London

Wizo raises nearly £2m

May 20, 2013

Wizo UK has raised £1.9 million for its welfare work for Israeli children and families over the past financial year. The news was revealed at its AGM and Rebecca Sieff Day event in London.

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Shenley's wizard from Oz

May 20, 2013

Rabbi Alan Garber will be returning to the UK from Australia to take up the Shenley Synagogue pulpit.

Shenley members unanimously supported the appointment of the minister and his wife Tanya on Sunday, and the Garbers are expected to start work before the High Holy-Days.

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Long-time Nightingale chief is to stand down

May 13, 2013

Nightingale Hammerson chief executive Leon Smith will step down at the end of 2013 after more than 40 years with the care home charity. He will become an external ambassador for Nightingale.

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Leaders promote vaccination after 41 cases of measles reported

By Anna Sheinman, May 6, 2013

Strictly Orthodox rabbis met a senior Hackney public health official on Thursday to discuss the rising number of measles cases in the community.

Statistics released by Public Health England (PHE) this week record 41 cases of measles within the capital’s strictly Orthodox population since the beginning of the year.

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Bone marrow match found for Sharon Berger

By Anna Sheinman, April 30, 2013

A bone marrow donor has been found for critically ill Harrow grandmother Sharon Berger after a four month campaign by family and friends to find a match in the Jewish community.

Ms Berger suffers from Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), a malfunction of the bone marrow in producing blood cells. “I have had no immune system for six years,” she said.

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Jewish Historical Society of England - Presidential Lecture

By Jewish Historical Society of England, April 15, 2013
Time:
Tuesday 4 June
7:15pm

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Full time marks start of Chingford's future

By Jay Grenby, April 8, 2013

Less than a year after being under threat of closure, Highams Park and Chingford Synagogue has upgraded to full member status of the United Synagogue.

The move was a “no brainer”, said Steven Strum, chair of a new and energetic board of management. Despite the reservations of some of the old guard, “once we looked into the matter, it was an obvious decision for our board.

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Antiques Supper with special guest Paul Atterbury from the Antiques Roadshow

By Judith Spevock, April 3, 2013
Time:
Thursday 18 April
6:00pm

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High Tea

By Judith Spevock, April 3, 2013
Time:
Sunday 14 April
1:45pm - 4:00pm

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Footballing rabbi scores highly with Richmond Synagogue

By Jay Grenby, April 1, 2013

A rabbi who was once on the books of the Reading and Swindon Town football academies has met Richmond Synagogue’s selection goals.

Rabbi Jonny Hughes and his wife Chana, currently the associate rabbinic couple at Hendon Synagogue, start at Richmond in November, where they will lead a congregation of over 200 members. The number of young families is growing and there is a thriving cheder.

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