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Help raise funds for a new Jewish vegetarian centre in Golders Green

JVS old building

The Jewish Vegetarian Society has launched a crowdfunding campaign to open the UK’s first vegan and vegetarian community centre at its headquarters in Finchley Road this autumn.

Vegetarians, non-vegetarians and people of all faiths and none will all be able to enjoy the eco-friendly centre’s open-plan hall, community garden and demonstration kitchen where a number of cookery classes will take place. Other events planned include film screenings, workshops and talks.

Having first started in 1966 by a group of plucky Jewish vegetarians, the JVS has been going strong ever since. JVS director Lara Smallman said: “This is a very exciting time for the JVS as we embark upon a new chapter. We are delighted to be creating a home for vegetarianism and environmentalism.”

By Danielle Goldstein

Donate to JVS via tinyurl.com/newjvscentre and see an architect’s drawing of the proposed layout below:

JVS architect plan

Interview: Josh Bradlow from Stonewall shares his story for LGBT History Month

Josh Bradlow, Stonewall LGBT charity

Whilst we’re in the midst of LGBT History Month, Josh Bradlow shares his experiences of coming of age as a gay Jewish man, from his ‘mortifying’ Bar Mitzvah, to his current work as a policy intern at LGBT equality charity Stonewall. 

“Of the many embarrassing moments I had throughout my teenage years, one in particular stands out for me. On a sweltering June afternoon in a crowded Lebanese restaurant, a relative addressed my Bar Mitzvah party. ‘Josh probably wouldn’t want you to know this’, he said, ‘but his favourite film is Miss Congeniality’. The audience erupted in gales of laughter, and I was mortified.

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