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Theresa May writes exclusively for Jewish News: ‘I’ll be your community’s champion’

With just days before the election, British Prime Minister makes pledges on issues which matter most to the community including shechita, security and faith schools

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Party leaders’ messages to the community before the General Election

Watch Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn, Nicola Sturgeon and Tim Farron address the community as the country goes to the polls on June 8.

Watch the leaders’ videos here:

Zac Goldsmith election placard defaced with swastika

Conservative Party election material vandalised with Nazi symbol, ahead of polling day on Thursday

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Meet the Jewish Labour voters torn over Corbyn ahead of election day

Jewish News speaks to community members who traditionally back Labour, to find out whether leader Jeremy Corbyn will affect their voting intentions

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Lord Dubs attacks Theresa May’s refugee policy

Labour peer criticises the government’s failure to help child refugees, whilst campaigning in Finchley and Golders Green

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More than 200 candidates sign Israel pledge to oppose BDS

Initiative set up by two pro-Israel grassroots movements, to garner support for the Jewish state amongst prospective MPs

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All chipper in Chipping Barnet

Slow trickle of voters in and out of a polling station in Chipping Barnet, where Theresa Villiers looks set to be re-elected.

Slow trickle of voters in and out of a polling station in Chipping Barnet, where Theresa Villiers looks set to be re-elected.

Who are the Jewish candidates running in the General Election?

Our parters, The Times of Israel look at Jewish candidates running for Labour and the Conservatives:

Lord Dubs campaigns in Golders Green

Labour peer helps Jeremy Newmark campaign, calling out Prime Minister Theresa May’s stance on refugees.

Meet the candidates!

Throughout the General Election campaign, Jewish News has previewed candidates standing in constituencies with a significant Jewish population.

Meet the candidates in:

Should faith guide our politics?

Rabbi Esther Hugenholtz reflects on the importance of faith in making political decisions

CST urge the community to get out and vote

UJS president urges students to vote

Board of Deputies urges community to vote

BREAKING: Exit poll in Golders Green…

“The exit poll in Golders Green hasn’t given us any clues about the outcome, but we do know that Sadie Blumenthal’s son is a doctor, Dolly Cohen just got back from Eilat and Golda Greenberg’s daughter is a terrible disappointment!”


Hamas says ‘yes to terror’ as Britain elects

Diane Abbott and her quote of many errors…

“There will definitely be eight years of plenty followed by one year of famine… er… no… 10 years of plenty and two days of famine…?”abbott_low_res

JCC North London: Use your ‘strong Jewish voice’

West London Synagogue is polling station for the day

One of the community’s Reform shuls becomes a centre of democracy for the day

West London Synagogue is ready for your vote! #election #dontforgettovote #exerciseyourrighttovote

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Human rights charity to voters: ‘Use your rights’


Students share voting snaps on social

Edgware rabbi urges voting

LFI help chair’s campaign

Holocaust educators urge voting

Karen Pollock of the Holocaust Educational Trust and Olivia Marks-Woldman of Holocaust Memorial Day Trust encourage followers to go to the ballot box

Jewish human rights group say vote to help refugees

Jewish Care helps 102-year old Rose to vote

Jewish Care help 102-year-old Rose Bliss to the ballot box, to vote in Thursday’s General election.

Rose is the oldest Jewish Care resident who chose to vote in person, rather than by post, and she told Jewish News: “it’s something I have always done”.

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Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis casts his vote

Christian-Jewish forum’s interfaith manifesto


Christian-Jewish forum’s interfaith manifesto

Exit poll: Conservatives to lose overall majority

Theresa May’s gamble on a snap election looks set to cost her overall control of the House of Commons, according to the BBC/Sky/ITV exit poll.

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Hendon and Finchley & Golders Green remain blue

Mike Freer and Matthew Offord have retained the two seats with the largest Jewish communities but saw their majorities dramatically slashed by the chair and vice-chair of the Jewish Labour Movement.

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Ian Austin facing tight race to hold seat

One of the community’s strongest allies is faving a tough race to hold his seat of Dudley North

LFI Chair Joan Ryan holds her seat

Speaker John Bercow re-elected

Jewish MP John Bercow holds onto his seat

Jewish Labour MP Fabian Hamilton holds his seat

Gerald Kaufman’s old seat retained by Labour

Labour’s Afzal Khan, who previously apologised for tweeting an article comparing Israel to the Nazis, becomes the new MP for Manchester Gorton. The seat was formerly held by anti-Israel Jewish MP Gerald Kaufman, who passed away earlier in 2017.

Firebrand anti-Zionist politician and former Labour MP George Galloway, meanwhile, was third in Manchester Gorton with 2,615 votes.

Wes Streeting re-elected

Labour MP and strong ally of the Jewish community holds onto Ilford North

Rhea Wolfson cuts SNP majority in Livingston

Jewish Labour activist Rhea Wolfson wins more than 17,000 seats in Livingston. In August 2016, Rhea was one of six people elected on to the National Executive Committee of the Labour Party. 

Ivan Lewis wins in Bury South

Jewish Labour politician keeps hold of Manchester seat, with 27,165 votes, and an increased majority of 8.2%

Louise Ellman increases majority

Jewish Labour MP Louise Ellman holds her Riverside Liverpool seat with 0,599 votes. Majority up from 24,463 to 35,947

Historian Simon Schama: ‘May is on life support’

Jewish historian Simon Schama tweets: “Hard Brexit dead; May on life support, democracy alive and kicking – a great thing”, as the Conservatives fail to win a majority, despite being the largest party.

Luciana Berger re-elected in Liverpool

Jewish Labour politician Luciana Berger hugely increases majority with 34,717 votes, taking 79.6% of the vote in her constituency.

