Looking north for mitzvot

October 8, 2015

Mitzvah Day is looking to increase its regional programme with the appointment of science student Aviva Khan as its first Manchester-based fieldworker.

Ms Khan, 22, has long been involved in charitable and social action projects - and organisations including Bnei Akiva, Gift and Manchester's leading welfare charity, The Fed.


Two teenagers plead guilty over Manchester assault

By Sandy Rashty, September 11, 2015

Two teenagers have pleaded guilty to assault over an attack on four Jews in Manchester last Saturday night.

The 17-year-olds – who have not been identified for legal reasons – made their pleas at Manchester Youth Court on Friday afternoon.

Police say they are investigating the attack as a hate crime.


Orthodox special constable wins prestigious police award

By Sandy Rashty, September 9, 2015

Charedi officer Moshe Rothstein has won a UK government award that recognises outstanding special constables and police support volunteers.

Special Constable Mr Rothstein, the only religious Jew serving in the Greater Manchester Police division, said he was “overwhelmed” on receipt of the Lord Ferrers Award at the House of Commons this afternoon.


Teenager in hospital after antisemitic attack in Manchester

By Sandy Rashty, September 7, 2015

A Jewish teenager is being treated in hospital after he was attacked by three men in Manchester in what is believed to be an antisemitic hate crime.

The 17-year-old boy, who has not been named, was one of four people who were assaulted by three men on Saturday night. The other victims were aged 20, 18 and 18.


Delay in care costs cap is 'a blow to elderly'

By Josh Jackman, July 23, 2015

A four-year delay in capping care costs and increasing the level of assets those in residential care can retain has been condemned as "a real blow to many older people and their families".


NHS backs survey on Charedi health needs

By Josh Jackman, July 23, 2015

The NHS is funding a comprehensive study of the health needs of the large strictly Orthodox community in Salford.

Manchester Jewish Care Forum chair Jonny Wineberg and psychologist Dr Sandi Mann are heading the £10,000 project.


'Cruel' abuser jailed after years on the run

July 16, 2015

A rabbi's son who molested two teenage girls was "an utter hypocrite" who professed his Orthodox faith while "cynically condemning his victims to suffer", a judge has said.

Todros Grynhaus, 50, was jailed for 13 years and two months for the sex attacks.

He must pay one victim £45,000 and the other £35,000 in compensation as well as prosecution costs of £35,000.


Otto Schiff's £2m makes Manchester delighted

June 18, 2015

Representatives of the Otto Schiff Housing Association have been thanked for its key contribution to the redevelopment of Manchester's major communal welfare complex, Heathlands Village.

At a reception organised by The Fed, which adminsters the site, chief executive Karen Phillips said the £2 million award from Otto Schiff spurred other donors to contribute £7 million.


Cantor sings the praises of Manchester Liberals

By JCReporter, June 5, 2015

Manchester Jewish Liberal Community's 10th anniversary celebrations incorporated the induction of cantor Gershon Silins as its spiritual leader.

Liberal Judaism chief executive Rabbi Danny Rich led the service, assisted by Nottingham Liberal's Rabbi Tanya Sakhnovich, before a congregation including civic and religious leaders.


They give as good as they get at King David

By Charlotte Oliver, June 4, 2015

Pupils at King David High School have been on a recent winning streak.

Fresh from seeing their Manchester school - which is made up of three campuses, King David, Yavneh Yeshiva and Yavneh Girls - marked "outstanding" in all categories in its recent Ofsted inspection, they proved they could be just as successful in their charitable endeavours.