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Jewish Music Institute picks Lord Grade for co-president

By Simon Rocker, February 25, 2013

Lord Grade, who made a TV documentary on klezmer music for the BBC last year, has been appointed joint president of the Jewish Music Institute.

The former chairman of both BBC and ITV will share the role with Lady Solti.

Lord Grade has hosted an annual jokes lunch for a number of years to bring in funds for the institute’s coffers.

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Volunteers catch serial offender

By Marcus Dysch, February 25, 2013

Members of volunteer security group Shomrim have helped bring to justice a habitual burglar who broke into a warehouse.

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Movie Monday: Duck Soup

By jcclondon, February 19, 2013
Time:
Monday 18 March
7:30pm

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1,000 years of Jewish history, on a bike!

By jcclondon, February 19, 2013
Time:
Sunday 10 March
9:45am

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Style Studio

By jcclondon, February 19, 2013
Time:
Thursday 7 March
7:30pm

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Lifgosh: To Meet

By jcclondon, February 19, 2013
Time:
Tuesday 5 March
7:30pm - 6 March 2013, 7:30pm

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Desperately seeking Netta Rose

By Anna Sheinman, February 18, 2013

Rifleman Alec Jay went to war on May 22 1940. Five days later at the siege of Calais, any clues to his Jewish identity were hastily buried in the French sand as he was taken prisoner by the Germans, spending five years in captivity.

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Big screen exposure aids Sharon Berger donor search

By Anna Sheinman, February 18, 2013

The Spit4Mum campaign, geared to finding a bone-marrow donor for critically ill Harrow resident Sharon Berger, is reporting huge cross-communal support ahead of a major screening on Sunday.

Mrs Berger, 61, is in hospital undergoing chemotherapy for myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a malfunction of the bone marrow. She urgently requires a bone marrow donation.

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Women leaders are up to speed

February 18, 2013

A speed “mentor matching” event in London launched the response to the first recommendation from the JLC’s Commission into Women in Jewish Leadership.

Organised by Lead, it brought mentors and mentees together in a speed-dating format. Participants are involved in a wide range of communal groups.

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Booming bakers get a taste for expansion

By Sandy Rashty, February 18, 2013

A young couple who have taken over the management of a kosher bread range stocked by Waitrose for close on 10 years opened new premises with a mezuzah-fixing ceremony on Tuesday.

Avraham and Simona Cohen, both 31, showed guests around the 5,500 square foot Cohens Bakery site in Brent.

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