Barnet

Fostering campaign

January 26, 2012

A Hendon meeting organised to help find a pool of approved foster carers for Jewish children attracted more than 30 people.

Charities including Norwood and Ezer Leyoldos and the fostering services at Barnet, Haringey and Hackney organised the event at Hasmonean Boys' School in response to a pressing need for foster carers within the Orthodox community.

Norwood head of children's services Kar

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Fine for race abuse

By Jennifer Lipman, December 15, 2011

A man who threatened a Jew and told him to "leave the country" was caught out after he inadvertently led police to his doorstep.

James Casserley, 62, was found guilty of racially/religiously aggravated harassment after he showed a man waiting for a bus in Finchley a card bearing the word "IRA". He shouted: "You Jews are dead meat.

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Barnet Orthodox get home comfort

By Jessica Elgot, December 1, 2011

Part of a new Golders Green development has been designated for the growing strictly Orthodox population of Barnet.

The deal for the West Heath Place, Finchley Road, properties was struck by the Agudas Israel Housing Association with Albany Homes.

Housing association chief executive Ita Symons said: "There will be a mix of shared ownership and rented flats for families from Barnet who need a

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Off to a tea with Norwood's help

November 24, 2011

Barnet Mayor Councillor Rita Rutter supported the Norwood Mitzvah Day effort.

Councillor Rutter attended a tea party thrown by Young Norwood volunteers at the Kennedy Leigh Family Centre in Hendon for members of the Unity recreational group for disabled children and young people.

Young Hendon United and Edgware Reform congregants helped to paint a mural at Kennedy Leigh and gave the Norwood

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London synagogue initiatives attract the votes of politicians

November 24, 2011

Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone joined Muswell Hill teenagers clearing litter from Cherry Tree Wood as part of a Mitzvah Day venture. The Hornsey and Wood Green MP said she "really enjoyed the good clear up, with some spring bulb planting to top it off. I am always excited to join the local synagogue for this wonderful day of community action.

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Not being afraid to say 'Sorry, I can't hear'

By Jessica Elgot, November 17, 2011

Star of Dynasty and Bad Girls actress Stephanie Beacham was struck by the "warmth and long-time frienships" she encountered when she visited the Jewish Deaf Association in Barnet.

Ms Beacham, who is deaf in one ear, said she had felt a strong connection with some of the older members of the centre who had known each other since school.

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Jail for gang of four who targeted Golders Green

November 17, 2011

A gang of squatters who burgled the Golders Green area of Barnet on an "industrial scale" have been sentenced at Wood Green Crown Court.

Florin Pacuretu, 21, received two years and eight months in prison; Constantin Parcuretu, 23, two years four months; Catain Mogos, 25, three years and four months; and ninteen-year-old Victor Furcila received a 14-month sentence.

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Menorah is ripe for expansion

By Jay Grenby, November 3, 2011

An Edgware Jewish primary is one of nine Barnet schools in line for expansion to meet growing demand for places within the borough.

If proposals from Barnet's education chiefs are accepted by the council, the Orthodox and co-educational Menorah Foundation will gain an extra 30 reception places for September 2012.

The council feels the 227-pupil school has the potential to expand to a two-for

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Mill Hill school setback after Barnet boobs on planning

By Jay Grenby, October 11, 2011

Work on the permanent site for the Jewish free school in Mill Hill has been halted after Barnet Council acknowledged omissions in its consideration of the planning application.

The council had faced a legal challenge from opponents of the Etz Chaim Primary's location on the site of a former garden centre in Daws Lane.

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Plea to protesters

By Jay Grenby, September 27, 2011

Opponents of the permanent site for the Etz Chaim free school in Mill Hill have welcomed an offer for dialogue by the trustees and governors.

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