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 …

Hamantaschen options

Hamantaschen is a filled pastry recognizable for its triangular shape, associated with the Jewish holiday of Purim and Haman, the villain in the Purim story. The shape is achieved by folding in the sides of a circular piece of dough, with a filling placed in the center. Hamantashen are made …

St Annes looses popular Rabbi

Since becoming the rabbi at St Annes shul in 2013 Rabbi Ephriam Guttentag and with his wife Malki have enjoyed great popularity amongst the congregation of 200 in the seaside resort. But now they are leaving to take up a new job in Hampstead Garden Suburb, who number up to …

JSCN Regional meeting NW

On 14th January communities from Lancaster, Preston, Blackpool, St Annes and Southport came together at the Orchard Road synagogue in St Annes, to network and discuss issues on Community Engagement and supporting Jewish needs in secular organisations. Jonny Wineberg, of Community Futures, and Gilian Hamilton, a community volunteer worker from …

Beyond Duty

An exhibition, called “Beyond Duty” pays tribute to the diplomats, hailing from 21 countries, who have been recognized by Yad Vashem as Righteous Among the Nations. “In a time of supreme moral testing and in the darkest hours of the Jewish people, these people acted by the dictate of their …

Chanukah: A Taste of Chavruta

Gathering with friends and family to kindle the lights of the Chanukiah is one of the earliest traditions that a Jew learns. The Limmud Chavruta Project is a fresh twist on an ancient tradition – a broad selection of modern and ancient texts, in Hebrew with English translation, for you to explore …