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Ruth Smeeth re-elected

Jewish Labour MP Ruth Smeeth retains her seat in Stoke-on-Trent North and Kidsgrove. After her result she tweeted:

Jewish voters abused in Stamford Hill

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Ian Austin wins seat by just 22 votes

One of the community’s closest allies Ian Austin narrowly gets over the mark, with 18,090 votes to his Tory rival’s 18,068.

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Alex Sobel is latest Jewish MP

Alex Sobel has become Britain’s newest Jewish MP after being elected in Leeds North West.

The Jewish Labour Movement member took the seat from the Liberal Democrats with a majority of 4,226 on a night that saw the organisation’s chair and vice-chair narrowly defeated.

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Hannah David misses out again

Tory Hannah David missed out for the second consecutive election in Harrow West. Hannah got 17,326 votes, which was well short of her Conservative rival’s 30,640.

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Bob Blackman keeps Harrow East

Conservative Bob Blackman held off a Labour surge to retain his Harrow East seat. Blackman’s 25,129 votes was enough to stave off Labour rival Navin Shah, who received 23,372 votes.

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Anti-Israel David Ward finishes third in Bradford

David Ward – who fought Bradford East as an independent after being suspended by the Lib Dems early in the campaign – took just over 3,000 votes to finish in third behind victors Labour and the Conservatives.

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Preliminary Round Group A:
GB 7 Venezuela 0
GB all but secured their place in the quarter-finals thanks to this emphatic victory.

Charlie Kasler and Max Kyte scored two each, with Adam Burchell, Jordan Marks and Josh Kennet also all on target.


India 76 (Sim Cohen, 4-25, Steven Allweis 3-16)
GB 77-1 (Mark Both 33*)
GB won by 9 wickets


GB 3 South Africa 1
GB bounced back from their opening defeat as they claimed this much-needed win.


GB 0 South Africa 2


Jessica Abrahams and Arianna Di Giammarino won the girls doubles competition



GB 10 Israel 4
GB booked their place in the final with this superb win over the hosts.


Philip Bloom wins bronze in 100+kg event

Zoe Harris ready for action…

Watch GB’s swimmers here!

Today – Live broadcasting of the swimming rounds!
Join us on Facebook Live and the Maccabiah website, starting at 17:30 (Israel/GMT+3).

Posted by Maccabiah – Maccabi World Union on Monday, 10 July 2017

Junion U18 futsal full-time result

GB 0 Argentina 3

Best of the pics from the Maccabiah!

Posted by Maccabiah – Maccabi World Union on Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Junior swimming:

Zack Rothman finishes 100m butterfly in 19th place, while Joshua Foreman finishes in 31st

GB’s Freya Levy (7) competing with USA mixed team in wheelchair basketball

Check this out from #TeamMaccabiGB's Freya Levy (7) as she competes with a USA mixed team in Wheelchair Basketball! #SuperHumans #ThisGirlCan

Posted by Maccabi GB on Monday, 10 July 2017

Gymnastics beam – female final

Zoe Harris finished in fourth, with 10.267 points

Gymnastics floor – female preliminaries

Zoe Harris finished in 16th place, with 12.100 points


Junior table tennis boys win bronze in team event

Latest score

Women’s football: GB 0 USA 2

Junior netball update

Half-time score: GB 20 South Africa 11

#MaccabiBirthight# visit Ben Gurion’s Tomb

#MaccabiBirthight visit Ben Gurion’s Tomb before making their way to the Bedouin Tents!

Posted by Maccabi GB on Monday, 10 July 2017

Women’s football full-time result

USA 7 GB 0

Junior netball full-time:

GB 40 South Africa 38

Olympian secures Maccabiah record

World record in the 20th Maccabiah: Australien swimmer Matt Levy broke the 200m freestyle Paralympic world record, with a time of 2:16.21.
Way to go!

Posted by Maccabiah – Maccabi World Union on Monday, 10 July 2017

Watch: Recall of Sunday’s action

The week has begun with many games and great moments
Watch the daily recap for Sunday, July 9th:

Posted by Maccabiah – Maccabi World Union on Monday, 10 July 2017

Junior swimming 100m butterfly final

Zack Rothman finishes 12th in a time of 1:08.14

Junior swimming 100m butterfly girls final

Nathalie Lustig finishes in 12th place in a time of 1:14.51, with Alicia Slater two places behind in 1:16.20

Half-time score: U16 boys football: GB 0 Mexico 0

U16 boys football: GB 0 Mexico 0

Full-time U16 football result…

GB 0 Mexico 1

Latest netball score: GB leading Argentina 18-7

GB beating Argentina going into second quarter

Netball side increase lead over Argentina

GB leading South American side 39-9 as match enters third quarter

Ronaldo’s son competing for Brazil’s U18 side

Essa é a delegação brasileira representando a gente nas Macabiadas Mundiais de 2017. Um abraço especial pro meu filho…

Posted by Ronaldo Nazário de Lima on Thursday, 6 July 2017

Open netball team beat Argentina

GB claim 5214 win over South Americans

Pictures: Medal Monday for Team GB!

A massive day for #TeamMaccabiGB as more athletes were crowned Maccabiah Games medalists today. Find out more here.

Posted by Maccabi GB on Monday, 10 July 2017

MEDAL WIN! Sara Black wins bronze in Jerusalem half-marathon

The day gets off to a flying start with Sara Black bringing home BRONZE in the Jerusalem Half Marahon as part of the MACCABI WOMAN event! Mazal Tov Sara! 💪🏃🏽‍♀️🥉#MaccabiWoman

Posted by Maccabi GB on Monday, 10 July 2017

MEDAL WIN: Watch Lacrosse team presented with their silver medal

The moment #TeamMaccabiGB Lacrosse were presented with their SILVER MEDAL!

