Are you all set for Sunday’s day of good deeds? Pages 16, 19 & 28
BE A SUCCESSFUL MANAGER LEARN FROM THE EXPERTS HOW TO LEAD A GREAT TEAM 30th November 2017 Ort House. London
BRITAIN’S BIGGEST JEWISH NEWSPAPER 16 November 2017
• 27 Cheshvan 5778 •
www.associatesdg.co.uk tel: 020 8945 3767
19 February Central London venue NIGHT OF HEROES will proudly showcase those whose courage, strength, conviction, commitment and determination justly earn them the accolade ‘hero’. In front of hundreds of guests, hosted by David Walliams and with entertainment from some of the leading names in British showbiz, Jewish News’ Night of Heroes, in association with LABS, will shine a spotlight on their work in a glitzy London setting befitting these individuals’ contribution. And of course, like all the best Jewish events, the evening will be fuelled by a three-course kosher dinner by Food Story and an open bar.
WHO IS YOUR HERO? Whether you’re an organisation or an individual and want your hero to be recognised during the most uplifting and glitzy night of the year, we need to hear from you! Please go to www.nightofheroes.co.uk for full criteria and to make your nomination.
IN ASSOCIATION WITH
Hosted Hosted by
David DavidWalliams Walliams OBE OBE COMMUNAL PARTNER
Jewish News 16 November 2017
AWARD CATEGORIES COMMUNITY HERO Honouring an individual who has worked tirelessly over many years to help those in need or performed an extraordinary act of kindness or bravery over the past two years, perhaps overcoming personal adversity in the process.
YOUNG HERO A shining example to young and not-so-young alike, this individual will be aged under 19 by the date of Night Of Heroes and have made a significant impact on the lives of their family, community or indeed country, through acts of kindness or bravery during the last two years.
INTERFAITH HERO Faith communities are often portrayed as being in constant conflict, but followers often have much in common and are strongest when working together. This award will honour an individual or group who have shown innovation in interfaith, united people across faiths for the benefit of society or have developed a project enabling one faith to aid another in need over the last two years.
COMMUNAL INITIATIVE Recognising a stand-out project that has come to fruition during the last two years. Whether a new organisation, facility, campaign or project, it will have had a transformative impact on the UK Jewish landscape or, after emerging from within Jewish institutions, on the wider country or beyond.
Recognising the extraordinary work of a hero or team based in Israel that has contributed to the well-being or betterment of the country, the region or the world at large over the last two years. This work – which will have generated pride across the UK Jewish community – could be in the area of charity endeavour, science or innovation but is not limited to these fields.
COMMUNITY ALLY We may be a community of just 300,000 people but there are no shortage of friends who can be relied on to stand up in support. This award will honour a non-Jewish hero who has used their voice to fight anti-Semitism, delegitimisation of Israel or simply supported the community in the media, in politics or elsewhere over the last two years.
Closing date for nominations is 3rd December 2017
To nominate your hero go to www.nightofheroes.co.uk
MAGICAL MITZVAHS! Are you all set for Sunday’s day of good deeds? Pages 16, 19 & 28
BE A SUCCESSFUL MANAGER LEARN FROM THE EXPERTS HOW TO LEAD A GREAT TEAM 30th November 2017 Ort House. London
BRITAIN’S BIGGEST JEWISH NEWSPAPER 16 November 2017
• 27 Cheshvan 5778 •
www.associatesdg.co.uk tel: 020 8945 3767
l e , y t ’ a s d p n r o u u S d s i ly… h T
March in their memory Voice of the Jewish News on this weekend’s AJEX parade, page 14
Jewish News 16 November 2017
News / Labour anti-Semitism / Norwood dinner / Racist slur
Labour set to bar activist who said: ‘Hitler wasn’t bad guy’ Labour last night appeared poised to remove a potential council candidate who said “Jews have reaped the rewards of playing victims” from standing for office, writes Justin Cohen. Widespread condemnation followed news that Nasreen Khan, a former Respect activist, had been shortlisted to contest the seat in Bradford. Jewish News revealed on Tuesday that she was to be interviewed again by a party panel and a Labour source last night said “all indications are that she wouldn’t be allowed to stand”. The controversy centres around a series of posts five years ago on which she said: “It’s such a shame that the history teachers in our school never taught us this but they are the first to start brainwashing us and our children into thinking the bad guy was Hitler. “What have the Jews done good in this world??” She is also reported to have written
there are “worse people than Hitler in this world now” and “Jews have reaped the rewards of playing victims. Enough is enough”. She has since described the remarks as “inappropriate and unacceptable”. Even before the story emerged publicly this week, those concerned about her shortlisting had been told the party would not suspend her candidature as details of her past had been known at the time. Only if new information emerged could the case be re-examined, they said. But it is now being suggested by local Labour sources that the panel who placed her on the shortlist were unaware of the comments, despite her having provided a statement to the party at an earlier stage. In that statement in the summer, Khan is understood to have said that she originally used the term “Zionist”, only to change it to “Jews” when she was informed the former was “a term
Nasreen Khan was shortlisted by the Bradford Labour Party
of abuse”. While she added that others in the party had said “as bad or worse”, she says she “profoundly regretted” using the generalised terms ‘“Jews” and was
now able to distinguish between Israeli policy and the Jewish community. Khan said she had also learnt more about the Holocaust.
LABOUR WITHDRAWS CANDIDATE AFTER ‘RICH ZIONISTS’ SLUR Labour has withdrawn its endorsement of a candidate over a series of social media posts about “Zionists” controlling politics and the media. The party’s local campaigns forum acted within hours of reports about postings by Billy J Wells (pictured), who last month boasted of having been selected to contest a council seat in Bradwell South and Hopton. He wrote on Facebook: “It’s the super rich families of the Zionist lobby that control the world. Leaders sell their souls for greed and do the bidding of Israel” and “The Zionists would not allow our puppet government and media lapdogs to show the truth.” Wells, who will appeal, told Jewish News: “I am in no way antiSemitic or racist... I love living in a multicultural society.”
FW de Klerk tells Norwood: ‘We need more Mandelas’ Former South African President FW de Klerk has decried the lack of leadership in the free world today, telling Norwood’s biggest ever dinner there is a “need for quite a few Nelson Mandelas”, writes Justin Cohen. The man who won the Nobel Peace Prize with Mandela for his part in ending apartheid paid tribute to his “special friend” in front of more than 1,300 guests at an event with the theme The Future Is Young, focusing on the charity’s young supporters and service users. “The world is crying out for strong and balanced leadership,” de Klerk
Former South African leader FW de Klerk at Monday’s Norwood dinner
said during an interview with longtime Norwood supporter Tania Bryer. With the possible exception of Germany’s Angela Merkel, leaders in the free world were displaying short term thinking and being opportunistic, he said. “The world needs quite a few Nelson Mandelas.” He recalled his journey to the realisation that apartheid was “an unjustifiable place, we had to break absolutely with the concept of separation” and how the Jewish community played a “constructive role” fighting the system without backing the tactics of the African National Congress. It took
CURRENCY HIGHLIGHTS TO FROM
Emily Thornberry GBP USD EUR
Transfer rates correct as of: November 15th 10:00 (GMT)
For the best up-to-date rates go to: Our simcha team is waiting to talk to you
020 8505 2725 / 07910 285115
the Israeli Prize winning brand
at the Naot natural footwear centre The shoes and sandals you love for less in time for your holidays. Including Mephisto, Finn Comfort, Rohde and of course NAOT 1029 Finchley Road NW11 7ES
www.tobylevy.com email@example.com Glatt Kosher under the supervision of the Sephardi Beth Din
courage from both sides of the fence to bring change, he said, “but if you truly believe you’re doing the right thing, the courage comes”. While there were tensions between him and the future leader he freed, “we always found a way to rise above. We became friends. He was a guest in my house. His lack of bitterness, his visionary approach made him a special man and I was proud to call him my friend”. De Klerk added the “grievances of the youth are often misunderstood. Leading parties in the free world don’t give enough attention to the youth”.
Jewish News Money Transfer
Tel: 0208 455 3623 | www.naturalfootwear.co.uk
16 November 2017 Jewish News
Education shortfall / Primrose Hill attack / Icke outrage / News
Schools face funding ‘nightmare’ JCOSS PUPIL STABBED Jewish education chiefs this week warned of “significant challenges” faced by Jewish schools as a result of a real-term reduction in funding, with one chair of governors describing the situation as “beyond a nightmare”. Confirmation that Jewish schools were also feeling the pinch followed a Downing Street protest of headteachers representing more than 5,000 schools, a week before Chancellor Philip Hammond is due to deliver his next budget. Jewish school leaders said they were being “absolutely starved of funds” after the introduction of a new national
funding formula, which reallocates money to schools with “high needs” across the country. “We’re at the forefront of this nightmare,” said Joshua Rowe, chair of governors at King David High School in Manchester. “Our school is effectively lost. Five years ago, we got £5million per year, this year it’s £3.7m.” Rowe added: “Everywhere you look, costs have rocketed. It’s beyond a nightmare.” Rowe said the school had asked parents to donate but that they “had not been particularly forthcoming,”
Jewish schools are facing incresed financial pressures
adding: “The unintended consequence of this redistribution is that you’re punishing good schools like ours and actually rewarding failure.” Rabbi David Meyer, execu-
tive director of Partnerships for Jewish Schools, agreed the “reduction in school funding is making the delivery of a high quality education increasingly difficult”.
A Jewish Year 12 student from JCoSS is recovering in hospital after being stabbed 12 times in an altercation on Primrose Hill on Tuesday. Police were called to the incident around 9.30pm and found the 16-year-old boy suffering from stab wounds, including to his leg. His condition is described as “serious but stable” and he is understood to need surgery. Officers said the boy was in the park with four female friends when he was attacked by four men, who were described as white. They were unknown to the student.
The attack is understood to have taken place near the Primrose Hill Road entrance to the park, and the road was closed to traffic between Ainger Road and Regent’s Park Road, with a heavy police presence in the area. No arrests have been made and police are appealing for witnesses to call 101 or anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
UCL criticised for hosting ‘anti-Zionist’ Theatre hosts Icke The Board of Deputies has said it is pressing University College London for hosting an Israeli anti-Zionist last Friday, saying it went “beyond free speech”. Miko Peled, a fierce critic of Israel, provoked the Board’s “anger and dismay” after attending the campus meeting with Palestinian activist Azzam Tamimi, where they discussed
“life under apartheid Israel”. The UCL audience was told “Zionists should be treated like Nazis”, while Peled is believed to have said Israel was engaged in “ethnic cleansing”. Peled provoked communal anger in September, appearing at an unofficial fringe event during the Labour Party conference, in which he asked
whether people should be free to debate the Holocaust. In a letter to the University Provost Professor Michael Arthur this week, Board president Jonathan Arkush expressed his “deep disappointment” that the event went ahead, saying the views of the speakers “go beyond the legal and regulatory bounda-
ries of free speech”. He wrote: “These antiSemitic speakers were given a platform in contravention of your own policies… The event was a forum for hate speech, not accepted discourse.” The university stood by its decision since it “supports freedom of speech provided it stays within the law”.
A London theatre has defended its decision to host notorious conspiracy theorist David Icke on the grounds that punters can choose not to pay to see him. Icke, who questions the Holocaust and peddles the myth that Jews control the world, was due to appear at Troxy theatre last
night as part of his UK tour, even though some European countries such as Germany have banned his performances. A spokeswoman for the East End theatre, which did not advertise the show on its website, said the venue was booked by an external promoter.
Yo u r l i n k t o a w o r l d o f t r a v e l
www.travelinkuk.com | 020 8931 8000 | firstname.lastname@example.org
PESACH 2018 BEST VALUE PACKAGE! DAN PANORAMA HOTEL - TEL AVIV • Popular hotel overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and Charles Clore Park • Close to the trendy Neve Tzedek neighbourhood with its boutique shops and cafes • Easy access to the sandy beach & lovely new promenade • Largest hotel pool in Tel Aviv • Refurbished spa and gym • Kids club 'Danyland' • Free wiﬁ throughout the hotel
Pesach 2018 in Europe Spend Pesach in wonderful destinations all around Europe DESTINATIONS INCLUDE: Cannes, France..................from £1700PP Cascais, Portugal................from £2175PP The Algarve, Portugal.......from £1842PP Dubrovnik, Croatia............from £1445PP Milano Marittima, Italy......from £1667PP Tuscany, Italy......................from £1472PP Rimini, Italy.........................from £1850PP
Price includes all this: • 10 nights in a ‘Tel Aviv’ room B&B • First night seder meal (worth £160) • 5 Yom Tov / Shabbat meals per person • No extra gratuities to pay
Sardinia, Italy.....................from £2027PP
BOOK EARLY AND
SAVE £100 PP Discount can be withdrawn at any time, don't delay-book today *Add applicable ﬂight
• Worldwide Holidays •
Call us for more information and many more destination choices *Per person prices based on two people sharing *Add applicable ﬂights
0161 220 1800
• Israel Specialists
Jewish News 16 November 2017
News / Israel visit / Museum loan / Ukraine help
Israel faces ‘tipping point’ Survivor exhibit loan says Thornberry after visit Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry has said she sees real possibilities for movement on the Middle East peace process, citing several “tipping points” including court cases and Palestinian reconciliation. Labour’s foreign policy leader offered her reflections this week, following her return from a fourday visit to Israel and the West Bank, her first visit since attending the funeral of former Israeli President Shimon Peres. Striking a cautiously optimistic note, Thornberry said: “It is easy to look from the outside and just see a stalemate – you think things are going nowhere, and nothing is changing for the better – but on the ground, you do see how each tipping point could make a difference.” She said these potential tipping points included the Egyptian-brokered talks between Hamas and Fatah over governance in Gaza, the court case on the status of Palestinians in area E1, between Jerusalem and Jericho, and the optimism of left-wing politicians
Emily Thornberry at Yad Vashem
ahead of Israel’s next election. Thornberry, who impressed the audience with her knowledge and nuance at the Jewish News-BICOM conference earlier this month, added that she told disillusioned young Israelis and Palestinians how Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn had galvanised the next generation. “I was struck in many of my
conversations by something very common to politics wherever you go, this sense that political elites on all sides are losing touch with younger people,” she said. “I tried to offer in my conversations with politicians a sense of how Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party began to buck that trend here in Britain at the last election, and the difference it made to the outcome.” Thornberry, who has said Labour would recognise the state of Palestine if it wins the keys to Downing Street, in what would be a largely symbolic gesture, was given security briefings by IDF commanders and visited a kibbutz near the Gaza border. Noting “the tunnels, the random stabbings, the car ramming and the air raids” Israelis face, she said: “If more people in Britain understood what it’s like for ordinary Israelis to have to live with that constant undercurrent of fear, there would be better understanding of why the security situation is so fundamental to any progress.”
FEATURING THE MACCABEATS
A Holocaust survivor is to loan Huddersfield University some personal possessions for its new £1 million Holocaust Heritage and Learning Centre. Heinz Skyte, now in his 90s, narrowly escaped Kristallnacht in 1939, and has described his memories of torchwielding Nazis lining the streets, burning shuls. His father was sent to Dachau. One of the documents he has loaned is a letter from his wife’s headmaster, written in 1938, when she was a young girl, banning her from the school because of her Jewish faith. Another is a heartfelt note from his mother to her parents after they were sent to Theresienstadt concentration camp, where they died two weeks later.
Emma King with Heinz Skyte
“To the visitors, this is perhaps just history, but to me it is my life. These items don’t just teach people of what happened, but of how genocide quickly becomes acceptable to so many.” Centre director Emma King said: “We must capture these accounts and preserve them, to ensure they are not lost forever.”
RABBI’S HOPE FOR UKRAINE The rabbi of Golders Green United Ukrainian city of Zaporizhia, with Synagogue has returned to Ukraine which Golders Green Synagogue is twinned, on a trip organafter 12 years and comised by World Jewish mended the work of Relief. Belovski said: “An Jewish charities there astonishing change has for moving Jewish been the shift from pasUkrainians away from sive giving to empowera culture of hand-outs. ment: moving people Rabbi Harvey away from needy recipiBelovski spoke about ents to responsibility.” his recent experience visiting the south-east Belovski and Sam Schryer Rabbi Belovski, p16
CHANUKAH IN THE SQUARE WC2 CITY OF WESTMINSTER R AT ELEB
RS A E Y 10
6pm Candle Lighting
With Mayor of London, Sadiq KhAn
5:30pm - 7:30pm Entertainment celebrate 1st niGHT OF CHANUKAH free DOUGHNUTS
TuesDAY 12TH DECEMBER 2017
SA M A N T H A , ST E V E N A N D JACO B
A R E D E L I G H T E D TO I N V I T E PRESENTED BY
F I O N A A N D DAV I D PRESENTED BY
MEDIA PARTNER MEDIA PARTNER
TO C E L E B R AT E T H E BAT M I T Z VA H O F Britain’s BIGGEST Jewish newspaper
16 November 2017 Jewish News
Royal letter / Israel’s birthday / News
Charles defended over his ‘foreign Jews’ note Prince Charles has been criticised for comments in a letter written more than 30 years ago where he suggested an influx of “foreign Jews” was partly to blame for trouble in the Middle East. Revealed by the Mail on Sunday, the letter was written by the heir to the throne to explorer Laurens van der Post during a Middle East tour, on which the prince said he had learned a lot about the region and the “Arab outlook”. He wrote: “Also begin to understand their point of view about Israel. Never realised they see it as a US colony. I now appreciate that Arabs and Jews were all a Semitic people originally and it is the influx of foreign, European Jews (especially from Poland they say) which has helped to cause great problems. “I know there are so many complex issues, but how can there ever be an end to terrorism unless the causes are eliminated? Surely some US president has to have the courage to stand up and take on the Jewish lobby in the US?”
We Were There Too Edgware Roadshow
TUESDAY 21 NOVEMBER 2017, 8.15PM, LONDON HA8 In collaboration with:
VENUE Edgware United Synagogue, Parnell Close, Edgware, Middlesex HA8 8YE
The prince said the US should tackle the ‘Jewish lobby’
Gideon Falter, chairman of Campaign Against Antisemitism, said the letter was “disturbing” and in order to reassure the worldwide Jewish community the prince had changed his views, the remarks should be urgently repudiated. Clarence House said the opinions were not the prince’s views but reflected the opinions of those he met on his trip. A statement added: “He was sharing the arguments in private correspondence with
a long-standing friend in an attempt to improve his understanding of what he has always recognised is a deeply complex issue to which he was coming early on in his own analysis. “Over the years, the prince has continued his study of the complex and difficult themes he referenced here. He has built a proven track record of support for both Jewish and Arab communities around the world and has a long history of promoting interfaith dialogue and cultural understanding.”
FREE ENTRY complimentary tea & cake EVERYONE WELCOME Suitable for 10+ @LondonJewsWW1 @LondonJewsFWW we_were_there_too
www.jewsfww.london Judah & Lipman Przybysz, outside Judah’s tailor shop in the East End. A We Were There Too user has recently identified them as his greatuncles. ©Jewish Museum
If you had a Jewish family member living in London 1914-1918, or are interested in learning more about a Heritage Lottery Fund project to find and preserve stories of London Jewry in the First World War, please join us at Edgware United Synagogue, on 21 November, for an explanatory talk and the opportunity to chat to the project team. We would love to know if you have family stories, photographs, medals, letters or other items relating to the 1914-1918 period or if you would like to help others with research and uploading their information onto our new website www.jewsfww.london Please RSVP to email@example.com or just come on the day. Everyone is welcome.
