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Israeli students create revolutionary taste-altering spray

November 29, 2016

A team of stand-out students from the UJIA-supported Darca Danciger High School, in Kiryat Shemona, managed to achieve first place in the prestigious international IGEM competition, held at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston. The conference has been held for the past thirteen years, and last year the Darca Danzinger High School won Silver for developing… Read more »

Latest Information: Fires Spread Across Israel

November 25, 2016

We have all been shocked by the over 200 fires that have broken out in Israel and affected tens of thousands of residents from all communities, most predominantly in the north of the country, where UJIA focuses. The most significant blaze is in Haifa where over 80,000 people have been evacuated from their homes. Other… Read more »

Jewish Legacy Week: Shabbat

May 20, 2016

We are all familiar with the concepts – contained in verse 22:32 of this week’s parsha – of Kiddush Hashem and Chilul Hashem – sanctifying and desecrating Hashem’s name. Historically, many of our forebears, forced to choose between conversion and martyrdom chose the latter – the ultimate act of Kiddush Hashem, but one that came… Read more »

Lively debate at ‘Anti-semitism and Politics – Cause for concern?’

May 19, 2016

Yesterday, 40 young professionals attended Y-UJIA’s ‘Anti-Semitism and Politics – Cause for concern?’ held at Fladgate LLP offices in central London. The event was put on in response to the recent increase in news coverage of allegations of anti-semitism in the Labour Party. The committee felt it was important to educate young Jewish professionals on the facts as… Read more »

Jewish Legacy Week: Jeanne Bell

May 19, 2016

CIRCLE OF LIFE… How a Legacy from Jeanne Bell keeps her memory alive through the young Israelis she supports through scholarships. Jeanne Bell was born on 30 August 1907 in London. She married Jacob (known as ‘Jack’) Snook (surname subsequently changed to Bell) on 1 August 1938 at West Ham District Synagogue in the East… Read more »

Yom Hazikaron 2016

May 19, 2016

The Manchester community welcomed a group of six Israeli teenagers as part of the 50-strong UJIA Magic Moments delegation to centres across the UK in May this year. The delegates, aged 15-17, from the north of Israel spent one week living in our community and educating about Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s commemoration day for fallen soldiers…. Read more »

Jewish Legacy Week: Gerald Crossman

May 18, 2016

And the band played on… Obituary: Gerald Crossman (1920-2014) Gerald Crossman was born in London in 1920 and came to prominence in the late 1930’s for his involvement in the music world. He came from a musical family and played the piano accordion, piano and organ. His cousins were clarinet/saxophonist Joe Crossman and guitarist Sid… Read more »

Jewish Legacy Week: My Story

May 17, 2016

A LONG LIFE REMEMBERED After a long and varied life, Vera Banasch didn’t forget her favourite charities. Vera Banasch was born in Germany on 30 August 1917. She emigrated to England just before the outbreak of the Second World War, carrying a passport bearing the swastika. Initially she worked as a domestic servant and lived… Read more »

Yom Ha’atzmaut Crossword Answers

May 16, 2016

If you did the crossword in the Jewish News last week. Take a look at your answers! How many did you get right!? Across: BALFOUR NETIVTEFACHOT IYAR KIRYATSHMONA HEBREW KIRYATBIALIK TELHAI ROTHSCHILD ISRAELTOUR EQUALIZER FALAFEL WEIZMANN Down: ESHBAL NURSING TALLIT WESTERNGALILEE HATIKVAH KEMACH BENGURION JERUSALEM

Community paints the town blue for Israel with UJIA

May 16, 2016

Thousands of people have taken part in UJIA’s first ever Paint The Town Blue drive to support Israel on Yom Ha’atzmaut! At least 2,500 blue noses were sold for £1 across 29 shops, 10 schools and other Jewish outlets nationally, in aid of educational projects in Israel, and were also included in packs provided to… Read more »