Posted by Maccabi GB on Tuesday, 11 July 2017

GB football team set for Brazil quarter-final

Andy Landesberg’s open football team will face Brazil in last eight

Junior swimming 400m freestyle result

Joshua Forman finished in 23rd place, in a time of 5.07.23

Junior swimming 100m backstroke result

Ewan Taylor finishes in 13th place in a time of 1.09.69, with Joshua Foreman a place behind in time of 1.10.61. Jacob Boyden finished in time of 1.14.93 – in 14th place – with Zack Rothman two places behind in 1.15.67.

Junior swimming 400m freestyle female

Alicia Slater finished 11th fastest in a time of 5.00.90. Rebecca Saville claimed an 18th place finish – 5.31.22.

Junior swimming 100m backstroke female

Alicia Slater finished in 14th place – in time of 1.13.11

Open swimming 100m backstroke result

Jason Pears finished in 13th place in time of 1.08.34

WATCH: Gymnast Zoe Harris wins bronze

Zoe Harris WINS Artistic Gymnastics BRONZE on Uneven Bars! MAZAL TOV ZOE!

Posted by Maccabi GB on Tuesday, 11 July 2017

PICTURES: Maccabi Australia’s swimming higlights

Posted by Maccabi Australia to Maccabiah Games 2017 on Tuesday, 11 July 2017

WATCH: Table tennis stars Jessica Abrahams and Sammy Kaye in mixed doubles action

Great point for #TeamMaccabiGB's Junior Table Tennis stars Jessica Abrahams and Sammy Kaye in the first round of Mixed Doubles

Posted by Maccabi GB on Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Netball latest: GB leading South Africa

Latest score: South Africa 3 GB 15 (first quarter)


GB 9 South Africa 1 (end of first quarter)


#TeamMaccabiGB MASTERS TENNIS UPDATE Steven Carlin and Alan Reichtman won the first round of the round Robin masters…

Posted by Maccabi GB on Tuesday, 11 July 2017


GB 30 South Africa 10 (fourth quarter)

PICTURES: USA vs GB lacrosse

🇺🇸v 🇬🇧 🥇medal win for Maccabi USA Lacrosse. First lacrosse team, amazing win! Thank you to Israel Lacrosse for all your help! #macc20

Posted by Maccabi USA/Sports for Israel on Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Open netball team beat South Africa

Final score: GB 48 South Africa 16


GB team to face USA:
Corin, Myeroff, Harvey, Morris, Addis, Levack, Plotnik, Daggers, Sloma, Stolerman, Hakim

WATCH: Monday’s recap at the Maccabiah

It was a day full of new records and festive events! As usual, we’ve put together a video summarizing the results, interviews and footage from the various games. Enjoy!
Watch the daily recap for Monday, July 10th:

Posted by Maccabiah – Maccabi World Union on Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Masters football (45+) held to draw by Argentina

GB draw 1-1 with South Americans – Bradley Lazarus scoring for GB

PICTURES: Maccabiah opening ceremony

Posted by Maccabiah – Maccabi World Union on Monday, 10 July 2017


Junior girls football: GB 0 Israel 5 (half-time)

Masters football 45+ team lost out on semi-final on goal difference

1-1 draw with Argentina means GB miss out on semi-final place on goal difference, having won one, drawn one and lost one. They do though still have two games to play

LATEST SCORE: Masters football 35+ lead USA

GB 2 USA 0 (latest score)


Junior girls football team beaten 6-0 by hosts


Full-time score: GB 3 USA 0
GB fell a goal short of scoring the four they required to progress. Adam Stolerman scored twice, with Marc Yaffe also on target


Goals from Austin Lipman and captain Mitch Hahn see GB beat Brazil 2-1 and book their place in the last four


Samuel Deutsch wins bronze in the rowing men’s quads

U16 football team beat Brazil

Goals from Jamie Greene, Jonathan Novak, Joseph Santhouse and Ethan Kessel see GB beat Brazil 4-2

Junior swimming 200m Individual medley results

GB’s trio of swimmers – Zack Rothman (2.34.38), Joshua Foreman (2.39.37) and Jacob Boyden (2.39.88) – finish preliminary heat in 29th, 31st and 32nd place respectively

Third-place finish for Ewan Taylor in 50m freestyle heat

Ewan Taylor finishes third quickest in junior swimming 50m Freestyle preliminary race with time of .25.25.

VIDEO: Tuesday’s highlights at the Maccabiah

What a day! The Jerusalem night run, more games and the highlight of the day – a swim of champions 🇮🇱🇺🇸
Watch the daily recap for Tuesday, July 11th:

Posted by Maccabiah – Maccabi World Union on Wednesday, 12 July 2017


Sam Radiven and Ben Felt won 6-3 7-5
Josh Hennes and Joseph Salt 6-4 6-3


GB 4 Hong Kong 0 (half-time)

Netball junior lost to Australia

GB beaten 43-25 by Australia

U16 futsal team beat Hong Kong

Full-time score: GB 8 Hong Kong 1


GB 6 Gibraltar 5 (half-time)


GB 11 Gibraltar 6


GB 1 Venezuela 0


Ewan Taylor is awarded BRONZE in 50m Freestyle – GB's first individual swimming medal in 25 years!

Posted by Maccabi GB on Wednesday, 12 July 2017


GB’s open netball team beat Israel 42-33 to reach last four of competition

WATCH: Ellie Edwards win silver in open women’s 100m

Ellie Edwards wins SILVER IN OPEN WOMENS 100m!

Posted by Maccabi GB on Wednesday, 12 July 2017

WATCH: Eden Davis win gold in the 100m

#TeamMaccabiGB MEDAL ALERT (and it's a massive one!)
Eden Davis tares up the track winning GOLD 100m!