Albert Hall to host 70th celebration Israel’s 70th birthday is set to be celebrated with a gala evening at the Royal Albert Hall in May next year. The event, hosted by the United Synagogue, will feature Israeli and British artists from across the musical spectrum, and will mark 70 years since the state of Israel was founded on 14 May 1948. But the news has ruffled some communal feathers because of the timing of the announcement, before the flagship community-wide celebration of the special birthday has been revealed. Some fear the US event, partly because of the grand venue, might give the impression to some community members of being the central celebration. Questions have also been raised about the motivation for the early announcement, with
some believing it was an attempt to get a head start on fundraising. The JLC’s new chair Jonathan Goldstein previously said the organisation would announce a major celebration, which is being developed by a group including the US. His brother, the US’ president Michael Goldstein, said the Albert Hall event would take place several weeks after Israel’s 70th birthday. He added: “We look forward to working with a number of partners on the Royal Albert Hall event, just as we anticipate working hard in support of the cross-communal celebration of Yom Ha’atzmaut.” The event is the brainchild of US director of development Alan Aziz, who has organised major Israel celebrations with the ZF and JNF-UK.
NEWS IN BRIEF
MINISTER JOINS WITH AUSCHWITZ STUDENT GROUP
IRAN AND IRAQ REJECT ISRAELI EARTHQUAKE AID
EU OFFICIALS DENIED ENTRY TO ISRAEL OVER BDS SUPPORT
Scotland’s Deputy First Minister John Swinney joined some 200 students to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau as part of the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Lessons from Auschwitz project, supported by the Scottish Government. The group visited Auschwitz I and viewed piles of belongings seized by the Nazis before spending time at Birkenau, where the day ended with candle lighting and a period of reflection.
Israel’s offer of humanitarian assistance to the victims of the earthquake that killed hundreds of people in Iran and Iraq has been turned down. Sunday’s magnitude 7.3 earthquake killed at least 530 people. Benjamin Netanyahu said: “We have no quarrel with the people of Iran. Our quarrel is only with the tyrannical regime that holds them hostage and threatens us with destruction.” [JTA]
Seven European officials were this week banned from entering Israel because of their efforts to promote boycotts of the country. Interior Minister Aryeh Deri said on Monday that he would adopt the recommendation of Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan to deny entry to the members of a 20-person delegation. Its primary purpose was to visit Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, including Marwan Barghouti.
Your 1% can help end Jewish poverty A little from a lot of people can make unimaginable changes. Leaving World Jewish Relief a gift in your Will of just 1% of your estate could end Jewish poverty and bring hope to the world’s poorest Jews. To find out how or for more information on leaving a gift in your Will please contact Richard Budden on 020 8736 1250 or go to worldjewishrelief.org/will
Jewish News 16 November 2017
News / Unique campus / AJEX parade NEWS BRIEFS
GAY TIMES EDITOR SENT ‘HATE TWEETS’ The newly-appointed editor of Gay Times has been suspended after a series of anti-Semitic and racist tweets came to light. Josh Rivers, a former marketing manager less than a month into his new job, has been forced to apologise over the posts. The tweets – since deleted – were shared between 2010 and 2015 and were exposed by BuzzFeed News. One read: “I wonder if they cast that guy as ‘The Jew’ because of that f****** honker of a nose. It must be prosthetic.”
Chief opens world’s first Jewish-Catholic campus The world’s first CatholicJewish school campus has been opened in Scotland by Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis and Bishop John Keenan. The joint faith campus in Eastwood’s Newton Mearns, seven miles south-west of Glasgow, comprises St Clare’s Primary School and Calderwood Lodge Primary, providing Catholic and Jewish denominational schooling respectively, alongside a nondenominational nursery class. The opening, last Wednesday, follows a significant £17million investment to provide the world’s first joint faith campus with a shared central amphitheatre, outdoor obstacle trails and two sports pitches, among other facilities. The Chief Rabbi said: “Those Jewish and Catholic children will grow up proud of who they are, with a deep respect for each other.
GELDOF WARNS OF ‘ANOTHER PALESTINE’ The Burmese military are in danger of creating another Palestine in Asia, Sir Bob Geldof has warned. The singer and campaigner spoke out this week in support of the Rohingya refugees during a protest in Dublin. “It is so odd that 600,000 people who lived in this country for hundreds of years are suddenly bombed in their straw villages or mass-raped... “So they are true stateless people. Are we going to see an Asian Palestinian state? This is impossible.”
“I cannot imagine a more perfect example of what I believe the future can hold for faith communities in the UK.” East Renfrewshire Councillor Paul O’Kane said: “It is the shared areas that most excite me. By sharing ideas and knowledge, all our pupils at this new joint campus will enjoy an enriched learning environment.” Calderwood Lodge headteacher Marion Carlton said the mixed campus “will give excellent opportunities for shared learning and interaction” among pupils and staff of different religions. She added: “Bringing together these two faith communities on one campus is creative and innovative, and I have no doubt we will all reap the benefits from this approach. “We are all so excited about getting started in our
Bespoke travel kosher expand your world
Going on holiday and keeping Kosher can be complicated Bespoke Kosher Travel have the solution to create your dream holiday...
Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, right, and Bishop John Keenan, left, with some of the children
new home.” Calderwood, previously based in Glasgow, is Scotland’s only Jewish primary school, but many of its students are Muslim, prompting a group of Scottish parliamentarians this week to pay tribute to the “togetherness” and ethnic diversity of the Eastwood constituency. They said residents were “people of all religions, who do not simply coexist but work together as one to ensure Eastwood’s continued prosperity”, adding that they wished the first students every success.
In fine voice: Some of the students at the new school
Veteran to stand at cenotaph thanks to Israeli robotic suit Step 1. tination and dates.
You choose the des
n ng and organisatio We handle all planni d. including kosher foo
Step 2. ry.
g a bespoke itinera
We assist with creatin
Step 4. her holiday.
fect kos You enjoy your per
Start dreaming today! T: 020 3151 1660 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.bespokekoshertravel.com @bespokekoshertravel
A British Army veteran seriously wounded in Iraq is set to stand for the national anthem at Sunday’s AJEX Cenotaph parade with the help of a robotic exoskeleton made with Israeli technology. Chris Baker, 33, a Royal Engineer, suffered permanent damage to his spinal column when his vehicle in Iraq was hit by a remotecontrolled roadside bomb, confining him to a wheelchair. Jewish businessman and philanthropist Gerald Ronson, a strong supporter of army and police veterans’ causes, heard of the soldier’s situation and paid for the innovative Israeli suit through his family’s foundation. Baker has dreamt of being able to stand for the national anthem, and this will now occur at the annual Cenotaph remembrance ceremony of the Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women in Whitehall on Sunday.
Thousands of Jewish personnel served in the British army during the Second World War or after. This year’s remembrance parade commemorates 100 years since the battles for Passchendaele and Jerusalem, as well as the 75-year anniversaries of Dieppe and El Alamein.
Chris Baker will be able to stand for anthem
16 November 2017 Jewish News
Peace prize / JCoSS wing / News
Jews and Arabs bond over art Their schools are just 14 miles apart, but the Israeli-Arab and Jewish students chatting in a central London hotel lobby could not have imagined they would become good friends, writes Alex Davis. “They are normal, just like us. We WhatsApp and Snapchat all the time,” laughs Noa. Sitting next to her, Adwaa agrees: “Stereotypes are unhelpful. Meeting Jewish Israelis has helped us realise we can all be friends and strive for peace.” What unites these students is the first For Peace Prize, organised by the Arts and Culture Foundation (ACF) in London. In May, 80 Jewish and Arab 16-year-old students from the Arab
Arab New High School and Hayovel School pupils make friends in London
New High School in Kfar Kassem and the Hayovel School in Herzliya worked together to produce artwork under the
theme of ‘Together we are stronger’. The creations were brought to London and voted on by guests,
including Prince Michael of Kent. The prize, for three winning groups, was a holiday in London, visiting landmarks. “It is a real dream to be here,” says New School’s Genat. Alongside Shenhav, of Hayovel School, the pair’s design was Prince Michael’s favourite. Featuring two interlocked arms bearing the Star of David and the Muslim crescent, with the words ‘We are nicer when we’re together in peace’, the Royal described the canvas as “simple and true”. Maya, from Herzliya, adds: “We have our differences, but we can live, learn and cry together. Without the programme we would never have met and become friends, but I’m so happy we have.”
Philanthropist Dorfman opens new JCoSS wing
Lloyd and Sarah Dorfman open the new JCoSS wing
Most adults filing past the state-ofthe-art classrooms in the newlyopened Dorfman Wing at JCoSS school were wearing an expression of envy, writes Jenni Frazer. As Dame Gail Ronson put it: “This is just fantastic.” She and her husband Gerald, the president of JCoSS, were among a core group of donors, governors and trustees invited to celebrate the opening
of the new wing, whose principal benefactors are the businessman Lloyd Dorfman and his wife Sarah. The wing offers its 1,200 pupils new classrooms plus a dedicated art room, and information and design technology rooms. The school’s head girl and boy, Ruth Launer and Samuel Danker spoke warmly about their time at the school and the opportunities it
had opened up in continuing their education. “Not many schools can boast that their students are excited to come to school every day,” said Ruth. Lloyd Dorfman said: “The school has outstanding leadership, an important cross-communal outlook and an impressive group of students. It is a privilege and a pleasure for us to be involved.”
NEWS IN BRIEF
OLYMPIC STAR CLAIMS DOCTOR ABUSED HER Six-time Olympic medalist Aly Raisman claims she was sexually abused by Dr Larry Nassar, who worked as the women’s gymnastics national team doctor for decades. Raisman, who is one of the most accomplished gymnasts in US history, made the allegation in an interview to promote her new book, Fierce. She is the second member of the gold medal-winning 2012 Olympic women’s team to accuse Nassar of abuse.
SCIENTIST’S NOBEL PRIZE AUCTIONED A gold Nobel Prize medal awarded to a founding radiochemist is expected to fetch up to £150,000 at auction. Hungarian scientist George de Hevesy, who was of Jewish descent, was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1943 for his work developing isotopes as tracers in the study of chemical processes. His accolade, with three other medals, will be auctioned by Morton & Eden in London on 23 November.
Cyril and Joseph, care home residents
A gift in someone’s Will means Cyril and Joseph can attend Shul whenever they like
#PeopleOfJewishCare Legacy ads JLG JN 165x260mm v4.indd 3
To find out more please call Alison Rubenstein on 020 8922 2833 or email email@example.com
Jewish Care Charity Reg No. 802559
From taking them to Synagogue to making sure they see a friendly face and enjoy a hot Kosher meal every day, our work depends on donations. £1 in every £4 that we raise comes from gifts in people’s Wills.
Jewish News 16 November 2017
News / Gilbert Centre / Burial status / News briefs
Major delivers first Gilbert lecture Sir John Major has delivered a memorable lecture full of praise for the “mighty” talent of the late historian Sir Martin Gilbert, writes Alex Davis. Speaking to a packed audience of 250 people on Tuesday, including members of the House of Lords and pupils from his alma matter Highgate School, Sir John spoke at the launch of the Sir Martin Gilbert Learning Centre in Highgate Synagogue. Describing his friend as “selfeffacing and modest”, the former prime minister warmly described the rarity of “so much talent (being) so well conceived”. Gilbert, one of the UK’s most respected historians, died in 2015 aged 78. The writer of the authoritative work on Winston Churchill, he also acted as
Despite opening his remarks with “uplifting” global successes, he cautioned that “politics and statesmanship have in some ways… gone backwards.” Highlighting the rise in intolerance that has accompanied the growth in nationalism and populism, Sir John delivered a damning verdict of Brexit as a “historic mistake” “overinflating” the nation’s influence on the global stage. He cautioned that the prospects of reaching a solution to the IsraelPalestine conflict “seems further away than ever”, and warned against viewing the Middle East as “a single problem requiring a single solution”. On rising anti-Semitism, Sir John firmly argued intolerance was an “unforgivable denial of basic human instincts”.
Sir John Major delivering the first Sir Martin Gilbert lecture on Tuesday
an adviser to several prime ministers. It was the eminent historian’s “intuitive and enquiring mind over how history unfolded”, and unique ability to be
a “seer”, which provided the theme for Sir John’s delivery of ‘The Sir Martin Gilbert Inaugural Lecture’: the need to see the world as it is.
Oldest Jewish cemetery gets Grade II listed status Britain’s oldest Jewish cemetery outside London has been granted Grade II listed status, after it was confirmed the first stones were laid 273 years ago. Records show the earliest burials at Plymouth Hoe Old Jews Burial Ground were in 1744, after Jews began moving to the port town to supply the Royal Navy with tradecraft such as tailoring. Until last year, the cemetery,
described as “hidden behind an old wooden door and surrounded by high stone walls”, was hidden from public view, accessible only through a black door until Jerry Sibley, the non-Jewish caretaker of Plymouth Synagogue, started investigating. Sibley, who looks after what is thought to be the oldest Ashkenazi shul in the English-speaking world, said
but for his love of Star Trek, the burial ground might still be as he found it. “I don’t read Hebrew but I saw the sign of the Cohens on a headstone. I wondered why Spock’s ‘Live Long and Prosper’ symbol from the 1960s should be on a headstone from the 1700s. Historic England listed the site after local “rediscovery” work that involved clearing the vegetation.
Everything for every woman who works or wants to From employment to business and everything in between
Historic: Plymouth Synagogue
NEWS IN BRIEF
GADOT IS NAMED [WONDER] WOMAN OF THE YEAR GQ this week named Israeli actress Gal Gadot its 2017 Woman of the Year – rebranding the honour “Wonder Woman of the Year” in her honour. Gadot soared to international celebrity as the star of this year’s Wonder Woman blockbuster. Since the release of the film, which grossed £313milion on at the box office worldwide, she has become a household name in the United States and a source of pride for Israelis.
LAGERFELD RAILS AGAINST ‘RACIST’ MUSLIM REFUGEES Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has criticised Germany for welcoming Muslim refugees, saying the country should not take in the Jews’ “worst enemies” given its responsibility for the Holocaust. Chanel’s chief designer, 80, made the comments on Saturday on a French television talk show and immediately caused an outcry. “One cannot kill millions of Jews so you can bring millions of their worst enemies in their place,” he said.
BUSHEY HEATH WD23 1DU Majestic self-contained split level Grade ll Georgian Mansion conversion WOW Factor in abundance 3 double bedrooms 3 bathrooms (2 ensuite) Striking 23 x 17 dual aspect Reception Kitchen/Breakfast room 16 windows ALL with countryside views 2 Garages + Visitors OSP
5th December 2017 9.30am-1.30pm
Beautiful walled garden
• Thinking of changing job or returning to work? • Looking to enhance your network? • The ups and downs of running a business.
3.5 Acres of manicured communal gardens Chain Free
£840,000 Share of Freehold
Come along to our morning event at WE Hub, Redbourne Ave, N3 2BS
Lunch at 12.45pm
For more information visit www.theworkavenue.org.uk/wiw17 BOOKING ESSENTIAL Registered with Charity Commission 1164762
16 November 2017 Jewish News
The Sue Harris Trust is a registered charity, number 1056579.
There’s a lot you can do with a cotton bud this Mitzvah Day. Even save a life. If you have a blood cancer such as leukaemia, your best chance of survival may well depend on a stem cell transplant. For that you need to find a stem cell donor with the same tissue type as you and a cotton bud is now used to carry out this test. If the patient is Jewish, their donor is far more likely also to be Jewish. Unfortunately, the national registry
of tissue types is running low on Jewish registrants but every year, donors are needed for hundreds of Jewish patients around the world. This Mitzvah Day, do the ultimate mitzvah: be a lifesaver. If you’re fit and aged 16-55, please attend one of the recruitment drives shown below. A two-minute cheek swab will put you on standby to save a life. And if you can’t make it this Sunday, visit sueharristrust.org/swab to order your swab kit.
Sunday 19 November – Mitzvah Day
New North London Synagogue 80 East End Road London N3 2SY
Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue Norrice Lea London N2 0RE
11.30am to 1pm
10am to 1pm
Jewish News 16 November 2017
World news / Polish protest / Zimbabwe coup / Beauty queens
‘Jews out’ is chanted as 60,000 march in Warsaw Agnieszka Markie‘Jews out’ was among the wicz, the director of chants of choice for 60,000 the American Jewish far-right Poles marching Committee’s Warsaw through the streets of office, said: “The Warsaw on Saturday, apparent tolerance for marking the country’s purveyors of hate by independence. some Polish governWhile some Polish ment officials is parministers condemned the ticularly troubling.” scenes, others spoke about In the western the “beautiful” march, as city of Wroclaw, masked men made ‘Sieg another IndependHeil’ salutes, called for a ence Day march of “white Europe” and urged 2,000 participants authorities to “remove was led by Piotr Jewry from power”. who was Among those travelling Demonstrators made Sieg Heil salutes and called for a ‘white Europe’ Rybak, convicted earlier this to Warsaw for the march He wrote: “Sadly, a group of report- year of burning an effigy of a Jew two were former English Defence League (EDL) head Tommy Robinson, who edly uninvited participants took this as years ago at a demonstration against denied it was a “Nazi march,” which he an opportunity to intimidate and show immigration. A former priest also at the Wroclaw called “slander”, before adding: “Poland intolerance, in turn breaking Polish law.” Calling for arrests, the From the march, Jacek Miedlar, told the crowd is fortress Europe. I’ve never seen pride Depths founder wrote: “As a proud Jew to “be ruthless, be radical in the fight and patriotism like it.” Jonny Daniels, a British Jew who of Polish origin, I am disgraced and against evil, lies, injustice, lawlessness, founded a Poland-based Holocaust com- ashamed that citizens of this country the destruction of the Polish judiciary memoration group, said a small minority be allowed to do such heinous acts and Talmudism… No Jewish Marxist had “hijacked” the event, adding: and I expect the prosecutor to take horde will take away our flag or the cross of Christ”. full action.” “Poland cannot allow this to happen.”
‘NO CHANGE’ IN HARARE Zimbabwe’s tiny Jewish community this week said it was “business as usual” as the country’s military rolled into the capital to detain elderly president Robert Mugabe and arrest those in his inner circle. Amid images of tanks on the street and senior soldiers taking over the airwaves, concern mounted yesterday morning that the military coup would be met with armed resistance. “From afar, things look a lot worse than they are on the ground,” said Dave Bloom, who runs the Zimbabwe Jewish
Community facebook group. “But the airports are open, people are getting around, it’s business as usual really.” The president of the Harare Hebrew Congregation said the community was safe and “in no immediate danger”. There are only around 80 Jews living in the capital Harare, and 70 in Bulawayo, but there are two shuls in the impoverished country – one Ashkenazi, one Sephardi – as well as two Jewish primary schools and one Jewish secondary school, despite there being very few Jewish students.
START OF A BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP
Israel and Iraq may not have any formal diplomatic relations, but that didn’t stop two of their beauty queens, Adar Gandelsman and Sarah Idan, from cozying up at this year’s Miss International Beauty Pageant.
