JSCN Radio launched

We are very proud to announce the launch of the first programme for JSCN Radio. 1 hour of topical interviews, information and music. Listen online using the Radio Player on the home page of JSCN.ORG.UK Featured in this first programme:- Hava Nagila – Gad Elbaz Hidden Jews of Poland – Chief …

Where Are Refugees Coming From? And Should We Be Helping them?

by Richard Verber Campaigns Manager at World Jewish Relief Article originally published 19/11/2015 Campaigns Manager at World Jewish Relief, goes behind the headlines In the evening of September 2 pictures started to circulate round the world of one boy: Aylan Kurdi. His image would grace the front cover of nearly …

United Sandgrounders

Southport’s two Jewish communities are participating together in ShabbatUK for the first time. The Orthodox and Reform congregations will come together for a Friday night Shabbat dinner at Southport Hebrew Congregation. They will come together again for a meal on Shabbat at the Southport Rest Home.

Baghdadi Jews of Bombay

In this video Rachel Manasseh gives the background to her book, a fascinating, richly illustrated and detailed personal and historical account of the Jews of Bombay. This significant publication is devoted exclusively to the life of the Baghdadian or ‘Baghdadi’ Jewish community of Bombay (Mumbai today), a community of Arabic- and Persian-speaking Jews from the Middle …

Harrogate Refit Complete

Harrogate Hebrew congregation has had a major refit costing tens of thousands of pounds just in time for the Yom tavim. The Jewish Telegraph reports this included an upgraded floor in the shul and new furniture in the Stanley Burton banqueting hall. There were also roof repairs to the main building and …

Maccabi European Games Berlin

Seventy years ago who would have believed a European Jewish Olympiad taking place in Berlin! But that’s exactly what’s continuing over the coming days. See video summaries of each day on Hauptstadtsport.tv https://vimeo.com/134828028 From July 27th until August 5th, the 14th European Maccabi Games (EMG2015) will take place in Berlin. …

Lottery for Leicester Jewish Heritage

Leicester Hebrew congregation has received almost £82,000 initial support from the Heritage lottery fund for its £1.2 million sharing Jewish heritage project. The aim is to preserve and celebrate the Jewish history of the city where the orthodox synagogue building has been used for worship and education purposes since 1897. Its …

Chief Rabbi’s Community Twinning project

CRE is delighted to announce the launch of the Chief Rabbi’s Community Twinning project. Community Twinning promises to be most enriching and mutually beneficial to all Shuls and I would like to encourage as many of our communities as possible to ‘twin’ with another. We have over 130 communities in …

Tea & Torah

Tea and Torah is a Shavuot project organised by LSJS (The London School of Jewish Studies). The idea is that on or around the festival of Shavuot, people get a group together, meet in someone’s house or shul and provide tea, if you like, or cold drinks and nibbles. In …

Financial help for Holocaust survivors

Remembering Franz Nebel and the UK’s hidden Holocaust survivors:  Let no Holocaust survivor or refugee in need suffer alone   Six Point Foundation is calling on Jewish and wider communities… …to let UK Holocaust survivors and refugees in financial need know that help may be available for them.   Susan …