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Women in Jewish Leadership - Make Your Voice Heard


Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Women are significantly underrepresented at a leadership level within the Jewish community. The Commission on Women in Jewish Leadership (CWJL) - an initiative of the Jewish Leadership Council (JLC) - was set up to look at the issue and put forward recommendations for change. To this end, the CWJL is urging everyone in the community, both women and men, to contribute their views.

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Alyth Mark Tu B'Shevat with Farmers Market


Tuesday, 07 February 2012

Alyth (North Western Reform Synagogue) marked Tu B’Shevat with a farmers market offering children the chance to learn about Jewish and ethical questions around farming and food production. The market included Fairtrade and Jewish farming awareness stalls and seed planting for children with Riverford Farm organic vegetables boxes, homemade organic jams and chutney.

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Jackson's Row's Award-Winning Singer


Thursday, 02 February 2012

Manchester Reform Synagogue member David Mitchell, who also sings in the shul's choir is to take part in a prestigious concert at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, in February.

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Israel: Pessimism is No Strategy for Change


Wednesday, 01 February 2012

Mike Prashker looks at pessimism concerning the current situation in Israel and argues that a different progressive leadership strategy is needed. Mike Prashker is founder and director of Merchavim -The Institute for the Advancement of Shared Citizenship in Israel. Merchavim's educational mission to help all young citizens of Israel become comfortable with the diversity that characterises Israeli society,  is supported by British Friends of Merchavim. Mike was born in London and moved to Israel in 1978. He founded Merchavim in 1998.

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