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Teenagers mugged at gunpoint

By Sandy Rashty, July 18, 2013

Three Jewish teenagers were recovering this week after being robbed at gunpoint shortly after Shabbat went out last weekend.

The boys, two aged 15 and one 14, were confronted by three masked men in West Hampstead, north-west London, as they walked to a friend’s house at around midnight on Saturday.

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Bercow is backing HET

July 15, 2013

Following a London conference for the Holocaust Educational Trust’s young ambassadors on Monday, ambassadors, survivors and key HET supporters were hosted by the Speaker, John Bercow, in Westminster.

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Prisoner’s suicide over kosher food

By Anna Sheinman, July 11, 2013

A convicted murderer has taken his own life in prison following a dispute with prison authorities over his demand for kosher meals that were also gluten free.

Simon Benson, 58, who was convicted of stabbing a man to death in 2003, had been on hunger strike at Maidstone Prison, and had not eaten a meal for a month before hanging himself in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

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'Shul of Rock' is seeking a younger Shabbat audience

July 1, 2013

In a bid to attract younger people to synagogue services, four Harrow congregations have joined forces to present “Shul of Rock” tonight at the Middlesex New Synagogue’s Bessborough Road premises.

The brainchild of musician and session drummer Simon Cooper, the service will feature traditional Shabbat songs set to tunes inspired by the Beatles, Status Quo and Led Zeppelin.

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LJS backs gay pride

By Simon Rocker, July 1, 2013

The Liberal Jewish Synagogue is tonight hosting a special Friday service on the eve of the London Pride parade. The “Celebrating Together” service is being held in conjunction with the Jewish Gay and Lesbian Group and the Beit Klal Synagogue. Lionel Blue is among rabbis taking part.

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Overseas viewing in Croydon

July 1, 2013

The mother of Croydon Federation minister Rabbi Natan Asmoucha was able to enjoy his induction ceremony despite being unable to travel from Vancouver, watching the service through a Skype link.

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Another boundary hit as Belmont gets eruv OK

By Marcus Dysch, June 10, 2013

Belmont Synagogue is the latest community to secure planning permission for an eruv and it is hoped the religious boundary will be operational in time for Rosh Hashanah.

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Norwood gets new chairman

June 10, 2013

Norwood will have a new chairman from November when David Ereira, currently the deputy chair, succeeds Bernie Myers.

By profession a commercial investment real estate consultant, Mr Ereira’s involvement with the children-and-families charity dates back to 1992.

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Wanted - an £8m fundraiser for US projects

By Simon Rocker, June 10, 2013

The United Synagogue is looking to appoint a fundraiser to help generate £8 million for capital projects — including the extension of Bushey Cemetery.

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Israel Connect Lobby of Parliament

By israelconnect, June 2, 2013
Time:
Wednesday 5 June
6:30pm - 8:30pm

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