Zoe Winograd

Flash-dance for Langdon

By Zoe Winograd, January 29, 2013

Want to join a flashmob to publicise a charity helping young adults with mild-to-moderate learning difficulties?

To launch Love Langdon Week, running from February 10-17, Langdon residents and supporters will be dancing en masse in an indoor London location.

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Shining a light for tolerance as racism is tackled at Upton Park

By Zoe Winograd, January 24, 2013

Six candles were lit for Holocaust victims before the West Ham v QPR Premier League game at Upton Park at the weekend.

Survivor Zigi Shipper and West Ham legend and FA director of football development Sir Trevor Brooking were among the participants in the ceremony at the club, whose supporters allegedly made racist and antisemitic chants during the game at Tottenham in November.

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Glasgow puts testimony online

By Zoe Winograd, January 24, 2013

Testimonies of Scottish-based Holocaust survivors have been collated online.

Glasgow Caledonian University academic Angela Shapiro, 56, and her husband David launched the Gathering the Voices website at the suggestion of Mr Shapiro’s mother Gretl, a Shoah survivor.

“She wanted to be remembered as a productive member of society and not just a victim,” Mrs Shapiro said.

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WJR and Tzedek sign up to hunger campaign

By Zoe Winograd, January 24, 2013

The Board of Deputies’ decision to tie in with Oxfam’s food project Grow/Tatzmiach was mirrored by another demonstration of Jewish social action this week.

World Jewish Relief, Tzedek and Gefiltefest have signed up to the campaign Enough Food For Everyone IF, a national coalition calling upon David Cameron to use his presidency of the G8 to address the causes of world hunger.

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Enough Food For Everyone IF

By Zoe Winograd, January 23, 2013

Over 80 organisations, including World Jewish Relief, Tzedek and the Jewish Social Action Forum, will come together tonight to launch the Enough Food For Everyone IF campaign. The 'if movement' is asking David Cameron to discuss the four big 'IFs' to stop world hunger at the G8 in June.

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Barnet marks Holocaust Memorial Day

By Zoe Winograd, January 22, 2013

Sixth - former Ishbel Theker spoke about her visit to Auschwitz as part of Barnet Council's Holocaust Memorial Day service , held at Middlesex University .

Another speaker was Pro-Vice Chancellor Myra Perry , who told the story of her Jewish grandmother , who came to London from Eastern Europe in the 1900s.

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Jobseekers charity launches salon

By Zoe Winograd, January 21, 2013

A charity helping Jewish jobseekers has gone into the beauty business.

On Tuesday, TrainE-TraidE opened its BeautE salon in conjunction with Jewish Care at the latter’s Golders Green campus.

TrainE-TraidE head of operations Debbie Sheldon said it had wanted to set up a health and beauty business “which would generate sustainable incomes for graduates of our holistic therapy courses.

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Oscar nomination for film that won praise from US president

By Zoe Winograd, January 17, 2013

British television and film producer Teddy Leifer, 29, has received an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary with his film The Invisible War.

The Kilburn resident and member of New London Synagogue is one of the few British Jews to be honoured by the Academy this year. Mr Leifer was an executive producer on the film, released across America last June.

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Hearing impaired asked to assist research project

By Zoe Winograd, January 17, 2013

British Jews with hearing impairment are being invited to assist research by the Action on Hearing Loss charity.

The charity wants people to participate in focus group interviews and online surveys geared to improving understanding of how deafness affects those from ethnic minorities.

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Ninety-nine-year-old film star

By Zoe Winograd, January 17, 2013

Young film - maker Ian Dingle has made a short documentary about the life of his 99-year-old great - great aunt Lotte Passer, who escaped Berlin before the war.

In the film, Ms Passer speaks about her travels around Europe and why she decided to remain in England. She eventually brought family members over to join her.

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Blake snaps into action for Jessops staff

By Zoe Winograd, January 17, 2013

Photographer Blake Ezra is inviting Jessops staff who lost their jobs in the collapse of the retail camera chain to apply for an apprenticeship at his company.

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More Golden Globe success for Homeland

By Zoe Winograd, January 14, 2013

Television series Homeland, based on the Israeli television show Hatufim, has had another successful year at the Golden Globes, winning Best Television Drama.

At the awards on Sunday night, Homeland’s Damian Lewis and Claire Danes were honoured with the Best Actor and Best Actress awards for their roles in the series.

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Bodyguard sues Bieber for ‘assault’

By Zoe Winograd, January 14, 2013

Pop singer Justin Bieber is being sued by his former Israeli bodyguard.

Moshe Benabou, who worked for the 18-year-old from March 2011 until October 2012, is seeking unspecified damages for assault and battery, in addition to $420,000 in unpaid overtime.

According to reports, Mr Benabou claims that the singer berated and punched him on the chest multiple times.

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He's the toast of his profession

By Zoe Winograd, January 11, 2013

Toastmaster Jonathan Waterman is a regional winner in the 2013 Wedding Industry Awards.

The Ilford Synagogue member was honoured in the "special touch" category. “I tie guests' cravats and join in the dancing ," he said. “It’s all about the couple . When I see my bride and groom are happy , then it makes me smile.”

Mr Waterman, 41, was voted for by his clients.

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JFS student celebrates his barmitzvah with an art exhibit

By Zoe Winograd, January 11, 2013

Some barmitzvah boys ask for Beyoncé. But JFS pupil Ethan Djanogly is marking his barmitzvah next month with an art show — at the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Ethan is a passionate photographer and his parents have helped him stage his first exhibition, with 25 of his pictures going on show at RIBA in central London. His barmitzvah reception will be held at RIBA, too.

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A Jewish Book Week to set our imaginations alight

By Zoe Winograd, January 10, 2013

The man responsible for the iconic London Olympic Games cauldron, Thomas Heatherwick, will be one of the highlight speakers at this year’s Jewish Book Week. Mr Heatherwick, whose Jewish grandmother fled Nazi Germany to come to London, will speak about his art and new book, Thomas Heatherwick: Making.

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Netanyahu attends Taglit-Birthright’s ‘barmitzvah’

By Zoe Winograd, January 9, 2013

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attended the ‘barmitzvah party’ of Taglit-Birthright on Monday night in Jerusalem.

Three thousand young Jews taking part in this year’s Birthright programme filled Jerusalem’s International Convention Centre to celebrate the end of their ten-day trip, which coincided with the programme’s 13th year.

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Walk-outs over ‘Islamophobia’ at antisemitism symposium

By Zoe Winograd, December 6, 2012

A seminar meant to highlight problems in dealing with antisemitism ran into trouble when audience members walked out — alleging Islamophobia on the part of some speakers.

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How a dose of good will set two students on road to MTV

By Zoe Winograd, December 6, 2012

Two schoolgirls have secured internships at MTV after taking part in a conference aimed at helping students learn more about employment opportunities.

Emma Desmond and Nikki Taylor were offered the placements after questioning a senior executive from the channel.

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Concerns of Polish Orthodox seeking a monopoly on the community

By Zoe Winograd, November 30, 2012

The Progressive Judaism movement in Poland has alleged that it is under threat of being taken over by the country’s main Orthodox group.

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