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Wohl Ilford Jewish Primary School celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in style!

Music played and the sun shone as the Queen welcomed our families in to school waving from the balcony with her corgis. Having spent the...

Over £1.5 million donated to community charity Kisharon

In a remarkable demonstration of support over 5,000 donors ensured Kisharon can continue to thrive raising over £1.65 million so the charity can continue...

Jewish families face an extreme crisis in London

There is a huge crisis facing Jewish families in the UK, with over 250 families needing access to essential services including advocacy with the...

Parshat Bechukotai: what drives history?

Our sedra contains the tochacha, a whole litany of curses that will befall the Jewish People should they turn away from a life of...

The new Paperweight office

The opening of our secondary premises on Sunday was a very exciting moment not just for everyone involved in Paperweight, but for our community....

Helping your teen overcome exam anxiety

“I’m so worried about my exams - I can’t concentrate on my revision” “I revise so well but when it comes to the exam my...

The new era of Jewish Germany

A new Synagogue in Germany will be inaugurated this Sunday, May 22 in Eisenberg (Thuringia). I’m working with a hospital in East Germany that...

Belmont U.S. appoints new Rabbinic couple over Shabbat UK

Belmont United Synagogue is delighted to announce the appointment of Rabbi Sam and Rebbetzen Leat Millunchick as the community’s new rabbinic couple. The Millunchicks spent...

Jewish Care celebrates Memory Way Café 10 year anniversary

Staff and volunteers were delighted to celebrate 10 years since the inception of it’s successful Memory Way Café, in the lead up to Dementia...

Starmer, Cummings and the Queen

In 1942 Albert Einstein was teaching at Oxford University. One day as he was walking with his assistant in the forecourt after having just...

Parshat Behar: is the Torah speaking economics?

What is the Torah’s take on economics? The laws of Shemittah and Yovel perhaps tell us. Every seven years was to be a “Shabbat of...

Torah reading: why specify the obvious?

Lineage The sidra begins, "Say to the kohanim the descendants of Aaron". The definition of the kohanim as descending from Aaron seems too obvious to...

The changing tides of the Omer

Jews experience time very deeply. Different stages of our calendar are suited for different religious experiences. During the forty days leading up to Yom...

Q&A: Which finance firms are okay to use?

Jacob, I notice that some financial services firms are authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority while others are not. Should this influence my decision whether...

Sefiras Ha’omer: Achieving the impossible

Imagine a teenager lying on a grassy field, gazing into the night sky. As he stares up at the stars, he thinks to himself,...

Hasmonean girls’ GIFTs for teenagers in hospital

GIFT has been working with Hasmonean girls’ year 12 students this year, running sessions to inspire giving. The initiative inspired and run by GIFT’s High...

Hatzolah evacuate 18 year old Israeli woman with serious brain infection from Ukrainian hospital

An 18-year-old Israeli woman who had been studying in Ukraine and remained in the country after the outbreak of the war to assist in...

Parshat Kedoshim: what is holiness?

What does the term kedusha mean? What is holiness? In what way is God holy, and how are we meant to copy it? Many...

Dying matters

Paula Plaskow is a social worker and Jewish Care’s End of Life and Palliative Care Lead, and her team are winners of the End-of-Life...

Over 400 people attended a reunion dinner celebrating the Boys’ liberation

Over 400 people, including some of the original ‘Boys’ and their children, grandchildren and even great grandchildren from all over the world, as well...