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BRIGHTON COMMUNITY publication Sussex Jewish News is seeking a new editor. After two years in the post, Linda Freedman is to give up the editorship. The title, run by a team of volunteers, was founded in 1993 by Doris Levinson and Arnold Lewis. Co-editor Ivor Miskin said: “Our vision is to make readers feel that SJN belongs to them.” Email email@example.com for details. THE OCTOBER edition of Shalom on Radio Reverb will include an interview with Jewish lawyer Zachary Katznelson, who represents 40 Muslim prisoners in Guantanamo Bay. He is legal director of Reprieve, a charity which campaigns on behalf of what the organisation terms “prisoners facing injustice”. Shalom is broadcast on the first and third Wednesday of each month and repeated on the second and fourth Sunday on 97.2FM and online at www.radioreverb.com.
SOUTHEND ALMOST 200 people attended the stone-setting service for Derek Baum, the honorary life president of Southend and Westcliff Hebrew Congregation. Local dignitaries, rabbis Mendel and Shmuel Lew, Binyomin Bar, Reverend Gary Newman, family and friends also attended a memorial service and dedication of the shul’s garden in honour of Derek Baum, who died in January. In their addresses, Dennis Baum spoke in honour of his father and shul president Alan Gershlick expressed his gratitude to Marcelle Baum who had revamped the garden in memory of her late father-in-law.
BNEI AKIVA invited Langdon College pupils to its Salford bayit for an erev Shabbat meal. The evening began with prayers led by Langdon student Josh Shalet and was followed by a meal and singing. Fieldworkers Daniel and Shimon Gillis said that they hope to strengthen the relationship of Bnei Akiva with the college for Jewish adults with learning difficulties.
NEWCASTLE JEWISH participants in the Bupa Great North Run included Sue Levinson, 54, who ran for her 15th time, in two hours 20 minutes, raising £500 for Cancer Research; Sally Gold, 29, ran in her fifth Great North Run in one hour, 37 minutes, raising money for the Foundation of Human Nature; Paul Collins, 39, from Woodford Green who ran his first Great North Run in one hour 47 minutes raising £2,300 for the Parkinson’s Disease Fund. ( See picture.)
LEEDS THE UNITED Hebrew Congregation has acquired a new succah, writes John Fisher. The construction, managed by life-president Malcolm Berwin, has been financed by UHC members Marilyn and Grahame Stowe who have dedicated the succah in celebration of Israel’s 60th anniversary as well as captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. The construction has space for 150 people and has disabled access. Mr Stowe said that the succah would be ideal for future youth activities. ( See picture.) A STONE-SETTING was held for twin brothers who died in 1925, aged two months. Maurice and Bernard Pearlman were found to be buried in Sandymount cemetery by their Hove-based sister, Freda Brisbar, after she was in contact with her cousin, Leonard Pearlman, who lives in Oregon. Mr Pearlman contacted Harvey Kaplan at the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre who discovered where the twins were buried. Rev Aharon Soudry of Garnethill Synagogue said prayers for the twins at the service.