Posted by Maccabi GB on Wednesday, 12 July 2017

MEDAL WIN: Boys track & field

Silver win for boys’ 4x100m team

MEDAL WIN – Sarah Schechter in masters tennis

Bronze win in over 60 masters tennis for Sarah Schechter

LATEST SCORE: GB beating Australia 4-1

Masters 45 football side currently 4-1 ahead against Australia

PICTURES: Open football – GB VS Brazil

Posted by Rafi Cohen photography on Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Posted by Rafi Cohen photography on Thursday, 13 July 2017

WATCH: Mitch Hahn equalising against Brazil

WATCH: Highlights from Wednesday at the Maccabiah

We've come to the 10th day of the Maccabiah, after a dramatic day of crucial games and finals.
Watch the daily recap for Wednesday, July 12th:

Posted by Maccabiah – Maccabi World Union on Thursday, 13 July 2017

FULL-TIME: GB masters beat Australia 5-1

A hat-trick from Gideon Barnett, along with strikes from Max Radford and Andy Myers saw GB to a comprehensive win over Australia.


South Africa 146 all out – GB need 147 in 50 overs to claim first ever Maccabiah cricket gold

GB – 13-0 after 6 overs in reply

Open rhythmic gymnastics

Hannah Slavin finished her campaign in seventh place overall. Claiming fourth place finishes in the ball competition, with 10.2 points, the hoop with 10.3 points, and the in the club discipline with 10.1 points, she finished 11th place in the ribbon with 9.05, meaning an overall total of 39.65 points.


GB 90-5 off 36 overs, after South Africa 146 all out


GB beaten by Australia in semi-final, meaning they’ll face Israel for third place on Friday


Open football semi-final:
GB 0 Mexico 0 (half-time)

MEDAL WIN – Junior golf

Junior boys’ golf win bronze in team event


GB need 27 runs off 24 balls with 2 wickets in hand…


South Africa beat GB by 21 runs


Adam Burchell scores to give GB second half lead!


GB open football team through to final after beating Mexico 1-0 in semi-final thanks to Adam Burchell’s strike


GB leading Israel 42-26 going into fourth quarter


GB U18’s lose 2-1 to Mexico, Jared Rand scoring consolation goal


Full-time score: GB 1 Brazil 0


Eden Davis absolutely smashes the 200m and adds another GOLD to his Maccabiah collection! 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧

Posted by Maccabi GB on Thursday, 13 July 2017


David Stone wins gold in 3,000m


Ellie takes GOLD in Open Ladies 200m and smashes her PB! COME ON GB!

Posted by Maccabi GB on Thursday, 13 July 2017


Full-time score: GB 42 Israel 26


Following on from the team bronze win earlier in the day, Josh Forashaw won silver with Teddy Vandermolen claiming bronze


Idan Gal-Shohet wins silver in the junior long jump competition


Team GB boys win bronze in the 4x400m relay

WATCH: Triathlon got underway on Friday morning

#TeamMaccabiGB started the 9th day of competition at the Triathlon this morning #MaccabiMan #MaccabiWoman

Posted by Maccabi GB on Friday, 14 July 2017

LATEST: U16 futsal side trailing to Argentina in semi-final…

Half-time score: GB 1 Argentina 5

LATEST: U18 football team lead USA

Half-time: GB 1 USA 0

U16 futsal lose semi-final

Full-time score: GB 1 Argentina 10

MEDAL WIN: Emma Garber wins bronze in triathlon

Emma Garber WINS BRONZE IN TRIATHLON #MaccabiWomen

Posted by Maccabi GB on Friday, 14 July 2017


GB reach Sunday’s final, where they will take on Australia, despite 45-39 defeat by South Africa

Masters football team put 11 past Canada

In the battle to finish in fifth place, GB’s 35+ team hit double figures against the Canadians. Sam Sloma (4), Paul Hakim (3), Saul Conway (2), Nicholas Plotnek and Adam Stolerman all on target

Half-time score: U16 football team trail Australia

GB 0 Australia 1 (half-time)

FULL-TIME: U18 football team beat USA 5-0

Goals from Jayden Huglin, Callum Lee, Daniel Creese, Jack Mattey and James Cohen saw GB claim a comprehensive win, as they look to finish the tournament in fifth place

U16 futsal team lose semi-final

Harry Caplin scores consolation in GB’s 10-1 loss against Argentina

U16 football team spot-on against Aussies!

U16 football team beat Australia 4-3 on penalties, after score finished 1-1 – in 5th place play-off

Masters football team beat USA on pens!

Following on from the U16’s, the 45+ team beat USA 3-2 on penalties, following a 2-2 draw, in their fifth place play-off tie

LATEST SCORE: GB leading Israel in netball semi-final:

GB leading leading Israel 35-24 going to the final quarter in semi-final match


Open netball team through to Sunday’s final after they beat Israel 44-32 in semi-final

U18 futsal lost to Brazil

Joseph Glaskie scores in GB’s 3-1 loss to Brazil

MEDAL WIN! Emma Garber wins gold!

Emma Garber wins the Maccabi Woman tournament

FULL-TIME: U18 football team lose to Spain

GB 3 Spain 4
GB found themselves 3-2 up, having been trailing 2-0, an own goal along with strikes from Jamie Cohen and Jack Mattey putting them ahead, but another comeback – this time from Spain – saw them to the win


Emma Garber won the Open Water Swim

FULL-TIME: U16 football team lose to Argentina

U16 side beaten 1-0, the South Americans scoring the decisive goal in the first half

FULL-TIME – Female football team end with win

The Open female football team secured a rarity for a GB football team – a penalty shoot-out win. Level against Argentina at 2-2, the side prevailed on penalties – winning 5-4

LATEST SCORE: GB junior football team lead Sweden 1-0…

Girls team hold early advantage against Swedes


Diana Gold WINS SILVER after a narrow defeat to South Africa 6-4 4-6 7-10 🇬🇧🥈🇿🇦

Posted by Maccabi GB on Sunday, 16 July 2017

HALF-TIME: GB girls’ football team trail Sweden

Swedes fight back to go into the break winning 2-1

LATEST SCORE: GB U16 futsal leading South Africa

GB 1 South Africa 0

LATEST SCORE: GB taking on Australia in junior netball final

Australia leading 25-19 in third quarter of final

LATEST SCORE: U16 futsal drawing 1-1 with South Africa

Half-time score sees GB drawing 1-1 against South Africa, with Rafael Zamet having fired GB ahead

