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SOUTH

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 ed­i­tor@sus­sex­jew­ish­news.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.

NORTH

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.

SCOT­LAND

GLASGOW

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