Manchester

'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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KD remembers soldier

By Jonathan Kalmus, April 22, 2013

Manchester’s King David High has rededicated a plaque in memory of a former pupil who died in the aftermath of the Yom Kippur War in 1973.

Michael Marshall, who was 19 at the time, survived the war but was killed by a sniper just after a ceasefire was declared. He was on patrol waiting to return from the Sinai Desert across the Suez Canal.

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Strictly Kosher nominated for broadcasting award

By Jennifer Lipman, April 16, 2013

A reality series that shed light on the lives of religious and secular Jews in Manchester has been nominated for a religious broadcasting award.

Strictly Kosher, which was broadcast on ITV last summer to mixed reviews, is in the running for a Sandford St Martin Trust TV award.

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Tablets working well for special needs learning

By Jonathan Kalmus, April 8, 2013

A Jewish special needs school is seeking donations of tablet computers to enable disabled children to benefit from apps which can revolutionise teaching.

Aim Habonim in Salford has begun using specially designed speech therapy apps which operate on iPads. It can cost up to £200 for a package designed to develop speech, language and awareness skills tailored to the needs of each child.

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King David ambassadors visit their twins

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 25, 2013

MPs HAVE come out in support of the first Jewish ambassadors to visit a Muslim school, as a historic twinning moves to a second stage.

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Manchester eruv close to completion

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 18, 2013

Manchester’s first eruv could be completed within weeks.

The religious boundary has been in development for more than two years since receiving planning permission.

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Manchester running out of burial space

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 18, 2013

Manchester Jewry is facing a burial crisis after it was revealed that local cemeteries have less than 10,000 spaces vacant, insufficient to bury the synagogue members currently signed up to burial boards. Some burial plots are being sold twice and there is not the finance to expand supply.

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Shoah tribute leads £1m plan for cemeteries

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 11, 2013

A permanent Holocaust memorial at one of Manchester’s largest Jewish cemeteries is among a raft of improvements planned for dilapidated burial grounds.

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Woman crushed by a falling gate

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 11, 2013

Tributes have been paid to a Manchester woman who was killed when she was crushed by a gate.

Myra Goldman, 68, died when the gate of a business park fell on her on Sunday while she was working at her flower business in Whitefield, north Manchester.

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Salford sex suspect who fled bail arrested in Israel

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 4, 2013

Police have confirmed that Todros Grynhaus, a suspected sex offender from Salford, has been arrested by Israeli police after fleeing the UK.

Greater Manchester Police, who had been seeking the 48-year-old in the UK and abroad since he went missing two weeks ago, confirmed that the man they believe to be Mr Grynhaus had been arrested in Jerusalem, where he was living under a false identity.

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