13 August 2014: Edinburgh comedy raises thousands of pounds for Gaza
6 August 2014: Saturday 9th August 2014, 11:30 The meeting point for the Jewish Bloc on Saturday's demonstration in London is: Outside Caffe Nero 273 Regent Street, W1R 7PB (at the junction with Great Castle Street). Please assemble there between 11.30 and 12 noon after which we will join the march as a bloc.
23 September 2014: VETERAN Bundist and Jewish Socialists' Group member Majer Bogdanski died in September 2005 at the age of 93. Born in the Polish industrial city of Lodz, Majer became aware of workers' struggles and Jewish resistance to oppression at an early age, joining the youth movement of the Bund. During the Second World War he survived the Soviet gulag and fought in Italy, while his fiance and family back in Poland perished in the Holocaust. After the war, settling in London's East End, earning his living as a tailor, and joining the Labour Party, and later the JSG. He also became a stalwart of Yiddish music and culture, which the Nazis and Stalin had done so much to destroy. At a memorial meeting for Majer in November 2005 there were tributes from at home and abroad. From New York University, Dr Gail Malmgreen wrote: 'Majer was a delightful person and an inspiration to many. He kept the dream of a better and more beautiful world alive in the worst of times.' . We are posting some of the tributes to Majer Bogdanski from that meeting, which were previously published in Jewish Socialist magazine.
20 September 2014: In December 1941, when the German armies were just a short distance from Moscow,. Henryk Erlich and Victor Alter, two leaders of the Jewish Socialist Bund in Poland, were shot in Soviet Russia. On the 50th anniversary of their deaths, JSG member Majer Bogdanski, himself a veteran of the Bund, wrote about their lives.
11 September 2014: 26 September 2014, 7.00pm Harry Rice Hall, 72-74 Hargrave Park, London N19
11 September 2014: Displayed above the bar in the West London Trade Union Club are a selection of decorative china plates commemorating the Tolpuddle Martyrs, the Spanish Civil War, the Miners' strike, and other proud episodes of working class history. They are the work of East End-born Lou Kenton, a club member who died two years ago, on September 17, 2012, aged 104. As Karl Lewkowicz narrates, Lou led a life as brave and colourful as his artwork.
5 September 2014: Naomi Wayne, whose father wrote 'Union Bread', is mainly active in Jews for Justice for Palestinians. But here she writes about her father's life.
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