Expert Travel Expert Travel Ltd Ltd
firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com ATOL 3840
020 8922 1234 020 8922 1234
ATOL 3840 IATA ABTA 28190 IATA 9123151-2 ABTA9123151-2 28190
PASSOVER PASSOVER 2018 2018
Escape the Christmas and Brexit Blues! Availability for... CHRISTMAS & NEW YEARS
Tenerife Gran Canaria Eilat nonEilat stop non flight,stop 29thflight, March-8th April 29th March-8th April South Africa Flight quickly Don’t missDon’t out miss out Flightfilling! quickly filling! Thailand Call for prices onprices all youron favourite Call for all yourhotels favourite hotels Caribbean Beach, Eilat,Dan KingEilat, Solomon, Lagoona, Sport, RoyalDan Beach, King Solomon, Lagoona,South Sport, America
Royal Garden, Panorama RoyalDan Garden, Dan Panorama
And many more destinations
Long haul holidays Long haul holidays Pesach in Tel Aviv Pesach in Tel Aviv Far East, India, South America, Asia and the USA
East, India, South America, Asia and the USA Early booking offer Early booking offer Are you lookingFar to book that special far away trip? far away trip? Are you looking to book that special Dan Panorama Tel Aviv Dan Panorama Tel Aviv We can tailor make anytailor trip saving you £££s We can make any trip saving you £££s 29 March -29 8 April March - 8 April If you already have a quote from another tour operaIf you already have a quote from another tour operaIncludes Seder and Seder 5 mealsand 5 meals Includes tor, let Expert Travel you aTravel price give you a price tor, letgive Expert From £1249 per £1249 person.per person. Our local ground operators specialise in private From Our local ground operators specialise in private Supplements apply for upgraded sightseeing andsightseeing touring Supplements apply forrooms upgraded rooms and touring Air fare notAir included. Call for details fare not included. Call for details Call for these and other offers. Call formany these andamazing many other amazing offers. Pearl HousePearl – rearHouse entrance: – rear entrance: 746 Finchley746 Road LondonRoad NW11 7TH NW11 7TH Finchley London Expert Travel – theTravel agents–who always here help you Expert the are agents who areto always here to help you
16 November 2017 Jewish News
Family unites / JNF funds / Israeli radical / World news
Relatives meet for first time at Shoah memorial who brought it there. More than two dozen All traces of Karolina relatives from around the disappear after she and her world have met for the family were deported to first time at a memorial Minsk Ghetto in late 1941. ceremony for a Jewish girl After the pendant was from Frankfurt who died linked to her last year, in the Holocaust. a genealogist started Four little brass tracking down family plaques for Karolina Cohn, members and found about her sister and parents 40 relatives in Israel, the were laid in front of the US, Italy and Japan. Many Frankfurt location where of them had never heard the family lived before about Karolina and her they were deported on family, but more than two 11 November 1941, when Mandy Eisemann honours Karolina dozen accepted an invitaKarolina was 12. tion from the Claims Contation lists, researchers identi“It’s pretty remarkable, that this little girl brought fied Karolina as the owner of ference to meet in Germany for together this fragmented the amulet. It is almost iden- the ceremony and a reunion. “It’s a heart-warming family,” said Mandy Eisemann, tical to one belonging to famous a relative from the United Jewish diarist Anne Frank, emotion to meet family who States, who laid pink roses on although it is unclear whether were strangers to us before the plaques known as Stolper- the girls knew each other. Both today,” said Barry Eisemann, were born in Frankfurt in 1929. Mandy’s father and Karolina’s steine, or stumbling stones. The triangle-shaped pen- first cousin. “But it’s a heartThe story of Karolina’s life and death had been all dant was found by an Israeli- wrenching emotion... to know but erased by the Nazis until Polish archaeologists team Karolina and the entire family archaeologists last year under the ruins of a hut where perished in the Holocaust.” The Claims Conference’s unearthed a silver pendant the women’s hair was shaved engraved with her birthdate before they were led to the Greg Schneider told Associated and birthplace at the grounds gas chambers. It is not known Press: “It’s almost too painful to of the former Sobibor death whether Karolina was taken think about what was done to to Sobibor or whether she gave this girl. But we don’t have the camp in eastern Poland. With the help of Nazi depor- the amulet to somebody else moral right to forget Karolina.”
ISRAEL WANTS JNF BOX FUNDS But JNF is resisting. Its head, Dany Atar, Jews have dropped coins into the Jewish National Fund’s blue charity boxes to help tweeted: “Mr Prime Minister, KKL-JNF build the Jewish state for decades. More than invests billions every year in strengthening the a century later, the JNF, known in Hebrew as periphery, education and the environment.” Meanwhile, a scathing state comptroller Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael (KKL) owns 13 perreport characterised JNF as cent of all the county’s land and brings wasteful, opaque and possibly comin some £2.3 billion a year, most of it promised by conflicts of interest. from land sales. JNF replied with planned reforms Israel now wants a big cut of in May that Atar said would “deal that revenue to help fund state-run courageously with the failures and national infrastructure projects, and the criticism and use this low point to the government is pushing legislacreate a significant turnaround”. tion to force it to pay up. The leaders of the World Zionist “The JNF sells lands every year Organisation – affiliated with JNF – and receives billions of shekels in are due to discuss the situation. return,” Prime Minister Benjamin JNF UK, an independent UK-regNetanyahu said at an emergency The ubiquitous blue istered charity, would not be affected. government meeting. JNF charity boxes
Israeli radical ‘threatened violence’ The head of an extremist group in Israel looks set to stand trial for incitement after being arrested for threatening violence against Christian and Muslim Arab men who form relationships with Jewish women. Bentzi Gopstein, leader of Lehava, which opposes intermarriage, was one of 14 group members arrested on 21 October, but a judge at Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court later ordered Gopstein’s release, citing weak evidence. News this week of his indictment cheered Jewish activists and representatives of Reform Judaism, who had argued for his arrest, saying the group was a racist organisation respon-
sible for “hate crimes and incessant incitement against Arabs”. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin described Lehava members as “rodents” and Israel’s former head of the armed forces, Moshe Ya’alon, sought to have the group categorised as a terrorist organisation in 2015, before being replaced as defence minister by Benjamin Netanyahu. Gopstein, whose lawyer said he was innocent, is an admirer of Jewish Defence League founder Meir Kahane. A rabbi who was once convicted of conspiracy to manufacture explosives, Kahane sought to rid Israel of any non-Jews.
Talk to the expert...
PCOS Polycystic Ovaries presented by
Dr Davinia White Member of Chana’s medical panel, Specialist in Reproductive Medicine Imperial College NHS Trust, Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital, London.
Tuesday 21st November at 8pm • Pre-booking essential to obtain link • Confidential advance question submission available • Interactive webinar question facility (text only) • Your anonymity is assured To book and receive your link, please visit www.chana.org.uk/webinar Chana is here to support you through: • • • • • •
Primary & secondary infertility Miscarriage & stillbirth Male infertility Cancer fertility preservation Intimacy issues Early pregnancy concerns
23 Ravenshurst Avenue London NW4 4EE Tel: 020 8203 8455 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jewish News 16 November 2017
World news / Schindler auction / World round-up NEWS IN BRIEF
GERMANY’S NAZIERA BANKING HERITAGE IN SPOTLIGHT The Deutsche Bundesbank, Germany’s post-war central bank, has announced plans to research the history of the national banking system, including its predecessor institutions, between the years 1923 to 1969, with a special focus on the period the Nazis were in power. The project is due to be led by historians Albrecht Ritschi, from the London School of Economics, and Magnus Brechtken, of the Institute for Contemporary History.
MAN WHO INSULTED ISRAELI CHILDREN NOT TO BE CHARGED Calling Israeli children “Zionist terrorists in training” and “future child murderers and occupiers” does not constitute incitement to hate, Dutch prosecutors have said. The Public Prosecution Service has decided not to proceed against Abdoe Khoulani, a city councilman in The Hague, on the basis of a criminal complaint filed against him over offensive statements he made in May about schoolchildren from Israel who visited the city.
Schindler thank you letters up for auction Dozens of letters sent to German industrialist Oskar Schindler and his wife Emilie, expressing thanks and support for saving Jews from the gas chambers are to be auctioned in London. About 70 letters and cards that were sent to the couple in Argentina are to be sold, along with a few of Emilie’s personal effects. The items are being auctioned by Lawrences Auctioneers in Crewkerne on 8 December. The letters are expected to fetch up to £700. “I was very moved by your courageous self-sacrifice. More importantly, however, I thank you Frau Schindler, for having Oskar Schindler pictured after the war
WORLD NEWS ROUND-UP
Your weekly digest of stories from the international press... UKRAINE
More than 6,000 Ukrainians made aliyah in the first three quarters of this year, according to the Jewish Agency. Almost as many Russians made the move, the two countries comprising the bulk of Israel’s new immigrants. The amount leaving France has fallen by more than half since the terror attack in 2015.
BELGIUM Some of the items going under the hammer in London
restored my faith in mankind,” one letter reads. Another person wrote, in September 1987: “Although I never actually met you, it is an honour and a privilege, as a spiritual heir of those whom you saved, to wish you a very happy and healthy birthday.” The collection includes a 1944 black-and-white photograph of Schindler, and items given to Emilie in gratitude for what her husband did. Watches belonging to the
couple are also being auctioned in separate lots. Schindler, who died in 1974, saved 1,200 Jews by employing them in his enamelware and munitions factories in Nazi-occupied Poland and Czechoslovakia. His story was enshrined in the bestselling 1982 novel Schindler’s Ark and its 1993 Steven Spielberg film adaptation Schindler’s List. In 1945 the Schindlers moved to West Germany and in 1949 emigrated to Argentina.
The Jewish Museum in Brussels has opened its first new exhibition – a history of immigration to Belgium – after four people were killed in a terrorist attack there three years ago. Mehdi Nemmouche, a French national who had returned from fighting for ISIS in Syria, is standing trial for the killings.
The student body at McGill University in Montreal has kept three pro-Israel students off its board. The student society supports the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, and the three students were denied places on the board because they said they would deem BDS support ‘unconstitutional’.
GERMANY Historians based at the London School of Economics and the Munich-based Institute of Contemporary History are to lead a major re-examination of the role of Germany’s central bank during the Nazi years. Some say it may have helped the Nazis launder. An Indonesian museum has removed a waxwork of Adolf Hitler standing in front of a giant picture of the infmous gates of Auschwitz after protests.
We wish to purchase any Diamond & Gold Jewellery 9 ct per gram 9ct 14ct 14 ct per gram 18ct 18 ct per gram 21ct 21 ct per gram 22ct 22 ct per gram 24ct 24 ct per gram Platinum950 Platinum 950 per gram Silver925ag Silver 925ag per gram Half Sovereigns Half Sovereigns Full Sovereigns Full Sovereigns Krugerrands 1oz Krugerands
£11.31 £12.04per/g £18.78per/g £17.64 £24.07per/g £22.62 £28.09per/g £26.39 £29.40per/g £27.62 £32.07per/g £30.15 £23.92per/g £20.05 £0.37 per/g £0.32 £109.37 each £110.00 £218.74 each £220.00 £936.05 each £937.00
If you are thinking of selling, the price of diamonds has never been higher! in any shape, size, clarity or colour. WE PAY MORE than all our competitors. Try us, and you will not be disappointed!
272 Barnet Lane London N20 48BFriern Hendon Lane, Finchley, London, N30NH 1TT Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm (Closed Weekends & Bank Holidays)
Don’t waste time & energy with the auction houses. We will give you a free evaluation. We pay more! , No commission taken , instant payment. If you cannot get to us, home visits are also available by appointment.
Personal & confidential Customer Service Price Offered Instantly Same Day payment A free valuation from our in house gemmologist and gold experts on anything you may wish to sell. Jewellery Cave Ltd 48b Hendon Lane London N3 1TT T: 02084468538 E:email@example.com
Open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm (anytime) Saturday 9am to 1pm (by appointment)
16 November 2017 Jewish News
A K K L & N BN J O I N T A L I YA H I N I T I A TI V E
THERE’S NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME TO MAKE ALIYAH TO ISRAEL’S NORTH, SOUTH AND JERUSALEM.
Subsidized Pilot Trips Enhanced Career Counseling & Resources Personalized Education & Community Guidance AND MORE!
Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael & Nefesh B’Nefesh have joined forces to help new Olim tap into the amazing opportunities offered in Jerusalem and beyond Israel’s center. By investing in both infrastructure and people, we are providing enhanced Aliyah packages and increasing the services available to new Olim. These benefits are in addition to the full range of Nefesh B’Nefesh pre & post-Aliyah services. Nefesh B’Nefesh is here for you every step of the way.
ARE YOU READY TO GO BEYOND? WWW.NBN.O RG.IL/GO -BE Y ON D
WORKING IN COOPERATION TO BUILD A STRONGER ISRAEL THROUGH ALIYAH
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THESE SPECIAL ALIYAH BENEFITS* PACKAGES
Jewish News 16 November 2017
Editorial comment and letters ISSUE NO.
VOICE OF THE JEWISH NEWS
If not you, then who? Every year that passes removes us further from the deafening, muddy, piercing, chaotic reality of European warfare our British-Jewish forebears waged for the Allies during the great wars of the 20th century. We, with our iPads and padded toilet paper, know only that they weren’t great at all. Every year, the country is asked to freely attend a Sunday event, to show our appreciation to those who died giving us that freedom, and every year, the Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women (AJEX) has to convince people to go along, honour and learn. For instance, this Sunday marks 100 years since the Battle of Passchendaele, where dozens of our boys died trying to secure a series of ridges south-east of the Belgian city of Ypres. Among them was 19-year-old Coleman Benjamin from Birmingham, a member of the Jewish Lads’ Brigade and one of five children of Esther and Lewis. Another to fall at Ypres was Australian Jew Joseph Cohen. Fighting a long way from home, his death left wife Rose Ellen and baby son Abraham on their own back in Victoria. Jews weren’t just foot soldiers. They helped in every element of the war effort. Still to this day, few know about the brave Jewish women, such as Hannah Szenes or Haviva Reik, who were working for the wartime precursor of MI6, parachuted into occupied Europe behind enemy lines. The details and photos of these, and other often unsung heroes, can be found online at websites such as jewsfww.london. Ten minutes’ reading and you’ll realise why we all need to be at the AJEX Parade this Sunday. However we chose to commemorate, be it standing at the Cenotaph, with prayers in synagogue or simply in quiet reflection in the comfort of our own homes, let each of us pledge to remember the sacrifices and learn the lessons. CONTACT DETAILS Publisher and Editor Richard Ferrer firstname.lastname@example.org Publisher and News Editor Justin Cohen 020 7692 6952 email@example.com Foreign Editor Stephen Oryszczuk firstname.lastname@example.org Features Editor Francine Wolfisz 020 7692 6935 email@example.com Community + Sport Editor Andrew Sherwood
Production Designer Jodie Goldfinger 020 7692 6953 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sales David Perlmutter 020 7692 6970 email@example.com
Production Designer Rachel Gaon 020 7692 6937 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sales Brandon Cowan 020 7692 6943 Brandonc@thejngroup.com
Online Editor Jack Mendel 020 7692 6942 email@example.com
Sales Beverley Sanford 020 7692 6931 firstname.lastname@example.org
Accounts Zuzana Kasparova 020 7692 6936 email@example.com
Production Manager Diane Spender 020 7692 6953 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sales Marc Jacobs 020 7692 6934 email@example.com
Operations Manager Alon Pelta 020 7692 6930 firstname.lastname@example.org
020 7692 6949 email@example.com Supplements Editor Brigit Grant firstname.lastname@example.org Sub Editor Alex Galbinski email@example.com
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Send us your comments PO Box 34296, London NW5 1YW | firstname.lastname@example.org
STOP THIS ISLAMIC CENTRE HOSTILITY UK, Faith Matters and Middlesex UniThe Barnet Multi Faith Foversity about Muslims who saved Jews rum (BMFF), the council’s during the Holocaust and have been strategic partner for the faith honoured by Yad Vashem as Righteous sector in the borough, enAmong the Nations. dorses the welcome by faith Revealing these incredible stories is representatives in Golders specifically designed to demonstrate Green to the clerics of Markaz the excellent work by the many organiEl Tathgheef El Eslami, the sations working together to promote new Islamic Centre. social cohesion and integration here. The forum’s role is to proIn this context, the BMFF conmote inclusion and celebrate demns the hostile and, at times, racist diversity in Barnet while The former Hippodrome response to the new centre’s opening. building on our rich tradition We have every confidence the democratic proof welcoming newcomers, and we will continue cess and governance of our planning procedures to support people of all faiths and none to live will address any legitimate concerns relating to together in peace. the centre’s future use. For more information, This support chimes perfectly with the themes contact us at email@example.com. and values of Inter Faith Week as illustrated by Esmond Rosen events in Barnet, including this week’s exhibition Chair of Barnet Multi Faith Forum hosted by BMFF in partnership with Yad Vashem
Sketches & kvetches
Shabbat goes out Saturday night 5.02pm
Printed in England: West Ferry Printers Limited Published by: The Jewish News & Media Group. www.thejngroup. com. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or used in any form of advertising without prior permission in writing from the editor. Registered as a newspaper by Royal Mail. The Jewish News reserves the right to make any alterations necessary to conform to the style and standards of The Jewish News and does not guarantee the insertion of any particular advertisement on a specified date or at all – although every effort will be made to meet the wishes of the advertisers. Further it does not accept liability for any loss or damage caused by an error or inaccuracy Member of in the publication of an advertisement. Signatures of both parties involved are sometimes required in the case of some announcements. An order for an advertisement shall amount to an acceptance of the above conditions. Hotels, Audit Bureau products and restaurants which are not supervised are marked with an [N]. The Jewish News reserves the right to edit of Circulations letters for size and content without prior consent. Submission of letters is no guarantee of publication.
It’s a shame Priti Patel and Lord Polak helped to arm those opposing Israel. That the name of Sir Alan Duncan (no friend of Israel), has now surfaced in the Foreign Office is no surprise. Probably if this had been any other country, the result
would have been different. It also beggars belief that people didn’t realise the meal Labour would and have made of this visit, which had some good intentions that were not reported in the media. Sidney Sands By email
A RABBI WHO IS ‘ONLY A LITTLE BIT’ WRONG
THIS WEEKEND'S SHABBAT TIMES... Shabbat comes in Friday night 3.53pm
PATEL AND POLAK HELPED ISRAEL-HATERS
“It’s called a Theresa Maynorah. It commemorates the miracle that she has lasted much longer than anyone might have expected!”
I’m confused by Rabbi Shaul Rosenblatt’s idea of “doing the right thing”, seeming to advocate that as long as one apologises for mistakes, it is OK to be “a little bit unethical” or “just a tad dishonest” (Jewish News, 26 October). Knowingly doing something wrong before you do it is a sin; apologising afterwards does not remove
the offence. I saw in my friend’s fridge some non-kosher salami. I was surprised, and told her so. She replied: “Don’t be silly, read the ingredients; it only has a little bit of pork in it.” Please tell me, rabbi, am I only “a little bit” wrong in my interpretation of your article? Diane Linden Edgware
16 November 2017 Jewish News
Editorial comment and letters
The fair-weather friend Your article on Labour MP Wes Streeting hosting a meeting of an extremist Arab group in Parliament tells us MPs Anna Soubry, head of the all party Parliamentary All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslims, and known parliamentary supporters of Palestinian supporters Crispin Blunt and Joanna Cherry cancelled (Jewish News, 2 November). But Streeting, with fellow Labour MP Stephen Kinnock, saw it through. Before the last election, Streeting sat on a wafer-thin majority of 589 in his Ilford North constituency. It was believed the local Jewish
population, whatever their political opinions, had helped to see him over the line. After the last election, his majority was a towering 9,600-plus. This was nothing to do with Jewish votes; it owed more to students and a changing demography. His Jewish band of voters may or may not stick with him in the future. Some will be genuine socialists. But to discover another fair-weather friend will undoubtedly shock many of us. From beyond the grave, perceptive Lord Palmerston will have a wry smile on his face.
