Glasgow row over future of Calderwood Lodge school

By Jennifer Lipman, October 11, 2012

A war of words has broken out between the Glasgow Jewish Representative Council (JRC) and the Calderwood Lodge Parent Council over the religious future of Glasgow’s only Jewish school.


Arson attack at Jewish school

By Sandy Rashty, October 5, 2012

A suspected arson attack occurred at a Jewish primary school in Hackney last Friday night, September 28.

The fire at the Talmud Torah Toldos Yakov Yoser school in Heathland Road occurred between 00:10 - 00:20.

No one was hurt at the scene.


Four north London cheders form partnership

By Jay Grenby, October 4, 2012

A pluralistic Progressive cheder in Harrow is the first stage of a partnership between four north London synagogues.

More than 100 youngsters from the Middlesex New and Kol Chai Reform congregations, Harrow and Wembley Progressive and Hatch End Masorti have joined the cheder, based initially at the Middlesex New’s Bessborough Road premises. The age range of pupils is from five to 18.


Israeli universities in top 200 ranking

By Sandy Rashty, October 4, 2012

Israel is the only country in the Middle East to make a new world universities ranking list.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University and the Technion Israel Institute of Technology feature on the 200-strong list of academic institutions, published by Times Higher Education.


My baby has flown the nest

By Cari Rosen, September 30, 2012

They warned me there would be tears on the first day of big school. And tears there were. Aplenty. Although I'm slightly embarrassed to admit that they were all mine.


Glasgow Jewish school parent head rejects criticism

By Jennifer Lipman, September 28, 2012

The chair of the parent council at Scotland’s only Jewish school has rejected claims by other parents of falling standards in its Jewish education.

Tony Tankel dismissed the suggestion of a reduction in the number of Jewish studies classes offered at Calderwood Lodge in Glasgow from four to three per week as “unsubstantiated drivel” and “a scare story”.


New Leeds school takes the modern approach

By Jonathan Kalmus, September 27, 2012

Touch-screen tablet computers for every pupil are an intended feature of the first Jewish secondary school in Leeds, parents of 20 prospective students have been told.


Special needs chief warns on provision

By Jonathan Kalmus, September 27, 2012

A Manchester leader has warned that parents of special-needs children may find it even tougher to win educational support as more Jewish schools become academies.


King Solomon head wins aid for pupil

By Jennifer Lipman, September 20, 2012

The headteacher of King Solomon High School has criticised Newham Council for failing to provide the necessary support to enable a pupil with disabilities due to a cancerous growth to continue attending the school.


Plea to include religious studies in baccalaureate

By Simon Rocker, September 20, 2012

The Board of Deputies is to urge the government to include religious studies as one of the core subjects for the new English Baccalaureate Certificate.

Students will gain the new qualification to replace GCSEs — which was announced by Education Secretary Michael Gove this week — if they pass exams in English, maths, science, history or geography and a language.