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: …

Penzance Jewish Cemetery Restored

More than 60 people attended the rededication of the restored Penzance Jewish Cemetery, which is owned by the Board of Deputies. The restoration was enabled by a National Lottery grant plus other contributions totalling £24,000. The cemetery was established in the 1740s and is thought to be the best preserved …

Remember We’re Here

Six Point Foundation created this video for Yom HaShoah – in order to showcase all of the services available for survivors and refugees. JSCN is helping Six Point Foundation get the message across. We’re eager for as many people as possible to see it. Please share. As many of you …

Norwich Pleads for Funds

Norwich Hebrew congregation has issued an SOS for communal support towards refurbishing it’s grim demoralising synagogue, having exhausted aid possibilities from the non-Jewish market. Despite having fewer than 100 members, the independent Orthodox community has raise nearly half the £400,000 it needs to renovate its hall, install better heating and …

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 …

Calling Glaswegian Diaspora

Are you or your family from Glasgow? The Glasgow Hebrew Burial Society has written to tell us that they have enabled a facility on their website where you can search details of 11,000 tombstones. glasgowhebrewburialsociety.org They are also asking for your help in restoring and renovating the Glaswegian cemeteries. For …

St Annes Redevelopment

Shul submits plans St Annes Hebrew Congregation is looking to the future and wants to replace its existing facilities with something that is a better fit for the smaller ageing community. The new building will replace the existing one on the Orchard Road site. On the ground level it will …

Shushan Purim in York: report

York Purim Spiels Around 50 members of York Liberal Jewish Community celebrated Purim at two events this year.  On Thursday evening, we celebrated Shushan Purim as a congregation within a walled city (probably the only Jewish community in the UK) and held an adults only party on the 15th of Adar, …

A Jewish High Sheriff for Lancashire

The new High Sheriff of Lancashire will be Mr John Barnett DL, MBE, from Blackpool. John Barnett will be the first Jewish High Sheriff of Lancashire. John is a well-known figure in Blackpool where he has lived all his life. He was instrumental in the creation of Radio Wave 96.5 …