JSC “Any Questions” event October

The Jewish Small Communities of Blackpool, Southport, St Annes and Lancaster/Morecambe are staging their next Any Questions event in the last week of October. Jane Kenndy MP, Prof. Les Lancaster, Ruth Shaylor and Prof. Roy Levin, will be answering topical questions. The line up has a distinctly medical theme. All …

Special Greetings Cards

Arnside Road Synagogue have created a beautiful set of cards. Each card features one of three beautiful stained glass windows from the choir stall above the Ark in the shool. Photography and design were commissioned from one of the congregants who is a professional designer, and they have been produced …

Whitby get Jewish Mayor

Dr Stacey Daniels has become the first Jewish mayor of Whitby, the small fishing port in North Yorkshire – the Jewish Chronicle reports. Dr Daniels and his wife are believed to be the only practicing Jews in the town, but still maintain a full Jewish way of life and attend …

Shoah memorial Sunday

This year’s Holocaust memorial parade in Southport was well attended despite the biting cold. Our photograph shows Rabbi Book addressing those gathered.

Photos: Hanukkah Southport 2005

This year’s Hanukkah extravaganza took the form of a Murder Mystery. It was enacted during the course of the Gala Dinner, ostensibly to celebrate Ed’s birthday. The murder had been committed following a heated dance competition. But who could the murderer be?… a competitor, the caterer, the waitress….?!!!!!!

Lancaster and Lakes Havurah

The Rev Malcolm Wiseman, OBE, Minister for Small Communities is coming to Lancaster at 6.30 this Thursday, 8th Sept, to talk about Small Communities to the Lancaster and Lakes Havurah. For details contact Fiona Frank.

Pope visits Köln Synagogue

Dear Brothers and Sisters! Shalom Alechem! It has been my deep desire, during my first visit to Germany since my election as the Successor of the Apostle Peter, to meet the Jewish community of Cologne and the representatives of Judaism in Germany. By this visit I would like to return …

Brian Viner – from seaside to countryside

In a few weeks time Brian Viner brings his new book to Southport. Brian Viner was raised in Southport and attended King George V School. In 1980 he left, first to live in Paris for a year then to attend St Andrews University. After that he studied at Emory University …

Israeli Ambassador visits JSCN in Southport

The Israeli Ambassador, Zvi Hefetz, addressed a packed audience of the Jewish Communities Network this afternoon when he visited Southport His speech lasted for about an hour before he mingled with the audience. Later he attended Mincha in the Arnside Road Synagogue. His excellency spoke firstly about the latest suicide …