They are unpaid but priceless

July 25, 2016

From key fundraisers to meals-on-wheels providers, the breadth of Jewish Care's volunteer army was showcased at its awards night, held at the charity's Friern Barnet campus.

The age spectrum was also covered with long-time volunteers recognised alongside teenage helpers.


Hasmonean asks parents to fund additional places

By Simon Rocker, July 8, 2016

The chairman of Hasmonean High School has made a dramatic plea to parents to dig deeper into their pockets to enable the school to accept additional children this year.

Hasmonean has accepted more than 180 boys and girls for September - more than 20 per cent above its official maximum - and Andrew Rashbass appealed for extra money at its London fundraising dinner to fund places for seven more b


Pupils bringing back happy memories for care residents

June 17, 2016

Noah, a- nine-year-old Eden Primary pupil, reflects that "when you get talking to people, you know so much more about them than the person that you see".

It is an observation on a 10-week creative arts programme which brought pupils from the Muswell Hill school to Jewish Care's Betty and Asher Loftus Centre in Friern Barnet.


Walkies for dog owners is a real treat

By Gloria Tessler, June 9, 2016

Jack Russells, shnauzers, German shepherds, retrievers and an array of labradoodles, cockapoos and bichon frises turned out for the Maccabi GB Community Dog Walk.


Mother's anger as son set to miss Israel tour

By Sandy Rashty, May 26, 2016

A single mother has launched a campaign to raise money for a support worker to accompany her autistic son on Israel tour this summer.

Janine Greyman said that without specialist help, her 15-year-old son Ryan Isaacs, who has Asperger's Syndrome, will not be able to go on the trip with the FZY youth movement in July.


Barnet backs £10m housing

May 12, 2016

Plans for a £10 million redevelopment of Jewish Care buildings in Hendon to provide 32 one- and two-bedroom independent living apartments for older people have been approved by Barnet Council.

The six-storey Ella and Ridley Jacobs home and the adjacent Sam Beckman dementia day care facility were closed at the end of last year with residents and members relocated to a new facility in the charit


We're all going to Stamford Hill-on-Sea

By Simon Rocker, April 7, 2016

Within a few months, Joel Friedman hopes to be an Essex man.

As Stamford Hill's Charedi population continues to rise and house prices soar beyond the reach of ordinary families, the young Orthodox father of six is looking to move to pastures new. He plans to be among the pioneers of a Charedi community about to be set up an hour or so further east - in Canvey Island.


Rosh Pinah scores big in inter-school tournament

By Charlotte Oliver, March 10, 2016

Year Four pupils at Rosh Pinah Primary School showed they were pitch perfect last week when they claimed victory in a football tournament for schools based in west Barnet.

The star strikers won all five of their matches, meaning they will now compete in a tournament of champion schools from across the borough.


Hammerson to take more residents

February 4, 2016

The final plans for the £36 million redevelopment of Nightingale's north London home, Hammerson House, reveal that capacity will increase by more than a third, from 85 to 120 residents. The original proposal was for a 102-resident capacity.

Nightingale Hammerson leaders said this week that the proposed model of care had been shaped by the new wings at the Nightingale home in Clapham.