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Shul achieves its rebuilding goal with help from Neville and Giggs

By Josh Jackman, September 3, 2015

A multi-million pound redevelopment of a Manchester city shul - backed by football personalities Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs - has been green-lighted by the city council.

Manchester Reform Synagogue, also known as Jackson's Row, will be transformed into a community centre with state of the art facilities as part of a wider £240 million project overseen by the former players and Burnley Footbal

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Fans plan demonstrations ahead of Wales-Israel clash

By Josh Jackman, September 3, 2015

Pro- and anti-Israel demonstrations are expected to take place ahead of Sunday's Wales versus Israel European Championship football qualifier in Cardiff.

The Zionist Federation (ZF) and grassroots groups North West Friends of Israel and Sussex Friends of Israel have organised transport to the game for activists who want to support the visiting side.

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Judge tells Jewish mugger, aged 20: “You’ve let your parents down”

By Josh Jackman, September 1, 2015

A north London man has been handed a suspended sentence for carrying out a mugging and then trying to get his victim to drop the charges.

Yacov Izraelov robbed Samuel Brown when he encountered him in the street, stealing a mobile phone and a jacket.

When Mr Brown went to the police, Izraelov called a mutual acquaintance and urged him to get Mr Brown to drop the charges.

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Leo Baeck College praises Liberal attitudes to rabbinical life

By Josh Jackman, August 27, 2015

A career in the Progressive rabbinate is increasingly appealing, with "a real increase" in both the number and quality of applicants for the Leo Baeck College training scheme, says its principal, Rabbi Dr Deborah Kahn-Harris.

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Believe the Hype - RSY members run camp

By Josh Jackman, August 27, 2015

Two Reform youth movement leaders have been running a summer camp for underprivileged children.

Emma Mittelman and Manya Eversley came up with the idea as 15-year-olds at RSY-Netzer's summer camp.

Four years on, the friends raised more than £5,000 to establish Summer Hype, a five-day residential camp for 40 Hackney nine- and 10-year-olds from impoverished backgrounds.

The camp was led by

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Public have £4,600 stake in new kosher comedy

By Josh Jackman, August 20, 2015

When director Lewis Rose called "cut" on his new film, his cast could easily have been forgiven for reaching for a meat cleaver.

The Chop is a comedy about an unemployed kosher butcher who pretends to be Muslim to get work at a halal shop.

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Shul staffer sacked for not being 'part of community'

By Josh Jackman, August 20, 2015

The non-Jewish theatrical director of a Golders Green synagogue has been shocked by his dismissal for not being "a part of the community".

Simon Rawlings - an acting tutor at the famous Sylvia Young Theatre School - worked for the youth drama programme, Academy, for the Alyth Reform congregation for 14 years.

Mr Rawlings said he was informed of the shul's decision by email.

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Scottish police launch campaign against hate

By Josh Jackman, August 17, 2015

Police Scotland has launched a campaign to combat rising antisemitism in the country.

A police spokesperson said that the campaign, entitled “Scotland: No place for prejudice,” would seek to “encourage more people to come forward and speak out and report hate crimes.”

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VJ Day anniversary: POW dentist operated with a bamboo chair

By Josh Jackman, August 15, 2015

Thousands of Jewish soldiers fought in the Far East, none more famously than Lieutenant Colonel Mordaunt Cohen, who commanded the 251 West African Heavy Anti-Aircraft Unit in Burma.

Brian Bloom, national chairman of Ajex, said the Lt Col, who received a Burma Star, was "incredible".

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Jeremy Corbyn pulls out of conference at which antisemitic cartoonist is due to appear

By Josh Jackman, August 13, 2015

Jeremy Corbyn has pulled out of a conference where he was due to appear alongside antisemitic cartoonist Carlos Latuff.

The Islington North MP, who is the frontrunner in the race to become Labour leader, confirmed his withdrawal from the event after the JC queried his attendance among seven key questions representing communal fears over his potential leadership.

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Terror victim’s family backing emergency unit

By Josh Jackman, August 13, 2015

The family of a British rabbi who died in a Jerusalem terrorist attack has launched a campaign to fund emergency facilities for the hospital that treated casualties on the day.

Rabbi Abraham Goldberg, a 68-year-old great-grandfather from Liverpool, was killed in November by two Palestinian terrorists while praying at Kehilat Bnei Torah Synagogue in Har Nof.

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Bevis Marks says Shalom to American rabbi

By Josh Jackman, August 13, 2015

Britain's oldest synagogue, Bevis Marks, has turned to a New Yorker to advance its spiritual and cultural ambitions.

Rabbi Shalom Morris arrived this week with the goal of enabling the City of London congregation to "blossom and extend into its full potential.

"As rabbi, I'll be leading services, preserving the character of the synagogue, but also teaching classes, organising events and netw

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The next Charedi centre? It’s Hemel Hempstead

By Josh Jackman, August 13, 2015

Proposals for a strictly Orthodox housing development in Hemel Hempstead have passed the first hurdle.

Planning permission has been granted for the Hertfordshire project, fronted by Charedi leaders in Golders Green, which its advocates believe will offer affordable housing. But organising group the New Kehilla Committee stressed that the scheme was in its "very early stages".

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Cheer for Israel? Sorry, not in this game, boyo

By Josh Jackman, August 13, 2015

The Israeli embassy has called on the community to "come and show your support for Israel" in its football match against Wales - but the appeal has fallen on deaf ears as far as Welsh Jews are concerned.

The game in Cardiff in September could seal Wales' place in the 2016 European Championships, which would be their first appearance at a major tournament in 58 years.

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Users take sides in Jewish dating site love match

By Josh Jackman, August 13, 2015

JSwipe users are backing their dating app of choice in its legal battle with long-established love-seeking software JDate.

David Yarus, chief executive of JSwipe, launched the campaign - named “David vs. Goliath - Keep JSwipe alive!” - to fund legal costs, and has so far raised more than £18,500.

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