Adrian Needlestone By email
NOT AN INCH OF RESPECT Where do you find contributors like Keith Fraser, who wrote ‘Applaud Jeremy Corbyn for refusing to attend Balfour Centenary’ (jewishnews.co.uk, 31 October)? He says Corbyn not attending showed his honesty. Corbyn’s official
reason for not attending has nothing to with principles; he did not want to attend an event for Israel. Let’s not give an inch of respectability to Corbyn and his colleagues. Russell Ballen By email
BRITISH POLICY ON ISRAEL IMMIGRATION LED TO PROBLEMS Although constantly ethnically cleansed from their native lands in Israel, Jews lived there continuously for 2,000 years and came back constantly over the years. The non-Jewish nonnatives came from mass immigration from north Africa, Babylon and Arabia in the early 20th century, drawn by jobs created by returning Jews starting new industries. Tellingly, Yasser Arafat, the gangster head of the PLO, was born in Cairo, like most of the new “people” not even one generation in Israel. Post-Balfour, the intentional British policy both to allow unrestricted nonJewish immigration and also to viciously restrict Jewish immigration had its desired effect, and we see the problems it has created today.
Harold Miller By email
Therapy that’s not all talk
HOFFMAN AND HUMAN RIGHTS Regarding Jonathan Hoffman’s blog, ‘Running with the fox and hunting with the hounds’ (jewishnews. co.uk, 25 October), he and Richard Millett attend meetings discussing Israel’s violations of Palestinian human rights and disrupt them by loud filibustering. They interrupted Wes Streeting’s meeting persistently until he asked them to stop. It is indicative neither of them addressed the main purpose of the meeting: to draw attention to the fact
that owing to Israel’s 10-year siege, Gaza is now becoming uninhabitable. Nor did they address surgeon Dr Philippa Whitford’s key point, that Israel prevents the import of radio isotopes for breast cancer treatment on grounds of dual (military) use, a vindictive policy that forces surgeons to adopt mastectomy to treat Gaza women suffering from breast cancer. Glyn Secker Executive Committee, Jews for Justice for Palestinians
Tune into this Friday’s Jewish Views podcast! • Hear more about the world’s first Catholic-Jewish school campus which has opened in Scotland. •We speak to photographer Mike Stone about Reminiscences, his new exhibition which portrays Jewish veterans who served during World War II. HOW TO LISTEN... PODCAST: Fridays iTUNES ‘The Jewish Views’ MW RADIO: Sundays 558AM at 12 noon WEB RADIO: Sundays at 10pm on Wandsworth Radio ONLINE: jewishnews.co.uk and spectrumradio.net
Gap Year in Israel
• Find out about The Neshama Festival, a groundbreaking initiavtive by the Chief Rabbi to help Orthodox Women in education.
Make Israel Yours
Bespoke therapy programmes for
Live in Tel Aviv & Jerusalem
Contact us for your free – and totally confidential – initial phone consultation.
Intern, Volunteer, Study, Travel
Addiction • Anxiety & Depression • Trauma Bereavement • Couples Counselling
www.bespoketherapy.co.uk | 020 8930 3169
www.aardvarkisrael.com Early Bird Special
Reaching the inner you
Register for Aardvark Israel And go on an International Trip for FREE!
International Student Population Space is limited
Ethiopia ● Italy ● Germany Spain ● Czech Republic ● China
Aardvark Representative will be in London 4-7th December
Contact US: 080.8234.3634 (UK) 052-429-3681 (Israel) Info@aardvarkisrael.com
Jewish News 16 November 2017
A slogan to inspire us all for this new Mitzvah Day JULIE SIDDIQI
FOUNDER OF SADAQA DAY AND CO-FOUNDER OF NISA-NASHIM
lthough I heard the Jewish phrase L’Dor Vador for the first time only last month, as it was announced as the theme for Mitzvah Day 2017, the sentiment behind it is something many Muslims feel. This ideal of ‘From Generation to Generation’ is a centrepiece of our two religions, both in teaching our young and looking after our old. And it will certainly be on display throughout the UK as numerous Mitzvah Day interfaith and intergenerational projects take place on, and around, 19 November. Recent findings from the Jo Cox Commission On Loneliness made for some very sobering reading. Three-quarters of older people said they are lonely and most said they have never told anyone and certainly not told family members. Further heart-breaking studies have found older people booking GP appointments just for someone to talk to, and 3.9 million saying television is their main source of company.
For Muslims, just as for Jews, looking after and respecting our elderly is very much part of the faith. And indeed, as is true on many issues, we very much respect the way the British Jewish community combines managing this with the stresses and commitments of modern life. For Muslims there is also a challenge, which can be an opportunity, at the other end of the age spectrum. More than half the members of our communities are under the age of 25. Youth provision, ensuring our young people feel comfortable with being British, confident in being Muslim and still keeping in touch with roots that may link to other countries, is challenging at times. What impact have the past few years had on our children and their identity? Muslims are facing unprecedented levels of discrimination and young people all have to deal with and process that in different ways, and there is no doubt it can be hard. Of course, things are not always straightforward. I have watched with interest as the saga surrounding the Golders Green mosque has unfolded. It has been disappointing to see how many people, including some in the Jewish
IT IS TOUCHING TO SEE SO MANY PEOPLE ARE REMINDING US HOW IMPORTANT IT IS THAT WE WORK TOGETHER community, have allowed hatred and bigotry to erode any sense of reason. But it has also been touching to see many more Jewish community leaders and organisations, including this newspaper, speak up for shared values, and remind us all how important it is that we work together. When it comes to putting the old and young together in volunteering, the Jewish community’s approach is inspiring. I am always struck by how amazing it is to see generations from the same family involved in good work side by side. At the launch event for Mitzvah Day, I was struck by the words of Rob Sher, who spoke
passionately about his scheme with Jewish young professionals, making it easy for them to give even an hour a month working with elderly people, and the profound impact this has on them as young people. I also love meeting older Jewish women, some of them almost double my age and still going strong, still involved in projects and chairing committees and often with no sign of stopping any time soon. I want to see more of that approach develop among Muslim communities. Doing good for others, respecting the elderly, keeping young people connected to the home and to wider family, are all absolutely part of our faith teachings and through doing good work we can very much put our faith into action. L’Dor Vador is a great sentiment and what a perfect and timely theme it is to choose for this year’s Mitzvah Day. I’m sure it will generate some fantastic crosscommunity work on and around 19 November which will have a lasting impact on everyone involved long after the Day itself has finished. To get involved with Mitzvah Day, please visit www.mitzvahday.org.uk
Empowerment the key to a WJR success story RABBI HARVEY BELOVSKI GOLDERS GREEN UNITED SYNAGOGUE
last went to Ukraine 12 years ago. I was disheartened to see the poverty and destitution, and the infancy of religious life, were far beyond my expectations. Golders Green Synagogue has been twinned for more than 25 years with Zaporizhia, a city in Eastern Ukraine, lending support to the shul there and to Rabbi Ehrentreu to develop the Jewish community. I have just returned from another visit to this industrial city on the banks of the Dnieper River. But this time, I was joined by seven members of my synagogue and World Jewish Relief, an organisation delivering programmes for poor Jews across the community. They were to show us the range of challenges facing Jews in the city as well as what is being done to improve the lives of the most vulnerable. As we drove into Zaporizhia, I was struck by the feeling that not much had changed. Despite more than a decade having passed, the buildings, roads and living conditions have remained the
same, if not deteriorated further: all of which makes the achievements of the Jewish community even more remarkable. Amid wider degeneration, the ability of the community to provide services like the shul, the Jewish Community Centre and welfare support services, including to a large number of ‘internally displaced persons’ – internal refugees fleeing the conflict in the east of the country – is astonishing. In a run-down Soviet-era apartment block, we met Valentina. She is living in desperately poor and squalid conditions, and from the background information we had been given I expected to meet a timid, withdrawn and sad person. But she wasn’t any of those. She receives an extraordinary range of services which ensure she has money to buy food and fuel and is able to go to the Jewish Community Centre several times a week to participate in classes. It’s thanks to the significant support provided by World Jewish Relief that people like Valentina are able to transform their lives. However, simply giving large amounts of money and resources indefinitely is unsustainable. Another astonishing change has been the
shift from passive giving to empowerment: moving people away from being needy recipients to taking responsibility and giving back. At the synagogue, Rabbi Ehrentreu has empowered and enabled people to take an active role in synagogue life and take responsibility for the future of the community. The partnerships and support that I heavily rely on from religious and professional layleaders in Golders Green just don’t exist here. But that is changing. While still in its infancy, this support network will make a huge change to the success of the synagogue and the wider Jewish community. Empowerment is also evident at the ‘Edison Space’ co-working hub, established and supported with the help of World Jewish Relief. As well as employment services, it offers loans to entrepreneurs so they are able to
expand their businesses and create opportunities for others in the community. It will enable the next generation to become self-sufficient. These kinds of programmes don’t happen without extraordinary individuals like Rabbi Ehrentreu or organisations like World Jewish Relief. As citizens of the world, we have a responsibility toward members of the Jewish community who are in desperate need, wherever they may be. The community in Zaporizhia is testament to the difference our support can make. With the emphasis on empowerment, which has already made a big difference to lives, these Jewish communities in Eastern Europe might just stand up on their own in future. If you or your community would like to join a future trip to Eastern Europe, please contact Rebecca Singer on firstname.lastname@example.org
WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TOWARD MEMBERS OF THE JEWISH COMMUNITY, WHEREVER THEY MAY BE
16 November 2017 Jewish News
Genuinely sorry, or sorry to have been found out? JENNI FRAZER
t’s all getting a bit much out there, don’t you find? If it’s not Balfour, it’s sexual harassment. If it’s not one minister resigning from the government because of allegations of sexual harassment, it’s another resigning because of allegations of liking Israel more than is strictly necessary. If it’s not whether Prince Charles did or did not say something more than 30 years ago which could be perceived as anti-Semitic, it’s real-life horrors such as Miko Peled and Azzam Tamimi peddling their particular brand of hatred, fear and loathing at University College, London — on a Friday night, to ensure the fewest number of Jewish students possible could be there in opposition. Oh, and let’s not forget, while we are recording hatred, fear and loathing, the utterly cynical behaviour of the Jeremy Corbyn Inner Circle in proceeding to short-
list for a safe Labour council seat in Bradford a woman who asked, in apparent all sincerity, why “history teachers… start brainwashing us into thinking the bad guys are Hitler. What have the Jews done good in this world?” It is certainly true that the woman in question, Nasreen Khan, a former member of George Galloway’s ill-named Respect Party, has apologised for these repellent sentiments, claiming that since she wrote them on Facebook five years ago she has seen the error of her ways. Myself, I wonder if she is simply sorry to have been found out, as many of the sexual harassers and other apologists for beastly behaviour seem to be, but then we can’t see into people’s hearts. Do we know for sure, for example, that the youthful Prince Charles — who by his own admission was “naive” in 1986 — still stands by his 30-year-old belief that “it is the influx of foreign, European Jews (especially from Poland, they say) which has helped to cause great problems. I know there are so many complex issues, but how can there ever be
THIS IS OUR LEGACY, WHY NOT MAKE IT YOURS?
THERE IS REASON TO BELIEVE AT LEAST TWO MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL FAMILY WERE NOT FANS OF OUR COMMUNITY
an end to terrorism unless the causes are eliminated? Surely some US president has to have the courage to stand up and take on the Jewish lobby in US?” What has trickled out from behind the gates of Buckingham and Kensington Palaces down the years gives us ample reason to believe that at least two members of the Royal Family — the late Queen Mother and the equally late Princess Margaret — were not, shall we say, fans of the Jewish commu-
nity. Charles, on the other hand, has tried to forge good relations in his determination to become “Defender of the Faiths” if he ever succeeds to the British throne, holding out his hand in particular to World Jewish Relief and the Board of Deputies. So should we pillory him for youthful stupidity — or, purple-faced, accuse him of employing anti-Semitic tropes? Either way, it’s not likely to endear us to him. Maybe we should just keep quiet on that one. On Peled, Tamimi, and gang, however, and probably on Nasreen Khan, there should be no shutting up. And as we approach the joys of Chanukah – yes, it’s a mere few weeks away on 12 December – I can’t help but wonder if Downing Street will be welcoming some of us to light lights and eat doughnuts, all joining hands together. By that stage we Jews might be the only friends this government has. You can bet your boots Prime Minister-InWaiting Corbyn won’t be doling out the latkes this time next year.
Technion research is changing people’s lives. At the same time Israel relies on Technion for its defence, the safety of its people and its future.
Technion researchers and graduates are constantly developing new technologies that aid in national defence, prevent terrorist attacks on civilians, and save lives in Israel and throughout the world. Notably, the Iron Dome anti-missile defence system was developed by Technion graduates working at Rafael Advance Defence Systems.
To leave a gift in your Will and support Technion scientists and researchers, please contact:
Technion UK 020 7495 6824 email@example.com Israel’s No.1 Science and Technology University
Powering Israel’s Future
Jewish News 16 November 2017
Bradford a bellwether for failure of multiculturalism RICHARD FERRER EDITOR, JEWISH NEWS
olitics is a cynical game. Getting elected demands jumping through hoops, from kissing snotty babies to quaffing warm ale in working-class pubs. Pressing the flesh with the great unwashed, however, is no longer required to ascend to the iron throne in the great city of Bradford. Aspiring to public office in the foothills of the Pennines need not involve embracing a single germy toddler or necking even one flagon of Theakstonâ€™s Old Peculier. Better still, when it comes to policies, you donâ€™t need to bother formulating a single reasoned thought on affordable housing, school standards or surgery waiting times. Nope. To be a political big shot in Bradford you need but one conviction: disliking Jews and Israel. A lot. Bradford has become a bellwether for the failure of British multiculturalism and example of how supposedly progressive leftwing politics can venomously veer towards
anti-Semitic points of view. The city where 25 percent of the population is now Muslim has a history of rewarding candidates who upset Jews. Heated criticism of the Jewish state helps yet further. Remind voters that the Zionist entity is intent on imperialist expansion that could yet extend to the very gates of Rome and prepare for a landslide. As Lib Dem peer Monroe Palmer puts it: â€œThere must be something in the water.â€? In 2014, former Bradford West MP George Galloway was investigated by police for declaring the city an â€œIsrael-free zoneâ€?. Last year, the cityâ€™s former lord mayor Khadim Hussain posted a link alleging links between Israel and Islamic State. The following month, Gallowayâ€™s successor, Naz Shah, was suspended by Labour for suggesting Israeli Jews should be transported to the United States [she has since, to her credit, warmly reached out to the Jewish community]. Then thereâ€™s Lib Dem David Ward, who served Bradford East as MP from 2010 to 2015. He was set to re-contest his old seat at this yearâ€™s general election until being sacked for
VADI RESTAURANT PARTIES
THE CHILLING DECISION TO SHORTLIST KHAN IN BRADFORD SAYS SOME DISHEARTENING THINGS ABOUT MODERN LABOUR AND MODERN BRITAIN
being â€œunfitâ€? by then-party leader Tim Farron. Ward was a constant source of tension during his time in office, blaming â€œthe Jewsâ€? (yes, the whole bally lot of them) for inflicting Nazi-like â€œatrocitiesâ€? on the Palestinians. Say what you will of Mr Ward, but he could read an audience. He knew flogging his antiIsrael obsession to Bradfordâ€™s Muslims pays dividends at the polling station. The latest star graduate from Bradford Charm School is one Nasreen Khan, a former
Lunch Time Set Menu ÂŁ8.50 All Week
member of Gallowayâ€™s comically-named Respect Party. During the summer, the local Labour Party decided, in its finite wisdom, to select her among the final two candidates to contest the council seat of Little Horton at next yearâ€™s council elections, despite being aware of the following message Khan posted on Facebook in 2012: â€œHistory teachers... are the first to start brainwashing us and our children into thinking the bad guy was Hitler....What have the Jews done good in this world??... There are worse people than Hitler in this world nowâ€Ś Jews have reaped the rewards of playing victims. Enough is enough.â€? The chilling decision to shortlist Khan says some disheartening things about modern Labour and modern Britain. The last thing Bradford needs are divisive leaders who do nothing for peaceful coexistence. Khanâ€™s party initially insisted it would not be able to suspend her as details of her past had been known at the time of her shortlisting. But on Wednesday night, as Jewish News went to press, she was due to be re-interviewed. Letâ€™s hope reason, even in1HZEUDQFKRSHQ Bradford, finally prevails.
aRistorante maretto aRistorante maretto e Pizzeria e Pizzeria
LQ+HQGRQ VHUYLQJEUHDNIDVW jODFDUWH FREE DESSERT 1HZEUDQFKRSHQ LQ+HQGRQ WITHLQ+HQGRQ ORDERS OVER ÂŁ25 VHUYLQJEUHDNIDVW VHUYLQJEUHDNIDVW When you order online jODFDUWH or Delivery jODFDUWH
20%OFF OFFAALA LACARTE CARTE MENU 20% MENU Valid December 2017 Validuntil all 18th of June, Mon-Sun
Min ÂŁ10spend, spend, bring Min ÂŁ10 bringthis thisvoucher voucher 20% A CARTE MENU 20% OFF OFFRuislip A LA LABranch
Edgware Branch 7BMJEBMMPG0DUPCFS .PO4VO 7BMJEBMMPG0DUPCFS .PO4VO Hendon Branch 10 Victoria Rd,
We cater for all your special occasions and celebrations, from weddings to birthdays and dinner parties. Our function room is capable of accommodating up to 150 people.
12 The Promenade, 17 CentralBranch Circus Ruislip, HA4 0AA, Edgware Branch Min Branch ÂŁ10 bring voucher Min Golders ÂŁ10 spend, spend,Green bring this this voucher HendonHendon, Hale Lane, Edgware, United Kingdom, Tel: 12 The Promenade, 76Ruislip Golders Green Road 17 Central Circus Branch Branch 01895627860, Middlesex HA8 7JZ Ruislip London, NW4 3AS Edgware Branch Hendon Edgware Branch Branch Hale Lane, Edgeware, NW11 8LN Hendon, 10 Victoria 10 Victoria Rd, Rd, 01895672900 Tel: 020 8958 9099 Tel: 020 8202 7797 12 The Promenade, 17 Central Circus Middlesex HA8 7JZ 020 8455 8186 London, NW4 3AS 12 The Promenade, Ruislip, HA4 0AA, Ruislip, HA4 0AA, Monday closed 020 8958 9044 020 7303 Tel: 020 8958 9099 020 6458 2418 Tel: 0208202 8202 7797 Hale Lane, Edgware, Hale Lane, Edgware, Hendon, United Kingdom, Tel: United Kingdom, Take away Take away from 12pm&toTel: 11.30pm Open 7 days Monday closed 020 8958 9044 Open 7 days 020 8202 7303 01895627860, Middlesex HA8 7JZ London, NW4 3AS 01895627860, Middlesex HA8 delivery 7JZ & delivery available from 6pm from 6pm 01895672900 Monday Closed Open 7 days 01895672900 Tel: Tel: Tel: 020 020 8958 8958 9099 9099 8202 7797 [N] Tel: 020 Monday Monday closed closed 020 020 8202 7303 020 8958 8958 9044 9044 Take & Take away &to Take from 12pm 11.30pm Take away away from 12pm to11.30 11.30pm Monday Open 7 days days from 12away pm to pm Monday closed closedTakeaway 20% DISCOUNT delivery available from delivery available from 6pm & delivery from 6pm & delivery from6pm 6pm6pm & delivery from Minimum ÂŁ10 spend, bring this voucher, maximum 5 people
Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Bring this advert to receive your discount.
