On the other side of the pond, a Jewish mother from Manchester may be on the way to becoming the UK's new favorite TV cook. Bernette Clarke has become very popular ever since she was seen cooking in a televised documentary about the northern England Jewish community called Strictly Kosher. Now, the Jewish Chronicle reports that Clarke has traveled to London for a screen test, to see if she can reveal her recipes on a morning talk show. "I'm lively enough and I've got enough recipes to keep them going every single week for a year," Clarke said. Nigella, watch out!
The American football season is set to begin in two weeks, and JCCs of North America want in on the action. The umbrella organization for Jewish community centers has started an online fantasy football league with weekly prizes, with ESPN fantasy league expert Matthew Berry serving as league commissioner. Registration is at www.discoverjcc.com. Good luck!
A rock 'n' roll legend passed away this Monday. Jerry Leiber, who penned classic songs like "Hound Dog," "Love Potion No. 9," and "Stand By Me" with his writing partner Mike Stoller died at age 78. Leiber and Stoller ushered in a new era of teen-targeted music in the late 1950s, and continued to churn out hits for decades. Here's one of the duo's biggest hits, Elvis's "Jailhouse Rock."
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