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Mitzvah Day Extra - More of your pictures from around the UK

By Barry Toberman, December 1, 2016

Mitzvah Day 2016 involved over 40,000 volunteers, including some 25,000 in the UK, engaging in social action projects.There were 1,200 Mitzvah Day projects in the UK alone.

There are many more pictures and reports in a 10-page Mitzvah Day special in your December 2 JC.

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Mitzvah Day: A day of action with ever-broadening appeal

By Barry Toberman, December 1, 2016

As key Mitzvah Day personnel enjoyed its awards party at JW3 in Finchley Road on Sunday night, the breadth of the reach of the social action enterprise was all-pervading.

The screening of video messages from organisers in Australia, Poland and Ukraine was evidence of its global take up - it has been adopted in two dozen countries.

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Mitzvah Day around the UK

By Barry Toberman, November 30, 2016

Mitzvah Day 2016 involved over 40,000 volunteers, including some 25,000 in the UK, engaging in social action projects.There were 1,200 Mitzvah Day projects in the UK alone.

This year's UK event focused on on building bridges with interfaith projects throughout London and in Essex, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool and Birmingham.

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Mitzvah Day is underway as thousands pledge to work together

By Barry Toberman, November 27, 2016

Mitzvah Day is in full swing around the world with 40,000 volunteers, including 25,000 in the UK, engaging in social action projects.

This year's UK event is focusing on building bridges with interfaith projects throughout London and in Essex, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool and Birmingham.

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Sydney tests them young​

By Barry Toberman, November 24, 2016

Professor Edwin Kirk, medical director of the education and screening programme at Sydney schools, attributes its success to community ownership.

"They don't just fund it.

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The Merrion

By Barry Toberman, November 11, 2016

On a short break in Dublin, one hotel gives you your cultural fill without needing to set foot outside. Not only is The Merrion steeped in history, its four Grade I listed Georgian townhouses including the first Duke of Wellington's birthplace. It also boasts the country's largest private art collection, with some 90 works from the 19th and 20th centuries dotted around the elegant premises.

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The JC at 175: The atmosphere was akin to that of a library, only quieter and depressing

By Barry Toberman, November 10, 2016

Difficult though it is to credit now, in Jewish terms the only way was Essex in the 1970s. So much so that the JC started a weekly Redbridge Extra insert to attract new readers from the then thriving community.

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Dublin benefits from overseas aid

By Barry Toberman, October 27, 2016

An introductory panel at the Irish Jewish Museum in Dublin quotes from the Annals of Inisfallen in 1079 "that five Jews came over the sea - and they were sent back again".

In recent times, Jews, particularly the young, have left the city of their own volition. The last Irish Republic Census in 2011 recorded just under 2,000 throughout the country, the vast majority in the capital.

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Super agent's new deal

By Barry Toberman, September 8, 2016

Jon Smith - self-proclaimed "first of the football super-agents" - is much in demand as a talking head, pontificating for TV and radio on the state of the market. As he well knows, it is all good publicity for his new biography, The Deal, published a week after the August 31 transfer deadline day to avoid the media frenzy and thus maximise promotional opportunities.

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Employment service is doing a better job

By Barry Toberman, September 2, 2016

An advice and support service which helps Jews to find jobs is reporting an improved employment picture.

From January to July, 160 clients of north London-based Resource found work, a rise of 58 on the same period in 2015.

There was a drop in the number of new clients registering - 234 compared to 264.

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Taking Mitzvah Day to a broader demographic

By Barry Toberman, September 2, 2016

Leaders of Mitzvah Day are targeting unaffiliated Jews to widen involvement in the November weekend of good deeds.

A revamped website will help groups or individuals not involved in communal life to organise a Mitzvah Day project or join an existing one. It will also assist those in smaller communities looking to run an activity.

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Revealed: the secret life of a 50-year-old care home

By Barry Toberman, September 2, 2016

Leon Smith is sitting on one of the benches at the back of the Clara Nehab House garden.

The verdant area is small by the standards of Nightingale House, where Mr Smith was chief executive for many years. But then the Golders Green home, currently celebrating its 50th anniversary, operates on a very different scale.

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Special report: Charities at breaking point

By Barry Toberman, August 25, 2016

Communal welfare charities are facing unprecedented problems at a time of record demand for their services, a JC investigation has found.

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Big projects need younger donors

By Barry Toberman, August 25, 2016

Financial problems have not deterred charities from embarking on ambitious projects.

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