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Mother reveals her debt to child disability charity

March 5, 2015

Shulamit Elimelech relived "every parent's worst nightmare" during an impassioned appeal to Monday's dinner of British Friends of Shalva, the Association for Mentally and Physically Challenged Children in Israel.


Parents enraged by 'commercial' decision to evict nursery from shul

By Charlotte Oliver, February 26, 2015

Parents of children at a synagogue-based West End nursery have expressed outrage that it is being evicted to make room for the expansion of a non-Jewish school on the shul's site.

For the past 11 years, the Beginnings Jewish nursery has operated from premises in West London Synagogue in Marylebone, having first been registered by the Charities Commission as the West London Synagogue Early Child


The food goes first at Kosher Food and Wine Experience

By Naomi Firsht, February 16, 2015

Suited City boys, young marrieds and a good number of strictly Orthodox were among over 700 people who converged on the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel for a night of conspicuous consumption.


Pearl's widow: 'my Anne Frank connection'

By Rosa Doherty, February 5, 2015

The widow of American Jewish journalist Daniel Pearl, who was kidnapped and beheaded by militants in Pakistan in 2002, has received a moral courage award from the Anne Frank Trust in London.

Mariane Pearl was presented with the award by broadcaster Natasha Kaplinsky at the trust's lunch at the Park Lane Hilton, which raised £420,000.

Mrs Pearl - whose book about her husband's life was turne


They're sold on Christie's night

By Sandy Rashty, February 5, 2015

Young professionals raised £45,000 for Alzheimer's research at the Weizmann Institute at a reception at Christie's in London.

The "Science and Sushi" event was the first organised by the new Young Weizmann committee and attracted 350 guests, who enjoyed a private viewing of Christie's 2015 Impressionist and Modern Art auction.

Weizmann neurobiology professor Noam Sobel explained how his res


Motion's words for Auschwitz

February 5, 2015

Contributors to a Westminster Abbey service commemorating the liberation of Auschwitz 70 years ago included Poet Laureate Andrew Motion, who read a poem written for the occasion. "Light. Knock. Road. Engine. Rail. Truck. Cold. Night.


'We were completely dehumanised'

By Josh Jackman, January 29, 2015

Shaking with emotion, a 91-year-old great-grandmother recalled her time in Auschwitz to an audience of London civic leaders on Monday.

Freda Wineman - whose parents and brother died in the camp - said that "in no time we were completely dehumanised.


Shuvu's backers get a lesson on its work

January 22, 2015

British supporters of Shuvu's network of kindergartens and schools in Israel raised £200,000 from their first gala dinner, held in central London on Sunday.

"Turning dreams into reality" was the evening's theme and the 350-plus guests were told about the expansion plans of Shuvu, which currently educates over 6,000 children, primarily from underprivileged backgrounds.


Jacob's date with Sam Cam

By Josh Jackman, January 22, 2015

A Leeds teenager who survived a three-year battle with cancer was a guest at a 10 Downing Street reception hosted by Samantha Cameron this week to promote a Cancer Research UK fundraising campaign.

Jacob Ziff was 14 when he was diagnosed with cancer of the white blood cells, known as acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

Now in remission, Jacob said the invite to Downing Street was "a once-in-a-lif


1,500 expected to attend London conference in support of Israel

By Sandy Rashty, January 15, 2015

UK leaders are preparing for the "biggest pro-Israel gathering ever to have been held in this country".