Nottingham

Nottingham Liberals and Muslims open a soup kitchen together

May 28, 2015

Jews and Muslims in Nottingham have united to provide a drop-in kitchen for the some of the city's poorest, most vulnerable people.

Nottingham Liberal Synagogue and not-for-profit Muslim organisation Himmah have launched the Salaam Shalom Kitchen (SaSh) to provide hot meals every Wednesday for the city's needy.

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Notts still keen to join US despite rabbi's opposition

By Simon Rocker, March 5, 2015

Lay leaders of Nottingham Hebrew Congregation are pressing ahead with plans to join the London-based United Synagogue despite the steadfast opposition of the community's rabbi.

In a letter to members, Nottingham's acting president Stuart Joseph wrote that a "large majority" of the executive had last week approved a deal with the US.

However, he apologised for postponing a ballot of Nottingha

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Notts Liberals ties to Shoah bring tears

February 16, 2015

A Nottingham civic leader wept when seeing a rescued sefer Torah at a 50th anniversary celebration of the city’s Liberal congregation.

Nottinghamshire County Council chair Pauline Allan was “moved to tears when the Ark opened and I saw the scrolls and how they represent the survival of the Jewish people after the Holocaust”.

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Museum films for future generations

By Naomi Firsht, January 29, 2015

Responding to the HMD theme of keeping the memory alive, the National Holocaust Centre and Museum in Nottinghamshire has begun 3D filming the testimony of survivors.

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Nottingham council debate boycott motion

By Sandy Rashty, January 26, 2015

Nottingham City Council debated a motion to boycott Israel this afternoon.

The 15 minute session at around 2pm today took place after a petition signed by 5,107 people was put forward by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

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Protest over boycott move in Nottingham

By Sandy Rashty, January 22, 2015

Community leaders in Nottingham have called on the city council to reject a motion to boycott Israel put forward by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

The motion, which was signed by 5,107 people, will be debated next Monday.

But the Orthodox and Liberal congregations have written a joint letter in protest.

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Shabbat UK: Campus contribution builds local bridges

By Naomi Firsht, October 30, 2014

Students across the country got involved with Shabbat UK by hosting special Friday night dinners and Shabbat morning events.

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New premises for Notts students

By Marcus Dysch, June 28, 2012

Jewish students in Nottingham will hold social and religious events in new premises when they return for the next academic year.

Deals struck with universities in the city have provided the thriving Jewish student population with new and bigger venues.

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Notts students find the key to love

By Jennifer Lipman, February 16, 2012

Love was in the air for Nottingham students this week as they helped raise £400 for abandoned Ukrainian children.

Second-year students Rosa Shaul and Roxy Kaye organised the Valentine's Day "Lock and Key" party as part of Nottingham's fundraising initiative, F-scheme, after visiting the Tikva Jewish children's home in Odessa.

They arranged for 60 romantics to be given either a lock or a key

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Young artist puts on Shoah exhibit

January 12, 2012

A striking series of artworks by a former pupil of the King Solomon High School in Redbridge are on exhibition at the London Jewish Cultural Centre to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

Ela Ward, 18, produced the exhibition, My Jewish Roots, as her commitment to "each new generation ensuring that the atrocities of the Holocaust are not forgotten".

Now studying painting at Nottingham Trent Universi

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