Hertfordshire

Gove upholds complaint over admissions rules

By Simon Rocker, March 4, 2013

Education Secretary Michael Gove has upheld a complaint against the entry policy of a Hertfordshire Jewish primary school, saying it cannot give reception place priority to children who have attended its nursery.

But Clore Shalom in Shenley will not have to amend its admissions policy for this September because it would be too disruptive to families who have applied for a place.

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Hertsmere Primary amends entry rules

By Simon Rocker, February 7, 2013

Hertsmere Jewish Primary School has been forced to change its entry rules for 2014 as a result of a complaint against another Hertfordshire Jewish school, the cross-communal Clore Shalom.

Until now, children attending the HJPS nursery have been given priority for places at reception class in the following year.

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Liberal gain in Herts

December 17, 2012

Stevenage-based North Herts Liberal Jewish Community has become a full constituent member of Liberal Judaism.

The congregation was given “developing community” status in 2010, including rabbinic and financial support. As a result of its progress, Liberal Judaism’s council voted unanimously on Sunday to upgrade it.

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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.

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Ryder Cup stars lead £40K drive for care home

October 4, 2012

There was a Ryder Cup flavour to the Jewish Care Pro-Am Golf Tournament at Dyrham Park, Herts, which raised £40,000 for the charity’s Rela Goldhill Lodge in Golders Green, supporting 20 people with severe physical and sensory disabilities.

Former European team members Paul Way and Paul Broadhurst were among the pros taking part, along with Jewish player Sam Little.

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'No confidence' call on Shenley minister

By Jessica Elgot, November 3, 2011

Shenley Synagogue members are proposing a vote of no confidence in Rabbi Natan Levy, who returned to the Hertfordshire congregation after contemplating aliyah.

American-born Rabbi Levy left Shenley by mutual consent last year after 18 months in the pulpit, accepting that the parties were "not a good fit".

He rejoined the congregation this summer but has had to stop work while the United Syna

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Jewish Comedy Night

By Craig Moss, November 1, 2011
Time:
Wednesday 16 November
7:30pm - 9:30pm

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Permit wait keeps rabbi off work

By Simon Rocker, October 27, 2011

Shenley Synagogue’s American-born rabbi, Natan Levy, has been forced to stop working until the United Synagogue can secure him a permit.

Rabbi Levy joined Shenley as part-time minister in 2008. He had planned to make aliyah this year but decided to remain with the Hertfordshire community.

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Borehamwood Sephardi Synagogue Launch Dinner

By Borehamwood, September 1, 2011
Time:
Sunday 18 September
6:45pm - 11:00pm

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