Education

Tribe goes north with Prestwich programme

By Jonathan Kalmus, August 11, 2011

Tribe, the United Synagogue's youth arm, is to help operate youth activities in Manchester synagogues for the first time.

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School gets shock: it needs £90,000

By Jonathan Kalmus, August 11, 2011

Strictly Orthodox schools in Greater Manchester are fearing chaos as the second largest Charedi school is threatened with closure following a £90,000 electrics bill.

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A couple for Stanmore

August 11, 2011

Stanmore and Canons Park Synagogue has appointed Benji and Aviva Landau as its new assistant community rabbi and rebbetzin.

The couple have a background in youth and educational work.

Rabbi Landau also holds a business studies degree and his wife a degree in history.

His primary responsibility will be to support and develop activities for youth, students and young adults.

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Mum's special needs victory

By Jessica Elgot, August 11, 2011

A Hackney mother has won the right to choose a new placement for her special needs son after the closure of Manchester's Delamere Forest School.

Hackney LEA had earmarked 13-year-old Daniel Jones from Manor House for a place in Philip Green Memorial School, a Dorset residential establishment.

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Advisory plan for Delamere

By Jonathan Kalmus, August 8, 2011

Leaders of the Delamere Forest special needs school in Manchester have admitted defeat in the fight against closure. But they have pledged that Delamere will continue as an advisory charity.

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Dating, just like in Babylon

By Jonathan Kalmus, August 8, 2011

An academic claims to have discovered the world's oldest existing Babylonian calendar, which shows that the Jewish dating system has changed little in 2,000 years.

Dr Helen Jacobus, who was recently awarded PhD by Manchester University, is the first academic to decipher the document which was found with the Dead Sea Scrolls into a calendar capable of calculations.

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Shire leaves Leo Baeck for American challenge

By Simon Rocker, August 4, 2011

Leo Baeck College vice-principal Rabbi Michael Shire is leaving to become professor of Jewish religious education at Hebrew College, Boston.

Rabbi Shire will move with his wife Rabbi Marcia Plumb - who has been one of the rabbinic team at the Shaarei Tzedek North London Reform Synagogue and taught at Akiva School- and their two children.

He will also serve as dean at the graduate school at H

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Orthodox school wins reprieve

By Robyn Rosen, August 4, 2011

A strictly Orthodox primary school in Stamford Hill has been granted temporary retrospective planning permission.

With around two dozen pupils, the Gur school has been operating from a three-storey house in Fairholt Road for almost a year.

Hackney Council has approved plans for a five-classroom school for 40 boys aged from three-to-seven.

The council received 102 letters of support and 25

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Delamere to advise

By Jonathan Kalmus, August 4, 2011

Leaders of the Delamere Forest special needs school in Manchester have admitted defeat in the fight against closure. But they have pledged that Delamere will continue as an advisory charity.

"The school has definitely closed but the charity will go on," said governors' chair Malcolm Joels, confirming that Delamere had failed to raise the £500,000 needed to secure its survival.

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Golders Green school reaches final hurdle

By Robyn Rosen, August 4, 2011

Plans for a modern Orthodox free school in Golders Green are a step closer with the announcement that it has reached the final stage of the application process.

The Golders Green Jewish Primary School has met the criteria set by the government's free schools programme and is now through to the interview stage.

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