Strictly star's debt to WJR

March 4, 2013

A Holocaust survivor has told northern World Jewish Relief supporters how the charity’s wartime work transformed his life and those of many others.


Salford sex suspect flees strict bail terms

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 1, 2013

A suspected Jewish sex offender from Salford is being tracked by police.

Salford-based Todros Grynhaus, 48, had pleaded not guilty to seven counts of sexual or indecent assault against children in December and was expected to be tried at Manchester Crown Court later this year.


Manchester Hillel ‘hits rock bottom’

By Marcus Dysch, February 28, 2013

Manchester Hillel House is to close next year following a dramatic fall in applications from Jewish students seeking kosher accommodation.

Once one of the country’s leading centres of Jewish student life, the home has suffered from a significant decrease in young Jews moving to the city in recent years and has now “hit rock bottom”.


Manchester job centre opens

By Jonathan Kalmus, February 25, 2013

The first Jewish employment centre outside of London has opened in Manchester with funding from Bury and Salford councils.

JCom’s shop-fronted Employment Support Centre in Prestwich will offer a job search and advice service in partnership with local job centres. Features will include a benefits surgery and “hot desk” office space at a nominal fee for new small businesses.


£2m scheme is a home win for Manchester Orthodox

By Jonathan Kalmus, February 25, 2013

Detailed plans for a £2 million affordable housing project for Jews on the former premises of Manchester Zionist headquarters Mamlock House have been unveiled.


Salford assault suspect has breached bail

By Jonathan Kalmus, February 22, 2013

A Salford Jewish man accused of sexual assault against children is suspected of breaching his bail conditions to avoid his upcoming trial.

Greater Manchester Police have confirmed that Todros Grynhaus, 47, from Higher Broughton, has failed to answer strict bail conditions he was placed under following being charged with historic sexual abuse in December.


Wrong numbers prompt council to call for better data

By Jonathan Kalmus, February 18, 2013

The Manchester Jewish Representative Council has warned that communal strategy must be based on reliable demographic data, particularly for the mainstream. But there was no questioning the growth of the local Charedi community.


King David pupils go crackers - in the safest way

February 18, 2013

Five Manchester King David High pupils have their future secured after winning a Weizmann UK contest to design an unbreakable safe.

For the first prize in the Safe-Cracking Physics Tournament was a £3,000 travel grant towards participation in the international final, being staged at the Weizmann Institute in Israel next month.


Beth Alexander judge investigated

By Anna Sheinman, February 14, 2013

The Austrian custody case over the three-year-old twins of Manchester-born Beth Alexander has been suspended while the judge in charge is investigated, Ms Alexander’s lawyer has confirmed.


A love story from Langdon

By Jonathan Kalmus, February 7, 2013

Love Langdon Week launches on Sunday to promote the educational charity which helps young Jews with mild-to-moderate learning difficulties. And Langdon has its own love story with the engagement of two of its residents, Ed Sholem and Shoshi Finn, who plan to marry at Borehamwood and Elstree Synagogue in August.