Kisharon gives polished performance

September 2, 2013

Service users of educational needs charity Kisharon have been engaged in their annual Rosh Hashanah silverware polishing at United synagogues across London.

Since 2010, US Chesed and Kisharon have jointly organised a programme through which Kisharon clients help the US communities by polishing their silver before the festivals.


Salsa Lessons with Professional Partners

By Jennik, August 30, 2013
Thursday 12 September
6:00pm - 7:30pm


Argentine Tango Lessons with Professional Partners

By Jennik, August 30, 2013
Monday 9 September
7:30pm - 9:00pm


Dancing Pickles is sweet on Brenner

August 5, 2013

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles came to dance when he visited Jewish Care’s Brenner Community Centre in Stamford Hill on Tuesday.


Meet and greet

By Simon Rocker, July 22, 2013

The London Board for Shechita has paid tribute to the man who put it on a sound financial footing.

David Rose, who is making aliyah after seven years as director, said that when he arrived, the meat authority owed £80,000 to the banks and £60,000 to other creditors.


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.


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.


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.


'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.


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.