Affirmations for Transgender Day of Rememberence

Affirmations for Transgender Day of Remembrance This year’s list of names is again long and painful, again full of stories, and again, disproportionately stories of violence against trans and gender non-conforming people of colour. We honour them, we remember them. (printable list of known names here) Whether or not we have a minyan to say … Continued

#BURNALLGUYS, you know you want to

It was the fifth of November four hundred and ten years ago that yet another man failed miserably in an attempt to overthrow the government. Now every year we celebrate the inadequacies of the male gender by ceremonially burning stuff in a huge fire. This Guy Fawkes Night at 6:30 PM, Jewdas’ Women (and non-Binary) … Continued

The people of Surrey need our help, not our hatred

At a recent meeting on the refugee crisis, a well-heeled woman talked about how Hackney might be better placed to deal with the situation, given the number of immigrants living there. She cited, as examples, the large Turkish community and “Orthodox Jewish community”. It took me a few minutes to work out who she meant. … Continued

The Jewish Chronicle Fights Racism At Last!

We’re delighted to hear the Jewish Chronicle is finally getting serious about fighting racism! We’re really looking forward to their no-doubt-forthcoming campaigns against the demonisation of migrants in Calais, against Islamophobia, and against unequal legal systems in the West Bank.

Babel’s Blessing – radical language school

** Registration is now open!! **  Coming in September 2015! Do you want to learn more Yiddish than the occasional Oy Vey? Get a crash-course in Hebrew and/or Arabic before setting off to the Holy Land? Or have you recently moved to this rainy country, and need to work on your English? We have … Continued

Labour leader hustings – eyewitness account

On Monday, JW3 hosted the Labour leadership candidates at a hustings organised by the Jewish Chronicle, Jewish Labour Movement and Labour Friends of Israel. Stretching just over an hour, three-quarters of which were surprisingly taken up by questions relating to Israel, Jewdas generously sought to cut through the haze, and read between the lines of what … Continued

Dealing with White Supremacists

On 4th July, fascists are planning to march in Golders Green. Their reasons are bizarre and deluded, but they offer us a fascinating insight into the imaginations of white supremacists. At first, when they wanted to target Stamford Hill, they said they were opposing the “Jewification” of the area. More than a century too late … Continued

Savta Chaya’s Blintz Recipe

Jewish opinions on any given subject are varied and there are always controversies and vehement disagreements, even over the most insignificant things. But one thing that we all have in common is our savta (grandmother) and how much we love her cooking. Except for those of us whose grandmothers are terrible cooks, or who do … Continued

Oppose the Nazi Demo in Golders Green

On 4th July, fascist extremists plan once again to target the Jewish community. They will be attempting to march through Golders Green. We will not let them. Jewdas will be there to oppose this march. We encourage you to join us. Join us at Golders Green Station at midday on 4th July. Confirm your attendance on Facebook: … Continued

Tell Finchley Synagogue: Don’t host Settler Companies

A week after Netenyahu announced $35 million more dollars for settlements, Finchley Kinloss Synagogue are hosting a “property investment exhibition” with a whole host of settler companies. The event, on May 17th, is set to host a number of companies who build property illegally in the West Bank. We think this conference is a serious … Continued