Marian Lebor

Marian Lebor came to live in Israel from London in 1994 with her husband and their three children. She is a freelance writer, editor and film-maker. For many years she wrote a regular column about everyday life in Israel for the Anglo-Jewish newspapers the Jewish Chronicle and Jewish News. She contributes to various publications in Israel and abroad and edits English website content in Israel. She compiled and edited a 300-page book to mark the 60th anniversary of the North West London Jewish Day School. A member of ESRAvision, Marian makes films for community TV and other organizations.

The second annual community sponsored walk in aid of the Benji Hillman Foundation took place in Raanana in May 2008. More than NIS 200,000 was raised for ‘Habayit shel Benji’, a home for lone soldiers to be built in Raanana in memory of British-born Major Benji Hillman who was killed in action in the second Lebanon war in July 2006.

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Walking for Benji
Category: People
Issue No. 145
 

Most days the press carries negative stories about Israel. StandWithUs, which started in California, is an organization set up to help counteract this. One of their projects is a one year Fellowship program in Israel where university candidates learn how to put Israel’s case to the world.

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STAND WITH US
Category: Diaspora
Issue No. 146
 

What can be done to repel mosquitoes. Marion Lebor gives us some excellent ideas on how to deal with these little insects.

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Buzz off
Category: Environment
Issue No. 150
 

UK born and a tailor all his life, Nat and his wife Freda followed their 2 children to Israel settling in Raanana in 1986. Nat continued to work as a tailor in Israel finally setting up a workroom in his own home.

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NAT SHILCO
Category: People
Issue No. 154
 

In commemorating Judi Back’s life, generosity and devotion to the community, Marian Lebor describes the many ways Judi was involved. In appreciation of her contribution, her family and friends have established The Judi Back Scholarship Fund in her memory.

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JUDI BACK  1945-2010
Category: People
Issue No. 159
 

Marion explains the significance not only of round challah, apple and honey, and tzimmes, but also many other varieties of food that symbolize sweetness, goodness and abundance and are part of the Rosh Hashanah 'seder'. Judy Shapiro has also contributed 2 traditional and festive recipes for the holiday meals.

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Why we eat the food we do at New Year
Category: Jewish Scene
Issue No. 171
 

The visit of Sir Cliff Richard to the Nazareth Tennis School is reported here by Marion Lebor. As a schoolgirl she had met him when he visited her high school. Sir Cliff has been involved in the Freddie Krivine Foundation since 2005 when he donated towards its refurbishment. His love of tennis and his commitment to help create bridges between communities led to his involvement in his scheme.

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Why is this knight different from all other knights?
Category: Sports
Issue No. 171
 

Get some exercise and fresh air for the whole family while contributing to a good cause: Come and Walk for Benji’s Home takes place on Friday May 4th. The home is built in memory of Benji Hillman, a major who was killed in the Lebanon War, three weeks after his wedding and is intended to provide a home for lone soldiers. Marian Lebor gives the details.

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COME AND WALK FOR BENJI’S HOME
Category: Israel
Issue No. 164
 

Bent Schalimtzek made aliyah from Denmark with his wife Pia and their three children in 1986. Although Bent had been seriously ill for two years, he was always positive and optimistic, so his death in August, soon after his 64th birthday, came as a shock. He will be greatly missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.

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BENT SCHALIMTZEK  1946-2010
Category: People
Issue No. 158
 

This summer, a quilt exhibition to commemorate 100 years of kibbutz, was held at Bet Gabriel, near Tiberias. It was organized by the Israel Quilters Association. Marian Lebor visited the exhibition and describes the unique and varied quilts many of which tell the story of the kibbutz movement.

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CELEBRATED IN A QUILT EXHIBITION
Category: Arts
Issue No. 161
 
 
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