Friday Night kumsitz in Golders Green with 8th Day!!

By Tzivos Hashem, November 9, 2015
Friday 27 November


Hasmonean admissions complaint is upheld

By Charlotte Oliver, October 8, 2015

The Office of the Schools Adjudicator has upheld a complaint against the admissions policy of Hasmonean High in Barnet.


'Life-changing' eruv for Brondesbury is approved

By Josh Jackman, October 1, 2015

Proposals for a Brondesbury Park eruv have been given the go-ahead by Camden Council.

The planning committee passed the scheme by a four-to-one majority with two abstentions.


Mother's relief after school appeal victory

By Simon Rocker, September 17, 2015

A mother has finally won her battle to get her son into a Jewish secondary school in London after convincing an appeal panel of his case.

Colette Assor's 11-year-old son had started a non-Jewish comprehensive last week where he was one of a tiny minority of Jewish pupils.

But now he will join JCoSS in East Barnet after winning an appeal which was unusually held after the start of the new sch


Former Hasmonean student becomes youngest mayor of Barnet

By Josh Jackman, June 1, 2015

The new mayor of Barnet, Mark Shooter, has said his main objective will be engaging disenfranchised citizens in communal activities.

Mr Shooter, a Barnet councillor of five years who at 44 is believed to be the youngest to take the position, told the JC he hoped to "inspire younger people and other parts of the community which aren't involved in civic society".


Big remembrance

April 8, 2015

More than 2,000 tickets have already been booked for the UK's main Yom HaShoah commemoration, being held in Barnet on April 19.

Remember Together - We Are One also marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of death camps and the event is being supported by well over 100 communal organisations.


Mirvis honoured to join Barnet's freedom band

February 5, 2015

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis received the freedom of Barnet on Tuesday at a ceremony at Middlesex University attended by civic leaders and MPs including the Irish Secretary, Theresa Villiers.

In the citation, Barnet Council said the award recognised "the eminent services rendered by him within the borough, nationally and internationally to the enhancement of the Jewish community and the promotion


'Jewniorchefs' wanted

By Simon Rocker, January 22, 2015

West London Synagogue is looking for a talented teenager to cook up a winning recipe for its 175th birthday.

As part of its anniversary celebrations, the UK's oldest Reform synagogue is running a "JewniorChef" competition open to those aged from 12 to 16.

West London president Stephen Moss said "the reason we chose to focus on catering is partly due to the immense popularity of TV programmes


Just a lecture? Or will Nazis invade suburbia?

December 4, 2014

The normally genteel Hampstead Garden Suburb is preparing for battle - over links to a German town once a hotbed of Nazism.

The Suburb, as it is affectionately known, was partly modelled on Rothenburg, a Bavarian town which became a bastion of Nazi sentiment during the Holocaust.

The Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust is supporting a lecture on Rothenburg's architecture at the Henrietta Barnett S


Shabbat UK: Passing the observance challenge

October 30, 2014

Barnet Synagogue members who do not normally observe Shabbat accepted Rabbi Barry Lerer's "ultimate challenge" to keep the day according to halachah.

Those who signed up were given a hotplate and urn (allowing them to have warm food and hot water prepared before Shabbat) as well as Shabbat belts to hold their keys.