London Maccabi Vale have unveiled an ambitious three-year plan participating in the proposed redevelopment of its Rowley Lane ground that features new outdoor nets.
The blueprint was presented at the club’s AGM where Adam Brand was appointed first team captain.
Brand, 38, was appointed at the club’s AGM where he won the club’s Player of the Year.
Aviel Schwarz claimed the Most Improved Player award with Maccabiah starlet Joseph Greenwall-Cohen taking the top colt accolade. Jonathan Lederman received the Alan Shapiro Award for services to the club.
Estate agent Savills has published research showing that access to a good school has an important effect on local house prices. Homes in the vicinity of the top-performing 25 per cent of secondary schools now cost 16 per cent more than their county average, up from 13 per cent in 2007. Homes in areas with a combination of good state and independent schools can be worth two or three times their county average. During the recent downturn, property prices around the top 25 per cent of schools fell by just under 16 per cent, suggesting that good schools can help recession-proof a home.
The revised admissions policy for the Jewish Community Secondary School launching in Barnet next September was explained to 1,100 parents and prospective pupils at an open day on Sunday.
As with other Jewish schools, JCoSS has been reviewing its admissions criteria following a Court of Appeal judgment in June. In line with its commitment to be open to all Jews, synagogue attendance does not necessarily have to be a condition of entry. However, JCoSS will require evidence of shul membership or proof of two of three other conditions.
The independent Edgware Sephardi Congregation has approved a proposal to convert a former doctor’s surgery in Edgwarebury Lane into a synagogue — its first permanent home in its 15-year existence.
Members’ backing of the plan at an EGM was the final stage of a process which began 18 months ago when the 50-family congregation decided that their rented Hale Lane meeting place was unsuitable on grounds of space and access.
A generous private loan enabled the community to purchase the vacant surgery in the face of stiff competition.