Solidarity with Pittsburgh

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Jewish community in Pittsburgh as they deal with the aftermath of the terrible events that occurred during a Shabbat service at the Tree of Life Synagogue.

The JLC will be collating messages of solidarity and support to send to the Pittsburgh Jewish community.

If you would like to send a message, please click here and fill in the form. The JLC will make sure that your words reach the community.

Young People Solidarity with Pittsburgh

On Saturday 27 October (Shabbat 18 Cheshvan) in Pittsburgh, 11 people were tragically murdered, and many others injured, in the worst single antisemitic attack in American history.

There has been an outpouring of grief, shock and sadness around the Jewish world.

The community in Pittsburgh have asked if British Jewish young people would be willing to write short letters of condolence and support to Jewish young people in Pittsburgh. UJIA has agreed to facilitate this important show of solidarity.

Click here to start writing your letter.

כל ישראל ערבים זה בזה – All Israel is responsible one for another

Transition: Sharon Wagner-Zauder

By Sharon Wagner-Zauder: Senior Israel Engagement Manager, UJIA

There have been major turning points in my life which have been connected to physically moving from one place to another whether it was when I was 13 and 5 months to Israel or moving to a different part of London or spending a year abroad.

The two major transitions that I made were in 1997 and in 2017. (more…)

Transition: Sam Clifford

By Sam Clifford: Director, Yoni Jesner Foundation

Transitions are often big, significant life changes.  But some transitions happen daily, constantly balancing ourselves between multiple worlds. For me, the transition that constantly happens is balancing being a parent and having a career.  The transition does get easier with time, but requires a tremendous amount of support, ambition and organisation. Get the transition right and I find that both parts of my life benefit – although there are always the times when the transition isn’t always smooth, like announcing “I’m going for a wee-wee” in the middle of a meeting! (more…)


We all know that social media is a great way to chat to your friends and stay connected. But, like anything, with misuse or overuse, the negatives can far outweigh the positives. Sometimes it can get so bad that people feel like there’s no escape. That’s why Norwood is launching #BeSocialWise – a campaign that says it’s time for action; it’s time to take a break from social media.

Join on 3 July 2018! Stand with us and log off. For just one day, switch on and connect with each other in real life!

JOIN US. Log on. Wise Up.

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International Women’s Day: Shelley Marsh

In Torah, Abraham is commanded by God to listen to the voice of Sara (Shema B’Kolech, Genesis 21:12):  “In all that Sara says unto you, listen to her voice.”  This is such an important statement and it should resonate strongly with us as we celebrate International Women’s Day 2018. (more…)

Shelley on Chanukah

By Shelley Marsh, Reshet

Taking responsibility for another person, in a youth work setting, is one of our greatest strengths as well as one of our challenges. (more…)

Shelley Marsh on Safeguarding

By Shelley Marsh, Reshet

It is essential that children and young people in the Jewish community are educated on what abuse is and who to tell if they are being abused.