Norwood

Norwood showcases artworks

By Sandy Rashty, September 20, 2012

Three hundred guests mingled with Norwood residents during an art showcase at the Halcyon Gallery in Mayfair last Thursday evening.

The 170 pieces of art, from canvasses to glasswork, were created by adult residents and sold to raise more than £22,000 for the charity’s social enterprise work, which encourages residents to create and sell more art.

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Children suffer as families face mounting debts

By Simon Rocker, July 26, 2012

Norwood, the family services agency, has reported a 20 per cent rise in its caseload since last year as economic conditions increase the strain on Jewish homes.

The London- based agency says that it is now supporting around 600 children and their families — with around two-thirds of cases related to the consequences of marital breakdown.

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1960s JC found in time capsule at Norwood site

July 19, 2012

The JC has a headline role in a time capsule found by builders working on a £16.5 million leisure and health centre for Lambeth Council and Lambeth NHS.

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We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it

May 18, 2012

Some dedicated bridge players have added £15,000 to the Norwood coffers.

More than 50 supporters joined Sunday’s 10 Bridges walk, starting near Vauxhall Bridge and finishing beyond Tower Bridge. The route afforded views of landmarks including the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye and St Paul’s Cathedral.

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Shift on ethnicity rules signals new dawn for adopters

By Jessica Elgot, May 17, 2012

Changes to the law will help Jewish families to adopt a child in the UK - as most are currently deemed "unsuitable" by local authorities.

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Norwood retains its star quality

By Simon Rocker, May 10, 2012

For some 50 years, passengers arriving at West Norwood station in south London might have spotted a large yellow Magen David on a nearby building.

The distinctive emblem stood out from the wall of the synagogue of Norwood Hall, the orphanage which was once home to up to 400 Jewish children.

That building will be demolished next Wednesday.

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The future's yours: Norwood brings in young generation

By Barry Toberman, April 6, 2012

In a pioneering venture, Norwood is looking to a younger generation to help shape its future.

Plans for the Young Norwood Consultative Committee were outlined to 40 people aged from early 20s to mid 30s at an invitation-only, central-London reception attended by the charity's professional and lay leadership.

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Norwood artists get West End stage

By Jennifer Lipman, March 29, 2012

Nestled between a rare Andy Warhol print, glassworks by Dale Chihuly and sculptures by Lorenzo Quinn at London's Halcyon Gallery last Thursday were more than 40 paintings and pieces by some lesser known talents - residents of Norwood's Ravenswood Village and others supported by the charity.

Bright handprints and butterflies, an abstract self-portrait, a colourful image of rockets firing into t

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Birthright Limitless: Highlights of the trip

By Jennifer Lipman, March 26, 2012

A glimpse at the best bits of Norwood and the UJIA's recent "Limitless" Israel tour.

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Limitless: UJIA Birthright and Norwood's Israel tour of a lifetime

By Jennifer Lipman, March 23, 2012

Photographs from the recent UJIA and Norwood Birthright Trip "Limitless". Read more about the trip here.

Photos: Ron Shellef

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