WATCH HIGHLIGHTS: Friday & Saturday at The Maccabiah

Finals, fun in Tel Aviv and many gold medals. Let’s see what we’ve had over the weekend –
Watch the daily recap for Friday and Saturday, July 14th-15th:

Posted by Maccabiah – Maccabi World Union on Sunday, 16 July 2017

FULL-TIME SCORE – U16 futsal side lose to South Africa

Goals from Joshua Morris and Rafael Zamet not enough to prevent GB being beaten 4-2 by South Africa


GB junior netball team beaten 51-27 by Australia in final – which sees them secure silver


GB trailing 31-18 against Australia in final of open netball tournament (third quarter)


Open netball football team lost 39-28 to Australia in final, but claim silver


Americans take second minute lead in open final football


GB a goal and man down after Adam Bolle sees straight red – 22 minutes gone


GB trailing 1-0 at the break to USA, with Jake Rozhansky’s second minute strike proving to be the difference so far. However, Andy Landesberg’s men are also down to ten men following Adam Bolle’s 22nd minute dismissal for violent conduct


USA double their lead in the 51st minute with a second strike of the evening from Jake Rozhansky – this time with a stunning long-range strike


USA surely secure gold with a third goal, 12 minutes from time as Jake Rozhansky completes his hat-trick

FULL-TIME – Men’s open final – GB 0 USA 3

GB’s wait for a gold medal win in the open football competition – stretching back to 1961 – will have to wait at least another four years after Jake Rozhansky’s hat-trick saw off GB, who played the majority of the match with ten men following Adam Bolle’s 22nd minute sending-off

WATCH – Re-run of open football final

This is it. The 20th Maccabiah Games Open Men’s Football Final!
We’re Live exclusively in Jerusalem as #TeamMaccabiGB take on USA in a bid to WIN GOLD in the event for the first time since 1961! Let’s bring it home! #ComeOnGB 🇬🇧🇺🇸🇮🇱

Posted by Maccabi GB on Sunday, 16 July 2017

JFS celebrates “outstanding success”

Europe’s largest Jewish school sees 99.2 percent overall pass rate.

55% of results achieved were A*-A grades

74 students achieved A*/A grades in three A levels

82% of results were A*-B.

13 students secured places for Oxford or Cambridge Universities

3 students going to Medical School (Oxford, Cambridge and UCL).

‘Exceptional’ JFS results a testament to hard work

Following outstanding A-Level success, Executive Headteacher Deborah Lipkin, Headteacher Simon Appleman and Head of Sixth Form Anthony Flack say they are delighted, praising the hard work of students and teachers:

“These results are exceptional and are testament to the hard work of all our students supported by their parents and staff.  They reflect the “drive and passion” noted by OFSTED and ensure that our students are ready to move to the next stage of their life with confidence.  This has been a record year of results and we remain very proud of all our students’ achievements”.

A-Level Results day freshers hotline

The Union of Jewish Students have set up the dedicated hotline to help those who either did better than expected or didn’t get into their chosen university on results day.

If you need additional information about a campus or city you hadn’t previously considered, then why not ring the hotline?

Students can ring 020 7424 3295 – and line will be open between 9:30 am to 5:30 pm on the day of results (17 August) and 9:30 am to 3 pm the day after. The line will remain open for the following week.

UJS Team, 2017

UJS Team, 2017

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If you have something you want to share, ping it over to – or send us a message on Twitter or Facebook!

Proud parent hopes success inspires

David Shaw contacted Jewish News to say: “I’m pleased to share that my daughter Jessica Shaw secured a place to study Theology at Girton college Cambridge. She got a triple A star, 💯 in one exam & highest in the year at JCoSS.  As a founding pupil were overjoyed and hope it inspires others in the community and beyond!”

In pictures: JFS results!

Outstanding JFS achievers

In addition to the 11 JFS students who received 3A*s in the CACHE course, outstanding achievers include:

  • Daniel Bernbaum, Oli Solomons and Vitale Stone – 4A*s
  • Adam Lang  – 3A*s and 1 A
  • Jesse Anthony, Jack Bergman, Nitzan Issler, Ilana Koffman, Jessica Mendall, Natalie Samuels, Zoe Sarankin, Rebecca Spagnoletto and Craig Stock – 3 A*s

Kantor King Solomon celebrate ‘superb’ results

A 97 percent pass rate was the story at Kantor King Solomon on results day 2017.

73% of grades were A* – C.

Over 40% of students achieve grade A or A* in Mathematics and Physics, with some taking up places such as Bristol, Manchester, Warwick and University College London.

King Solomon head praises high achievers

Kantor King Solomon’s head, Matthew Slater, reacted to Thursday’s results, saying:

“We are delighted that the hard work and dedication of our students and staff has again lead to such superb results”.

Some of the highest-achieving students include:

  • Darcy Brown- AAA in Economics, Mathematics and Religious Studies, and will study Philosophy at Nottingham.
  • Samuel Tuohy – AAA in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics, will read Automotive Engineering at Loughborough.
  • Fabian Zahir AAA in Economics, Mathematics and Physics, and will now read Physics at UCL.
  • Mitchell Chappell AAA in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics and will Physics at Warwick.

JCoSS celebrate first set of A-Level results

East Barnet school marks inaugural set of results since the school opened in 2010.

A third of grades at A*-A.

Two thirds of grades are B or above.

Two students take up offers at Cambridge University.

JCoSS students celebrating their results

JCoSS students celebrating their results

JCoSS head: A-Level results are ‘biggest milestone of school’s history’

Headteacher of JCoSS Patrick Moriarty said the school’s first full set of A-Level results is: ‘This is the biggest milestone of the school’s history to date and we are thrilled with our first full set of A Level results. This is a true testament to the hard work and dedication from our staff and students over the past 7 years.

