Two-Way Street

A Mazkirut member’s perception of the perception of the Mazkirut It is October 2001, and little Eli Maman is being taken to his first ever Salford BA Sukkah Crawl, probably by his mum, and probably crying his eyes out because all he wants to do was stay at home and play with his wooden trainContinue reading “Two-Way Street”

On March of the Living and Holocaust Education

By Kobi Weiner I have just returned from March of the Living 2018, spending a week in Poland learning about the Holocaust, before participating in the March from Auschwitz I to Auschwitz II – Birkenau. We spent time learning about the incredible Jewish life that existed in Poland for 1000 years, and saw how itContinue reading “On March of the Living and Holocaust Education”

Shavuot Thinking: Challenges in Chinuch

By Dena Schwartz A major current challenge with chinuch in Bnei Akiva is the fact that Jewish education in schools is becoming more informal. While a creative, innovative and more informal educational style is arguably the best route for Jewish education, this has become too similar to what we do at BA. It means thatContinue reading “Shavuot Thinking: Challenges in Chinuch”

Camp Maketh the Man: Leadership Lessons from Winnipeg to Wales

Jason Marantz, Chief Executive of the London School of Jewish Studies  Growing up in Winnipeg, Manitoba, I obviously wasn’t part of BAUK – but after a decade of marriage to proud BAnik Gillian Marks, and having heard so many BA stories over the years that I sometimes forget I wasn’t actually there myself, I think I shouldContinue reading “Camp Maketh the Man: Leadership Lessons from Winnipeg to Wales”

Yehuda Avner: The Man Who Lived a Dream

Yehuda Fink The day started like any other day. I sat down to have my breakfast whilst watching the Cricket World Cup semi-final before going off to work – another normal day, enjoying an amazing game of cricket. I then turned to the Jerusalem Post – and everything was stopped when I read the sad news that Yehuda Avner hadContinue reading “Yehuda Avner: The Man Who Lived a Dream”

IAW: A view from Birmingham

Sam Seitler “3, 5, 7, 9 free free Palestine” “2, 4, 6, 8 Israel is an apartheid state” “Stop the killing, stop the war, end the siege on Gazaaaaaaaaa” Over the past week these admittedly catchy chants have been resonating throughout campuses across the UK as the local branch of SJP (or whatever the regionalContinue reading “IAW: A view from Birmingham”

Give Some Thought to the Thinkers

Adam Wolinsky The best thing about my university library is not its imposing neo-Gothic architecture, nor the contemplative bronze statue of Confucius, but rather its wonderfully expansive section on Zionist literature. I recently had the pleasure of making use of the works of Martin Gilbert (Z”l) et al for an essay I had chosen toContinue reading “Give Some Thought to the Thinkers”