Statement on the Church in Wales’ adoption of the IHRA definition of antisemitism

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CCJ welcomes the decision of the Bishops of the Church in Wales to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of antisemitism. In a statement the Church in Wales bishops recognised the Church’s “need of repentance for the ways in which it has contributed in the past to anti-Jewish sentiment.” CCJ Chair Bishop Michael Ipgrave… Read more »

Letter of solidarity to Jewish students at Essex University

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Dear Jewish Students at Essex University, We are faith representatives from universities around the country committed to enabling good relations between Jews and non-Jews. As students and young people of different faiths we wish to express our solidarity with you as you set up a Jewish Society at Essex University. JSocs provide an important community… Read more »

Introducing Rabbi Mason, our Jewish Honorary Secretary

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As a senior Rabbi for 15 years, in both Kingston-upon-Thames and for the last 10 years in Muswell Hill, I have made one of my rabbinic priorities, the development of strong inter faith relationships. With this in mind, I played a strong part in the Kingston Inter Faith Forum, building strong connections with a number… Read more »

Oxford’s new ark

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Wendy Fidler Oxford has a new ark. This was for a variety of reasons, the most pressing being that the old one was falling to pieces and was no longer safe. It was interesting coincidence that the following Shabbat I was reading Vayakel, Exodus:35:21 – 37:16 which is all about the people of Israel decorating… Read more »