9DOLGDOORI2FWREHU0RQ6XQ 20% 20% DISCOUNT DISCOUNT
Vadi - Ponders End 020 8805 9838
Vadi Restaurant at Palmers Green
Minimum MinimumÂŁ10 ÂŁ10spend, spend,bring bringthis this voucher, voucher, maximum maximum 555 people people people
Cannot Cannotbe beused usedin inconjunction conjunction with with any any other other offer. offer. Bring Bring Bring this this advert advert to to receive receive your your discount. discount. Validuntil until theDecember end of June (Mon-Sun) 9DOLGDOORI2FWREHU0RQ6XQ Valid 18th 2017 2017 (MondayFriday)
Vadi - Palmers Green 020 8882 2228
[N] [N] [N]
16 November 2017 Jewish News
Community / Scene & Be Seen
Bob Blackman MP helped give Mitzvah Day an early boost by taking part in a joint-Jewish and Hindu project to clear the gardens of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore. The Tory MP joined members of Stanmore and Canons Park Synagogue and Shree Swaminarayan Temple, to help replant and refresh the hospital’s rehabilitation gardens for the well-being of patients, nurses and families. He said: “It was fantastic to take part in this Mitzvah Day partnership and truly rewarding to see volunteers from two local faith communities come together.”
And be seen
Mitzvah Day special! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Six volunteers from Langdon helped Mitzvah Day give out 1,000 T-shirts within 24 hours. The team, who all have learning disabilities – joined six young professionals at Mitzvah Day’s hub in Edgware, to pack and give out bags that included T-shirts, balloons, bunting, stickers, posters and even baby bibs. Project co-ordinator Jacob Forman said: “I loved delivering the packs, as it means I get to meet our co-ordinators and their families, and hear all about the wonderful projects they have planned over the next fortnight.”
Staff from Jewish News paid a visit to Jewish Blind and Disabled’s Cecil Rosen Court in Bushey this week, where they spoke to residents about how they produce the newspaper. Jewish News editor Richard Ferrer said: “It was a wonderful opportunity to meet the residents and discuss issues of importance to them and the entire community. We look forward to our next project with Mitzvah Day.”
Photo by Yakir Zur
3A NEWSWORTHY DAY
4FRIENDS WHO COOK
Female Jewish and Muslim teachers joined forces for Mitzvah Day to cook for the homeless at JW3. Put together by Nisa-Nashim, the network that brings Britain’s Jewish and Muslim communities closer together by setting up groups of women who build friendships, the team of 11 volunteers cooked a three-course meal. This consisted of vegetable soup, dhal curry with rice and apple crumble, and was taken to a local church-run homeless shelter.
16 November 2017
Scene & Be Seen / Community
FOLLOWING THE LOSS OF OUR FIRST BABY, CHANA’S HELP AND SUPPORT WAS VITAL
Jewish Care residents and Second World War veterans from Lady Sarah Cohen House, Rosetrees, Clore Manor and Rubens House attended the Remembrance Sunday service in Edgware. D-Day veteran Hyman Pittal, who was part of the 21st Army Division, which landed on the Normandy beaches on D-Day and received the French Légion d’honneur, laid a wreath on behalf of Jewish Care. The residents went to Clore Manor for lunch, sponsored by the Hebrew Order of David, with singing by Lionel Rosenfeld and the Shabbaton Choir.
6 BROWNIES RECALL
Seven members of 4th Hendon Brownies and four members of 2nd Golders Green Guides and their leaders took part in the Remembrance Sunday Parade and service at Hendon War Memorial, along with the Mayor of Barnet, councillors and religious leaders. Guides were used as messengers for military intelligence during the First World War, when they trained as stretcher bearers and in first aid to help the injured.
5 DAY TO REMEMBER
TEA FOR CHANA
Chana has started its Tea-cember campaign, whereby people invite friends for tea to raise funds and awareness for couples in the community struggling with fertility issues. Sarah Max, who is planning a tea with Shelley Harrod (pictured with husband Johny and sons Abie and Eli) said: “I wanted to raise awareness and money
for this wonderful charity as, following the loss of our first baby, their help and support was vital.” To host a Teacember, call 020 8203 8455.
8 ORR SHALOM GIG
British Friends of Orr Shalom raised £5,000 for the charity that rehomes and supports abused and neglected children. More than 150 people filled Elstree’s Allum Hall, as they heard tunes from classic films and hit West End shows. Sandra Parnell, the co-chair of its British arm, said: “We’ve been raising money for 18 years and it is extremely encouraging to see people support our events.”
9LAW FIRM PRAISED
OGR Stock Denton LLP, one of north London’s leading independent law firms, has been named Langdon’s Employer of the Year 2017. The award was presented at the charity’s Business Breakfast, which raised £70,000. The money will help people with learning disabilities to lead independent and fulfilling lives.
10 SPECIAL SERVICE
Belsize Square Shul hosted The Association of Jewish Refugees’ London Kristallnacht commemorative service. Led by Rabbi Stuart Altshuler, it included a candlelighting ceremony by AJR members who lived through Kristallnacht and speakers such as Eve Kugler, Wiener Library director Ben Barkow and second-generation Kristallnacht survivor Janet Weston.
Your simcha announcements Phoebe Black celebrated her batmitzvah at Hugos Restaurant
Jordan Smith celebrated his barmitzvah at Bushey United Synagogue
Photo by Neville Bloom
Photo by James Shaw
Photo by Karen Zetter
Susan Manoff & Howard Minton celebrated their wedding at Northwood Synagogue
Photo by Kate Swerdlow Photography
Sandra & John Hilton celebrated their golden wedding anniversary
Have you had a recent simcha? Send your picture to email@example.com
16 November 2017 Jewish News
Supporting Zichron Menachem
G N I P O C W O H R E C N A C H T WI . . . K O O L N A C EXTRAORDINARY SUPPORT FOR ISRAELI CHILDREN WITH CANCER Registered Charity No 1102612
ZM_005_4pp JN Insert 330x260mm_v3.indd 2
Jewish News 16 November 2017
17 ber 20 m e c e y 17 D pm Sunda 5 2pmMall, , The l o o h 9TE c JFS S , HA3 w o r r ty n, Ha elebri c m Kento o with ces fr earan ckets i p t p n a e le Guest , cand 8 gold , n s o r w e s es ll! to be hairdr rizes s for a p t l u u n f r h e oug wond and d g n i t h lig UCUT
, r i a h r u o y h Wit s e l i m s g n i r b you can h t i w n e r d l to chi . l e a r s I n i r cance
If you have lovely long hair (at least 30cm), will you cut it and make something even more beautiful? Come to our inspiring new Chanucut, on Sunday 17 December, where our hairdressers will give you a great new look and you’ll be helping give a girl in Israel with cancer, a stunning, life-transforming wig. And if you don’t have long enough hair quite yet, you can register and start your fundraising on the day for next year’s campaign.
ZM_005_4pp JN Insert 330x260mm_v4.indd 3-4
Support our amazing Chanucutters and come along for a fantastic family day, including 8 golden tickets with wonderful prizes to be won, food stalls, balloon modelling, bouncy castle, face painting, glitter tattoos, candle lighting and doughnuts for all!
It is the perfect way to celebrate Chanucah, a festival of light and miracles. Because make no mistake, we see miracles every day.
We are ZumZum, and every day we help transform the lives of hundreds of Israeli children with cancer. Read more about our extraordinary work for them and their families by turning the page, and at www.zumzum.org.uk
16 November 2017 Jewish News
Y L E T E L P M O ...C FERENT. DIF Gal Yogev
16 November 2017
Aviram ben Mordechai had a nasty shock when he was twelve years old: “One day I told my mum that my leg hurt and we
children with cancer and their siblings at our House of Dreams centre in Jerusalem, as well as doctor referrals, support groups, day trips and respite holidays. With this support to buoy him, Aviram
figured it was a muscle strain. After I had some tests, I learned I had gone from being a regular kid, busy hanging out with my friends and playing sports,
responded well to treatment and was in remission from the disease. Then came the second hammer blow: leukaemia. “Aviram was much more ill during this second
to a cancer patient in a hospital. I just couldn’t believe it.”
round of cancer than he was during the first,” Orit said, remembering the second
It wasn’t just a hammer blow for Aviram, but for his mother and brother too. His mother Orit says: “He’s always been
ordeal. “We needed ZumZum then more than ever.” Aviram fought his way back to beat the
athletic. Cancer? I couldn’t begin to imagine such a thing.” She felt devastated.
leukaemia, and he, his mother and little brother Ido found precious respite from
the gruelling rounds of treatment, thanks to the ZumZum holidays and trips.
That’s when they came across ZumZum (the nickname for the Israeli charity,
Aviram is now fit and well and determined
Zichron Menachem). We provide extraordinary support for children with
to use his survival to help others do the same, by pursuing a career in cancer
cancer and their families, offering a wide variety of relaxing and fun activities for
research. He says: “I’ve beaten cancer twice. Now I’m going to cure cancer.”
Supporting Zichron Menachem
ZM_005_4pp JN Insert 330x260mm_v3.indd 1
“I’VE BEATEN CANCER TWICE. NOW I’M GOING TO CURE CANCER.”
Photography: Israel, Shaxaf Haber – UK, Chana Franck
Orit, Ido & Aviram
www.zumzum.org.uk 020 8455 6288
16 November 2017 Jewish News
Community / Scene & Be Seen
JDA’s life-affirming dinner! Photos by Paul Toeman – PTP photography
The Jewish Deaf Association (JDA) hosted more than 250 people at the Sheraton Grand London for its ‘Support for Life’ cabaret dinner. Guests were entertained by musical comedy group Fascinating Aïda and mind-reading duo DNA. JDA is the only organisation in the community with the specialist knowledge and deep commitment to support everyone whose life is affected by deafness. The dinner, hosted every other year, is its biggest fundraiser.
Jewish News 16 November 2017
Scene & Be Seen / Community
More than 1,300 guests were at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Monday night for Norwood’s glittering annual dinner, which raised £3million for the children and families charity. One of the stars of the evening featured in the appeal film. Jodeci Joseph, a sufferer of bipolar disorder, has become a motivational speaker to help other youngsters. The son of a Nigerian father and Jewish mother, he only learned of his Jewish roots at the age of 10 and recalled feeling like an “alien” after finding himself in an Orthodox environment.
Photos by Blake Ezra Photography
Norwood’s big night out raises £3million
Bnova Indian 865 Honeypot Ln Stanmore HA7 1AR United Kingdom [N]
T: 020 8905 6966
From Monday through to Sunday (except Friday & Saturday evening).
E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: bnova.co.uk
16 November 2017 Jewish News
Documentary / Lifestyle
IN THIS SECTION: Travel 30 Competition 37
‘I still feel like a Babylonian Jew’ Documentary Remember Baghdad explores the stories of eight Jews forced to flee Iraq. Francine Wolfisz speaks to one who still feels connected to the place he called home
o say that we are gone, finished and that we’ve left forever is unbearable for me,” laments Edwin Shuker of Baghdad’s once-flourishing Jewish community. For 2,600 years, Jews lived, worked and prospered by the rivers of Babylon, but only a generation ago they were forced to leave and start again in a new country. Shuker, 62, who today lives in Finchley with his wife and three children, shares his poignant memories of the place he once called home in a new documentary, Remember Baghdad. Directed by Fiona Murphy, the film brings together home movies, archive news footage and interviews with eight people who fled from Iraq
with their families. Many recall the golden days of Baghdad during the first half of the last century, a place transformed from a sleepy Ottoman city into the commercial hub of a British-dominated, oil-driven country, where Jews held official positions and ran lucrative businesses. “I remember my parents having a party, five or six times a week. Beautiful parties, from one house to the other,” Shuker tells me. “I remember picnics by the riverside and good times. We were the upper middleclass of Iraq and we had servants and maids and big houses.” David Dangoor, whose greatgrandfather was the chief rabbi of Baghdad, also remembers the opulent
parties, where his family rubbed shoulders with royals and government ministers. In 1947, his mother was crowned the first Miss Baghdad. The family enjoyed a good life and they, much like the majority of the 140,000 other Jews living in Baghdad, never believed it could all come to an end. Also featured in the documentary is David Shamash, who reflects on how even the Second World War did little to change their perception. “It hardly touched them,” he says in the film. “There were parties every night. The community was living in a bubble. They were not touched by the Holocaust and they were living as if there was no war and nothing much has happened.”
But under the surface, there were signs all was not well. A swell of nationalism during the 1930s gave rise to anti-Semitic and anti-Zionist propaganda, suggesting that Jews, like the British, should be ejected from the country. Tensions came to a head after a failed pro-Nazi coup with a violent pogrom on 1 and 2 June 1941. Known as the Farhūd, around 200 Jews were murdered, hundreds more were wounded and 600 Jewish businesses were ransacked. Although the unrest was shortlived, Jews came under threat again when the state of Israel was founded in 1948. Within three years, 95 percent of the 120,000-strong Jewish population signed up to be airlifted to Israel, funded by American Zionists. The situation worsened in 1958, when the king was assassinated and Iraq declared a republic, followed by a Ba’athist coup in 1963 steered by Saddam Hussein. Shuker recalls: “They took away our IDs and issued us with yellow cards. Certainly, we were outsiders in our own country. It was utter hell. Baghdad was now an open prison.”
Then in 1969, Hussein was responsible for organising the public hanging of 13 men accused of spying for Israel. Among them was the uncle of Danny Dallal. With tears in his eyes, he recalls: “That was my turning point. I just had one thought: ‘Let’s get out’.” By 1971, Shuker’s family also decided to leave. But while his contemporaries vowed never to go back to Iraq, Shuker says he always felt differently. Following the removal of Hussein in 2003, he returned to visit his homeland after an absence of 32 years. “I celebrated Rosh Hashanah 2003 by the rivers of Babylon,” he says. Today, just five Jews reside in the whole of Iraq, but that has not stopped the Finchley resident from believing a community will one day flourish here again. In fact, he has even bought a house in Erbil to keep this dream alive. “It’s a symbolic move, it’s saying I am not going anywhere. I am the eternal Jew who was here and I have not finished yet. I am eternally gracious to Britain, but I feel like a Babylonian Jew – I owe that to my ancestors.” Remember Baghdad (15) is released on Friday
Clockwise from top left: Baghdad during the golden days of the 1950s; Edward Shuker visits his former homeland; Ezra Dangoor, Chief Rabbi of Baghdad, with his family, in the 1920s
Jewish News 16 November 2017
Lifestyle / Mitzvah Day 2017
This year’s Mitzvah Day theme is one of generations. Simon Rothstein speaks to three families who are making a difference
hey say the family that prays together stays together but, in today’s Britain, it’s often volunteering and social action that bond different generations of Jews. Studies have found that families who give their time as a unit gain priceless experiences such as shared memories, new challenges and time together without distractions. It’s a concept that is central to this year’s Mitzvah Day, the UK’s biggest faithbased day of social action, which has the theme of L’Dor Vador: From Generation To Generation. Jewish News spoke to three families to find out how volunteering has not only helped others, but cemented their own relationships and the passing on of Jewish values… Michelle Becker and her daughter, Rose, have been volunteering together almost from the moment Rose was born. Helping others is now second nature to the nine-year-old – so much so that she helps her mother and sister organise Mitzvah Day each year at Radlett United Synagogue.
They are also regular visitors to Jewish Care’s Michael Sobell Jewish Community Centre throughout the year, befriending and entertaining the elderly there. Film-maker Michelle, pictured with Rose making teddy bears for children in hospital for the charity Save A Child’s Heart on Mitzvah Day last year, said: “Rose loves volunteering and gets such pleasure from helping others. “Her smile beams when she makes someone happy and she has learnt a lot from the training and experience she has received at Jewish Care and on Mitzvah Day.” Michelle also stresses the importance of spending quality time together as a family, away from the distractions of work, screens and modern life. She added: “It’s a truly special time together doing something to help others, either as just the two of us, or with the rest of the family. It’s an experience that everyone benefits from.” Pat Jacobs is the very model of a proud Jewish grandmother, beaming with delight as she talks about volunteering alongside her granddaughters, Sophie and Hannah Rees, aged 15 and 18,
Michelle Becker and her daughter Rose with a teddy they made
Photo by Yakir Zur
Families who help others ...together! Jacqui, Simon, Dan and grandma Barbara
respectively. Pat, along with Sophie and Hannah, are regulars at Jewish Blind & Disabled’s buildings in Mill Hill East and Kingsbury – serving teas, putting on parties and having fun with the tenants. Pat said: “The work of Jewish Blind & Disabled is vital for the Jewish community, providing a life of independence, dignity and choice for any adult, from the age of 18 upwards, who has physically disabilities or impaired vision. “But more than that, it’s a chance for me to spend time with my amazing granddaughters and show them the Jewish values around social action that I hold so dear. Pat with her granddaughters Sophie and Hannah “I’ve known a number of the tenants for many years and we love a good catch up. Now, instead of just play together. showing them photos of my family, they “We also had active roles in the local shul, can get to know the girls in person.” dad teaching bar and batmitzvah classes for Sophie added: “I love seeing how much more than 10 years and me volunteering at the cheder and running youth programming the tenants of all ages love my grandma and until I was 16.” how we always all have such a giggle.” And the volunteering didn’t stop there. Dan Rickman wouldn’t be the man he Now in his thirties and recently married, is today without the lifelong love of volunDan still regularly calls Simon and asks teering his father, Simon, instilled in him. for his time, most recently for an intergenDan says that volunteering alongside erational tea at Jewish Care to launch his dad, as well as mum Jacqui and other Mitzvah Day. family members, has helped him form Simon says: “I am so proud of the man lasting friendships and led him to a career Dan has become and that we can still volunin the charity sector and his current role as teer side by side. the executive director of Mitzvah Day. “I love helping out at Langdon, where Explaining how it all started, Dan Dan has starting a befriending scheme, said: “When I was young, we moved from based on his own friendship with member Manchester to Hove, and I really missed not Andrew Pievsky. having a Jewish football league to play in “And, of course, I will be kvelling on any more. 19 November as I join in once more on “In Hove there aren’t enough kids Mitzvah Day.” of the same age to even make up a fivea-side game, so my dad and I set up To get involved with Mitzvah Day, weekly friendlies every Sunday for Jewish visit mitzvahday.org.uk kids of all ages to at least get the chance to
16 November 2017 Jewish News
SAVE UP TO 85% ON BUSINESS FOREIGN EXCHANGE TRANSFERS WWW.CURRENCYTRANSFER.COM/JN Whether you are making large international orders or paying staff abroad, save thousands of via our award-winning platform BETTER THAN BANK EXCHANGE RATES Kiss goodbye to woeful bank exchange rates & the opaque broker salesmen. It pays to shop around.
FCA REGULATED PARTNERS FCA authorised and regulated international money transfers. Trusted partner with over 5,500+ clients.
JEWISH NEWS SPECIAL: NO TRANSFER FEES Finally, ditch the sneaky £10-40 bank fees. Same day transfers. Free currency tools. Best price promise.
Not only does it give us the confidence to know that we are getting the best rate on our international transfers. It enables us to quickly work out our margins & cut out the extra costs associated with using banks. I wholeheartedly recommend. P. Harrington. Company Director
GET STARTED IT’S FREE!
www.currencytransfer.com/jn Nathan Perez: +44 (0) 20 7096 1036
Jewish News 16 November 2017
Lifestyle / Travel
Snow much winter fun!
Charlotte Seligman and family enjoy a luxury ski break in the top French resort of Val D’Isère It’s always a good start to a holiday when you arrive and see your name on a white board and a driver directing you to the chauffeur-driven car waiting outside. You get in and there’s a picnic lunch waiting on each seat. Meanwhile, the hordes of passengers exiting the airport are still fighting to get into their taxis and transfer buses. On arrival at the hotel, the reception desk is laden with fresh-baked buttery chocolate chip cookies. The children lick their lips, my diet goes out the window – and I know the yearly family ski trip is going to be snow much fun. This is Val D’Isère, famous for its snow-sure pistes, fabulous après-ski, chic alpine shopping and, if you’re asking me, Hotel Le Savoie. This hotel is a treat. As Ingham’s first Platinum property, it’s in a wonderful location on Val d’Isère’s main street, just a short walk to your choice of ski lift, either the Solaisse express to the Le Fornet side of the ski area or the Olympique gondola if you want to ski toward Tignes. Le Savoie is run by English-speaking staff and combines the relaxed, informal atmosphere of a ski chalet with the superior accommodation of a top-notch hotel. Included fluffy robes and slippers were a blissful welcome after a long day on the slopes. The husband agrees. I caught him slipping them on more than once after a hot soak.
