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A LEAD­ING ar­chi­tect from Manch­ester has died sud­denly while hol­i­day­ing in Spain, writes Ju­dith Hay­man. Michael Sas­soon, 69, was born in Dids­bury and grad­u­ated in ar­chi­tec­ture from Manch­ester Univer­sity. His late fa­ther, Joseph Sas­soon, was pres­i­dent of the Queen­ston Road Syn­a­gogue, Dids­bury, now the Sha’are Hayim Sephardi Syn­a­gogue. Michael Sas­soon was a mem­ber of the con­gre­ga­tion be­fore mov­ing to Lon­don nine years ago. Min­is­ter Rabbi Shlomo El­li­tuv told the JC: “He was well ad­mired by the en­tire com­mu­nity.” Mr Sas­soon mod­ernised Manch­ester Air­port and the Hil­ton Ho­tels chain, as well as de­sign­ing Blinker’s disco in the city cen­tre in the 1970s. He was buried at Manch­ester’s South­ern Ceme­tery. His wife, Merle, and four chil­dren sur­vive him.

KING DAVID High School is for the first time open­ing up one of its Is­rael trips to the com­mu­nity, writes Ju­dith Hay­man. Around 120 Year 9 pupils will be visit­ing Is­rael in May for the Yom Yerusha­layim cel­e­bra­tions, while a sep­a­rate pro­gramme will be laid on for par­ents and mem­bers of the com­mu­nity who ac­com­pany the chil­dren. Steven Mintz, KD co-or­di­na­tor of Jewish stud­ies, told the JC: “The adults will share the same flight but have sep­a­rate coaches and their own pro­gramme.” The ini­tia­tive is spon­sored by UJIA/Is­rael Ex­pe­ri­ence.

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THE LIVER­POOL com­mu­nity is mourn­ing the loss of Theodore Mon­tague Globe (known as Tanny), who died this week, writes Len­nie Isaacs. Mr Globe, 85, was a for­mer pres­i­dent of the King David Foun­da­tion, and the mu­sic cen­tre in the high school is named af­ter him. A se­nior war­den of Green­bank Drive He­brew Con­gre­ga­tion he was also a Ma­son in the Meno­rah Lodge of Is­rael.


MEM­BERS OF Leeds Ajex helped bring sea­sonal cheer to car­ers and nurses at St Gemma’s Hospice in Leeds, writes John Fisher. Ajex mem­ber Wilf Jack­son told the JC that six of its mem­bers fer­ried hospice staff to and from work on Christ­mas Day. For the past 20 years, Ajex mem­bers have vol- un­teered their ser­vices to help el­derly peo­ple to a Sal­va­tion Army cel­e­bra­tion. Mr Jack­son added: “As the shel­ter has now closed, our mem­bers thought they would like to help other or­gan­i­sa­tions over the Christ­mas pe­riod.”

WHILE ANDREW Lloyd Web­ber be­gins his TV search for bud­ding stars in his new pro­duc­tion of “Joseph and his Amaz­ing Tech­ni­color Dream Coat”, Leeds Univer­sity J-Soc is gen­er­at­ing its own search, writes John Fisher. The J-Soc plans to stage a pro­duc­tion of the show in Leeds this spring and is des­per­ate to find a di­rec­tor. Josh Landy, in­com­ing pres­i­dent of the J-Soc, is ap­peal­ing to the com­mu­nity for help. He told the JC that J-Soc has 40 stu­dents want­ing to be in­volved in the show, but lacks some­one to take the helm. “It would be f a ntasti c to have a s s i s t a n c e f r o m t h e L e e d s J e wi s h c o mmu­nity, ” h e s a i d . Con­tact Mr Landy on 07709 808 818.

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