St Annes Redevelopment

Shul submits plans St Annes Hebrew Congregation is looking to the future and wants to replace its existing facilities with something that is a better fit for the smaller ageing community. The new building will replace the existing one on the Orchard Road site. On the ground level it will …

Shushan Purim in York: report

York Purim Spiels Around 50 members of York Liberal Jewish Community celebrated Purim at two events this year.  On Thursday evening, we celebrated Shushan Purim as a congregation within a walled city (probably the only Jewish community in the UK) and held an adults only party on the 15th of Adar, …

A Jewish High Sheriff for Lancashire

The new High Sheriff of Lancashire will be Mr John Barnett DL, MBE, from Blackpool. John Barnett will be the first Jewish High Sheriff of Lancashire. John is a well-known figure in Blackpool where he has lived all his life. He was instrumental in the creation of Radio Wave 96.5 …

Middle East Report: Simon Johnson

Simon Johnson Chief Executive of the Jewish Leadership Council talks to Simon Barrett of Middle East Report, a new online TV programme. The 60 minute interview covers  Israel, BDS and coming to the Stand With Israel rally in Manchester in Sunday, March 13th 2016 The programme was first aired on …

BDS: unnecessary, unhelpful and unjust

Ainee Khan is a British Muslim student of International Relations who is interested in Middle Eastern politics, diplomacy and religion. Blogger Ainee Khan first contributed this essay to the Times of Israel on 3 March 2016: In recent years, there has been an overwhelming trend amongst the ‘pro-Palestinian’ left towards the …

Meeting European Small Communities

The second annual meeting of European Small Communities takes place 3-5th April in Bratislava. Leaders and representatives of Small UK communities are invited to attend. Building on last year’s inaugural in Athens, this year’s meeting focuses on… BECOMING MORE SUSTAINABLE. GENERATING INCOME: MODEL AND TOOLS FOR A COMMUNITY TO DIVERSIFY  SOURCES …

Shabbat Service comes to Scarborough

In the 2011 Census 0.1% of Scarborough’s population identified themselves as Jewish. But enough people in and around the surrounding area made their voices heard and now York Liberal Community are holding a Shabbat Service in the town. Possibly the first in living memory. “A number of our members travel …

JSCN Radio launched

We are very proud to announce the launch of the first programme for JSCN Radio. 1 hour of topical interviews, information and music. Listen online using the Radio Player on the home page of JSCN.ORG.UK Featured in this first programme:- Hava Nagila – Gad Elbaz Hidden Jews of Poland – Chief …

Where Are Refugees Coming From? And Should We Be Helping them?

by Richard Verber Campaigns Manager at World Jewish Relief Article originally published 19/11/2015 Campaigns Manager at World Jewish Relief, goes behind the headlines In the evening of September 2 pictures started to circulate round the world of one boy: Aylan Kurdi. His image would grace the front cover of nearly …