Cathy Forman


Cathy Forman
Registered: 1 April 2008
Location: Redbridge



Purim in Glasgow

By Cathy Forman, March 23, 2015


Chabad sees opening for coastal kosher hotel

By Cathy Forman, February 26, 2015

Bournemouth Chabad is opening a kosher hotel in the town next month.

Located on East Cliff in the heart of the Jewish community, the Water Garden Hotel will have 24 ensuite rooms and a kitchen catering for up to 50 people. Rabbi Yossie and Chanie Alperowitz will provide kashrut supervision.


Glasgow minister promotes staying power

By Anna Behrmann, January 12, 2015

The new rabbi of Glasgow’s Newton Mearns Synagogue wants to re-engage with the younger community and encourage people to come back to shul.

Rabbi Eli Wolfson, 32, who previously served as the city’s youth and community rabbi, pledged to bolster the synagogue’s Jewish social and educational framework in the hope of stemming the drift of the young generation to London or Manchester.


Southend pays tribute

By Marilyn Salt , January 2, 2015

Southend and Westcliff Hebrew Congregation hosted a “Tribute to the Memory of Barbara Newman” charity gala concert .

The community stalwart died in November 2013. One of her many activities for the local community included being instrumental in having a large menorah placed on the cliffs in Westcliff every Chanucah for a public lighting.


Glasgow Jews send condolences to lorry crash victims

By Cathy Forman, December 24, 2014

The leader of the Glasgow Jewish community has sent messages of condolence in the aftermath of the lorry crash that resulted in the death of six people.


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


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


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.


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.


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.