Barry Toberman

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Inury woe for Ahrens

By Barry Toberman, March 7, 2014

The boxing career of Danny “Kid” Ahrens hangs in the balance after just five professional fights because of a hand injury.

The unbeaten London-based Israeli light-middleweight sustained the injury in his fourth pro contest and the problem recurred in his most recent fight. He was seeing a specialist in Israel this week in the latest attempt to find a cure.

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Enjoy a Vegas wedding

By Barry Toberman, February 17, 2014

We do love a simchah. And many also quite enjoy a flutter. So if in Vegas for the latter, why not take in a wedding? Or to be precise, Tony N’ Tina’s Wedding. OK, so the nuptials are fictitious, being the focal point of the long-running show, which is currently playing in Vegas’s Bally’s hotel.

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Scottish life is a picture of interest to Passow

By Barry Toberman, February 17, 2014

London-domiciled Glaswegian Michael Mail wanted to do something to “recognise and celebrate the Scottish Jewish story”. Then he came across the work of award-winning photographer Judah Passow and knew he had found the answer.

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Youth Aliyah's new needs

By Barry Toberman, February 13, 2014

Youth Aliyah Child Rescue gave a generous nod to its past and an emotive look at its present as it celebrated its 80th anniversary with a gala dinner at London's Guildhall on Tuesday.

The past was represented by guest speakers Yisrael Meir Lau, Israel's former Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi, and Knesset Member Shimon Solomon.

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JBD's new £10m home from home

By Barry Toberman, December 9, 2013

As Jewish Blind and Disabled chief executive Hazel Kaye stands in the entrance of the charity’s nearly completed £10.6 million development in Bushey, she is passed by a relative of a soon-to-be tenant.

Clearly impressed by what he sees, the relative remarks: “This is more like a hotel than a home.” It is the sort of compliment Ms Kaye is getting used to.

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Sir Tom Jones helps Norwood rock to the tune of £3.2 million

By Barry Toberman, November 14, 2013

Nothing beats a practical demonstration of a charity’s work. And, with a little help from Sir Tom Jones, drummer Saul Zur-Szpiro supplied it to the 1,100 guests at Norwood’s annual dinner on Monday, which raised £3.2 million for its work with children, families and those with learning difficulties.

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I know I can improve and I will, says Ahrens

By Barry Toberman, October 25, 2013

London-based Israeli Danny "Kid" Ahrens continued his winning start to his professional career with a four round points victory over Briton Lewis van Poetsch at a Jewish Care boxing dinner.

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Survivor musician film shortlisted for Oscar

By Barry Toberman, October 17, 2013

A film about a London-based 109-year-old Holocaust survivor has reached the final eight in the Oscar selection process for the documentary short category.

The Lady in Number Six: Music Saved My Life tells the story of Prague-born musician and teacher Alice Herz-Sommer, who was sent to Theresienstadt.

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Arsene Wenger, David Bernstein and David Pleat team up for Four Four Jew opening

By Barry Toberman, October 10, 2013

Arsene Wenger and David Dein were the Arsenal stars, David Pleat came from Spurs, former FA chairman David Bernstein flew the flag for Manchester City, David Gold represented West Ham and ex-Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier gave a Merseyside flavour to the hottest footballing ticket in town - the launch of Four Four Jew at the Jewish Museum in Camden.

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Museum is all set for the big kick-off

By Barry Toberman, October 3, 2013

Joanne Rosenthal fits the cynical profile of the Manchester United fan. She lives in London — although she was raised in Salford — and rarely attends games. But she is a pivotal player in the upcoming Jewish Museum, Camden, exhibition showcasing the Jewish contribution to football, on and off the pitch, and the influence the beautiful game has exerted on Jewish life in this country.

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Seventeenth UK Jewish Film festival covers all bases

By Barry Toberman, September 24, 2013

From a documentary on the quintessential party song to an “extreme horror” flick from Israel, the 17th UK Jewish Film Festival covers all the cinematic bases.

Unveiling the programme for 2013, festival executive director Judy Ironside said the line-up of screenings represented “a significantly good year”.

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Booking in at Mansion House

By Barry Toberman, June 21, 2013

Over 100 supporters of Israeli art gathered in the sumptuous surrounds of London’s Mansion House last Friday lunchtime for the official launch of the UK publication of a pictorial history.

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Sandé sings for record-breaking £4.2m Jewish Care dinner

By Barry Toberman, June 20, 2013

A short closing set by British pop sensation Emeli Sandé sent the 1,200 guests at Jewish Care’s campaign dinner home with a song in their hearts. But the greatest hit for the welfare charity’s chiefs was the subsequent announcement of record £4.2 million proceeds from the event, held at Grosvenor House in London’s Park Lane.

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Art House in the frame

By Barry Toberman, June 5, 2013

There is even greater incentive for creative talents to enter this year’s Art House contest run by the London Jewish Cultural Centre in Golders Green.

For not only will the best entries be part of a seven-week exhibit at LJCC — the three pieces selected as the pick of the crop will earn the artists prizes of £2,000, £1,000 and £500.

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Sorry Heston, the beef is off for cookbook

By Barry Toberman, May 27, 2013

Few would dare to send back a Heston Blumenthal culinary creation. But a Maidenhead Synagogue group did just that after the three-starred Michelin chef mixed milk and meat in a recipe for a fundraising cookbook.

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