It signifies the faith that every supporter, student and family put into JCoSS to give the children in our community an excellent education in a pluralist environment. Today’s results justify all that trust and faith and we thank you again for giving JCoSS the opportunity to become a reality.

Patrick Moriarty

Patrick Moriarty

They have become the fully-rounded Mensches that JCoSS seeks to create and their legacy will resonate throughout everything that we do.

The history book has now been firmly written and I am as proud as can be that our first entry has been a resounding success”.


JCoSS high achievers

In their inagural set of results, JCoSS students celebrated wide success, with over a third of grades ranked A*-A.

Some of the high-achieving students include:

  • Nathan Caplan A*A*A*A
  • Jess Shaw A*A*A*
  • Nikita Ostrovsky A*A*A*A A
  • Kezia Niman A*A*A*
  • Jonah Zur A*A*A*
  • Joel Avigdor A*A*A
  • Noga Oren A*A*A A
  • Ruby Rose A*A*A
  • Daniel Subel A*A*B
  • JCoSS’s vocational courses saw 86% of all qualifications at Distinction level or higher, with 40% starred Distinctions. Jamie Conway, Omer Golani, Daniel Gould and Morgan Jays scored 2 starred Distinctions

Yavneh welcome ‘great set of results’

Borehamwood school sees more than 20 percent A* grades. over 50 percent A*-A, and with 88% at A* – B.

Yavneh College students celebrating their results with staff members

Yavneh College students celebrating their results with staff members

Yavneh head praises exceptional students

Yavneh’s Executive Headteacher, Spencer Lewis said he’s “delighted to announce another wonderful set of A Level results at Yavneh College”, welcoming the results as being “testament to all the hard work the students have put in and we are so proud of what they have achieved.”

A significant amount of this success is down to the dedication and hard work of the staff at the school who do so much to ensure consistently excellent results each and every year.”

Outstanding performances at Yavneh College include:

  • AAA*: Miller Natalie A*A*A*
  • A*A*A: Album Sophie, Goodman Mischa, Jacobson Shahar, Lee James, Setty Yael, Wahnon Simmy
  • A*AA: Jacobs Jemma, Joshua Reuben, Kennedy Georgia, Kennedy Sophie, Lee Thomas, and Stead Hannah

Hasmonean head delighted with progress

Hasmonean High School sees more than 40% attain A*/A grades.

Over 70% gained A*-B grades. 100 students ‘pass’ out of 130.

Executive Headteacher, Mr Andrew McClusky said: “We are delighted that our students have coped so well with the new linear A level specifications that present an increased level of challenge. I am grateful to the teachers who prepared them so well, and to all of our staff who support our students in countless ways. We are very, very proud of our students’ academic achievements as well as their wonderful work for charities and tremendous commitment to Jewish learning.”

Hasmonean pupil receives 5A* grades

Joshua Daniel, awarded 5 A* grades, says he’s “so happy after receiving my results… I’m especially happy with my A* in Physics, which was a really tough subject. It feels like endless scientific work and experiments have finally paid off! It’s so nice to go into my gap year in a few days knowing that I have somewhere amazing to study natural sciences when I get back. A rewarding career in science doesn’t seem too far away now!”

Habs star Zak Wagman ‘delighted’ with straight A*s

Haberdashers’ Jewish pupil  Zak Wagman, who featured on Jewish News Twenty-Five Under 25 list in 2015, has passed his exams with flying colours.

The School Vice-Captain and Jewish Society member received 3 A*s, and will now attend the University of Warwick to study History.

Zak said: “I’m delighted with the results! It’s nice to see that my hard work has paid off. The teachers have been excellent, they have worked extremely hard to help the whole year group achieve such outstanding results.”

Zak Wagman celebrating his results

Zak Wagman celebrating his results

Ilan and David’s success in Manchester

Two Jewish students from Manchester Grammar School celebrate good grades in today’s A-Level results.

Ilan Mesrie, 18, will study French and management at Nottingham University, adter attaining Two As and Distinction 3 which equates to an A.

David Dwek, 18, will go to Birmingham, to read History and Spanish, after getting an A, Distinction 1 and Distinction 2 which equates to 2 A*s.

Jewish students from Manchester Grammer Left Ilan Mesrie, right: David Dwek

Jewish students from Manchester Grammer
Left Ilan Mesrie, right: David Dwek

Students celebrate success

Rosie Felt, 18, studies at JCoSS, received: A*AC and will study Geography at Birmingham University after deferring. She said:  “I’ve just came back from a month in Costa Rica working with children, desperate to go back for 3 months. I’m still really excited to go to university but also excited to see what life has to offer before”

Rosie (second from the left) celebrating with her JCoSS friends

Rosie (second from the left) celebrating with her JCoSS friends Photo credit: TashPhotography

Zack Solomon, 18, also goes to JCOSS. He received A*AA, and will now studyComputer science & Artificial Intelligence at Birmingham. Speaking to Jewish News, he said his: “grades really reflect how much work I put in, I would like to thank my teacher Mr Kennedy who really helped me through it”.

Former head boy of Kantor King Solomon, Danny Gold, 18, received A*BB, and will now study Physics at UCL. He said he’s “really happy that I got into uni, just happy it’s done!”



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New reforms see change in grading system

This year’s GCSE results see the implementation of new reforms, which will see traditional A* to G grades gradually phased out in favour of a numerical grading system, ranked from 9 to 1.

Immanuel College take the IGCSE English and Maths, which remains graded A*-G, whilst most other schools will be reporting 1-9 (9 being the highest mark.)

However, Schools minister Nick Gibb has said there are unlikely to be “dramatic” changes in GCSE results following a major overhaul of the exams in England. He said he was “very confident” that schools, parents and businesses understood the new reforms.

