Manchester

Sick teen sets out on dream visit to Israel

By Sandy Rashty, May 27, 2013

A terminally ill Manchester teenager started his dream trip to Israel this week.

Ryan Grossman, 14, suffers from the rare debilitating muscular disease rod myopathy, which affects one in 47,000 Ashkenazi Jews. Ryan’s condition has confined him to a wheelchair and the King David High student was unable to join the school’s annual year nine visit to Israel.

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House calls in Salford

By Jonathan Kalmus, May 20, 2013

A kosher social housing scheme is expected to make a significant dent in the property shortage for Charedi families in Salford.

The Stamford Hill-based Agudas Israel Housing Association will be offering 23 new-build family homes in the Kings Square development off Leicester Road, Salford, an area where over 200 Jewish people are reported to be in need of social housing.

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Baigel has expensive tastes

By Jonathan Kalmus, May 20, 2013

Manchester Jewish Representative Council’s Dr Sydney Baigel was praised on Sunday for almost single-handedly raising the council’s budget for more than a decade.

Dr Baigel, 85 — whose brother Frank was re-elected as the council’s president at its AGM — has brought in £25,000 this year.

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Radio show goes back on air

By Jonathan Kalmus, May 13, 2013

Manchester’s only regular Jewish radio programme, which was axed by BBC Radio Manchester after 20 years, is to resume broadcasting on Salford City Radio.The show’s team of volunteers say they will continue to provide a mix of local Jewish news, interviews and coverage of Israel on the community station which reaches most Jewish homes in the north of the city.

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Corden helps to raise £1m for the Fed

By Jonathan Kalmus, April 29, 2013

v Bafta award-winning actor and presenter James Corden told an audience of 600 in Manchester how the work of welfare charity the Fed resonated with him.

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Trapped schoolgirl is freed by fire crews

By Jonathan Kalmus, April 29, 2013

Two fire crews took an hour to free a 10-year-old girl who became trapped between a wall and a metal storage container at an independent Manchester primary school.

The Beis Rochel pupil was wedged tightly when the emergency services arrived.

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Manchester measles alert

By Jonathan Kalmus, April 29, 2013

Salford Jewish schools have been placed on alert after two cases
of measles were confirmed in Broughton, Greater Manchester’s major Jewish area.

The local council has issued guidance letters to parents, with Mayor Ian Stewart urging them “to have their children vaccinated to prevent the number of cases of measles rising
in Salford”.

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Strain on Manchester burials

By Jonathan Kalmus, April 29, 2013

Facilities for Jewish burial in Manchester are under strain after a fire which gutted the Jewish mortuary at North Manchester General Hospital.

Interim facilities to perform the taharot, the halachic cleansing rituals before burial, have been arranged at

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Salford sex suspect's escape bid in Israel

By Jonathan Kalmus, April 26, 2013

A suspected paedophile from Salford who fled to Israel is using the Law of Return to escape facing trial.

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'Sexing up' rep council

By Jonathan Kalmus, April 22, 2013

Manchester Jewish Representative Council has formed a committee to brighten its image and entice more young people into leadership roles.

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