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Prince Charles meets former child refugees

By Marcus Dysch, July 1, 2013

The contrast could hardly have been more glaring — from the horror of Nazi-occupied Europe three-quarters-of-a-century ago to the splendour of the state apartments at St James’s Palace and an appointment with the Prince of Wales.


Marble Arch fails in rabbi search

By Simon Rocker, June 24, 2013

Western Marble Arch Synagogue is to ask its minister Rabbi Lionel Rosenfeld to delay his retirement after being unable to find a successor.

Rabbi Rosenfeld had been due to leave in January to spend more time with his children and grandchildren in Israel.


Booking in at Mansion House

By Barry Toberman, June 21, 2013

Over 100 supporters of Israeli art gathered in the sumptuous surrounds of London’s Mansion House last Friday lunchtime for the official launch of the UK publication of a pictorial history.


Sandé sings for record-breaking £4.2m Jewish Care dinner

By Barry Toberman, June 20, 2013

A short closing set by British pop sensation Emeli Sandé sent the 1,200 guests at Jewish Care’s campaign dinner home with a song in their hearts. But the greatest hit for the welfare charity’s chiefs was the subsequent announcement of record £4.2 million proceeds from the event, held at Grosvenor House in London’s Park Lane.


European Leo Baeck Institute Lecture Series 2013

By LBI London, June 6, 2013
Thursday 20 June


A world of dining at Bevis Marks

By Simon Rocker, June 5, 2013

Businessmen, tourists and other visitors will once again be able to enjoy a meal at Bevis Marks Synagogue in the City of London.


Lubavitch drinks to revival

By Simon Rocker, May 27, 2013

It is not the norm to have shots of vodka or whisky after the first course of an Anglo-Jewish charity dinner. Nor to have the bensching led by a Brit Award nominee.

But there was a palpable mood of celebration at the Chabad Lubavitch UK dinner at London’s Lancaster House on Monday.


Harrods says ‘I do’ to kosher wedding service

By Anna Sheinman, May 23, 2013

Harrods, the department store fit for royals, is now targeting every Jewish princess by advertising kosher weddings.

The store formerly owned by the
Al Fayed brothers, until it was bought by the Qatari royal family in 2010, has previously held several royal warrants.It has now gained another stamp of approval in the form of kosher certification from the Sephardi Kashrut authority.


Fergie moved by plight of Odessa home children

By Zoe Winograd, May 13, 2013

The Duchess of York, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Tracy-Ann Oberman and Caprice were celebrity supporters of the inaugural dinner of the UK support group of Tikva Jewish children’s home in Odessa. Mitch and Jane Winehouse were also among almost 300 people at the Mayfair dinner, which raised £.1.1 million.


They're in a league of their own at 70

May 13, 2013

Thirty years ago, the late Lady Jakobovits described the League of Jewish Women as the community’s “jewel in the crown”. Times may have changed but past league president Miriam Kays told its 70th anniversary lunch that the importance of its voluntary work was undiminished.