The grading change is part of wider reforms designed to make GCSEs more rigorous. Gibb said staged introduction of reforms was intended to curb the workload for teachers and the exam board.





JFS welcomes record results

Europe’s largest Jewish school celebrated another record year of GCSE results.

  • 92% of all entries were A*-C ( 9-4 for English and Maths)
  • A third of this year’s cohort achieve A*/A grades in 8 subjects or more.
  • 52% of all grades were A*-A or 9-7.
  • In English 38 students received the top grade of 9 (13.5%)
  • In Maths 42 students achieved the top grade of 9 (15%)
  • JFS exceeds national benchmark of 2% for English and Maths

*For English and Maths most schools will be reporting 1-9 instead of the traditional A*-G (9 being the highest mark.)


‘Outstanding’ JFS results welcomed amid challenge

Despite reforms to GCSE’s to make the examinations more rigorous, JFS’ teaching staff welcomed ‘outstanding’ results.

Executive Headteacher Deborah Lipkin, Headteacher Simon Appleman andDirector of Key Stage 4 Sheri Berg said: “The Governors of the School join us in congratulating all our students and their families on these outstanding results. Record GCSE results alongside record A Level results reflect the exceptional educational provision on offer at JFS and further cement our position as one of the leading non-selective schools in the country. We are deeply proud of our students and these impressive grades reflect the high degree of resilience, commitment and hard work by students and staff. We commend them on their achievements and look forward to welcoming them and others to our outstanding Sixth Form in September”.

JFS students celebrate their results Picture credit: TashPhotography

JFS students celebrate their results
Picture credit: TashPhotography

Kantor King Solomon celebrates top results

Barkingside high school sees 75% of students achieve national standard measure of ‘good passes’ in English and maths

81% of students achieve A* – C in GCSE Religious Studies.

Headteacher Matthew Slater says he is “so proud and delighted for the entire school, that we have maintained our amazing success at GCSE. The staff, students, parents, Governors and the entire community have committed to the success of our school. These results are testament to the focus, determination, skill and tenacity of our teaching staff and our students. This school continues to thrive. It is my honour and privilege to lead this magnificent institution.”



King Solomon top performers

After school announces strong overall showing, individual students celebrate personal success:

  • Ishan Gulati – 7 A* 2As
  • Aimee Cohen – 7A* 1A
  • Prince Ahmed – 7A* 1A
  • Ashna Pillai – 7A* 1A
  • Mia Keizner – 6A* 2As
  • Charlotte Moore – 6A* – 2As

(Following introduction of new grading system for English and Maths of 1-9 instead of A*-G, equivalent grades have been given by the school).

Hasmonean outperforms expectations

Hasmonean celebrated an improvement on the previous years results, with 61% of grades being A*-A (9-7 for English and Maths), up from  2016, where over 50 percent of grades were A*-A.

92 percent of grades fell in the A*-C / 9-4 bracket, also a marginal improvement on the previous year, which saw 91 percent of results in the A*-C bracket.

Hasmonean has ‘great deal to celebrate’

Executive Headteacher of Hasmonean welcomed today’s GCSE results, saying the school “has a great deal to celebrate.”

Congratulating students and staff, he said: “It is wonderful to see both our brightest students and those who find academic study more challenging all achieve outstanding results. Academic performance is just one of the areas in which we encourage our students to excel. Their achievements in Jewish Studies, community leadership and their own personal endeavours are incredibly important to us.

Heads of ‘ Girls School, Mrs Rachel Fink, and Head of Boys’ School Mrs Debbie Lebrett, said: “We are very proud of our students who have coped with the new, more challenging GCSE specifications very well indeed. Our thanks go to all of the Hasmonean staff for supporting students throughout their time at Hasmonean.”

Immanuel sees best results in its history

Immanuel in Bushey celebrated the best set of GCSE results in the College’s history. 

  • 45% graded at A*
  • 70% graded A*-A
  • 98% of students reach national benchmark of 5 or more A*- C, an improvement on 2016 score of 97percent.
  • Average grade is A
  • I in 6 get 9 or more A* grades

*Whilst most schools used the new 1-9 grading system, Immanuel College students took IGCSE English and Maths, which grades students using the traditional A* to G scale.

Immanuel head welcomes remarkable success

Gary Griffin, the incoming Head Master said, “I am absolutely delighted to discover such an outstanding set of GCSE results, which are the best in the history of the College. I congratulate both Pupils and Staff for their exceptional performance this year and look forward to welcoming the boys and girls into our expanding Sixth Form”.

JCoSS celebrates ‘fabulous’ results

Head of Barnet school welcomes set of results, which improves on 2016 scores.

  • 43 percent of grades at A*-A
  • 88 percent were at Grades A*- C (or equivalent 9-4), up from 80 percent in 2016
  • Over a quarter of students get at least 8 GCSEs at Grade A (7) or better
  • Nearly two-fifths achieve at least 5 at Grade A (7) or better.

Headteacher, Mr Patrick Moriarty said: ‘We are delighted by another set of fabulous GCSE results – now the 3rd in our collection. These results and progress scores are testament to the exceptional hard work and dedication of our staff and students alike.’

