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Boris savours school dinner

March 8, 2012

To help meet the shortfall on its £5 million rebuilding project, Edgware's Beit Shvidler Primary School attracted 435 supporters to a fundraising dinner in London's West End on Monday night. They heard London mayor Boris Johnson thank the school's leadership for improving education in the capital and cite the recent protest in the grounds of St Paul's cathedral:

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Ken is only ever on his own side

By Geoffrey Alderman, March 1, 2012

I've spent a lifetime studying politicians. I remain fascinated by the way in which those who practise the political arts are able to justify the unjustifiable, and in so doing can appear to turn hypocrisy into a virtue. The deeds and misdeeds of the political classes long ago ceased to shock me.

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Noam's fans in high places

February 9, 2012

Education Secretary Michael Gove, London Mayor Boris Johnson and Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks sent admiring messages to the annual gala dinner of the Noam Primary School.

Contributing to the dinner brochure, Mr Gove wrote that the Wembley-based school's "unique approach to teaching a combined secular and religious curriculum has clearly paid off as the most recent excellent SATs results have shown".

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Boris Johnson hosts Holocaust Memorial Day 2012 at City Hall

By Jennifer Lipman, January 25, 2012

Abraham Jacobs-Wllfisch, grandson of survivor Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, performs a cello suite at London Mayor Boris Johnson's annual commemoration.

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Boris gets walk-on part at Finchley crossings

By Marcus Dysch, January 19, 2012

London Mayor Boris Johnson has visited the redeveloped Henlys Corner junction, where automated pedestrian crossings make life safer for Finchley Synagogue congregants walking to shul.

Mr Johnson was accompanied by Finchley and Golders Green MP, Mike Freer, and former Barnet mayor, Eva Greenspan.

"Our community persistently called for a safer intersection," pointed out Finchley Synagogue's Ra

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Boris Johnson: Chanucah lights 'a beacon of hope'

By Jennifer Lipman, December 13, 2011

The mayor of London has recalled the valour of the Maccabees in a seasonal message to the Jewish community.

Boris Johnson wished British Jews a "happy Chanucah" on the eve of "one of the most momentous years in our city's history".

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Boris Johnson's bid to keep Charedim fitter

December 1, 2011

Strictly Orthodox Jews are being encouraged to take up kayaking, football and a range of fitness activities as part of a new scheme aimed at making the community healthier.

Charedi communities have set up sports groups and exercise sessions through the Maccabi GB Enable Project, which uses funding from Mayor of London Boris Johnson.

Around £12,000 has been awarded so far, with 500 people do

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Blair and Boris praise faiths unity

By Jessica Elgot, November 24, 2011

Boris Johnson and Tony Blair have lauded the interfaith aspect of Mitzvah Day.

Mitzvah Day marks the start of the national Interfaith Week and Mr Blair praised the notion of "Jews working with Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs and Baha'is to go out into their communities to help clean up the area".

Mr Johnson said such co-operation was a "fantastic example of what can happen when people put

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Boris backing the CST

November 3, 2011

London Mayor Boris Johnson has thanked the Community Security Trust "for the work it is doing to fight hatred, prejudice and discrimination in this city".

Addressing more than 150 CST supporters from the property and financial fields at a lunch on Tuesday, Mr Johnson added: "It's absolutely vital that Jewish people in London are able to live, work and go about their daily lives without fear.

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Seeing red over yellow

By Jessica Elgot, October 19, 2011

A London cabbie has written to Boris Johnson complaining that a yellow badge he is compelled to display has Nazi connotations.

Melvyn Stanley of the London Suburban Taxi Association said suburban cabbies had to display yellow identifiers issued by Transport for London to differentiate themselves from All London drivers, who have a green badge.

"The Jewish contingent are opposed to the yellow

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