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Cathy Forman
Registered: 1 April 2008
Location: Redbridge

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Angry public meeting forces eruv rethink

By Cathy Forman, December 4, 2014

Accusations of divisineness have forced a rethink to proposals to build an eruv for the Jewish community in Hale.

Three hundred people at a public meeting at the Manchester Airport Marriott Hotel heard eruv programme manager Abraham Wahnon explain how the Hale Eruv Project would surround Jewish inhabitants of south Manchester with a boundary stetching more than 12 miles.

"The meeting was a b

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Food gifts 'change lives'

By Cathy Forman, November 13, 2014

Ahead of this Sunday's day of good deeds, the JC had its own "Mitzvah Day", delivering food, toiletries and other essentials donated by shoppers at Waitrose in Temple Fortune to the Colindale Foodbank.

Welcoming the JC's support, Colindale Foodbank community team member Wonu Yoloye explained: "The food bank serves a high number of single mothers, and disabled and vulnerable members of our commu

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School's 'galling' plan for burial site

By Cathy Forman, September 11, 2014

Bristol Jewish leaders have accused the city council and a local school of insensitivy after not being consulted over a building plan for a medieval Jewish cemetery site.

Queen Elizabeth's Hospital school has submitted proposals to add a classroom block to its Brandon Hill premises. When the school was built in 1846, Jewish graves were uncovered.

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Time up for Masorti rabbi who started late

By Cathy Forman, January 27, 2014

Accountant turned rabbi Michael Foulds is figuring out how to adapt to life beyond the pulpit when he retires as Buckhurst Hill Masorti minister at Purim.

He came to the rabbinate late in life after 30 years in accountancy, during which he served as president of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and received an OBE for services to the profession.

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Birmingham's friendly gesture

By Cathy Forman, January 13, 2014

West Midlands Friends of Israel has been set up in Birmingham to fill the void left by last year’s closure of the city’s Israel Information Centre.

It will be funded by subscriptions and donations and has signed up 30 supporters — Jews and non-Jews — in its first week.

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Kinloss proposes Jeremy Lawrence as its senior minister

By Cathy Forman, January 6, 2014

Finchley Synagogue members are set to vote on the nomination of one of Australia’s most prominent ministers as their next senior rabbi.

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Glasgow shul picks chair as it debates its future

By Adam Henderson, December 23, 2013

Amid talks surrounding the future of Newton Mearns Hebrew Congregation, the shul appointed a new chairman at its AGM on Sunday.

The shul is currently in discussions with the United Synagogue and also Giffnock and Newlands Hebrew Congregation regarding its future.

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