Regional Community Meeting Sheffield

Make a date and meet up with friends old and new from communities across the region, S.Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, East Anglia, Derbyshire, Humber. Hear the inside stories about major new Jewish projects strengthening our local communities. Its also a chance to share you thoughts, ideas, challenges and successes. Come along …

Kindertransport by Diane Samuels – Aberystwyth

It is 1939. Eva Schlesinger is just 9 years old when her mother puts her on a train headed into a foreign country and an uncertain future, knowing that they may never see each other again. A German-Jewish child, Eva has been entered by her parents for the “Kindertransport”, a …

Limmud Bristol SW programme

  JSCN will be in the Shuk – so come and find us.   Among the sessions  you will find: ·      Madge Dresser:        Jews and the Atlantic Slavery – beyond the polemics ·      Dana Mills:                 The Jewess as pariah – Eleanor Marx and other radical women – their        …

GDPR for Synagogues & communities

With the new regulations on Data Protection coming into force on 25th May 2018, we asked Jon Benjamin to give us an overview of how the biggest change in this legislation will affect Synagogues, Charities and Community organisations. We look at some practical examples and try to get our heads …

Chief Rabbi’s Regional Leaders Meeting 2018

I joined around 50 delegates at the Chief Rabbi’s annual Regional Leaders meeting, which was held this year at UHC in Leeds. Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Manchester, Southport, St Annes, Leicester, Nottingham, Norwich, Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds, and Brighton communities were all represented (sorry if I’ve left anyone out). Leicester and Norwich …

Diplomatic Seminar for Young Jewish Leaders

The Seminar for young Jewish men and women of outstanding leadership potential is conducted annually and hosted by Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This year the seminar will take place between 24th June – 5th July 2018. Open to participants aged 26-37 from Jewish communities around the world. The Diplomatic Seminar imparts …

Jewish Manifesto for Local Government

Ed Horwich, coordinator Jewish Small Communities Network, was very pleased to take part in the launch of the Jewish Manifesto for Local Government which took place recently in Leeds. [photographed centre with Gillian Merron and Councillor Paul Wood from Sheffield] “I am very pleased that JSCN is highlighted in the …

JSCN reaching out across the Atlantic

Ed Horwich, creator of the JSCN network, and Samuel Richardson are collaborating to create JSCN USA. Sam is well known in America for his academic work on Small Jewish Communities in the States. Asked how he got into area of study he replies “I woke up one day and wondered …

Interview: It’s NOT just Tay-Sachs

New national screening service The community screening service that Jnetics launched in London in 2014 is now being widened to reach the whole of the UK Jnetics is the UK charity dedicated to improving the prevention and management of Jewish genetic disorders. This includes Tay-Sachs disease, but covers 9 other …