Charlotte goes skiing with her family
Above: Val D’Isere is famous for its snow-sure pistes; Left and right: Charlotte and her family stayed at the Hotel Le Savoie, on Val D’Isere’s main street and just a short stroll from the ski lifts.
No matter after one day of eating in this hotel that the belt didn’t quite tie around his waist – we happily became Mr and Mrs Blobby. There’s the hot and cold breakfast in the morning, the afternoon tea buffet on your return from the slopes and then the four-course evening meal complete with aperitifs, amusebouches and an extensive cheese board . The chef couldn’t do enough. If there was something you didn’t like, or you wanted a vegetarian option, or the children were being fussy (most nights!) there was always the option to change things. And when I explained I had a nut allergy, chef decided there and then to remove all nuts from the entire week’s menu. The (unlimited) wine flowed at every meal. And with a good selection of quality red, white and rosé to choose from, we were in bed most nights before the children. The warmth and safety of the hotel meant leaving the children alone was not an issue. If they weren’t enjoying hot chocolate in the bar, they were at the evening quiz or enjoying the indoor pool and spa. For me though, a ski holiday is about making the most of every minute on the piste. At 3,456 metres at the top of La Grande Motte glacier in the Espace Killy ski area it shares with neighbouring Tignes, Val D’Isère is a ski paradise. There’s a reason people return year after year – 60 percent of the slopes are set above 2,200
metres, meaning you are near-guaranteed snow well in to early spring. The north-facing slopes help too, and the impressive 900 snow cannons, which can produce enough white stuff to cover a football pitch in less than an hour. I know some feel Val D’Isère is an overpriced, over-rated resort full of snobby middle class Brits, but honestly, after a week there, I think it’s pretty indisputable that the resort remains one of the best there is. More akin to the traditional Austrian resorts than the relatively new and purpose-built French ones, Val D’Isère was founded as a summer refuge for families looking after their animals in the high mountain pastures. It blossomed after local boy Louis Bonnevie became French skiing champion in 1906 , though if tradition is to be believed, the inhabitants of the high valley had long used skis to get around on the snow. Also of note is that during the Second World War, prominent Jewish families found refuge here in Val’s resort hotels. Today, the skiing is practically limitless
with miles of exhilarating green, blue and red runs to keep your heart racing. The legendary Face de Bellevarde black run is only for those who dare. You may need a stiff drink when you get to the bottom. Luckily, you won’t be hard pushed to find somewhere to serve it. Val D’Isère’s reputation for having the best après-ski in the Alps is renowned. And here it begins way before you come off the slopes. All you need to enjoy it is unlimited stamina and a deep pocket. The Folie Douce bar has been amazing people for nearly 30 years. High on the mountain with a living backdrop of dancers, divas and DJs, it invites fun-seeking skiers of all ages to share its unique mix of fabulous food and high-altitude clubbing. I’m talking Let It Go from Frozen being belted out by a 6ft drag queen on the roof while you sip champagne. People remember their stay in Val’Disère for all sorts of reasons. I’ll remember it as the time my children skied faster than me, stayed up later and drank more prosecco. I’m getting old.
WHERE TO STAY... Charlotte and family stayed at the five-diamond platinum Chalet Hotel & Spa Le Savoie in Val d’Isère as guests of Inghams. Prices for similar packages for travel in January are from £1,029 per person including flights and transfers. See www.inghams.co.uk/ski-holidays or call 01483 79 114.
16 November 2017 Jewish News
BY RABBI ARIEL ABEL
Everything wanted to know about your favourite Torah characters, and the ones you’ve never heard of...
BY RABBI JEFF BERGER
At first, Isaac and Rebecca had no children. They prayed, Rebecca conceived and they had twins: Esau and Jacob. They struggled in the womb and a divine message announced the twins would be ancestors of two great and rival nations. Esau became a hunter. Jacob prepared a stew for his brother who returned from hunting, exhausted. One day, Jacob asked him to sell him his birthright, which he did gladly. Famine struck, and Isaac went to Philistia, where his wife was taken by Abimelech. When he found out Rebecca was his wife he reprimanded Isaac, as he could have been severely punished. Isaac then concluded a peace treaty with Abimelech. When he got old, Isaac asked Esau to hunt and prepare for him a venison stew so he could bless him before his death. Rebecca told Jacob to disguise himself as Esau to get the blessing. As Isaac had failing sight, he blessed Jacob and only afterwards found out he had been tricked. Isaac blessed Esau, but said it was secondary to Jacob’s blessing. Esau was furious. Fearing he might kill Jacob, Rebecca told Esau to flee to her family in Aram. Jacob’s parents told him to take a wife from their family and not marry a Canaanite. When Esau heard this, he married wives of the family of Ishmael in addition to his Canaanite wives. The Jacob-Esau rift has yet to properly heal. Symbolised by the continuing hatred of the scheming Jew by anti-Semites in the name of Christianity, it is conveniently forgotten that Jacob eventually begged for and received forgiveness from his brother.
Ariel Abel is rabbi of Princes Road Synagogue
and padre to HM Cadet Forces on Merseyside
Joshua was born in Egypt. His father Nun was descended from the tribe of Ephraim. He’s first mentioned as the ‘lad’ who was Moshe’s devoted aide de camp. Next he appeared in the counter-attack against Amalek – a battle that ended indecisively. He was at the base of Mount Sinai when Moshe received the Ten Commandments from God and during the incident of the Golden Calf. One of the few Biblical figures to be blessed with a change of name, he became Yehoshua from Hoshea, just before the spies began their 40-day mission. His role as one of only two of the 12 spies who returned from Canaan with a favourable report enabled him to survive the ensuing 40 years wandering in the desert; ultimately he became Moshe’s successor. As newly-appointed leader of the
Jewish people, Joshua was described as ‘the Moon in relation to Moshe’s Sun’. It was assumed he would be a mere reflection of Moshe’s greatness. Yet he instigated mass circumcision on the eve of entering Canaan, as well as celebrating the first Pesach seder since the Exodus.
JOSHUA’S ULTIMATE ACHIEVEMENT WAS CONQUERING THE LAND OF CANAAN
In his own merit, the waters of the Jordan River split, he was visited by an angel, brought down the walls of Jericho and petitioned the Almighty to stop the sun from setting during his battle with the Amorites at Gibeon (Joshua 10:13). His ultimate achievement was conquering the land of Canaan from the resident nations who had fallen out of favour with God, and dividing it among the nine-and-a-half tribes of Israel. Completing his long years of service, Joshua’s final days ended peacefully in his ancestral home near Shiloh, aged 110. Aide de camp, scout, military commander and administrator general, Joshua’s life teaches that implementation is as important as vision. His enduring legacy is that integrity and rigour, consistency and self-discipline, high moral character and, most importantly humility, are the bedrock for becoming a successful national leader. Rabbi Jeff Berger serves the Rambam Sephardi Synagogue in Elstree/Borehamwood and can be contacted at RabbiJeffLondon @gmail.com
10 Golders Green Road London NW11 8LL Opposite Cafe Nero
Suits £79.50 Suits from from £79.50 Summer casual jackets from £29.50 Overcoats from £79.50 Lightweight trousers £25 each Trouser Bargains £25 2 pairs for £45 Sports Jackets all £49.50 half price Raincoats from
Suits from £79.50 Overcoats from £79.50 Trouser Bargains £25
Large Sizes a speciality Open everyday & Sundays til 5:00pm
Raincoats from £49.50
Large Sizes a speciality
Open everyday & Sundays til 5:00pm
Jewish News 16 November 2017
The Bible Says What?
‘Giraffes are kosher’
What does Judaism have to say about the growing sexual abuse and harassment scandal?
BY RABBI LAURA JANNER-KLAUSNER A stroll around Jerusalem’s Tisch Family Zoological Gardens is a wonderful, sensory reminder of the wealth of wildlife mentioned in the Bible. Although not all the animal inhabitants feature in the Torah (I haven’t spotted references to red pandas or meerkats), there is a special emphasis on biblical beasts. One of those is the giraffe. A few years ago, Israeli vets announced that giraffes should be considered kosher. This followed much discussion about the biology of giraffes and precisely what species is mentioned in the Bible. But don’t rush down to your kosher butcher in search of giraffe brisket. Of course, we can’t buy giraffe meat, kosher or otherwise. It’s generally agreed that the process of shechita, or kosher slaughter, cannot be applied to an animal as enormous as a giraffe. Practicalities aside, it’s unthinkable to even consider eating a species that is now, sadly, increasingly in danger of extinction.
For me, one of the wonderful and most inspiring aspects of keeping kosher is that the everyday and sometimes mundane act of eating is elevated to something mindful and sacred, marked with blessings. In a world – indeed in a country – in which so many go without sufficient nutrition, there is a spiritual discipline in restricting what we eat. The rules of kashrut are for many just a starting point. We should consider the origin of our food, the ethics of its production and how those who produce it are paid and treated. Others consider vegetarianism or even veganism to be a higher form of kashrut owing to the environmental impact of meat production and ethical concerns around animal welfare. Just because we can eat something does not mean we should and Jerusalem’s biblical giraffes are an elegant, lofty reminder of this.
Laura Janner-Klausner is senior rabbi to Reform Judaism
BY RABBI LEAH JORDAN Whether you are one of the majority of women or non-binary people who have experience of sexual abuse, harassment and assault – or indeed a male victim – the main lesson from the spate of recent news stories is that this is by no means a new struggle. Personally, I have met too many young people in my rabbinic work who have been harassed or assaulted, reported it, and then been silenced and marginalised. It is honestly one of the most depressing aspects of my work. Sexual harassment is the direct result of patriarchy – a system in which men hold the majority of the power, and in which masculinity is glorified. In patriarchy, masculinity and power are bound together. We in the Progressive Jewish world may be ahead of the curve when it comes to fighting against oppression and for equality, but that shouldn’t mean we let ourselves off
the hook for this. Like many, we have been guilty of operating under the assumption that this particular battle had been fought and won – when, in fact, these issues are embedded in our culture. We’re not at the end of this journey. There are systemic issues, and we are not immune to them. The Torah’s word for ‘female’, nekeiva, meaning ‘pierced’, even points to this deeply systemic assumption that to be female intrinsically is to be penetrated or dominated – and thus Leviticus’
injunction that men should not lie with a man the way he does with a woman is wrapped up in assumptions about how dominance in patriarchal culture is carried out through rape and sexual assault. My teacher, Rav Aviva Richman, wrote recently that in a conversation on rape in Deuteronomy: “The rabbis focus on the responsibility of the third party, the responsibility of the community.” Perhaps this is the ultimate Progressive Jewish angle on this issue. This should be about us as a community stepping up to be responsible for the far too many people in our lives and world who suffer this. The burden should not and cannot be on their shoulders — but on ours collectively. Whatever our gender, none of us can stand idly by. Rabbi Leah Jordan is Liberal Judaism’s student chaplain
akjY]d `gda\Yqk \]ka_f]\ ^gj qgm by specialists with expert destination knowledge
P]d =nan L]kY[` LY[cY_]
6 fa_`lk ^jge £65/hh + Includes Flight & Private Transfers
Imdlaflj] `gda\Yq oal` Ekjgl]d
2 fa_`lk Kja]fl F]jmkYd]e * 3 fa_`lk NgqYd >]Y[` P]d =nan Bjge £0+384hh
Shalom and Relax Tel Aviv
• Special rates for new rooms
• Free Wi-Fi in all rooms and public areas
Includes Flight & Private Transfers
D]jg\k P]d =nan • Recently refurbished hotel • Beachfront location
Combine 3 nights in Jerusalem with 4 nights in Tel Aviv, staying at 2 of the Isrotel Exclusive Collection hotels
Dan Panorama Tel Aviv from £1275 per person (excluding flights). Price includes 10 nights’ accommodation, 1st night Seder meal, 2 dinners and 3 lunches
AadYl Safl]j Dgda\Yqk • Book your winter 2017/2018 holiday to Eilat now • Competitive prices with flights from London and Manchester (via Tel Aviv) • Stay at your favourite hotels on Israel’s Red Sea coast • Call us now for prices and availability
Tel: 020 3384 0028 www.israelholidaydesigners.com
16 November 2017 Jewish News
Professional advice from our panel / Ask Our Experts
Man on a Bike will get you working fast!
Our trusty team of advisers answer your questions about everything from law and finance to dating and dentistry. This week: Remaining calm at job interviews, shipping to Israel and home improvements...
Rapid Response IT support for your PC & Mac • networks • virus problems • • broadband & wireless systems • New computers and everything else you may need for small businesses & home users Call Ian Green, Man on a Bike on
RESOURCE THE JEWISH EMPLOYMENT ADVICE CENTRE
STEVEN MORRIS REMOVALS AND MANAGING DIRECTOR
STEVEN MORRIS SHIPPING LTD Dear Stephen I’m intending to ship my household and personal effects in a container to Israel in the new year, but there may be a delay between my leaving the UK and finding a new permanent home in Israel. Do you have a solution for this please?
Dear Caroline Yes, we have a solution. We have a very large, modern and secure warehouse in Greenford Park (with our offices) and three satellite warehouses in the south of England. For short and mediumterm storage (one week to three months), we will store in wooden containers in Greenford Park and could offer you free storage for the first four weeks; thereafter you would be charged a preferential shipper’s rate based on the total volume held in store over that period. (See the video on our website at shipsms.co.uk) For longer periods of storage, we would place in the same wooden containers
and store at one of our satellite warehouses with a further reduced storage rate. We offer comprehensive insurance on all your effects while they are stored with us. We can also offer storage in Israel, if this would be more convenient for you. This can be attractive when you might require rapid delivery of the effects once you find somewhere, but it will increase the handling costs in Israel because the container would have to be unloaded into storage and then the stored items later reloaded to a truck and delivered to you. However, you do have the choice and the shipping from the UK is only 19 days on the water.
HOWARD GOLD BUILDING CONTRACTOR
HPS Dear Howard The four-bedroom house we have moved into needs plastering and painting. I’ve had three quotes, which all differ vastly in terms of detail of plastering and painting as well as cost. What do I need to keep in mind when thinking about what needs doing? Neil
FREE PA R K I N G
OM SLIPPER FR
Dear Michael Being nervous at an interview is absolutely normal. The key is to be relaxed and feel confident. Remember that being invited to an interview means whoever read your CV or application believes you could do the job. Why waste their time calling you in if that were not the case? So you can attend the interview confident that the prospective employer already views you positively.
NORTH LONDON’S LARGEST MOBILITY CENTRE PARKING
Dear Eric I have had several interviews, but always fail them because I get so nervous. Is there anything I can do to overcome this?
Thoroughly researching the organisation and role will further build your confidence, as you will know what to expect. Knowing you are fully prepared to show how you meet all the skills needed to perform the job is essential. Prepare, with an example, how you can demonstrate your ability to deliver each element of the job description. Dress comfortably and smartly so you feel good. Give yourself plenty of time to make the appointment, so you are not panicking or rushing. Arrive a bit early and go to the bathroom to freshen up. Get rid of umbrellas, coats and surplus bags so you can relax and not worry what to do with them. Sit confidently, alert and smiling in the reception area waiting to be collected. Greet whoever meets you with a firm handshake and a few words to break the ice, for example, “pleased to meet you”. Take a few deep breaths as you sit down and don’t rush your responses.
020 8731 6171 www.manonabike.co.uk
A wide range of Mobility, Comfort & Daily Living Aids
Wheelchair & Equipment Hire Available
S T A IR LIFT
Plus many more products available
020 8344 4820 Northgate Business Centre, Crown Road, Enfield, EN1 1TG email@example.com
Dear Neil It’s very important to get this right as it will save you money in the future. Once the old plaster and any blown render is removed, PVA should be applied to all the brickwork before any rendering or plaster begins. Ensure any joints or deep cracks are filled first and then taped over. Whether you’re plastering over brickwork or plasterboard, your first coat is very important, as is the second and final coat, which should leave you with a smooth finish. Once finished and dry, use a white mist coat, which is a 50/50 mix of water and paint to be used on all fresh plaster. Once dry, fill and
sand any imperfections that are noticeable and then paint. For all ceilings and walls, use one undercoat and two topcoats of white matt emulsion. All woodwork to include doors, architraves, skirtings, picture and dado rails, etc, to have second undercoats and one topcoat of eggshell, satin or gloss paint. There is always the possibility of some minor cracking owing to expansion and contraction as the seasons change. Any good contractor should allow for this and be prepared to come back to fill and paint these areas. Good luck and if you think I can help, please contact me.
Jewish News 16 November 2017
Ask Our Experts / Professional advice from our panel
Our Experts Do you have a question for a member of our team? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PRIVATE HEALTHCARE SPECIALIST
TREVOR GEE Qualifications: •Managing director, consultants in affordable family and corporate health insurance. • Specialise in maximising cover, lowering premiums and pre-existing conditions. • Excellent knowledge of health insurers, cover levels and hospital lists. • Board member UK International Health Management Ass • LLB, solicitor finals, FCA Regulated 773729.
CAROLYN COHEN Qualifications: • Supports couples dealing with infertility and reproductive health. • Strictly confidential helpline. • Specialist medical support and information. • Counselling for individuals and couples and educational events. • Expert medical advisory panel.
PATIENT HEALTH 020 3146 3444/5/6 www.patienthealth.co.uk email@example.com
CHANA 020 8203 8455 Helpline: 020 8201 5774 / 020 8800 0018 www.chana.org.uk firstname.lastname@example.org
ELAINE KERR Qualifications: • Able to draw on the expertise of Norwood’s professional staff team, including social workers, educational psychologists, drug and alcohol specialists, speech & language and occupational therapists, teachers, psychologists, benefit advisers. • Expertise in services available for children and their families and young people with special educational needs, and adults with learning disabilities.
STEVE WAYNE Qualifications: • Owner of Benjamin Stevens established in 2004 with offices in Edgware and Bushey and dealing with all surrounding areas. • Specialist in buy 2 let investments and managing lettings portfolios. • Deals with residential sales locally and an expert on all things property in North West London. • Partner at Frederick George & Co
SHANTI PANCHANI Qualifications: • Experienced Designer with more than 25 years’ experience in German and English kitchens and have supplied kosher-friendly kitchens for more than 10 years • We provide a full circle approach from designing, supplying and installing your new kitchen including appliances and speciality worktops. • We deal with suppliers who are flexible in design.
NORWOOD 020 8809 8809 www.norwood.org.uk email@example.com
BENJAMIN STEVENS ESTATE AGENTS 020 8950 7777 www.benjaminstevens.co.uk Steve@benjaminstevens.co.uk
THE HOME CONSULTANCY 07738 067671 www.thehomeconsultancy.com firstname.lastname@example.org
TELECOMS SPECIALIST MAXI ROSE Qualifications: • MD at RCUK since 1999. Grown the business into three substantial UK branches serving clients worldwide – USA, Europe & Middle East. • Telecoms specialist in business & consumer mobile solutions, landline and broadband services and Ofcom Telecoms registered reseller. • Successfully established the RCUK International Travel
RCUK 020 8815 4115 www.rcuk.biz email@example.com
MOBILITY SPECIALIST ELAINE FERGUSON Qualifications: • 20+ years experience with mobility and independent living products and services. • Expert advice to make life easier whether you have restricted movement, are disabled or elderly. • Manager of north London’s largest mobility centre, member of British Healthcare Trade Association (BHTA). • Training provider: First Aid, carers, health and safety.
