By Jay Grenby, February 3, 2011
In its small-scale way, Watford Synagogue is bucking the trend of falling numbers at shul chederim.
Cheder leader and community rebbetzin Rochel Levine says the nine pupils will be joined by four new recruits in September.
"But this is just the beginning. Considering that when my husband [Rabbi Ephraim Levine] and I arrived here four years ago there was no cheder at all, we are obviously going in the right direction.
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By Danny Caro, August 26, 2010
This season has been very sporting for batsmen and bowlers cricket-wise. A few dry, hot weeks have been combined with some very wet ones.
But nothing could not stop Norman Marine, anything but a fair-weather bowler, from almost putting himself into the history books after another demon spell.
Representing Old Cholmeleians 2nd, 'Stormin' Norman terrorised the batsmen of Potters Bar 3rd. He played the lead role, finishing with figures of 8.2-4-7-6 as Bar were dismissed for a paltry 23 in the Saracens Hertfordshire Cricket League.
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To meet the needs of the growing Hertfordshire Jewish community, Norwood's family support service is branching out into Elstree.
Although social workers and other staff at the charity's Kennedy Leigh Family Centre in Hendon already assist many Herts families, a Wednesday morning service will be available at Allum Lane Community Centre from October.
Family support service manager Eileen Martell said Norwood was "committed to providing a safety net to the children and families in the community who need it most.
By Jay Grenby, August 12, 2010
St Albans Masorti Synagogue's new spiritual leader has returned from America a less single-minded man. For just before his departure, Rabbi Rafael Kaiserblueth got engaged to Mariel Leonard of Washington DC.
Over the last few years, Rabbi Kaiserblueth has regularly visited the Hertfordshire community to lead festival and other special services. He also spent a three month period as a visiting scholar.
By Robyn Rosen, July 30, 2010
A rise in antisemitic incidents in Manchester is down to a "shifting, and increasingly visible" Jewish community in north Manchester, according to a new report.
Antisemitic incidents are more than 50 per cent higher in the first six months of this year in Greater Manchester than in the same period in 2008 - and make up almost a third of antisemitic incidents in the UK.
There were 89 antisemitic incidents in Greater Manchester recorded by the Community Security Trust in the first six months of 2010.