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News Archive November 2010

 

Tuition fee rise threat to gap years in Israel
The Jewish News, 25th November 2010

Jewish organisations running gap year programmes in Israel are set to lobby Parliament in response to government proposals to increase tuition fees to 9,000 pounds a year.  Youth groups including Bnei Akiva, the Federation of Zionist Youth and LJY-Netzer are concerned that the three-fold fee rise, which looks set to come into force by September 2012, will mean "hundreds" of young people will be reluctant to go on a gap year to Israel next summer. Read more

 

Shock over senior UK Jewish leader's Bibi criticism
The Jewish Chronicle, 18th November 2010

One of British Jewry's most senior leaders this week shattered a longstanding taboo by publicly criticising Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the peace process, voicing moral reservations about some of Israel's policies, and calling for criticism of Israel to be voiced freely throughout the community. Mick Davis, chairman of both the UJIA and the executive of the Jewish Leadership Council, also warned that unless there were a two-state solution with the Palestinians, Israel risked becoming an apartheid state.  Read more

 

Liberal rabbi extends northern role
The Jewish Chronicle, 11th November 2010

Manchester's first Liberal rabbi has officially begun ministering to the only Liberal synagogue in the north of England. Australian-born Rabbi Mark Solomon was formally inducted as rabbi to the Manchester Liberal Jewish Community by the chief executive of Liberal Judaism, Rabbi Danny Rich.  Read more

 

Liberals in reshuffle
The Jewish Chronicle, 11th November 2010

Rabbi Danny Rich has been awarded a new five year contract as the chief executive of Liberal Judaism. Leaders of the movement have also reorganised the management team at the Montagu Centre, its central London HQ, in order to allow Rabbi Rich - who took office in 2005 - more time for writing and public speaking.  Read more

 

Suffolk notches up a double joy
The Jewish Chronicle, 11th November 2010

There was a double celebration at the tiny Suffolk Liberal community with the batmitzvah of 60-year-old Beverley Levy and Rebecca Steiner marking her conversion to Judaism. The women read the portion concerning the death of Sarah and Abraham's negotiations for burial land.  Read more