SouthLondon school's preview

July 1, 2013

South London’s first Jewish school, the Mosaic primary, held an induction day for its initial 30 pupils who will start in September. They met their teacher, Katie Barton, tried on the school uniform and explored Mosaic’s temporary premises in Queensmere Road, Wimbledon — the permanent site will be in neighbouring Roehampton.


School pulling together after head’s tragic death

By Zoe Winograd, June 27, 2013

Students and staff of Yavneh College have held “a day of reflection and coming together” to celebrate the life of headteacher Dena Coleman.

The school was devastated when Dr Coleman died suddenly last week after contracting bacterial meningitis. She was 60.


Duffy reprises school acting role

By Adam Henderson, June 24, 2013

Glasgow’s Calderwood Lodge Jewish Primary has appointed Dr Jim Duffy as acting head — a role he also filled from March 2006 to June 2007. He will take up the post in August.

Parent council chair Colin Cowan said: “He did a fantastic job before. He offers continuity as someone who knows the ethos of the school and understands how it works.”


Plateau people who defied Vichy

By Lucy Daltroff, June 21, 2013

It’s easy to drive through the main street of the unremarkable French village of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon and miss the small modern, glass museum.

That would be a mistake, because the building, opened earlier this month, contains an intriguing wartime story of courage and subterfuge which took place on this sparsely populated plateau of the Auvergne.


Disney man animated over fun way to teach Jewish education

By Jennifer Lipman, June 21, 2013

As an animator for Disney, he has worked on films like Pocahontas, Mulan, and Winnie the Pooh. Now Saul Blinkoff is hoping that his cartoons will bring colour and fun to Jewish education.

Mr Blinkoff is on the advisory board of Jewish Interactive, the organisation that develops technology that can be used to teach children about Judaism. It works with nearly 30 Jewish schools in the UK.


School in shock after head’s sudden death

By Zoe Winograd, June 20, 2013

Teachers, parents and pupils were in shock this week following the sudden death of one of Britain’s most respected headteachers.

Dena Coleman, the head of Yavneh College in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, died on Tuesday after contracting bacterial meningitis. She was 60.

Dr Coleman had fallen ill at the weekend during a visit to Bournemouth.


"Much loved" Yavneh College headteacher Dena Coleman has died

By Zoe Winograd, June 19, 2013

The staff and pupils at Yavneh College were in shock today after the sudden death of founding headteacher, Dena Coleman.

Dr Coleman, 60, died on Tuesday after contracting bacterial meningitis.


Streisand distressed by strictly Orthodox treatment of women

By Josh Jackman, June 18, 2013

Barbra Streisand has spoken out against the treatment of Israeli women by strictly Orthodox Jews.

The singer, who was receiving an honorary doctorate at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, used her speech to voice concerns over what she regarded as recent incidents of sexism in the country.


Troubled Rosh Pinah hires interim head

By Simon Rocker, June 17, 2013

An interim head has been installed at the troubled Rosh Pinah Primary School in Edgware amid a continuing rift between leading governors and many parents.

Alison Flegg, a qualified Ofsted inspector, arrived at the school this week — on “a temporary basis”, parents were told — in the wake of the absence of headteacher Anthony Wolfson.


Mitzvah Day spreads the word

By Sandy Rashty, June 17, 2013

Four north-eastern local education authorities have incorporated Mitzvah Day into their syllabus.