Ruth Levene

Cardiff United Synagogue appoints Rabbi Michoel Rose

By Ruth Levene, May 18, 2012

Cardiff United Synagogue has looked to youth to fill its ministerial vacancy.

The appointment of Rabbi Michoel Rose, 25, was approved by more than 50 members at an EGM and he will take up his duties next month.

Born in Leeds, he lives in Manchester, where he combines yeshivah teaching with studying for an engineering degree at Bolton University.

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Building bridges for Israel in Cardiff

By Ruth Levene, December 8, 2011

Nearly 600 people turned out to support "A Night to Honour Israel" organised by The Bridges For Peace at the City Hall, Cardiff.

Jerusalem-based Bridges for Peace is a Christian organisation building relationships between Christians and Jews worldwide through education and practical deeds.

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May Mendleson, 108, is Britain's oldest Jew

By Ruth Levene, February 25, 2010

May Mendleson doesn't like to have a fuss made of her - even on her 108th birthday.

Celebrations were low key for Mrs Mendleson, believed to be Britain's oldest Jew, at Cardiff's Penylan Jewish home, where she has been a resident for five years. However, she was delighted that her son Astor travelled from London with his wife Carole.

Born in Glasgow, she moved to London before marriage and took jobs including secretary to Hackney Conservative Party.

She met her husband Harry at a wedding where she was a bridesmaid and he was the best man.

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