Sick Elstree rabbi will miss Yomtov

By Jay Grenby, September 10, 2015

The United Synagogue's largest congregation, Borehamwood and Elstree, will be without its senior minister on Rosh Hashanah.

Rabbi Chaim Kanterovitz underwent emergency surgery after being taken ill on holiday in Italy.


Silkin moves as Beis Yisrael hits home problem

By Simon Rocker, August 20, 2015

The rabbi of a fledgling Borehamwood community has left the area after less than two years to live in more Orthodox Hendon.

In a farewell letter, Rabbi Shimshon Silkin, who launched Beis Yisrael in September 2013, wrote of the problem of trying to find permanent premises for the new community.

"Despite raising significant funds and two years of intensive searching, we have still come up shor


Schools' plans go before DfE

July 9, 2015

Proposals for two new Jewish free schools in the Elstree area have reached the final interview stage at the Department for Education to determine whether they will be given the green light to proceed.

The LL Group wants to open a pluralist primary for 420 children.


Primary project attracts a crowd

By Jay Grenby, April 2, 2015

Yavneh College Trust chair Malcolm Gordon is "hugely encouraged" by the 300 turnout at an information meeting on the school's proposed addition of a primary section on its Borehamwood site.

The plan is to apply for a two-form entry free school with a target opening date of September 2016.


Yavneh reveals bid to add primary section

By Barry Toberman, February 26, 2015

Yavneh College in Borehamwood is reviving plans for a primary section and intends to submit an application for a free school to the Department for Education at "the earliest opportunity".


Elstree's first twin piques interest of visiting party

By Jay Grenby, February 19, 2015

A Galilee moshav close to the Lebanese border has been chosen as Borehamwood and Elstree Synagogue's first twin community.

Shtula was the target of the first Hizbollah attack in the 2006 Lebanon war, in which two Israeli soldiers were kidnapped.

Borehamwood congregants Simon Hoffman and Rowel Genn recently visited the village, which is home to 60 families.


Educational trust proposes pluralist primary in Elstree

By Naomi Firsht, January 29, 2015

Two young education workers are formulating a proposal for a pluralist, inclusive Jewish primary school in Borehamwood in the light of growing waiting lists for Jewish schools in nearby areas.

Tal Landsman and Ben Lewis, both 25, have set up the LL educational trust to submit their free school plans to the Department for Education in May.

Mr Landsman, the operations director for Kool Kidz Je


'If we all did this we would be in a better place'

By Naomi Firsht, November 20, 2014

Looking at the joyful photos of this year's Mitzvah Day, you might well say a picture is worth a thousand words. But some photos do not tell the whole story, as is the case with the photos taken by volunteer Sarah Ezekiel at the Mitzvah Day event she organised at the Marie Curie hospice.


Shabbat UK: All roads lead to party time in Elstree

By Jay Grenby, October 30, 2014

Getting into the spirit of Shabbat UK, families in Links Drive, Elstree - all stalwarts of Elstree Shtiebel - held an impromptu Friday night party. They invited Jewish friends and neighbours from the road and adjoining Barham Avenue, as well as fellow shtiebel congregants.


MS sufferer completes rabbinical training

By Jonathan Kalmus, September 11, 2014

Completing the rigorous rabbinical studies course is tough for anyone with a full-time job. But Gideon Schulman has also had to cope with Multiple Sclerosis.