Sell-out crowd for the launch of UK Jewish Film Festival

By Keren David, November 6, 2016

The 20th UK Jewish Film Festival was launched on Saturday night with a sell-out gala screening of Indignation, an adaptation of a Philip Roth novel, at the British Film Institute in central London. The film’s director, James Schamus, was among the audience of more than 400.


US Futures leader hands over baton

By Cathy Forman, August 2, 2016

Chair and founder of US Futures, Gaby Morris, is to step down after six years. She will be handing the leadership baton on to US trustee Claire Lemer who takes on the role of lay leader with responsibility for Tribe and Young US.


Wanstead literature lovers clock up golden jubilee

May 17, 2016

The Wanstead Jewish Literary Society has celebrated its golden jubilee. The society meets monthly on Sunday afternoons attracting an attendance of up to 20 people to listen to talks on art, music, history, books and Jewish topics. Its entrance fee is £2 which includes tea and cakes at the end of the afternoon.


Woodford shul honours Lady J

May 4, 2016

Woodford Forest United Synagogue hosted the showing of a film about the life of Amelie Jakobovits, affectionately known as "Lady J". The film illustrated the chief rebbetzen's extraordinarily busy life and her dedication to the Jewish community, as well as her ability to connect with everyone that she met.


Police re-open inquiry into anti-Israel posters on the tube

By Sandy Rashty, April 8, 2016

British Transport Police have re-opened an investigation into anti-Israel posters which were put up across the London underground.

The inquiry into more than 200 posters, which were placed on tube trains during Israel Apartheid Week in February, was closed last Thursday after police said they had pursued all lines of inquiry.


European Leo Baeck Institute Lecture Series 2015-16

By LBI London, April 6, 2016
Thursday 14 April
6:30am - 8:00pm


Studio Friday Art Exhibition

By Joanna Gilbert, March 9, 2016
Sunday 17 April
2:00pm - 6:00pm


Celebrities Vanessa Feltz and Rachel Stevens celebrate Brent Cross 40th anniversary

By Sandy Rashty, March 2, 2016

Vanessa Feltz bumped into her local rebbetzin at an event to mark Brent Cross Shopping Centre’s 40th birthday on Wednesday.

The broadcaster, from St John’s Wood, hailed the north-west London mall as a great community space where she always meets family and friends.


London mayor candidates meet Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis

By Sandy Rashty, March 1, 2016

London Mayor candidates Sadiq Khan and Zac Goldsmith took it in turns to visit Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis at his home in north-west London this afternoon.

The respective Labour and Tory MPs, who are vying for the mayoral position, met Rabbi Mirvis to discuss issues facing the Jewish community.


Labour London mayor candidate Sadiq Khan distances himself from ‘unsavoury characters’

By Sandy Rashty, February 17, 2016

Sadiq Khan has attempted to distance himself from extremists with whom he has been associated.

Labour's London mayoral candidate said despite having shared platforms with alleged radical clerics, he was the only candidate fit to tackle the surge of Islamist extremism in Britain.