Mill Hill primary wins site battle

By Robyn Rosen, July 28, 2011

Planning permission has been granted for the Etz Chaim Jewish Primary in Mill Hill despite vociferous local opposition.

The one-form entry primary - one of the government's first free schools - will accept nursery and reception pupils in the autumn.


Eviction threat in care home fees row

By Jessica Elgot, July 14, 2011

A residential home in Temple Fortune has threatened to lock an 82-year-old resident out of her room, with her bags packed, in a dispute over more than £12,000 in unpaid fees.
David Lightburn, general manager of Leo Baeck Housing Association's Clara Nehab House, warned Solomon Cohen that unless £12,213 was received by Wednesday lunchtime, his mother Leonie would have "her possessions packed into


Armed Forces Day Celebrations

By JewishMilitary Museum, July 14, 2011
Sunday 24 June
10:30am - 3:00pm


Top talent back Sacks Award

By Brian Sacks, July 7, 2011

The JC is renewing its search for the community's young athletic talent, as the JC Daniel Sacks Award for Outstanding Athletic Achievement enters its second year.


Fight to save Suburb library

By Jessica Elgot, July 7, 2011

Leaders of a campaign to save Hampstead Garden Suburb's library are calling for support from the Jewish community, which accounts for more than 40 per cent of borrowers.

Some 2,500 signatures have been collected for a petition opposing Barnet Council's plan to close the library in September.

A letter from Kerem Primary School is among a number sent to the relevant Barnet officials.



JCoSS: Don't stop believing, it can happen

By Jennifer Lipman, June 30, 2011

Almost a decade after its founders gathered to discuss the idea, the UK's first cross-communal Jewish secondary school has been officially opened.


MP opens new parent-promoted Jewish school

By Jennifer Lipman, June 28, 2011

JCoSS, the UK's first cross-communal Jewish secondary school has been officially opened by the undersecretary of state for children, Tim Loughton MP.

More than 200 people marked the opening of the voluntary-aided, co-educational school in Barnet, including former Schools Secretary Ed Balls, JCoSS president Gerald Ronson and headteacher Jeremy Stowe-Lindner.


Social climbers reach their peak in Scotland

June 24, 2011

Twenty-one Glasgow community members scaled 884-metre Scottish peak The Cobbler on Sunday in aid of the UJIA Ethiopian bar/batmitzvah twinning project.

The ascent includes sections where climbers have to scramble up slopes but despite appalling weather conditions, the group completed the challenge.


Chelsea stars give parents the boot

By Andrew Pentol, June 23, 2011

Having played in a King Solomon High School parents XI trounced 9-0 by a team of Chelsea footballing legends, Paul Lenchner reflected that "in the end, fitness was key. Our preparation was bagels. Theirs was energy and glucose drinks."


It's YOUR Time2Shine! Creative weekly drama and music workshops for children and teens.

By rach creeger, June 23, 2011
Monday 12 September
4:30pm - 12 December 2011, 7:30pm