Newcastle and Gateshead

No Purim whisky for Yeshivah boys

By Simon Rocker, March 17, 2011

The Gateshead Rav, Rabbi Shraga Faivel Zimmerman, has banned yeshivah boys from drinking spirits on Purim.

He said that they only should drink wine in moderation on the festival.

In a public notice, Rabbi Zimmerman said the dangers of alcoholic consumption had been highlighted by life-threatening incidents in recent years.

More..

Cakes, cars, clothing and interfaith co-operation

November 25, 2010

Student support swelled the Mitzvah Day crowd at Brighton Reform's cupcake-wrapping session to 180. The cakes were delivered to patients at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, residents of Jewish Care's Hyman Fine House and needy community members. Cross-communal welfare group Helping Hands organised the event.

Progressive synagogue congregants participated in a gardening project in Brighton's Moulescombe area which encourages the involvement of troubled teenagers.

More..

Member who married out is refused call-up

By Robyn Rosen, November 25, 2010

A member of Newcastle's Orthodox synagogue who married a non-Jew claims he was refused a call-up on his father's yahrzeit.

David Biermann, 65, requested the call-up from the United Hebrew Congregation to mark the 13th anniversary of his father's death.

He said he was told the shul's by-laws did not allow this for someone who had married out.

"I felt extremely upset. I am particularly distressed at what I consider the callous action of the shul.

"Yes, I can pray for my father, yes, the rabbi will say a prayer for him, yes,

More..

Shadowed rabbi in the frame

By Faga Speker, November 11, 2010

Newcastle photographer Paul Brown has published a pictorial account of a local rabbi after shadowing him for a year.

Fifty people attended a presentation of The Rabbi – A Year in the Life Of at Newcastle United Hebrew Congregation. At the event Rabbi Dovid Lewis and Mr Brown, who is not Jewish, spoke about how the photographer spent time with the rabbi and his family following their personal and public life.

Rabbi Lewis said: "At first it felt very strange, but very quickly Nachi, my wife and children Chaya and Tzivia settled and relaxed with Paul.

More..

Samling Concert

By Samling, September 8, 2010
Time:
Saturday 13 November
7:00pm - 9:15pm

More..

Samling Masterclass

By Samling, September 8, 2010
Time:
Wednesday 10 November
2:00pm - 5:00pm

More..

Samling Concert

By Samling, September 8, 2010
Time:
Saturday 16 October
6:00pm - 8:15pm

More..

Samling Masterclass

By Samling, September 8, 2010
Time:
Wednesday 13 October
1:00pm - 4:00pm

More..

Government cash for Newcastle Jews

By Simon Rocker, September 7, 2010

Newcastle's United Hebrew Congregation has been rewarded for its education work with visiting schools with a £6,000 Faith in Action grant from the government.

It is one of more than 100 projects promoting interfaith understanding - including several run by Jewish groups - that are the beneficiaries of £2 million in grants from the Communities Development Foundation.

More..

TYNESIDE GAS SERVICES

Category: Plumbing, heating
39 Cartmel Park, Pelaw, Newcastle and Gateshead, NE10 0UZ, 07923318533