Shabbat UK: Enjoying their free time

By Jay Grenby, October 30, 2014

Bushey Synagogue's leadership applied the principle of "the best things in life are free" to maximise involvement in Shabbat UK.


Bushey is Aleph's base for young learning

September 11, 2014

Tribe's Bushey Synagogue-based Aleph Learning Centre NW opened with an attendance of over 70 children from north London and Hertfordshire communities.


Kieran gets the 'big ears' he's dreamed about

By Jay Grenby, August 14, 2014

Nine-year-old Bushey boy Kieran Sorkin was born deaf with just small lobes where his ears should have been. But he now has the "big ears" he has always wanted, created from the cartilage of his own ribs, and grafted on to his head in a seven-hour operation performed by surgeons at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital.


Care charity celebrates as duchess is back for seconds

By Rosa Doherty, July 14, 2014

There was a royal return for Jewish Blind and Disabled when the Duchess of Gloucester opened its £10.6 million development in Bushey, Cecil Rosen Court, on Wednesday.

For the duchess had also formally opened the charity's original Cecil Rosen Court - named after the JBD founder - in Wembley 20 years ago.


JBD's new £10m home from home

By Barry Toberman, December 9, 2013

As Jewish Blind and Disabled chief executive Hazel Kaye stands in the entrance of the charity’s nearly completed £10.6 million development in Bushey, she is passed by a relative of a soon-to-be tenant.

Clearly impressed by what he sees, the relative remarks: “This is more like a hotel than a home.” It is the sort of compliment Ms Kaye is getting used to.


Immanuel College breaks new ground

December 2, 2013

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis joined pupils, parents and staff at Immanuel College for the ground-breaking ceremony for a bet hamidrash at the Bushey school. Addressing a crowd of 500, Rabbi Mirvis said it was important to give back to the community — and that someone did not have to be famous to make a difference.


Bushey shul warden's memorial

By Jay Grenby, October 21, 2013

Bushey Synagogue’s eight-foot high flame logo outside its front door has been dedicated to the memory of warden Laurence Bamberg, who died last year, aged 51. Family and friends joined some 250 guests at Sunday’s dedication, which followed Mr Bamberg’s stone-setting.


Pole winner for Bushey

September 16, 2013

Harrow Council’s planning committee has unanimously approved an application for the erection of poles and wires on five sites which will complete the boundary for the Bushey eruv. Hertsmere Borough Council had previously given planning consent for the poles and wires in the majority of the eruv area.


Bushey eruv gets the green light

By Jay Grenby, August 26, 2013

Hertsmere Council’s planning committee has unanimously backed an application for an eruv in Bushey.

There had been some local opposition to the application for the erection of poles and wires at 25 locations in the Bushey area to bridge gaps in the proposed eruv route not already marked by fences, buildings or walls.


Immanuel pupils mourn classmate

July 29, 2013

Students from Bushey’s Immanuel College attended an emotional funeral for classmate Naomi Felder, 18, who died last week after a long illness.