Oxford Centre welcomes new fellow in Israel studies

By Simon Rocker, October 18, 2012

Supporters of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies welcomed its new fellow in Israel studies at a London reception on Tuesday

Dr Hizky Shoham, 37, who has been teaching at Tel Aviv University, will take up the post in January combined with a research lectureship at Oxford University.


Three-year-old pupils ‘expelled’ from Clore Shalom school

By Simon Rocker, October 18, 2012

A fresh controversy has erupted over school admissions with a Jewish primary informing the parents of five nursery pupils that the children will almost certainly have to leave at the end of the year.

The decision comes after the school was told that it could not give priority for reception class places to children who had attended its nursery or whose parents belonged to a synagogue.


South London primary appoints head

By Sandy Rashty, October 11, 2012

The newly appointed head of the Jewish primary school opening in south London in 2013 wishes that it had been operational 15 years ago.

Kate Baum said that had “there been a school of this nature when my children were young I would have sent them there”.


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.