Borehamwood

Elstree chair longs for stability

By Jay Grenby, September 14, 2012

Replacements for the Borehamwood and Elstree Synagogue officers who resigned last month following allegations of breach of confidence and disclosure of confidential material say they want to bring stability to the fractured congregation.

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Dena Coleman to retire from Yavneh College

September 6, 2012

Dr Dena Coleman, head-teacher of Yavneh College since it opened six years ago, is to retire at the end of the academic year.

Dr Coleman said: “It has been a great privilege to set up Yavneh College and to see it grow into a successful, well-established school. I am very proud of what has been achieved and look forward to watching the school flourish still further over the coming years.”

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Shuls that are too big to manage

By Miriam Shaviv, August 17, 2012

This is a painful and unusually personal column, because it concerns the complete breakdown of management at my shul and the partial breakdown of community relations.

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Honorary officers resign at Borehamwood Synagogue

By Jay Grenby, August 9, 2012

Borehamwood and Elstree Synagogue members, along with United Synagogue leaders, were dismayed to hear that three of the shul’s four honorary officers have resigned.

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Borehamwood extends interim rabbi's contract

By Jay Grenby, July 26, 2012

V Borehamwood and Elstree Synagogue has asked interim senior rabbi Shimshon Silkin to remain in the role for a further 12 months, having failed to find a successor to Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer.

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Synagogue split over choice of rabbi

By Jay Grenby, July 19, 2012

A major United Synagogue is still without a permanent minister after a lengthy selection process and the snubbing of the candidacy of its interim rabbi.

The 1,300-family Borehamwood and Elstree Synagogue announced last Friday that after an “incredibly exhaustive” one-year search, no candidate would be recommended to succeed Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer.

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Yavneh college pupil's link to Shoah victim

By Marcus Dysch, June 21, 2012

A Borehamwood batmitzvah girl and her family turned her simchah into a moving memorial to a 10-year-old Holocaust victim.

Yavneh College pupil Leah Stepsky had asked her teachers to replicate an Israeli scheme which links bar- and batmitzvah students with young Holocaust victims through birth dates.

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Herts rejects Yavneh College plan

By Jay Grenby, May 18, 2012

Disappointed Yavneh College trustees are having to rethink their options for establishing a primary section after the local authority turned down a second application for a £4 million grant.

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Wizo volunteers on Jewish Women's Week

By Jennifer Lipman, May 18, 2012

For anyone tracking the history of British Jewry over the past six decades, the Jewish Women’s Week records might be a good place to start.

It is 65 years since the first group of Wizo women knocked on doors with a collection box, establishing the tradition of a May fundraising week in aid of the charity’s work in Israel with vulnerable women and children.

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Yavneh's late lobby on primary plan

By Jay Grenby, May 10, 2012

Yavneh College issued a last-ditch plea to supporters to lobby Hertfordshire councillors for a change of heart over a £4 million grant application for a primary section.

Members of Hertfordshire's Education and Skills Cabinet were due yesterday to discuss the proposal, which county council officers have recommended be rejected.

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