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New Year in Barcelona with the European Centre for Jewish Students

I welcomed in 2013 in Barcelona with members of the European Centre for Jewish Students. Read my special feature from the Jewish Chronicle here:

An industrial estate on the outskirts of Barcelona may seem an unlikely setting for one of the year’s biggest Jewish social events.

But for 350 students and young professionals from across Europe, the four-day break provided a lifeline to help them meet like-minded Jews for friendship, romance, and boozy revelry.

The European Centre for Jewish Students’ annual New Year conference and party was a fiesta of sightseeing and partying with a dash of religious discussion.

Taking over a hotel in … Continue Reading

Cameron reassures Jewish leaders at Number 10 meeting

I was fortunate enough to join Jewish community leaders at a meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing Street. Here’s my brief report:

Prime Minister David Cameron has reassured Jewish community leaders of the government’s opposition to boycotts of Israel and determination to protect religious slaughter.

In a Downing Street meeting on Thursday, Mr Cameron also told members of the Jewish Leadership Council about the government’s position on the Iranian nuclear threat.

The delegation, which included Board of Deputies president Vivian Wineman and JLC Trustees’ chair Mick Davis, discussed religious freedoms, the Big Society, social care policy and antisemitism in … Continue Reading