Individual stars at JCoSS

Amid strong overall results, these JCoSS students had personal success:

  • Noam Solomons-Wise: 9 9 A* A* A* A* A* A* A* A* A*
  • Antonia Salem: 9 9 A* A* A* A* A* A* A* A* A*
  • Nuri Morad: 9 8 A* A* A* A* A* A* A* A* A*
  • Gil Krikler: 9 8 A* A* A* A* A* A* A* A* A*
  • Gaby Vides: 9 9 A* A* A* A* A* A* A* A A
  • Sam Lachmann: 8 8 A* A* A* A* A* A* A* A* A*
  • Daniel Tuarev: 8 8 A* A* A* A* A* A* A* A* A
  • Angelica Guiloff: 9 9 A* A* A* A* A* A* A* A A
  • Thomas Rackind: 9 9 A* A* A* A* A A A A A
  • Maya Janowski: 9 9 A* A* A* A* A* A* A* A B
  • Itay Yaniv 7 7 A* A* A* A* A* A* A* A* A*
  • Rosie Inwald: 9 9 8 A* A* A* A* A* A* A
  • Miriam Clifton: 9 8 7 A* A* A* A* A* A* A*
  • Maya Edelstein: 9 8 8 A* A* A* A* A* A A
  • Lily Sheldon: 9 8 8 A* A* A* A* A* A B

Kantor King Solomon students get results

Kantor King Solomon pupils celebrate their results! From left-right: Jamie Tiller, Razaq Bashorun, Joshua Carmel-Brown, Pavan Sirha, Dalia Sweiry

Kantor King Solomon pupils celebrate their results! From left-right: Jamie Tiller, Razaq Bashorun, Joshua Carmel-Brown, Pavan Sirha, Dalia Sweiry

Yavneh ‘delighted’ with top results

Borehamwood school headteacher pleased with “excellent GCSE results”, which saw:

    • A*-C or 9-4 86 percent
    • A*/A or 9-7 36 percent
    • Pass in English (92 percent) and Maths (83 percent
    • Non-reformed subjects (not English and Maths) saw A*-C grades 83 percent and A*-A 41 percent.

Executive Headteacher, Mr S Lewis said, “we are delighted with another set of excellent GCSE results which are a tribute to the hard work our pupils have put in. This year’s cohort has sat a mixture of new and old GCSEs gaining a mix of A*-C and 9-1 grades and examinations are getting even harder than in previous years.  What is certain is that Yavneh College pupils have worked extremely hard and have done exceptionally well. This together with our outstanding A Level results makes me very proud indeed”.

Top performers at Yavneh !

Outstanding Performances at the Borehamwood school:

*English and Maths subjects listed first, Other subjects second. 

  • Alex Harris 9, 9, 8 and 7A*
  • Zak Kaufman 8, 8, 8 and 6A* and 1A
  • Leah Valins 9, 8, 8and 6A* and 1A
  • Orli Ash 8, 7, 7 and 5A* and 2As
  • Hugo Rauch 9, 8, 7 and 5A*s and 2As
  • Natalie Sweiry 9, 8, 7 and 5A*s and 2 As
  • Jessica Fynn 9, 8, 7 and 4A*s and 3As
  • Zack Rothschild 8, 7, 7 and 3A*s and 4As
  • Lily Sheinfield 9, 8, 7 and  3A*s and 4As

Yavneh students celebrate results !

Yavneh College students celebrate their results

Yavneh College students celebrate their results

Exceptional JFS performers

Amid an outstanding overall display from JFS, there were brilliant individual results, including:

  • Joshua Korber-Hoffman 10A*s and 3 9s
  • Maya Robinson 8A*s and 1 9
  • Benjamin Moss 10A*s and 2 9s
  • Joe Rowan 7A*s and 3 9s
  • Avigail Harris 9A*s and 2 9s
  • Josh Wise 7A*s and 3 9s
  • Jacob Cowland 9A*s and 1 9
  • Tali Shear 7A*s and 2 9s
  • Nadav Grunberg 9A*s and 1 9
  • Jonathan Cordell 7A*s and 1 9
  • Matan Keidar 9A*s and 1 9
  • Joseph Gellman 7A*s and 1 9
  • Rafi Levy 9A*s and 1 9
  • Guy Nehushtan 7A*s and 1 9
  • James Onona 9A*s and 1 9
  • Natasha Granville 7A*s
  • Samuel Bass 8A*s and 2 9s
  • Emily Haberfeld 7A*s
  • Ilana Cantor 8A*s and 2 9s
  • Zac Cohen 6A*s and 2 9s
  • Lola Sofer-Yadgaroff 8A*s and 2 9s
  • Juliette Cosgrove 6A*s and 1 9
  • Ariel Flint Ashery 8A*s and 1 9
  • Joe Kaye 6A*s and 1 9
  • Rebecca Harounoff 9A*s and 1 9
  • Simona Harounoff 7A*s and 3As
  • Dov Zysblat 6A*s and 1 9

In pictures: JCoSS students celebrate results!

PaJeS chief welcomes ‘outstanding’ results

Following strong GCSE results from Jewish schools across London, Rabbi David Meyer Executive Director of the Partnerships for Jewish Schools (PaJeS) congratulated students.

“The outstanding GCSE results are especially noteworthy given the changes in the curriculum, and reflects the high standards of education being delivered in Jewish schools across the country.

“Students across the ability range are performing exceptionally well and these results will reinforce the confidence parents are showing in their schools, and in the desire to send their children to Jewish schools.”

In pictures: JCoSS students celebrate results

Photos by TashPhotography

JFS students celebrate their GCSE success!

‘If you work hard you’ll still get good grades’

Adam Caplan, 16, studies at JCoSS and received 5A*, 2A, B, 6, 7 & 9).

Speaking to Jewish news, he said: “Doing Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Physics, I don’t have a problem with the new system because if you work hard you’ll still get good grades” (JCOSS)

By Natasha Zack 


Marcus at Manchester Grammar gets 10 A*s

‘The new system is pretty good’

We spoke to JCoSS’s Itay Yaniv, 16 who recieved 9A*, an A and 27. He told us the “new system is pretty good, it makes you a better student, you stand out, it’s harder the get an A*. There’s more variety and more scores to get”

‘I just wanted to work as hard as I could’

We spoke to Yavneh College’s Alex Harris, 16, who received 7A* 2 9’s and an 8. He told us: “I’m taking Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths and staying at Yavneh. The new grading system took some getting used to, but wasn’t too bothered, I just wanted to work as hard as I could”