Bristol SW Limmud Report

Sunday, 10th June 2018, Bristol hosted the first ever day Limmud in the South West. Limmud is the Hebrew for “to learn”. This one-day Limmud was held at Bristol Cathedral Choir School, chosen for its easy central accessibility. A seven strong volunteer group planned a day event to enable 240 participants …

Southport Celebrates 125 Years

125 years since its founding Southport Hebrew Congregation marked the anniversary with a communal service, lead by Rabbi Fachler, followed by an afternoon tea. It was attended by Chief Rabbi Mirvis, along with the Queen’s representative, Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire, Southport’s local MP Damien Moore, leaders of the Merseyside Rep …

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 …