pat lidiker

pat lidiker

Registered: 17 August 2009
I am the JC's regional contact for small communities with no resident correspondent and welcome stories for inclusion on the community pages. Please email with any news from your own region or for further information.



Ramsgate puzzler

By pat lidiker, January 4, 2016

The discovery of almost 100 pages of old burial records at the Montefiore Endowment offices relating to Rams-gate Jewish Cemetery has cast a new light on the Jewish population in east Kent in Victorian and Edwardian times.

With the help of Rabbi Cliff Cohen of Thanet and District Reform, who has been translating Hebrew lettering on the cemetery's gravestones, two non-Jewish local history enthus


Lottery aid in Lancaster

By pat lidiker, January 2, 2015

Lancaster and Lakes Jewish Community has received a £10,000 Lottery award for events during January commemorating the Holocaust.

In the weeks leading up to January 27, planned events by a steering group — which includes representatives from the Jewish community and other faith groups — will include educational visits to schools and an arts exhibition at the Dukes Theatre.


Scrolls returned after 132 years

By pat lidiker, June 9, 2014

An historic sefer Torah kept in a Cornwall museum for well over a century has been returned to the Jewish community.

Having been held in Truro’s Royal Cornwall Museum since Falmouth Synagogue closed in 1882, the scroll was restored by scribe Bernard Benarroch and handed back to the Kehillat Kernow community’s chairman, Harvey Kurzfield, by the Duke of Gloucester on behalf of the museum.


Pleas to restore historic cemetery in Penzance

By pat lidiker, December 16, 2013

The 250-year-old Penzance Jewish Cemetery is in need of £20,000 for a restoration project.

Leslie Lipert, treasurer of Cornwall’s Kehillat Kernow is spearheading a campaign to raise awareness of this “fine example” of a Georgian Jewish cemetery.


Limmud in sunny Bournemouth

By pat lidiker, May 27, 2010

Over 300 people attended a varied Limmud programme in Bournemouth on Sunday.

In addition to a number of local speakers, Rosalind Preston discussed the role of Jewish women in the 21st century, Judge Dawn Freedman reflected on legal issues, Fiyaz Mughal highlighted the rise of the far right and Stephen Pollard spoke on life in the JC editor's chair. Children enjoyed their own programme.