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Last updated: 2003-04-07

The Board of Deputies was delighted to hold its annual Communal Editors Seminar and prize giving yesterday at British Wizo. The afternoon comprised workshops and lectures and culminated in the presentation of awards for the best communal magazines and newsletters.

The very successful event, sponsored by Vallentine Mitchell and the Jewish Chronicle, was attended by editors from across the country and included break-out groups for “getting the best out of your design and newsletter”, finding sources of material, using the web and exchanging experiences.

The winning publications were selected by a panel of distinguished judges, chaired by Deputy Barry Hyman and prizes were presented by Frank Cass, chairman of Vallentine Mitchell, who has been a staunch supporter of this event for many years. The successful publications were Jewish Music Institute Newsletter, Jewish Renaissance, LJS News of the Liberal Jewish Synagogue St. John’s Wood and The Central Line of the Central Synagogue. The best article in a newsletter was “Reminiscences of Bletchley” by Morris Hoffman in Barnet Synagogue Magazine.

Board Community Issues Director Marlena Schmool commented: “We are delighted by feedback that shows how much this gathering was enjoyed. The editors themselves tell us that these seminars have helped to improve the standards of community publications. This was very apparent from the high standard of the entries. We thank everyone who entered and heartily congratulate the winners.”