FORTUNA MOBILITY CENTRE 020 8344 4820 www.fortunamobility.com firstname.lastname@example.org
CHARITY EXECUTIVE SUE CIPIN Qualifications: • 18 years’ hands-on experience, leading JDA in significant growth and development. • Deep understanding of the impact of deafness on people at all stages of life, and their families. • Practical and emotional support for families of deaf children. • Extensive services for people affected by hearing loss/tinnitus.
JEWISH DEAF ASSOCIATION 020 8446 0502 email@example.com www.jewishdeaf.org.uk
JONATHAN WILLIAMS Qualifications: • Jewellery manufacturer since 1980s. • Expert in the manufacture and supply of diamond jewellery, wedding rings and general jewellery. • Specialist in supply of diamonds to the public at trade prices.
DAVID SEGEL Qualifications: • Managing director of West End Travel, established in 1972. • Leading UK El Al agent with branches in Swiss Cottage and Edgware. • Specialist in Israel travel, cruises and kosher holidays. • Leading business travel company, ranked in top 50 UK agents. • Frequent travel broadcaster on radio and TV.
CARL WOOLF Qualifications: • 20+ years experience as a criminal defence solicitor and higher court advocate. • Specialising in all aspects of criminal law including murder, drug offences, fraud and money laundering, offences of violence, sexual offences and all aspects of road traffic law. • Visiting associate professor at Brunel University.
JEWELLERY CAVE LTD 020 8446 8538 www.jewellerycave.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.org
WEST END TRAVEL 020 7644 1500 www.westendtravel.co.uk David.Segel@westendtravel.co.uk
NOBLE SOLICITORS 01582 544 370 email@example.com
DIRECTOR OF LEGACIES
PRINCIPAL, PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL
CAROLYN ADDLEMAN Qualifications: Lawyer with more than 15 years’ experience in will drafting and trust and estate administration, eight years at KKL Executor and Trustee Company. Keeps in close contact with clients to ensure all legal and pastoral needs are cared for. Member of Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.
MICHELLE FREEDMAN Qualifications: • 15 years’ experience as a family law barrister, specialist in divorce and financial relief. • Approved by the Bar Council to undertake public access work. • Can be instructed directly by the public for legal advice and representation without having to go through a solicitor. • Appearances in the media, including BBC World Service, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Newsroom Southeast.
LOUISE LEACH Qualifications: • Professional choreographer qualified in dance, drama and Zumba (ZIN, ISTD & LAMDA), gaining an honours degree at Birmingham University. • Former contestant on ITV’s Popstars, reaching bootcamp with Myleene Klass, Suzanne Shaw and Kym Marsh. • Set up Dancing with Louise 10 years ago.
KKL EXECUTOR AND TRUSTEE COMPANY 0800 358 3587 www.kkl.org.uk firstname.lastname@example.org
MICHELLE FREEDMAN 07465 880 123 www.clerksroom.com email@example.com
DANCING WITH LOUISE 020 8203 5242 www.dancingwithlouise.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.org
• • •
16 November 2017 Jewish News
Professional advice from our panel / Ask Our Experts
HEARING AID AUDIOLOGIST
MELVYN SOBELL Qualifications: • Chartered accountant FCA. • Accounting, taxation and business advisory services. • Specialises in forensic accounting. • CEDR accredited mediator. • Expert witness advice for all financial matters.
JAMES CARMICHAEL Qualifications: • Fully qualified, HCPC registered, Hearing Aid Audiologist with 10 years’ experience. • Specialist in hearing healthcare including tinnitus management and wax removal. • Fully understands the impact of hearing loss and will work with you to find the best solution for your hearing needs.
IAN GREEN Qualifications: • Launched Man on a Bike IT consultancy 15 years ago to provide computer support for the home and small businesses. • Clients range from legal firms in the City to families, small business owners and synagogues. • More than 18 years’ experience.
SOBELL RHODES 020 8429 8800 www.sobellrhodes.co.uk email@example.com
BLOOM HEARING SPECIALISTS 020 8869 9999 www.bloomhearing.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.org
MAN ON A BIKE 020 8731 6171 www.manonabike.co.uk email@example.com
DOV NEWMARK Qualifications: • Director of UK Aliyah for Nefesh B’Nefesh, an organisation that helps facilitate aliyah from the UK. • Conducts monthly seminars and personal aliyah meetings in London. • An expert in working together with clients to help plan a successful aliyah.
BAYLA PERRIN Qualifications: • Free professional service delivering immediate practical help with domestic administrative matters, assisting those alone and in crisis. • Providing workable solutions for debt management, budgeting, bills, utilities, insurance, welfare & benefits, form filling, financial correspondence, bureaucracy and divorce procedures. Cross communal and throughout London.
HOWARD GOLD Qualifications: • Member of the Federation of Master Builders. • Member of the Consumer Protection Association offering an underwritten insurance backed guarantee of 5 years on all projects. • Providing a tailored end-to-end property service for residential property clients in north and north-west London. Focusing on a quality service.
NEFESH B’NEFESH 0800 075 7200 www.nbn.org.il firstname.lastname@example.org
THE PAPERWEIGHT TRUST 020 8455 4996 www.paperweighttrust.com email@example.com
HPS 077 1005 7233 / 020 8457 1320 wwww.hpsuk.com firstname.lastname@example.org
ANDREW MILLER QC Qualifications: • Mediator with more than 25 years of experience of using mediation to economically resolve commercial disputes. • Queen’s Counsel (Barrister) with 25+ years legal experience of conducting commercial cases. • Providing a cost-effective and time-efficient alternative to the court litigation process.
HAZEL KAYE Qualifications: • Able to draw on the charity’s 45+ years of experience in providing specialist accommodation designed to enable independence. • Knowledge of the features and innovations that can empower people to undertake everyday tasks and awareness of relevant grants and benefits available. • Understands the impact of a diagnosis of disability.
STEPHEN MORRIS Qualifications: • Managing Director of Stephen Morris Shipping Ltd. • 45 years’ experience in shipping household and personal effects. • Chosen mover for four royal families and three UK prime ministers. • Offering proven quality specialist advice for moving anyone across the world or round the corner.
AMQC MEDIATION @ 2TG 020 7822 1260 www.2tg.co.uk email@example.com
JEWISH BLIND & DISABLED 020 8371 6611 www.jbd.org firstname.lastname@example.org
STEPHEN MORRIS SHIPPING LTD 020 8832 2222 www.shipsms.co.uk email@example.com
SENIOR EMPLOYMENT ADVISER
SHARON GLASSMAN Qualifications: Born and raised in Israel. Worked in the private sector. 15 years experience with new olim while working for the government. Vast knowledge of the Israeli business and labour market.
• • • •
ERIC SALAMON Qualifications: • Provides free professional one-to-one advice at Resource to help the unemployed into work. • Offers mock interviews and workshops to maximise job prospects. • Expert in corporate management holding director level marketing, commercial and general management roles.
THE JEWISH AGENCY FOR ISRAEL 020 8371 5258 www.jewishagency.org firstname.lastname@example.org
RESOURCE THE JEWISH EMPLOYMENT ADVICE CENTRE 020 8346 4000 www.resource-centre.org email@example.com
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
REBEKAH GERSHUNY Qualifications: Member of Resolution, Law Society Accredited and registered with the Family Mediation Council. Collaborative family lawyer, with more than 20 years’ experience and founder of family mediation practice, Evolve Family Mediation. Promotes a constructive and non-confrontational approach.
NICKI BONES Qualifications: • Registered mental health nurse with more than 30 years’ experience in areas supporting people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. • Founding member of SweetTree Home Care Services. • Proudly leads SweetTree team to the forefront of home care and specialist services delivery.
FREEMANS SOLICITORS 020 7935 3522 www.freemanssolicitors.net firstname.lastname@example.org
SWEETTREE HOME CARE SERVICES 020 7644 9554 www.sweettree.co.uk email@example.com
REMOVALS MANAGING DIRECTOR
Got a question for a member of our team? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jewish News 16 November 2017
MENORAH HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS THE LADY AMÉLIE JAKOBOVITS CAMPUS
Consultant Solicitor For immediate start in Holland Park
Patron Law is an independent boutique ﬁrm of solicitors based in the Holland Park area of London, with a second ofﬁce in Surrey. The ﬁrm has busy departments in: • Real Estate • Litigation • Commercial • Private Client We are looking to expand into other practice areas, particularly Family and Employment.
We are now looking to increase our ranks through bringing in consultant solicitors with a following on a fee-share basis, to be based in the Holland Park ofﬁce and/or via remote working. Suitable candidates will have an entrepreneurial streak to complement strong technical legal skills and interpersonal skills. Basic IT skills are also required For more information: Please contact Benjamin May at email@example.com
PART-TIME TEACHERS REQUIRED From January 2018 Menorah High School for Girls is a successful girls’ 11-18 voluntary aided school, with a strong reputation for all-round excellence. Our students are motivated and achieve results well above the national average. We are looking for the following part-time teachers as a result of our school’s expansion.
COMPUTING/ICT TEACHER MATHS TEACHER With the opportunity for suitable candidates to take on a managerial role within each department Both experienced and newly qualiﬁed teachers are welcome to apply. We provide excellent support for new staff.
IF YOU ARE...
• an enthusiastic teacher • experienced in teaching challenging lessons • knowledgeable and passionate about your subject Please contact the school for further details. 105 Brook Road, London NW2 7BZ Tel: 020 8208 0500 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Headteacher: Mrs E Pearlman Menahel: Rabbi Y Levenson OFSTED-registered crèche on-site
Menorah High School for Girls is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for successful applicants.
We are seeking a creative individual with a flair for marketing our different programmes. We offer you some significant responsibility and the opportunity to help us expand our profile across the community.
MARKETING OFFICER AND ADULT EDUCATION CO-ORDINATOR You will be working as part of a team to: • •
Market activities across all types of media and Co-ordinate the adult education programme.
The salary will be commensurate with your experience. For further questions or to request an application pack, please contact Geoff Abrahams (email@example.com) or phone. Applications should be sent by noon on Monday 20th November. Interviews will take place on Thursday 23rd November.
London School of Jewish Studies
Wohl Campus for Jewish Education, Schaller House, 44a Albert Road, London NW4 2SJ.
www.lsjs.ac.uk 020 8203 6427
Extremely busy accountants based in Barnet looking for two qualiﬁed staff with experience in practice. Knowledge of IRIS and Microsoft Ofﬁce essential for both positions, as are good communication skills. Knowledge of QuickBooks, Xero, SageOne would be useful.
Position one is maternity cover (which may become permanent) - minimum 2 years PQ. Solid accounts prep, corp tax and personal tax required. Position two is senior accountant – minimum 5 years PQ. Able to supervise/review and ﬁnalize company, sole trade and partnership accounts and deal with general personal and corporation tax and VAT matters. Approx 60% review and 40% working through clients’ information from beginning to end. Salary commensurate with age and experience. CVs with anticipated salary to Sharon@mbbfcca.co.uk
16 November 2017 Jewish News
A romantic stay for two with dinner / Fun, games and prizes!
WIN DINNER AND OVERNIGHT STAY AT BROCKET HALL! Jewish News has teamed up with Brocket Hall Estate in Hertfordshire, to offer one lucky reader and their guest the chance to dine in its awardwinning Auberge du Lac restaurant, and enjoy an overnight stay on the historic estate. The lucky pair will be treated to an eight-course tasting menu – with perfectly paired wines – prepared by head chef Matthew Edmonds. Edmonds is passionate about supporting local Hertfordshire and
British suppliers, so the winners can look forward to feasting on the finest, freshest and tastiest ingredients of the season. Following the meal, the winner and guest will enjoy an overnight stay in Melbourne Lodge, an elegant Georgian coach house conversion. Waiting in their room will be a chilled half-bottle of Champagne – the perfect way to end the perfect day.
Hilarious Hebrew Hilarious Hebrew Word of the Week Word of the Week
TO BE IN WITH A CHANCE OF WINNING THIS FANTASTIC PRIZE, SIMPLY ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTION: How many courses will the winner enjoy with the Tasting Menu?
For more details and to book, visit aubergedulac. co.uk and brocket-hall.co.uk
Closing date 30 November 2017
THE JEWISH NEWS CROSSWORD THE JewishNews CROSSWORD 1
19 Ferris Bueller’s Day ___, Matthew Broderick film (3) 20 Fabrications (4) 21 Neckband (6) DOWN 1 Supplier of bread and pastries (5) 2 Group of supporters (3,4) 3 Take pleasure from (5) 5 Binary base number (3) 6 Money hoarder (5) 7 Sea ripple (4) 12 Top up supplies (7) 13 Up to the time of (5) 14 Have occasion for (4) 15 Slang word for ‘money’ (5) 16 Bid (5) 18 Industrious insect (3)
120 YEARS OF ZIONISM ”ZIONISM IS AN INFINITE IDEAL”
The Hebrew word for 'elephant' is… pil פִּיל *** From the book Hilarious Hebrew – the Fun and Fast Way to Learn the Language, available on Amazon and in book and gift shops around NW London. www.hilarioushebrew.com
The ELEPHANT is ill, he needs to take a PILL
ACROSS 1 Train terminus metal stopper (6) 4 List component (4) 8 Coronation Street’s Mr Barlow (3) 9 Full of envy (7)
10 11 13 15 17
Mass gathering (5) Oversight (5) Of the city (5) Dance hall (5) Actors on stage arranged as in a painting (7)
Last issue’s solutions ACROSS: 1 Argue 4 Sheep 7 Wine bar 8 Vie 9 Yes 11 Dangle 14 Simmer 17 Par 19 Leg 20 Legibly 22 Fiery 23 Yearn DOWN: 1 Always 2 Gin 3 Embed 4 Siren 5 Envelop 6 Plea 10 Shingle 12 Ace 13 Crayon 15 Milky 16 Rugby 18 Clef 21 Bra
All puzzles © Puzzler Media Ltd - www.puzzler.com
See next issue for solution.
COMPETITION TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
By Paul Solomons
The WZO and ZF run subsidised Ulpan (Hebrew language) classes across the UK. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8202 0202
One winner will receive an eight-course tasting menu for two people, with paired wines, an overnight stay in Melbourne Lodge, comprising one room for two people, half-bottle of champagne in room on arrival and breakfast the following day. The prize is available Wednesday to Saturday (subject to availability) and must be booked and used within six months of the winner being notified. Prize is as stated, is not transferable and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or exchange in whole or in part for cash. By supplying your email address, you agree to receive marketing information from the JN Media Group or any of its affiliates and carefully-selected third parties. The promotion excludes employees of Miroma and the promoter, their immediate families, their agents or anyone professionally connected to the relevant promotion. Proof of eligibility must be provided on request. Normal T&Cs apply and can be found at jewishnews.co.uk/about-us/promotions -terms-and-conditions. For full Ts and Cs see jewishnews.co.uk. Closing date: 30 November 2017.
BUSINESS SERVICES DIRECTORY 38
Jewish News 16 November 2017
Business Services Directory
Carer Auxiliary Nurse
Top prices paid Antique â€“ Reproduction â€“ Retro Furniture (any condition)
Epstein, Archie Shine, Hille, G Plan, etc. Dining Suites, Lounges Suites, Bookcases, Desks, Cabinets, Mirrors, Lights, etc. House clearances Single items to complete homes CHURCH STREET ANTIQUES - 8 CHURCH STREET NW8 8ED
07866 614 744 (ANYTIME) 0207 723 7415 (SHOP)
Cash paid for Mink jackets, coats, boleros, stoles, also fox coats, jackets etc. Wardrobes cleared
Available to support you in your home. Days/nights. Very reasonable rates.
Call 0208 958 2939 or 07495 026 168
Call 01277 352
Man on a Bike will get WE fast! BUY ANTIQUES you working Rapid Response IT support for your PC & Mac
VERY HIGH PRICES PAID. FREE HOME VISITS.
Networks, virus problems, broadband, wireless systems, All Antique Furniture Hille & Epstein new computers and everything else you may need. Diamond Jewellery,&Gold, For small businesses home Silver, users. Paintings, Porcelain,
FOR APPOINTMENTS CALL SUE ON: 0800 840 2035 or 07956268290 ARE YOU BEREAVED?
closed Sunday & Monday STUART SHUSTER - e-mail - email@example.com
OPEN 8am TO 9pm 7 DAYS.
MAKE SURE YOU CONTACT US BEFORE SELLING
Counselling for adults children who are PORTOBELLO RD&LONDON. experiencing loss. Support groups offered. Call The Jewish Bereavement Counselling Service in confidence
CHARITY & WELFARE
020 8951 3881 â€˘ 07765 693 160 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
IF YOU DONâ€™T KNOW WHICH WAY TO TURN, REMEMBER OUR HELPLINE. For confidential advice, information and support donâ€™t forget Jewish Care Direct.
020 8922 2222 email@example.com
No further, your
Hall & Randall Plumbers
CENTRAL HEATING, PLUMBING REPAIRS & ADVISORY SERVICE EMERGENCY REPAIRS, BLOCKED PIPES DRAINAGE GUTTERING, ROOFING, CENTRAL HEATING AND BOILERS 12 MONTHS GUARANTEE, 40 YEARS EXPERIENCE
020 8953 2094 office 020 8207 3286 home 020 8386 8798 hallandrandallplumbers.com
Stirlings of Kensal Green Established over 60 years. Know who you are dealing with. All quality furniture bought & sold. Best prices paid for complete house clearances including china books, clothing etc. also rubbish clearance service, lofts, sheds, garages etc
Please contact Gordon Stirling 0208 9605401 or 07825224144
Full house clearances Counselling Service organised. in confidence
Please look at 020 our website for more details 8951 3881 firstname.lastname@example.org | www.jbcs.org.uk www.antiquesbuyers.co.uk FOR APPOINTMENTS CALL SUE ON:
0800 & 840 2035 or 07956268290 CHARITY WELFARE OPEN 8am TO 9pm 7 DAYS. PORTOBELLO RD LONDON.
WESTLON HOUSING ASSOCIATION
Sheltered Accommodation We have an open waiting list for our friendly and comfortable warden assisted sheltered housing schemes for Jewish people in Ealing, East Finchley and Hendon. We provide 24-hour warden daysWHICH a week; aWAY residentsâ€™ lounge and IF YOUsupport, DONâ€™Tseven KNOW TO TURN, kitchen, laundry, a sunny patio and garden.
REMEMBER OUR HELPLINE.
For further details and application forms, please contact For confidential information and support donâ€™t forget Jewish Direct. Westlonadvice, Housing Association on 020 8201Care 8484
020 8922 2222
We hav warden in Eal warden
For furt Wes
Charity Reg No. 802559 Company Number: 3024499
Charity Number: 1047045
Jami supports and represents Are you a Jewish woman experiencing domestic violence? people illnessdoacross Withwith abusemental in your home, you worry about your children? the Jewish community. We are here to help #jamithinkahead
with free support, advice and information and confidential counselling.
Give support Get support Get involved Kosherâ€˘ refuge provisionâ€˘ available for women and children in need.
Home & Maintenance
HOME & MAINTENANCE
VERY HIGH PRICES PAID. FREE HOME VISITS. All Antique Hille & Epstein Counselling forFurniture adults & children who are Diamond Jewellery, Gold, Paintings, Porcelain, experiencing loss, Silver, and support groups. Glass, Bronzes, Oriental &Bereavement Judaica Antiques etc. ContactIvories, The Jewish
Free Confidential National Helpline 0808 801 0500 020 8458 2223 | email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org â€˘ www.jwa.org.uk Reg Charity No. 1003345 www.jamiuk.org
Charity Reg No. 802559
HOME & MAINTENANCE
Ep Dini D
WE BUY ANTIQUES ARE YOU BEREAVED?
