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 …

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 …

Shabbat UK inspiration from Toras Chaim

“We are privileged this year, once again, to be part of the international Shabbos Project, where Jews around the world unite to celebrate this special Shabbos.” Full of insights and tasty recipes Toras Chaim have prepared a booklet available to everyone to download here The World is Six Days Old …

The Holocaust: Who are the missing million?

Giselle Cycowicz (born Friedman) remembers her father, Wolf, as a warm, kind and religious man. “He was a scholar,” she says, “he always had a book open, studying Talmud [compendium of Jewish law], but he was also a businessman and he looked after his family.” Before the war, the Friedmans …

The Story of Harris House Southport

December 1938 saw 19 Jewish girls arrive in the resort after escaping Nazi persecution from across Germany and Austria. They came to Britain through the Kindertransport, a rescue mission that saved more than 10,000 Jewish children prior to the outbreak of war. For the girls that fled the Nazis in …

Israeli Mizrahi musicians reclaim centre stage

Musicians Djamchid and her husband Gilad Vaknin are third-generation Mizrahi Jews, whose families came to Israel not from Europe but from the Middle East and north Africa. The music they seek to reinterpret, through their group Ecoute, is what their parents and grandparents once listened to in cities across the …

A single person with a single heart

Sitting here in New York on Thursday evening waiting for a plane, I received an anguished call from friends in Israel. Did I have any words to offer them in the wake of these days and weeks of terror? What do you do when terror strikes, when all sense of …

In Memory of Rabbi Eitam & Naama Henkin

A dvar Torah for Shabbat Chol Hamoed Sukkot By Rabbi Sacks The brutal murder of Rabbi Eitam and Naama Henkin in the presence of their four young children has shocked us all. It is hard to enter the spirit of zeman simchatenu, our festival of joy, in the midst of …

Book Review: Witnessing the Robbing of the Jews

Witnessing the Robbing of the Jews – paperback – 8 Jul 2015 by Sarah Gensburger (Author) Collected images found in the Federal Archives of Koblenz www.combinedacademic.co.uk/witnessing-the-robbing-of-the-jews When you think of the ravages of War you think of looting, of pillaging. You imagine this will be of items of value, art, …

Student Yom Kippur Debate 2015

Over recent years Tribe have been successful in engaging 15-19 year old students with this debate across the United Synagogues. This year JSCN has arranged for this to be made available to small communities across the country. Its easy to  run your own event So if you have students in your …