St Annes: Account of The Entebbe Raid

A First Hand Account of The Entebbe Raid by Rami Sherman Presented by St Annes Hebrew Congregation On 4th July 1976, Israeli Commandos took part in a rescue, now known as Operation Entebbe, which became known as one of the most astonishing military missions ever seen, and is one of …

SELECT LAWS OF PESAH – 5777

Listen to Rabbi Joseph Dweck, senior rabbi of the Sephardi Community in the UK, giving his pre-Pesach shiur to his weekly class at Bevis Marks Synagogue in London. He addresses some of the key principles for keeping kosher over Pesach for Sephardim. Accompanying the audio is a source sheet where you can …

JSCN at Leatid Berlin

JDC Europe recently held its 25th Leatid Top Leaders Seminar. This year the event took place in Berlin and was attended by Jewish community leaders from at least 10 European countries, including Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Switzerland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK. Ed Horwich attended on behalf of JSCN. The seminar …

Song and Dance in Sheffield

  Over 30 Sheffield Reform members and friends enjoyed a rousing Purim celebration on 12th March 2017. We were entertained as Shonaleigh, our own Drut’syla, (traditional story-teller) told us an alternative version of the Purim story – drowned out of course when a certain rogue character in the story was …

New rabbi for South Bucks Liberals

South Bucks Liberal Synagogue welcomes Charley Baginsky as their new Rabbi. After being associated with the synagogue for a little while Charley has now become their rabbi too. Rabbi Baginsky studied Theology, first at Cambridge and then King’s College London. She then spent several years working in Israel which included …

New Exeter Cheder

The Dreidl Dribblers is starting a new bimonthly cheder, organised by Jody Hall and Anna Turns. The first Passover-themed class will be on Sunday 2nd April. Activities will be tailored to all primary school ages, and beginning with havdalah, festival-based stories and crafts, a short break, some Hebrew letter games and a …

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 …

St Annes first Holocaust Memorial Day

St Annes Hebrew Congregation will have the honour of commemorating the next Holocaust Memorial Day at 11:00 a.m. on Friday 27th January 2017 at The Synagogue, Orchard Road, St Annes, FY8 1PJ. The key speaker will be Arik Hersh, himself a holocaust survivor and a renowned and accomplished speaker. Arek …

Bowden by the Sea

Bowden in South Manchester is home to many ex-pats from the Lancashire resort of Southport, ‘Sandgrounders’. As part of the Chief Rabbi’s initiative of twinning larger communities with smaller ones, Arnside Road synagogue is staging a weekend Shabbaton and inviting Bowden members, along with other former Sandgrounders to a full programme …

Chestnakah!

The Jewish community in Chester went out of their way to make it a special Chanukah for one family  visiting from St Louis USA. They were travelling with a 2 year old and a 2 month child and had forgotten to pack a menorah. They found the community contact details on JSCN and …