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Tricycle Theatre 'on thin ice' over Jewish film festival boycott

By Sandy Rashty, August 14, 2014

Culture Secretary Sajid Javid has said in a letter to UK Jewish Film Festival chair Stephen Margolis that the Tricycle Theatre's boycott is "misguided".

Mr Javid, a long-time supporter of Conservative Friends of Israel, also told the JC: "I am concerned about the impact of its decision."


Art lovers bank on Rothschild

By Julia Weiner, July 31, 2014

Internationally renowned sculptor Eva Rothschild spoke about her work to 100 supporters of British Friends of the Art Museums of Israel at its annual Women in Art lunch.

Works by Ms Rothschild were installed specially for the occasion at the new gallery premises of Modern Art London, where the sculptor was interviewed by the ICA's Katherine Stout.


Highest levels of hate for five years

By Marcus Dysch, July 31, 2014

Antisemitic incidents in Britain rose by a third in the first six months of this year, and have rapidly increased further in the past four weeks as Israel's military operation in Gaza continues.

Figures published this week by the Community Security Trust showed more than 300 recorded cases between January and June, up 36 per cent on the same period last year.


Volunteers celebrated

By Charlotte Oliver, July 10, 2014

More than 400 pupils and their parents celebrated a busy year for young volunteering at the Yoni Jesner Awards in central London last week.

The scheme, which was set up in memory of the Scottish student killed aged 19 in a Tel Aviv suicide bombing in 2002, rewards students who complete more than 200 hours of voluntary service. This year, more than 180 students were given awards.


Film gala dinner attracts a strong cast of characters

By Rosa Doherty, June 26, 2014

The stars came out for UK Jewish Film at its first gala dinner, held at the Park Lane Hotel in Mayfair.

Steven Berkoff, Henry Goodman, Greta Scacchi and Maureen Lipman were among those on the red carpet, along with Academy award-winning producer Gareth Unwin (The King's Speech), who brought his Oscar to show the 300 guests.


Charity diners take care of £4.4m

By JC Reporter, June 12, 2014

A record-breaking £4.4 million was raised at Jewish Care's campaign dinner at the Grosvenor House hotel in central London on Monday night.

Proceeds from the event, attended by more than 1,000 guests, represent more than a quarter of the charity's annual £15 million fundraising target. The previous record of £4.2 million was set last year.


Concern for orphans in Odessa homes

May 19, 2014

The impact of the volatile situation in Ukraine on the Tikva homes in Odessa for abandoned or at-risk Jewish youngsters was highlighted at a dinner held by Tikva UK at the Millennium Hotel, Grosvenor Square, which raised over £1 million.


West End synagogues recognise the benefits of collaborative projects

By Sandy Rashty, March 31, 2014

Three West End Orthodox synagogues have joined forces to plan collaborative events and forge social ties between members.

Representatives from the Western Marble Arch, Central and New West End congregations met this month to "begin to work on many social events", said Beverly Miller, a Western Marble Arch executive board member.


Cameron praises 'extraordinary' survivors

By Marcus Dysch, February 3, 2014

David Cameron has praised the “courage and bravery” of Holocaust survivors — and his pride at leading “a nation with such extraordinary people in it”.

The Prime Minister extended the warmest of welcomes to more than 50 survivors at a Downing Street reception to mark Holocaust Memorial Day on Monday.


Miliband: 'I'm here for my family's Shoah victims'

By Daniel Easterman, February 3, 2014

Labour leader Ed Miliband spoke movingly about family members who lost their lives during the Holocaust at the UK’s main HMD commemoration in Westminster on Monday.

“I never met my mother’s father,” Mr Miliband told an audience of survivors, politicians and religious leaders at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre.