Tribe gets out in force in Israel

September 20, 2012

More than 100 British gap year students attended Tribe Israel’s first event of the year, Picnic in the Park.

Participants came from a variety of youth movements including FZY and Bnei Akiva, as well as from seminaries and yeshivot.

As well as an opportunity for people to get to know one another, participants learned about the breadth of Tribe Israel activities over the coming year.


Hatzola praised for pupil rescue

By Jonathan Kalmus, September 20, 2012

Emergency rescue workers have praised the bravery of a Hatzola medic who scaled the side of a Jewish school building to rescue a student who had plunged from scaffolding.

Nussi Burns was first on the scene at the Etz Chaim Boys’ School in Crumpsall, Manchester, last Thursday.


Gove fields tough exam question at Yavneh College

By Sandy Rashty, September 20, 2012

Education Secretary Michael Gove was put on the spot over exam grading by a sixth-former during a tour of Yavneh College in Borehamwood last Friday.


Glasgow Jewish future in doubt say Calderwood Lodge school parents

By Jennifer Lipman, September 20, 2012

Parents of pupils at Scotland's only Jewish school have warned of a decline in its religious education and expressed concern for the future of Glasgow's Jewish community.


Rimon Primary opens with unfilled places

By Sandy Rashty, September 14, 2012

A modern Orthodox Jewish free school opened in Golders Green this week with barely half its reception places filled.

Based at Golders Green Synagogue’s Dunstan Road site, the Rimon Jewish Primary can take 28 reception pupils but is starting with just 15.


New Eden premises are heavenly for pupils

By Sandy Rashty, September 14, 2012

Eden Primary pupils in Haringey have moved into their purpose-built new home, just a year after the opening of the free school.

The first intake was able to watch it built brick-by-brick from Eden’s temporary premises of the past year in the neighbouring Fortismere Secondary.


Museum gets Arts Council cash

By Jennifer Lipman, September 14, 2012

The Jewish Museum is one of three to receive Arts Council England funding for an educational programme for primary and secondary school students.

Over the next three years, the Camden museum, along with Valence House Museum in Barking and the Imperial War Museum will give 12,000 pupils an understanding of history and citizenship.


Charedi father loses in education court battle

By James Brewster, September 13, 2012

A strictly Orthodox father, angered by his ex-wife’s plans to give their children a more secular education, has failed in an Appeal Court bid to stop her.

Both parents are part of the Charedi community in north London and were married for 10 years.


Matisyahu to give exclusive UJS concert

By Marcus Dysch, September 13, 2012

Rap star Matisyahu will perform an exclusive concert for Jewish students in London later this year.

The American rapper, who shocked fans by shaving off his beard and apparently rejecting his Chasidic beliefs, has been signed up by the Union of Jewish Students.


Lessons in hatred and abuse

By Francesca Coleman, September 11, 2012

As a trainee teacher in an inner-London school in the last two years, I dealt with countless remarks about my religion, ranging from the perplexing to the deeply offensive.