedicated to the study of Christian-Jewish-Muslim relations, held a ground-breaking ceremony for its new home on the Westminster College site in the centre of the city.

Scheduled for completion in summer 2017, the new premises will enable the institute to accommodate growing student numbers and research, addressing issues such as end-of-life care and foreign po


European Leo Baeck Institute Lecture Series London, 2015–16 - Dr Thabet Abu Rass (3rd December 2015)

By LBI London, November 19, 2015
Thursday 3 December
6:30pm - 8:15pm


Lammy tells Langdon of his debt to Jewish backers

By Josh Jackman, November 12, 2015

Tottenham MP David Lammy has told Langdon supporters of his debt to the Jewish community.

Addressing 200 supporters at a business breakfast at the Park Lane Hotel, Mr Lammy recalled that a group of Jewish lawyers had funded his $40,000 (£26,000) entry into Harvard Law School.


MDA is thankful for the big British contribution

By Sandy Rashty, October 15, 2015

The worsening situation in Israel gave added resonance to Monday's Magen David Adom UK dinner in central London, which raised £1.5 million for medical supplies and immediate response kits.

Israel's main emergency service relies on the diaspora to provide one-third of its annual $150 million (£98 million) budget.


Norwood is in 'distress' to the tune of £2 million

October 1, 2015

The £275,000 proceeds from Norwood's tenth distressed investing dinner took the total raised since the event's inception beyond the £2 million mark.

"We started with a small event and each year it's grown," said dinner committee member Neville Kahn.


Police called in as protesters target Israeli-owned London store

By Sandy Rashty, September 24, 2015

An Israeli-owned cosmetics store in London was targeted by pro-Palestinian activists in a protest timed to coincide with Yom Kippur.

Around 20 supporters of the London Palestine Action group entered the Sabon UK shop, in Covent Garden, on Tuesday evening, just as the fast began.


Tube walkers celebrate their very own Jubilee

By Naomi Firsht, September 24, 2015

Six young Londoners walked the length of the Jubilee Line in a joint fundraising endeavour with some counterparts in Belarus.

The Together Plan event saw the "Jewbilee Liners" take 12 hours to cover the 30 miles.