British Jewry

Sending Up British Jewry, Lovingly

09/23/2014 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Exiled from their land for more than 350 years, English Jews have always led a somewhat marginalized existence, even though many of the have risen to positions of great prominence and prestige. In Daniel Cainer’s one-man show, “Jewish Chronicles,” the contradictions of Jewish life in England come both bruisingly and enchantingly to the fore. When he performed in Sydney, Australia, in 2010, critic Lloyd Bradford of Australian Stage Online found that Cainer’s songs forge “deep connections” between his own chaotic personal experiences and the colorful life of his people. “Jewish Chronicles” opens downtown in early October for a five-and-a-half-week run.

The book on British Jews: Daniel Cainer his "Jewish Chronicles." Sheila Burnett

Survey: British Jews 'Returning To The Ghetto'

12/18/2013 - 19:00
Web Editor

British Jews are living in fewer geographic areas in more insular communities, according to a new report by the Institute for Jewish Policy Research which describes “significant demographic shifts” between 2001 and 2011, the Jewish Chronicle reported.

LimmudUK: Success On A Grand Scale

Jewish learning conference attracts 2,000 — but not chief rabbi.
01/03/2011 - 19:00
Editor and Publisher

Two of the most successful efforts to strengthen Jewish identity in recent years were created, and have been sustained, in opposite ways.

Much has been written, here and elsewhere, about Birthright Israel, which has provided a 10-day Israel experience to more than 250,000 young people in its first decade. A top-down creation, Birthright was conceived and funded by a small group of mega-philanthropists, offering these memorable trips as a gift, free of charge to participants ages 18 to 26.

Gary Rosenblatt
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