As a child I was dragged year after year on a two-week summer holiday to Ireland where it rained often. I bemoaned my parents for choosing our "cheap and boring holiday" while classmates jetted off to sunny climes.
Hackney Council has honoured Charedi charity Kol Boniach for its commitment to helping at-risk teenagers over the past 16 years.
At a reception on Tuesday, the council's speaker, Sade Etti, said that "to witness Kol Boniach's work has been inspiring. They have helped over 430 teenagers, relocating them to new homes and ensuring they learn new skills."
A kosher butcher is recovering well after a transplant operation in which he received a new kidney donated by his son.
Sixty-two-year-old Menachem Haziza, who is well known in the north-west London community as the owner of Menachem's Kosher Butcher and Deli in Golders Green, needed the life-saving operation when his diabetes suddenly worsened.
The National Portrait Gallery has awarded its prestigious BP Portrait Award to an Israeli artist for the first time.
Israeli artist Matan Ben-Cnaan, 35, won the prize for his work Annabelle and Guy, a portrait of the artist’s friend and step-daughter who “can be seen contemplating their fate in the sunlight of Israel’s Jezreel Valley”, according to the NPG.
A Charedi film-maker has banned men from the screening of a film showing as part of the London Israeli Film Festival.
Israeli director Rechy Elias’s drama Gift Of Fire is to be screened at the Odeon in Swiss Cottage and at JW3, the London Jewish community centre, to a “female only audience” despite complaints from men who have requested to see the film.
A new charity has launched a website to support Jewish sufferers of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
With Ashkenazi Jews being four times more likely to develop the digestive conditions, Jonathan Jay and Deborah Eckstein decided to launch Jewish Digest to offer medical, dietary and lifestyle advice for people with the illness.