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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.