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THE NEW fam­ily group set up in Liver­pool to stim­u­late com­mu­nal ac­tiv­ity has made progress, writes Len­nie Isaacs. Mem­bers of the group have be­come in­volved with the run­ning of Harold House com­mu­nity cen­tre and the sec­ond Saveloy Sun­day is due to take place this Sun­day af­ter­noon at Harold House. Peo­ple have come for­ward and of­fered their ser­vices to the Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Coun­cil, and a new Liver­pool Jewish com­mu­nity web­site


MORE THAN 100 guests at­tended the an­nual West­cliff Emu­nah group’s melaveh malka. The guest speaker, David Frei, regis­trar to the Lon­don Beth Din, spoke about the work of the will be up and run­ning shortly. Ian Co­hen, one of the lead­ers of the group, said: “What was a germ of an idea 12 months ago has gath­ered mo­men­tum and we now have more than 60 young fam­i­lies tak­ing a greater in­ter­est in the fu­ture of the com­mu­nity.” or­gan­i­sa­tion. The event, held at the Southend and West­cliff He­brew Con­gre­ga­tion’s shul hall, raised £2,000 for the Neve Landy Chil­dren’s Vil­lage, a res­i­den­tial vil­lage for dis­ad­van­taged chil­dren in Is­rael.


SOME 70 peo­ple at­tended a lunch at Sh­effield’s King­field Syn­a­gogue to raise funds for La­ni­ado Hospi­tal, writes Ire­nie Zelick­man. Guest speaker Henry Good­man, who re­cently starred as Tevye the Milk­man in Fid­dler on the Roof at the Cru­cible Theatre in Sh­effield, spoke about his ca­reer. The event raised £1,000 for the Ne­tanya hospi­tal.


A NEW prayer and taharah house was opened at Cork’s Jewish ceme­tery by Ir­ish Chief Rabbi Dr Yaakov Pearlman, writes Carl Nelkin. The ceme­tery, at Cur­rahkip­pane, was pur­chased by Jewish im­mi­grants to the city in the 1880s. As the com­mu­nity has dwin­dled to just a hand­ful in re­cent years, it be­came clear that it would never re­quire the full lands. The com­mu­nity there­fore en­tered into an agree­ment with Cork County Coun­cil for the ced­ing of the ex­cess land to the coun­cil in re­turn for the new fa­cil­ity. Speak­ing to the 50 peo­ple at the cer­e­mony, the pres­i­dent of the Cork He­brew Con­gre­ga­tion, Fred Rose­hill, thanked the coun­cil. Many for­mer mem­bers of the com­mu­nity at­tended the event, which in­cluded the ded­i­ca­tion of a tomb­stone in me­mory of the late Ger­ald Gold­berg, the for­mer Jewish Lord Mayor of Cork.

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