Education

Outcry over 'one-sided' Palestinian meeting

By Simon Rocker, March 22, 2012

Hackney Council has promised to tighten bookings procedures after a complaint about a pro-Palestinian event held in one of its libraries on Tuesday night.

Martin Sugarman, chair of the Hackney Anglo-Israel Twinning Association, had called for the cancellation of the "one-sided" meeting at Dalston library, addressed by a group of visiting Palestinian women.

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Objectors seek further review of school plans

By Jay Grenby, March 22, 2012

Etz Chaim Jewish Primary governors' chair Adam Dawson has insisted that the school remains on course to move to a permanent Mill Hill site in a year, despite the threat of a new legal challenge.

With all planning conditions set to be met by the end of the month, Barnet Council is expected to give the green light for work to start on the former garden centre site in Daws Lane.

However, at a p

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Welsh aid boosts HET

March 22, 2012

The Welsh Government has pledged £321,000 to continue sending sixth-formers on the Holocaust Educational Trust's Lessons from Auschwitz project over the next three years.

The funding represents a significant increase from the previous £80,000 annual contribution.

Announcing the commitment, Education and Skills Minister Leighton Andrews said the HET's work enabled teenagers "to explore how

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Customers are in pocket as stores wage a price war

March 22, 2012

North-west Londoners admit that price is the biggest factor when shopping for their Pesach provisions, even if means favouring the big supermarkets over their local kosher stores.

But specialist retailers say they are remaining competitive, with the additional virtues of a greater product range and more knowledgeable staff.

Shopping in Sainsbury's in Golders Green, housewife Marilyn Levy, 46

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Search for head is Dunn and dusted

March 22, 2012

Zoe Dunn will be the founding headteacher of Rimon Jewish Primary, the free school opening in Golders Green in September.

Currently head of the junior section at the Royal School in Hampstead, Cambridge-educated Dr Dunn began her teaching career in the state sector in Kent.

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Outcry over 'one-sided' Palestinian meeting

By Simon Rocker, March 22, 2012

Hackney Council has promised to tighten bookings procedures after a complaint about a pro-Palestinian event held in one of its libraries on Tuesday night.

Martin Sugarman, chair of the Hackney Anglo-Israel Twinning Association, had called for the cancellation of the "one-sided" meeting at Dalston library, addressed by a group of visiting Palestinian women.

More..

Objectors seek further review of school plans

By Jay Grenby, March 22, 2012

Etz Chaim Jewish Primary governors' chair Adam Dawson has insisted that the school remains on course to move to a permanent Mill Hill site in a year, despite the threat of a new legal challenge.

With all planning conditions set to be met by the end of the month, Barnet Council is expected to give the green light for work to start on the former garden centre site in Daws Lane.

However, at a p

More..

Welsh aid boosts HET

March 22, 2012

The Welsh Government has pledged £321,000 to continue sending sixth-formers on the Holocaust Educational Trust's Lessons from Auschwitz project over the next three years.

The funding represents a significant increase from the previous £80,000 annual contribution.

Announcing the commitment, Education and Skills Minister Leighton Andrews said the HET's work enabled teenagers "to explore how

More..

Search for head is Dunn and dusted

March 22, 2012

Zoe Dunn will be the founding headteacher of Rimon Jewish Primary, the free school opening in Golders Green in September.

Currently head of the junior section at the Royal School in Hampstead, Cambridge-educated Dr Dunn began her teaching career in the state sector in Kent.

More..

Talking up Yiddish club

March 22, 2012

A new Yiddish speaking and singing group has begun meeting monthly in north-west London.

All Friends of Yiddish will next convene on Sunday afternoon at the Michael Sobell Community Centre in Golders Green.

Until last October, the original Friends of Yiddish, founded by poet
A N Stencl, met for 75 years in London's East End.

"We are working to return our Yiddish culture to Jews of all ag

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