Glass, Bronzes, Oriental Judaica Antiques etc. Call Ian Green,Ivories, Man on a Bike & on 020 8731Full 6171 â€˘ www.manonabike.co.uk house clearances organised. Please look at our website for more details Charitywww.antiquesbuyers.co.uk & Welfare
CHARITY & WELFARE
P PLUMBSAFE LUMBSAFE (UK) (UK) LTD LTD
â€œBetter â€œBetterSafe SafeThan ThanSorryâ€? Sorryâ€?
For Forall allyour yourheating heatingand andplumbing plumbingrequirements requirements | |boiler boilerrepairs repairsand andinstallation installation| |complete completecentral centralheating heating| | | |power powerflushing flushing| |complete completebathroom bathroominstallation installationservice service| | | |landlords landlordscertificates certificates| |project projectmanagement management| |home homepurchase purchasereports reports| |
All AllNW-London NW-Londonpostcodes postcodescovered covered
07860 881505 or 0800 610 12 12
07860 881505 or 0800 610 12 12 Not shabbat
Not shabbat PLUMBSAFEUK.COM
Home & Maintenance COMPUTER
â€˘ Desktop & Network Support â€˘ Systems Development & eCommerce â€˘ Email & VoIP Telephony â€˘ IT Security & Compliance
PROFESSIONAL Man on a Bike will PAINTING, DECORATING you working fast! & PAPER HANGING
City and Guilds Elect
All types of electrical work u
Rewiring, extra sockets, BT points, Economy 7
storage heaters, Shabbat time switches, securi Over 20Response years experience Rapid IT support for your PC & Mac LED spotlights, fault finding, CCTVportable ap
Is your company spending too much on IT or do you simply require an overview of your existing infrastructure? Call us today for an informal chat and let us show you how we can make technology work for you.
Friendly, reliable & Networks, virus problems, broadband, wireless landlord tests andsystems, house buyerâ€™s surveys. service. personal competitive rates Very new computers and everything else you may need. For an efficient reliable and friendly Call Harvey Solomons on For small businesses home users. STEPHEN: 07973 342&422
0208 099 1007
020 8731 6171 â€˘ www.manonabike.co.uk
COMPUTER REPAIRS No Call Out Charge - No Fix No Fee - 7 Days/Evenings
020 8361 7975 020 8906 0084 07950 817 102
020 8958 6495 / 07836 648 554
Call Ian Green, Man on a Bike on
TAILOR Home & Business, Data Recovery Troubleshooting, Crashed systems virus removal and internet setup Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 & 10
REPAIR & ALTERATIONS BY PROFESSIONAL TAILOR EXPERT IN FURS AND MINK SUEDE, LEATHER, JACKETS & COATS HAND BAGS GENERAL CLOTHING LOW PRICES AND NEAT WORK
020 8458 8306
4 RUSSELL PARADE, GOLDERS GREEN, NW11 9NN
ADVERTISE IN THE UKâ€™S BIGGEST JEWISH NEWSPAPER FOR LESS THAN ÂŁ24 A WEEK Email Sales today at
16 November 2017 Jewish News
Business Services Directory Mrs Clarke 4x1 995_Layout 1 22/03/20 CLOTHING STONEMASON
FURS WANTED Cash paid for Mink, Fox, Coats, Jackets, Boleros etc.
01277 352 560
A. ELFES LTD
Gary Green Memorials
New memorials Additional inscriptions & renovations
14 Claybury Broadway, Clayhall, Ilford Tel: 020 8551 6866 Fax: 020 8503 9889
41 Manor Park Crescent, Edgware, Middx Tel: 020 8381 1525 Fax: 020 8381 1535
For a lady to call
12 Beehive Lane Gants Hill, IG1 3RD Telephone
130 High Street Edgware, HA8 7EL Telephone
INTERIORS & PROPERTY SUPPLEMENT
0207 754 4659 0207 754 4646
Healthcare Covering North London Providing: Home care, Live-in, Overnight Care Quality assured, with care plans tailored to suit you according to your wishes.
Out on Thursday, 23 November
Our services include: • Medication prompting • Preparing meals • Help getting up or • Personal care going to bed • Washing/ironing
call us on 020 7692 6929 or email email@example.com
Contact one of our friendly professional team to discuss your needs on Tel: 0203 621 4525 Mob: 0737 604 6049 firstname.lastname@example.org • www.angelichealthcare.co.uk Angelic Care Recruiting Agency Ltd. North London Business Park, Oakleigh Road South, New Southgate, N11 1GN
LEGACY- LEAVE A GIFT IN YOUR MEMORY
Leave a legacy and create the future leaders of Israel
020 8458 2223 email@example.com www.jamiuk.org #jamithinkahead
1 in 4 people will experience mental illness.
Youth Aliyah Child Rescue Trojan House, 34 Arcadia Avenue, London N3 2JU t: 020 8371 1580 e: firstname.lastname@example.org www.youthaliyah.org.uk
Leave a legacy to Jami to support those with a mental illness across the Jewish community.
Charity No: 1077913
Remember our future Please remember the future of Jewish children by remembering Jewish Child’s Day in your will. It is the legacy that will last a lifetime. To find out more call 020 8446 8804 or email email@example.com
Reg Charity No. 1003345 Registered Charity No. 209266
15-040-ER Small legacy advert v2_Legacy 26/01/2015 15:54 Page 1
HELP JEWISH CARE MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO OUR COMMUNITY THROUGH A GIFT IN YOUR WILL. Call Alison on 0208 922 2833 for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org Charity Reg No. 802559
Leave the legacy of independence to people like Joel. PLease remember us in your wiLL.
eNABLeD visit www.Jbd.org or caLL 020 8371 6611
Registered Charity No. 259480
The British Friends of Reuth
People come to Reuth broken, with no physical and mental independence. The patients need your legacy to help rebuild their lives T: 020 3286 4100 E: email@example.com W: www.reuth.org.uk Charity no: 1126124
CST in your Will
Charity no. 1042391
Every gift makes a difference firstname.lastname@example.org
Legacy advert 84x40.indd 1
020 8457 3700
16 November 2017 Jewish News
How did you keep active this week? Send details of what you’ve been up to and forthcoming events to: email@example.com
Razor-sharp Reiss sees Brady top of the table MGBSFL Brady Maccabi sits pretty at the top of the Premier Division table as two goals from Reiss Mogilner saw the club beat London Lions White 2-1. Manager Joel Nathan said: “We dominated the first half, let them back in the second half, but we did enough to hold on for the win.” Oakwood A moved up into joint-third place with a 4-0 win at Camden Park. Toby Levy, Leor Sidle, Jonny Quinn and a Josh Tiano own goal seeing them to the points. Faithfold A maintained a two-point lead at the top of the Division One table thanks to a 5-2 win at previously unbeaten Los Blancos. Playermanager Avi Markiewicz scored twice, with Louis Naghten, Zalmy Cohen and Dovi Vogel also on target. Scrabble remain in the title hunt following a 6-1 win over Temple Fortune. Craig Edwards scored twice, with Ben Bowers, Lorian Madanes, Zak McLeod and Zak Summerfield finding the back of the net. Oakwood B and Redbridge B played out a six-goal thriller, Dan Seligman, Dan Ash and Dan Selwyn scoring for The O’s.
Bayern Mincha moved three points clear at the top of the Division Two table thanks to a 4-2 win at Straw Hat Pirates. Adam Ellis scored twice, with Jake Dayan and Alon Pinhas also on target. A hat-trick from Zach Cohen helped Mill Hill Dons maintain their title challenge as they won 5-1 at Temple Fortune B. Sammy Hakimian and an own goal sealed the win for the visitors. FC Team moved up into fifth spot thanks to an 8-1 win at Faithfold B. Player-manager Mitch Young scored half the goals, Danny Moss scored twice, with Richard Salmon and James Korn goals completing the rout. Gav Noe’s double saw Real Hendon to a 2-1 win over Catford & Bromley. • Cyril Anekstein Cup quarter-final draw: Brady Maccabi VS Bayern Mincha Los Blancos VS Camden Park North London Raiders A VS Oakwood A Hendon United VS London Lions White
Full review: jewishnews.co.uk
MGBSFL, MASTERS & LIONS RESULTS & STANDINGS MGBSFL PREM DIV
Brady Maccabi 2 London Lions White 1 Camden Park 0 Oakwood A 4 London Lions Blue 3 Hendon United 5 P W D L F Dif Pts Brady Maccabi 7 4 1 2 20 6 13 Redbridge A 5 4 0 1 15 9 12 Oakwood A 3 3 0 0 10 7 9 London Lions Blue 7 3 0 4 18 0 9 Hendon United 2 2 0 0 9 6 6 NL Raiders A 6 1 1 4 10 -8 4 Camden Park 4 1 0 3 3 -8 3 London Lions White 6 1 0 5 10 -12 3
MGBSFL DIV ONE
Los Blancos 2 Faithfold A 5 NLRaiders B 2 Redbridge C 1 Oakwood B 3 Redbridge B 3 Scrabble 6 Temple Fortune A 1 P W D L F Dif Pts Faithfold A 6 5 1 0 29 19 16 Scrabble 6 4 2 0 27 19 14 NL Raiders B 5 4 0 1 16 10 12 Los Blancos 5 3 1 1 15 7 10 Oakwood B 5 3 1 1 17 6 10 Redbridge B 5 2 1 2 13 3 7 Temple Fortune A 8 1 1 6 14 -19 4 Redbridge C 6 1 0 5 7 -10 3 LEquipe 8 0 1 7 10 -35 1
MGBSFL DIV TWO
Faithfold B 1 FC Team 8 Real Hendon 2 Catford & Bromley 1 Straw Hat Pirates 2 Bayern Mincha 4 Temple Fortune B 1 Mill Hill Dons 5 P W D L F Dif Pts Bayern Mincha 8 6 1 1 24 10 19 Catford & Bromley 8 5 1 2 22 10 16 Mill Hill Dons 6 5 0 1 24 13 15 FC Team 6 4 0 2 28 14 12 NL Raiders C 7 3 1 3 23 9 10 Straw Hat Pirates 7 3 1 3 11 -4 10 Real Hendon 5 2 2 1 13 4 8 Hertswood Vale 8 2 1 5 14 -9 7 Fairlop FC 4 1 1 2 8 5 4 Faithfold B 8 1 0 7 9 -26 3 Temple Fortune B 7 1 0 6 8 -26 3
MASTERS DIV ONE
NL Raiders 2 London Lions A 2 Scrabble 2 Brady Maccabi A 4 P W D L F Dif Pts NL Raiders 6 5 1 0 22 16 16 London Lions A 5 3 1 1 22 11 10 Chigwell Athletic 5 3 0 2 22 11 9 Brady Maccabi A 5 3 0 2 13 -7 9 Scrabble 7 1 1 5 11 -11 4 HMH 6 0 1 5 6 -20 1
MASTERS DIV TWO
EHRS Stonegrove 4 St John’s Wood 4 Temple Fortune 1 Brady Maccabi B 0 P W D L F Dif Pts EHRS Stonegrove 7 6 1 0 31 23 19 St John’s Wood 7 3 2 2 18 -2 11 London Lions B 3 3 0 0 23 19 9 Glenthorne 5 3 0 2 12 -5 9 Temple Fortune 6 2 0 4 9 -4 6 Hendon Harriers 4 1 0 3 5 -6 3 Marshside 4 1 0 3 7 -8 3 Brady Maccabi B 6 0 1 5 6 -17 1
Leighton Town 1 London Lions 0
SPARTANS DIV ONE (TOP 12)
P W D L F Dif Pts Southall 14 13 1 0 60 46 40 Winslow United 13 9 0 4 47 26 27 Risborough Rgs 13 8 3 2 43 26 27 Enfield Borough 12 9 0 3 30 14 27 Wodson Park 14 8 3 3 28 7 27 Baldock Town 11 7 4 0 31 21 25 Ampthill Town 12 7 3 2 38 17 24 Broadfields United 12 8 0 4 34 12 24 Buckingham Ath 13 6 4 3 32 17 22 London Lions 13 6 3 4 31 4 21 Bedford 15 6 3 6 26 -8 21 Brimsdown 12 4 5 3 31 4 17
Reiss Mogilner’s two strikes sent Brady top of the Premier Division
WATFORD FRIENDLY LEAGUE: U18 – Buntingford Cougars 4 Lions 2 U16 – Borehamwood 1 Lions 4 Blue Div – HMH 3 AC Finchley South 1 U15 – Whetstone Wands Jags 2 Lions 2, Lions 3 Hadley Wood & Wingate 5 White Div – Edmonton Rgrs 2 HMH 1 Green Div – HMH 4 Brady 0 U14 – AC Finchley West 1 Lions White 6, Lions Blue 2 Hinton & Finchley 3 Green Div – HMH Galaxy 5 HMH Fire 1 Yellow Div – HMH 2 Belstone Black 1 U13 – Borehamwood Knights 0 Lions 7, Lions 1 AC Finchley North 3 Green Div – HMH 8 Turnstyles 5 Yellow Div – HMH 6 Harvesters East 1 U12 – Potters Bar Youth 3 Lions 1, Lions 2 Harvesters Jags 2 Green Div – HMH 5 Omonia White 3 Blue Div – Lions B 16 HMH Dynamo 0 EXCEL LEAGUE: U14 – HMH 5 Hendon 2
MJFL: U12 – Adam Hoff (HMH) U10 – Oli Rackind (HMH) U9 – Shua Barr, Yudi Rotenberg (Hendon) U9 – Joe Callman 4 (HMH), Zach Silverman (HMH) U8 – Yossi Cohen (Hendon), Gadi Jacobson (Hendon), Freddie Forman 4, Blake Pines 4, Alfie Heslam (HMH) U7 – David McWhir (Hendon), James Phillips (HMH), Josh Fearn (HMH) WATFORD FRIENDLY LEAGUE: U15 – Jake Greenfield (Lions) U13 – Aviya Pinchover, Zac Mendelsohn (NWLJ), Zan Appleson-Fidler (Lions), Josh Danker (HMH) U12 – Jordan Okwor 4, Samuel Hugh 4 (Lions) U10 – Jake Kaye (HMH), Mossy Simonson, Rafael Davis (HMH)
Raiders drop first points of the season MASTERS Raiders maintained an unbeaten run in Division One – but surrendered a 100 percent winning start as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Lions A. Jonny Blain scored twice, but Saul Conway (pictured) and Daniel Stanton denied them the win. Brady A beat Scrabble 4-2. Graeme Grossman scoring twice, with Daniel Wolfson and James Temple’s penalty seeing them to the points. The top two in Division Two shared the points and eight goals as EHRS drew 4-4 with St John’s Wood Tigers. Marc Morris, Ian Leader, Dean Schulberg and Ashley Davidson scored for the former, with Mark Nathan’s double, along with John Perloff and Ilan Cohen strikes earning the Tigers a point. Dean Ingram’s goal saw Temple Fortune to a 1-0 victory over Brady B.
16 November 2017 Jewish News
Leighton end Lions’ Wembley dream
London Lion’ dreams of reaching Wembley ended in heart-breaking fashion at the weekend after a late goal knocked them out of the FA Vase. Bidding to reach the third round for the first time in their history, Matt Hall’s 85th minute strike proved to be the difference on the day. Adam Bolle flashed a header just wide in Lions’ best chance, but with Adam Myeroff and Nick Landesberg looking formidable at the back, they also had opportunities to pinch a goal on the break, Jack Mattey (pictured) in particular going close twice. Dan Lipmanproduced a superb stop late on, but was powerless to prevent Hall’s delivery from a corner find a way into the back of the net to seal the home side’s win.
ACTIV8 STAY ACTIVE NEXT WEEK...
1 2 3 4
Marching in AJEX Parade 19 Nov – 1.30pm-3.30pm firstname.lastname@example.org Edgware tots – stay and play 20 Nov – 10.00am-11.30am email@example.com Street dance (for 3-5-year-olds) 20 Nov – 3.50pm www.jw3.org.uk Pilates for ladies 21 Nov – 2.00pm-3.00pm firstname.lastname@example.org
5 6 7 8
Stone seals schools win
Long-distance runner David Stone qualified for the Middlesex School XCC by winning the 2,500m race at the Brent Schools Cross Country Championships. Winning the years 10 & 11 race by 40 seconds, in a time of 7.30, the 15-year-old JFS student, runs for Shaftesbury Barnet and has won numerous regional and national races since taking up the sport four years ago. One of the country’s most prominent runners, he’s been plagued by a series of injuries and severe asthma over the past 12 months, but still managed to win gold for his country in the 3,000m at the Maccabiah Games in Israel during the summer.
Dads gearing up for Menorah marathon
AcroYoga 21 Nov – 6.30pm www.jw3.org.uk Israeli dancing 21 Nov – 8.00pm-10.00pm email@example.com Drama club 22 Nov – 6.00pm-7.30pm firstname.lastname@example.org Mellow yoga for all ages 23 Nov – 11.00am-12.00pm email@example.com
AND IF YOU’RE FEELING INACTIVE...
Balfour Declaration and British Jewry: then and now – 21 Nov – 3.00pm-3.30pm firstname.lastname@example.org
CHARITY Six dads will be marking Chanukah with a difference this year when they run a special half marathon for charity which will take them around six public menorahs in Essex. Taking on the Essex Menorah Half Marathon, David Blitz, Matt Martin (both pictured), Danny Fresco, Dan Lion, Daniel Carmel-Brown and Darren Brown created a route
around Epping, Loughton, Buckhurst Hill, Chigwell, Gants Hill and Barkingside, which will take them past the six menorahs in their area, ending at the Wohl Ilford Jewish Primary School Winter Fete. Raising money for WIJPS, Kantor King Solomon High School and Clore Tikva, the event on 17 December is being sponsored by local business Land Commercial. Blitz said: “We decided
to combine our passion for running with our passion for local Jewish education.” You can donate at: http://www.jewishessex. com
WE WANT TO BUY YOUR ROLEX Over 30 years of experience buying & selling luxury watches
Why Sell it to BQW?
Personal & Conﬁdential Customer Service Pre-paid Delivery Insured up to £15k Prompt Decision Same day payment
We also buy:
Audemars Piguet, Breitling, Cartier, Franck Muller, Hublot, IWC, Jaeger LeCoultre, Omega, Patek Philippe and other Luxury Watches.
Buying & Selling the world’s ﬁnest watches...
Call: +44 (0)203 697 2566 Email: email@example.com
BQ Watches, BQW House, 1 Back Lane, Edgware, Middlesex HA8 0HS | firstname.lastname@example.org | bqwatches.com
Jewish News 16 November 2017
News / Walker expelled, Pilot dies, News briefs
ASSOCIATION OF JEWISH EX-SERVICEMEN & WOMEN
Remembrance Ceremony & Parade Sunday 19th November 2017
In memory of fallen comrades in all conflicts and Commemorating the centenary of the First World War Battles of Passchendaele and Jerusalem as well as the 75th Anniversary of the Dieppe Raid and the 2nd Battle of El-Alamein.
REVIEWING OFFICER General Sir Peter Wall GCB CBE DL FREng
AJEX invites all Ex-Servicemen and Women and those who served in the Auxiliary Services, together with their relatives, to march in the Parade.
For security purposes everyone must carry a current photo ID Marchers assemble at 1.30pm on Horse Guards Parade. Parade and Ceremony 2.30pm The Cenotaph, Whitehall, London.
AJEX Tel: 020 8202 2323 E-mail: email@example.com www.ajex.org.uk AJEX CHARITABLE FOUNDATION - CHARITY COMMISSION REGISTRATION NO. 1082148
CEREMONY OFFICIANTS Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis Rabbi (Major) Reuben Livingstone Rabbi Harry Jacobi MBE BA (Hons)
Members of the community are invited to show their support by joining us in Whitehall.