Good journalists are endlessly curious and should be endlessly enthusiastic. My features run the gamut from politics to travel writing. They all have one thing in common – to transmit that enthusiasm to the reader.

Woman who helped discover DNA wows London

For the Times of Israel October 23 2015 by Jenni Frazer Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman was once memorably described by a somewhat over-excited British drama critic as “pure theatrical Viagra.” Now she’s brought her starry presence to the London stage once again and is bringing to life the story of a heroine of Anglo-Jewry, scientist […]

  • 24 October, 2015

British artist paints Anglo-Jewry

By Jenni Frazer for Times of Israel posted October 10 2015 LONDON — Just over 30 years ago there were riots in the streets of Brixton, in south London. As fewer and fewer Jews felt it was safe to live in the area, young artist Beverley-Jane Stewart heard that her childhood synagogue, Brixton United, would […]

  • 11 October, 2015

Syrians are not statistics

By Jenni Frazer for Jewish News Oct 9 2015 “Syrians are not statistics”, declared World Jewish Relief’s programmes manager, Josh Simons, and never was this more true than on Wednesday night at JW3, London’s Jewish community centre. A packed and shocked audience froze in silence as Razan Alakraa, a young British-born woman from a large […]

  • 9 October, 2015

London’s mayoral race

London’s mayoral race by Jenni Frazer for Times of Israel September 25 2015 LONDON — Barring a last-minute upset among Conservative voters, next year’s election for the powerful position of mayor of London could well be run between a practising Muslim and the aristocratic scion of a Jewish family. London, in fact, has two mayors […]

  • 25 September, 2015

Vive l’Angleterre: French Jews in London

By Jenni Frazer for the Times of Israel posted September 21 2015 LONDON — In a kosher butcher’s, an old lady has an animated discussion with one of the staff. They are speaking French — but they are in London, a city which is, almost by stealth, becoming home to thousands of French Jews. French […]

  • 21 September, 2015

The Rosh Hashanah present nobody wants

Corbyn impact for Times of Israel by Jenni Frazer Sep 7 2015 He is the Rosh Hashanah present unwanted by the majority of British Jews. But, barring accidents, on Saturday night, September 12, Jeremy Corbyn, the hard-Left backbench MP drafted onto the ballot paper at the last moment, will become the new leader of the […]

  • 10 September, 2015

David Lammy for Mayor of London

For the Jewish News by Jenni Frazer September 3 2015 Of all the candidates running for mayor of London, David Lammy’s contact with the Jewish community may go back the furthest. It dates to a meeting he had at the solicitors’ firm, DJ Freeman, when after taking a first-class degree at SOAS, Lammy had become […]

  • 4 September, 2015

Tessa Jowell for Mayor of London

For the Jewish News September 3 2015 by Jenni Frazer The rain was bucketing down in almost Biblical quantities but Dame Tessa Jowell was resolutely cheerful and upbeat. The former MP for Dulwich and West Norwood stood down at the last general election in order to devote herself to running for Mayor of London. If […]

  • 4 September, 2015

Sadiq Khan for Mayor of London

Jenni Frazer speaks to the three frontrunners bidding for Labour’s nomination for mayor of London Jewish News September 3 2015 Sadiq Khan is as smooth as a teaspoon of chocolate, even on the phone, purring and flirting. But like all the candidates to be mayor of London, that is his job at the moment: the […]

  • 4 September, 2015

Grandma was right all along

By Jenni Frazer for The Guardian family section, published August 29 2015 As a schoolgirl in west London, Dina Gold was often taken out for cultural treats – visits to the ballet or art galleries, followed by coffee and cakes – by her grandmother Nellie Wolff. Nellie was living in Putney, south London, at the […]

  • 29 August, 2015