JC Reporter


Anna Sheinman

Anna Sheinman

Registered: 13 September 2011
Location: Central London




UJS leader warns of new threat — ‘free Judaism’

By Anna Sheinman, October 18, 2013


Religious organisations that hold free events on campus are preventing students from developing a genuine commitment to Judaism and Israel, the executive director of the Union of Jewish Students has warned.

David Brown, who joined UJS in June, said groups offering these events were detracting from the work of campus Jewish societies.


Campus Notebook: October 18, 2013

By Anna Sheinman, October 16, 2013



Giving Agudas housing a good name

By Anna Sheinman, October 14, 2013

A £2.6 million social housing project in Temple Fortune has been named after a murdered British yeshivah student who always tried to help people in need.

Shmuel Eliyahu Mett was stabbed to death in Jerusalem in 2005 on his way home from the Kotel. The murder was carried out by a Hamas supporter in revenge for the throwing of a pig’s head into a Jaffa mosque.


New York Sex offender back in class

By Anna Sheinman, October 10, 2013

A New York Jewish university accused by former students of failing to deal properly with sex abuse by staff members has hired a teacher with a criminal record of inappropriate sexual behaviour towards children.

Akiva Roth, 42, took up a new position as a Hebrew teacher at one of Yeshivah University’s (YU) undergraduate schools, Yeshivah College, at the beginning of this term.


Anger as abuser avoids prison

By Anna Sheinman, October 10, 2013

The family and friends of a girl who was sexually abused have spoken of their disbelief and disgust that the paedophile who abused her has walked free from court.

Simeon Osen, 52, from Chigwell in Essex, pleaded guilty to four counts of sexual activity with the girl, as well as three counts of making indecent photographs of a child and two counts of possession of extreme pornography.


Fluenz flu vaccine containing pork product is kosher

By Anna Sheinman, October 10, 2013

A new flu vaccine that contains pork gelatine is kosher, rabbis have said.

The nasal spray vaccine Fluenz is being given to millions of toddlers and children across the UK this autumn.

Under a vaccination programme, all children aged two or three on September 1 2013, as well as 200,000 children aged four to 10 in seven trial areas, will receive the spray.


On Campus in October 2013

By Anna Sheinman, October 7, 2013

It's been a busy beginning to October. Aish on Campus held their annual welcome Firestarter BBQs across university campuses in Birmingham, Leeds, Nottingham and Manchester for over 400 students. Manchester JSoc held its Crawl of Duty for over 90 students and Nottingham Chabad held a sushi welcome lunch for 200 students.

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Birmingham JSOC Freshers finale at Fab Verity Rosehill, Hannah Sharron, Lucy Basgen, Danielle Agami, Johnny Seifert, Tamara Citroen, Shmuel Dulberg.JPG
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Israelis score highly in travel freedom survey

By Anna Sheinman, October 4, 2013

Israel is ranked 20th out of 90 nations for the number of countries its citizens can visit without a visa, according to a new survey.

Of the 219 destinations in the world, Israelis can visit 144 without a visa. This ranks them higher than Russians, South Africans and residents of The Vatican.


Cure for Crohn’s no longer science fiction

By Anna Sheinman, October 3, 2013

A major advance has been made in the search for a cure for Crohn’s disease, the debilitating bowel disorder that disproportionately affects Ashkenazi Jews.

Professor Tony Segal of University College London believes he can now identify faulty genes in families in which the disease is prevalent.


Mirvis and Kapoor get their JW3 (mezuzah) fix

By Anna Sheinman, October 3, 2013

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has praised the new JW3, calling it, like the mezuzah he was affixing at the venue, “glorious on the outside, magnificent on the inside”.

Rabbi Mirvis blessed the mezuzah, designed by renowned sculptor Sir Anish Kapoor, at a ceremony on Tuesday evening.


Nick Clegg says Mail-Miliband coverage is ‘out of order’

By Anna Sheinman, October 3, 2013

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has added his voice to those criticising the Daily Mail for their depiction of Ed Miliband’s father Ralph.

Speaking on London radion station LBC this morning, he said that the Daily Mail claiming that Ralph Miliband was “the man who hated Britain” was "out of order".


Campus Notebook: October 4, 2013

By Anna Sheinman, October 3, 2013


Fresh from playing at the brand new JW3 in London, top Israeli hip-hop band Hadag Nahash performed for over 200 students at events organised by UJS in Birmingham and Leeds, and then made the trip to Manchester to perform an intimate acoustic set and be interviewed on National Student Radio.



Students' standing start

By Anna Sheinman, September 30, 2013

Thirteen pre-university students have returned from a week-long intensive programme in Israel designed to make them better campus advocates for the country.


Campus Notebook: September 27, 2013

By Anna Sheinman, September 26, 2013


The new JSoc at Greenwich University is up and running after a successful Freshers’ week. President Nathan Abraham (left) said: “There are eight or nine Jewish people who could become members and quite a few non-Jewish people want to join.”



Pink Floyd's Roger Waters star of David pig protest

By Anna Sheinman, September 24, 2013

Jews in Manchester are angry that rock guitarist Roger Waters displayed an inflatable pig bearing a star of David during a concert, even though they warned the venue it would cause offence.

The Pink Floyd frontman, and well known supporter of a boycott of Israel, performed at the phones4u Arena Manchester last week as part of “The Wall” tour.