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WALES

BAN­GOR MORE THAN 30 peo­ple cel­e­brated Passover in Ban­gor at the first com­mu­nal seder run by the North Wales Jewish Net­work. Par­tic­i­pants aged from 18 months to 90 came from Holy­head, Pwhelli, Porth­madog, Ban­gor and Llan­dudno. Nathan Abrams, a lec­turer at Ban­gor Univer­sity, said: “The net­work con­tin­ues to thrive and I am de­lighted that we are gain­ing new mem­bers.” The seder was led by John Bur­land. CARDIFF ZIONA at­tracted 80 peo­ple to an evening with Sheri­dan Si­move who spoke about his book Ideas Man. Mr Si­move, 36, who used to work for the television com­pany Planet 24, gave an ac­count of his ideas for TV shows, nov­elty sweets, toys and greet­ing cards. The event, held at Cardiff United Syn­a­gogue, raised £800 for Wizo projects.

SOUTH COAST

BRIGHTON SOME 55 adults and chil­dren took part in a bagel brunch at Brighton and Hove He­brew Con­gre­ga­tion, in aid of the To­rah Academy Nurs­ery. Event or­gan­iser Tessa Bass said that the brunch, which raised £222, had a great at­mos­phere.

NORTH

LIVER­POOL THREE NEW faces have taken up ex­ec­u­tive posts at Mersey­side Jewish Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Coun­cil. The new chair­man/pres­i­dent is Gor­don Globe; se­nior vice-pres­i­dent is Ju­lian Green; and ju­nior vi­cepres­i­dent is Ian Co­hen. Mr Globe, in­volved with the com­mu­nity for over 40 years, said: “It is pos­si­ble to have a qual­ity of life in the Liver­pool com­mu­nity that is the envy of other com­mu­ni­ties.” The meet­ing, at­tended by 50 del­e­gates, was held at Harold House.

LEEDS IS­RAELI AM­BAS­SADOR Ron Prosor told an au­di­ence of 200 peo­ple of the dan­gers that Is­rael faces. Speak­ing at the an­nual UJIA fundrais­ing din­ner at Etz Chaim Syn­a­gogue Mr Prosor said: “Day in, day out, Is­rael is un­der fire.” UJIA re­gional di­rec­tor Howard Fore­man said that the event was planned as a cel­e­bra­tion of Is­rael’s 60th and to show how com­mu­ni­ties ben­e­fit from UJIA donors. ( See pic­ture.) LEEDS JEWISH Care Ser­vices’ Rain­bow Project took de­liv­ery of a new minibus last week. The ve­hi­cle will give the res­i­dents trans­port to the Mar­jorie and Arnold Ziff Cen­tre as well as to weekly so­cial clubs and other ac­tiv­i­ties. The money to fund the ve­hi­cle was raised at a Leeds UJIA din­ner, held at the cen­tre last Novem­ber. Pam Wis­nia, man­ager of the Rain­bow Project, said that the minibus will be used on av­er­age five or six times a day. ( See pic­ture.) THIRTY-SIX WOMEN at­tended a grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mony at the Mar­jorie and Arnold Ziff cen­tre af­ter com­plet­ing a course en­ti­tled N’Shei HaSe­fer — the Women of the Book. English and drama teacher Shirley El­lis, who de­vised and led the course, said: “The course is an in­no­va­tive step to in­tro­duc­ing women to To­rah.” Mrs El­lis had been in­un­dated with re­quests to re­peat the first course, held last year. A FOR­MER player and cur­rent coach for the Leeds Judean Ta­ble Ten­nis Club has won an out­stand­ing life achieve­ment award for his ded­i­ca­tion to the sport. Alan My­er­son re­ceived his ac­co­lade at the 2007 Leeds Sports Awards cer­e­mony at Leeds Civic Hall. The 74-year-old, who was over­joyed with the hon­our, said: “Ta­ble ten­nis is a nippy sport that is ter­rific for that much needed car­dio-vas­cu­lar ex­er­cise.” ( See pic­ture.)

PHOTO: CHARLES YACOU

Guests at the an­nual UJIA fundrais­ing din­ner at Etz Chaim Syn­a­gogue in­clude, from left: UJIA pro­vin­cial chair­man Keith Black, Leeds UJIA chair­man Martin Har­ris, Is­raeli am­bas­sador Ron Prosor, Sh­eryl Har­ris, and Mick Davis, UJIA na­tional chair­man

Rain­bow Project res­i­dents Ros Con­nell and David Poyser with the new minibus for Leeds Jewish Care Ser­vices

Alan My­er­son with his tro­phy from the Leeds Sports Awards cer­e­mony

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