Protesters fight 'selfish' site choice for school

By Jay Grenby, April 28, 2011

One of three Jews leading a campaign to stop a Mill Hill garden centre becoming the Etz Chaim Primary premises has accused the school's promoters of riding roughshod over the interests of residents.

Gaon Hart - who lives close to the proposed site for the school in Daws Lane - claims the garden centre is "the focus of community activity".


Examiner praises Norwood

April 14, 2011

A Norwood programme helping students with special educational needs to develop key employment skills has been praised by exam board Edexcel.


Liberal injection of cash for students

April 14, 2011

Money from Liberal Judaism donors will enhance resources for Jewish students.

Addressing more than 80 donors at the annual Council of Patrons' dinner at the House of Lords, Liberal Judaism chief executive Rabbi Danny Rich said that campus support had become a priority.


Acting head gets the job for keeps

April 14, 2011

Morasha Jewish Primary acting head Hayley Gross has been given the job on a permanent basis.

Mrs Gross, 40, has taught at the school since its opening in 2008, having given up a legal career to enter the teaching profession in the late 1990s. She has previously worked in Hong Kong and at Rosh Pinah Primary.


Noam is on the move

April 14, 2011

Independent Orthodox primary Noam has purchased a site for its first permanent building.

The seven-acre site in Grahame Park Way, between Hendon and Edgware, is closer to the majority of its 156 pupils than its current base at Wembley Synagogue.

Noam has operated from three temporary homes since launching with five pupils 11 years ago.


Reprieve for Israel studies at SOAS

By Simon Rocker, April 14, 2011

One of British Jewry's leading family charities, the Pears Foundation, has stepped in to safeguard the immediate future of Israel studies at London University's School of Oriental and African Studies.


Students meet the Zionists at NUS conference event

By Marcus Dysch, April 14, 2011

The Union of Jewish Students hosted a fringe event at the National Union of Students conference on Tuesday, inviting students to "meet the Zionists".

Alex Dwek, UJS chair, said Zionism was "central to the majority of Jewish students", but added that the term "Zionist" had been hijacked in political and media circles.


Brodetsky looking to cut costs

By Jonathan Kalmus, April 8, 2011

The Brodetsky primary in Leeds is reviewing all services it receives from the local authority after being charged thousands of pounds above commercial rates for its council-run internet service.

Brodetsky has cancelled its £10,000 annual contract with Leeds Learning Net after a private firm offered a better service for a quarter of the price.


Poignant prize day

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 31, 2011

Liverpool's King David High School's annual speech night on Monday held bittersweet celebrations. A minute's silence remembered pupils Oliver King and Tilly Rosenblatt who died separately since the school's last annual prize event.


Cuts leave Charedi children in poverty

By Simon Rocker, March 31, 2011

The strictly Orthodox community is facing a rise in child poverty as a result of benefit cuts and lack of secular education for boys in its schools, according to a new report.

With the economic downturn and government spending cuts, it says: "The alarm bells should be ringing loudly".