Borehamwood

Elstree goes to the polls to decide future

By Jay Grenby, March 15, 2012

An "overwhelming" response to a survey of Borehamwood and Elstree Synagogue's membership will help its leaders to develop a future strategy.

Chairman Mike Cohen reported that the target of 400 replies was exceeded by 175, with respondents representing 30 per cent of the community.

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Signing up for Yavneh

By Jay Grenby, March 15, 2012

Yavneh College has urged local synagogue members and parents of pupils to sign an online petition calling on Hertfordshire County Council to fund the proposed expansion of the Borehamwood school to include a primary section.

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Langdon launching Herts housing project

March 8, 2012

Meeting demand for facilities in Herts to help young Jewish adults with moderate learning difficulties, Langdon is poised to open a supported living community in Borehamwood.

The charity will look to raise £1.5 million over the next three years towards the project, catering for 40 clients.

Borehamwood was chosen as a major Jewish community, with good shopping and transport links.

It is a

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Quiz team's family link

February 23, 2012

Quizmaster Brian Nathan has helped charities to raise well over £500,000.

But there was a close personal interest in the quiz he and his team - wife Barbara, plus Myra and Michael Litman - presented at the Village Hotel in Elstree.

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Finding their way to golden future

February 23, 2012

More than 50 young people spent their half-term trekking in the Brecon Beacons as part of the JLGB's expanded kosher expedition provision for the Duke of Edinburgh gold award.

Participants came from the London area, Manchester and Cardiff. Among them was Helena Raymond-Hayling from Borehamwood, who found "the whole experience great.

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Stanmore eruv ready

December 1, 2011

The Stanmore eruv has been completed and will be operational on Shabbat, "subject to the final regular check of the week" by the community's shomrim.

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London synagogue initiatives attract the votes of politicians

November 24, 2011

Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone joined Muswell Hill teenagers clearing litter from Cherry Tree Wood as part of a Mitzvah Day venture. The Hornsey and Wood Green MP said she "really enjoyed the good clear up, with some spring bulb planting to top it off. I am always excited to join the local synagogue for this wonderful day of community action.

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Open doors at Yavneh

November 17, 2011

Parents hoping to secure a place for their child in the new primary section of Yavneh College for September 2012 are invited to an open evening at the Borehamwood school on November 24.

Although planning permission has been granted, several matters remain to be resolved before building can begin, said governors' chair Sue Nyman.

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Sephardim in the Wood

October 6, 2011

More than 170 people attended the launch dinner of the Borehamwood Sephardi congregation at Yavneh College.

There were speeches from Sephardi leaders and an auction helped swell the proceeds to in excess of £10,000. Services are being held weekly at Allum Hall, Borehamwood.

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Bnei Akiva in training

October 6, 2011

Israeli expert Ilan Frydman was flown over by Bnei Akiva for a training day for more than 150 madrichim from Finchley, Edgware, Borehamwood, Southgate and Birmingham.

BA's Deborah Blank said: "It's really incredible the significant improvements we have already noticed from this investment in the future leaders of Anglo-Jewry." A Shabbaton in Bushey was organised to train local leaders.

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