Barnet

Work starts on mikveh

By Jay Grenby, June 10, 2011

After many years' planning and fundraising, work has finally begun on the construction of a mikveh at the rear of Cockfosters and North Southgate Synagogue.

The mikveh will serve not only the women of the Cockfosters community but also those from neighbouring congregations including Barnet, Southgate, Hadley Wood and Potters Bar.

More..

Fun runners set a hot fundraising pace

By Jennifer Lipman, June 2, 2011

There was Superman, a Star Wars character, The Stig - and around 3,000 other participants and supporters at Maccabi's fifth annual Community Fun Run in Barnet on Sunday.

A record 32 charities were represented and the organisers hope that the fundraising total will reach £150,000.

More..

Barmitzvah boy is Scottish Cup-holder

By Stephanie Brickman, May 27, 2011

Barmitzvah boy Michael Barnett lifted the Scottish FA Cup trophy on Sunday, the day after his beloved Celtic defeated Motherwell 3-0 in the final.

More..

Cup-winning barmitzvah boy

By Stephanie Brickman, May 27, 2011

Barmitzvah boy Michael Barnett lifted the Scottish FA Cup trophy on Sunday, the day after his beloved Celtic defeated Motherwell 3-0 in the final.

More..

Golders Green applies for free school

By Robyn Rosen, May 26, 2011

Parents in Golders Green have applied to the government to open a free primary school which has the backing of the Chief Rabbi.

Golders Green Jewish Primary would be modern Orthodox in outlook. Its supporters want it to open in 2012 as part of the Department for Education's free schools programme, giving parents the power to start their own local schools.

More..

Arrests over synagogue robberies

By Jennifer Lipman, May 26, 2011

Two people have been arrested in connection with a spate of burglaries at synagogues in London.

In April it emerged that there had been a series of robberies at synagogues in Golders Green.

Police said that over a three-month period around £110,000 worth of religious items had been taken.

More..

Education minister takes back lessons from London

By Simon Rocker, May 19, 2011

Israel's Education Minister Gideon Sa'ar concluded a short trip to the UK on an optimistic note after visiting JCoSS in East Barnet and the Independent Jewish Day School in Hendon.

He said he was surprised to learn that as many as two thirds of UK Jewish children now attended a Jewish day school.

More..

JFS pupils attacked on bus

By Jessica Elgot, May 19, 2011

Barnet police are stepping up patrols in the Hendon area after JFS pupils were assaulted by four boys who burst onto their school bus.

Police said the four attacked a JFS boy while the bus was stationary in traffic on Station Road, Hendon, after school last Wednesday. The teenagers, aged between 15 and 17, are said to have pressed the emergency access button to climb aboard the vehicle.

More..

Great charitable day for the northern runners

May 19, 2011

Finishers in Sunday's Great Manchester Run included a Wilmslow man who hates running but loves Camp Simcha, supporting children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

Rob Galkoff, 38, completed the 10k course in a personal best 54 minutes 34 seconds, raising £2,500 for the charity.

More..

Mill Hill school wins its initial site battle

By Jay Grenby, May 19, 2011

The projected Etz Chaim free school in Mill Hill has passed its first planning hurdle by gaining Barnet Council consent for the temporary occupation of premises in Daws Lane for a nursery class for 26 children and a reception class for 28.

More..