Borehamwood

Orthodox women's lead role

By Simon Rocker, November 25, 2013

Borehamwood held its first partnership minyan — an Orthodox service where some of the prayers can be led by women — last Friday evening.

The event, at the local Allum Hall community centre, attracted some 60 people, divided equally between the sexes, who sat separately on either side of a mechitzah. Men led minchah and ma’ariv. A woman took the Kabbalat Shabbat service.

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Former Elstree rabbi launches congregation

By Simon Rocker, September 16, 2013

A new Orthodox congregation has launched in Borehamwood, affiliated to the independent Ner Yisrael community in Hendon and led by the former interim senior rabbi of Borehamwood and Elstree United Synagogue, Shimshon Silkin.

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Women to lead prayers at partnership minyan

By Simon Rocker, September 2, 2013

A new Orthodox minyan where women can lead some of the prayers is to launch in Borehamwood in the autumn. It will be the first such minyan to be held on a regular basis in the UK and follows a one-off “partnership minyan” in Golders Green in June.

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Kanterovitz sees strength in the Elstree 'diversity'

By Simon Rocker, June 24, 2013

Borehamwood and Elstree Synagogue members have given a ringing endorsement to the rabbi recommended to be their new spiritual leader.

Rabbi Chaim Kanterovitz of Manchester’s Yeshurun Synagogue received 92 per cent support in a ballot to approve his appointment.

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Elstree selects its man

By Simon Rocker, May 13, 2013

Borehamwood and Elstree Synagogue, which has been without a senior rabbi for nearly two years, could be close to plugging the gap at the top after leaders named the man they want.

Rabbi Chaim Kanterovitz, the minister of Manchester’s Yeshurun Synagogue and previously of Kenton Synagogue, will visit the Hertfordshire congregation next month ahead of a members’ ballot on his appointment.

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Another rabbi to go at Elstree

By Jay Grenby, April 1, 2013

Having experienced difficulty finding a permanent minister, Borehamwood and Elstree Synagogue is to lose its associate rabbi.

The shul says Rabbi Boruch Boudilovsky — who came to Borehamwood from his native Israel nearly three years ago —will be returning home “to further his career and follow opportunities there”. He will remain with the congregation until after Yom Kippur.

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Learning to collaborate in Elstree

By Jay Grenby, March 18, 2013

For the fourth year running, the Elstree area Orthodox communities came together for an educational event organised jointly by the Hertfordshire Learning Experience and Seed.

Close on 100 members of the United, Federation and Sephardi shuls attended the pre-Pesach seminar at Yavneh College featuring a keynote address by Rabbi Dr Akiva Tatz.

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Elstree bids farewell to administrator

By Jay Grenby, February 25, 2013

The man known as “the ultimate encyclopaedia” of Borehamwood and Elstree Synagogue has retired after 22 years as administrator.

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Yavneh boy gets his wings

By Sandy Rashty, January 28, 2013

A Yavneh College pupil has become one of the youngest people in the UK to receive silver wings from the Royal Air Force.

Scott Michaels, 16, qualified after the instructor on his gliding scholarship offered him a surprise solo flight opportunity for the first time earlier this month. He flew the plane for five miles at 800ft.

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Yavneh school repair project proves a vehicle for knowledge

By Sandy Rashty, January 4, 2013

Three Yavneh College boys have spent almost three years restoring a lifeless Land Rover to full working order as part of the Borehamwood school’s “Classic Car Rebuild” project.

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