St Annes first Holocaust Memorial Day

St Annes Hebrew Congregation will have the honour of commemorating the next Holocaust Memorial Day at 11:00 a.m. on Friday 27th January 2017 at The Synagogue, Orchard Road, St Annes, FY8 1PJ. The key speaker will be Arik Hersh, himself a holocaust survivor and a renowned and accomplished speaker. Arek …

Bowden by the Sea

Bowden in South Manchester is home to many ex-pats from the Lancashire resort of Southport, ‘Sandgrounders’. As part of the Chief Rabbi’s initiative of twinning larger communities with smaller ones, Arnside Road synagogue is staging a weekend Shabbaton and inviting Bowden members, along with other former Sandgrounders to a full programme …

Building Resilient Communities 13/14 Nov

European Jewish life is going through serious challenges following the sad and deadly series of terrorist attacks in the last years (Toulouse, Paris, Copenhagen, Brussels). This is affecting Europe as a whole and particularly Jewish life. The situation has opened a series of crucial questions: Are we as leaders prepared …

York Judaism 101 Course

York Liberal Jewish Community is offering its popular adult education course, Judaism 101, for the third year running. The course is open to anyone, and will cover many topics, jointly led by Gabriel Webber and Student Rabbi Deborah Blausten. The first of this year’s series, which will be led by Gabriel …

Second Shabbat in Scarborough

  The York Liberal Jewish Community held another successful service in Scarborough when over 30 people attended the Shabbat morning  service on Saturday 30th July 2016 at Albermarle Baptist Church on Albermarle Crescent. “It means such a lot to the Jews of Scarborough to be able to attend a religious …

Shalom Concert Edinburgh

This summer as part of the world’s biggest arts festival, the Edinburgh Fringe, there will be a major peace event bringing together performers from all over Israel: Arabs, Bedoiun, Christians, Druze, Jews, Samaritans, secular. Ordinary people from Scotland England Ireland and Wales, and abroad, are working as a team on …

250 YEARS IN HULL

CELEBRATING 250 YEARS OF JEWISH LIFE IN HULL When thinking about the city of Hull, I don’t believe the first fact that would come to mind is that it is home to the longest established continuous community of Jews in the country, if not in the world! This was the theory …

London Klezmer Quartet in Lancaster

The London Klezmer Quartet will perform at the Gregson Centre in Lancaster on Friday night 17 June, 7.30pm. LKQ takes audiences on a soulful and celebratory musical journey from the Baltic to the Black Sea – and beyond. Laugh, dance, and shed the occasional tear with the London Klezmer Quartet: …

Macclesfield Jewish Life Remembered

An exhibition celebrating the Jewish families and entrepreneurs who helped shape Macclesfield – on show until 2nd May. Jewish historian Basil Jeuda, of Sandringham Road, Hurdsfield, has been working with Incubation Arts to curate the exhibition which looks at the lives of Jewish families who made Macclesfield their home following the Second …

Meeting European Small Communities

The second annual meeting of European Small Communities takes place 3-5th April in Bratislava. Leaders and representatives of Small UK communities are invited to attend. Building on last year’s inaugural in Athens, this year’s meeting focuses on… BECOMING MORE SUSTAINABLE. GENERATING INCOME: MODEL AND TOOLS FOR A COMMUNITY TO DIVERSIFY  SOURCES …