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A helping hand for Holocaust survivors and refugees

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Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Six Point Foundation was set up in 2011 with some of the proceeds from the disposal of assets which were owned by the Otto Schiff Housing Association (OSHA). OSHA had its origins in a fund set up in 1933 to rescue Jewish people from Nazi oppression in Germany. Since the Foundation made its first grant, it has awarded over £360,000 in over 340 grants to individual Holocaust survivors and refugees in financial need.

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Statement on the situation in Israel and Gaza

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Wednesday, 09 July 2014

A statement from Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, Senior Rabbi to the Movement for Reform Judaism.

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Jewish Joint Burial Society announces new ohel for Woodland Cemetery and new undertaking service

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Tuesday, 08 July 2014

The Jewish Joint Burial Society, which provides funeral services to 37 Reform, Masorti, Liberal and independent synagogues, is excited to announce the commencement of building the ohel (cemetery prayer hall)  at the Woodland Cemetery at Cheshunt. This is the first Jewish woodland cemetery in Europe and provides a beautiful facility for those who wish to be buried a natural setting and also facilities for burying the non-Jewish partners of our congregants.

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Community Connections

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Thursday, 03 July 2014

Community Connections has been working for over 20 years now to support Progressive Jewish communities in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. Ann Etkind, Community Connections National Co-ordinator explains: "Our role has adapted and changed as communities there have been established, grown and developed. Setting up and then helping to maintain twinning links between UK Reform and Liberal congregations and communities in these countries has been a major part of our work, and we currently have many thriving partnership links."

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