Bushey shul warden mourned

By Jay Grenby, November 8, 2012

Bushey Synagogue members are mourning their long-serving senior warden, Laurence Bamberg, who had been in hospital awaiting a heart operation.

However, his heart failed before he could undergo surgery and he died in the early hours of last Friday morning.
Despite the short notice, there was a big turnout at his funeral at Bushey cemetery on the same day.


Immanuel College says thanks to head

By Barry Toberman, May 31, 2012

Immanuel College founders, governors, teachers, parents and pupils were among the 275 guests who celebrated the Bushey school’s 21st anniversary at a Park Lane Hotel dinner.

The event served as a tribute to long-serving Immanuel head Philip Skelker, who will retire at the end of the academic year.


Jewish Blind and Disabled's £10m development

By Barry Toberman, May 31, 2012

To a casual observer, Jewish Blind and Disabled’s £10 million housing development in Bushey appears very much a building site.

But on one of her regular visits to monitor progress, JBD chief executive Hazel Kaye says the end is definitely in prospect.


On parade to remember the lives that were lost

November 17, 2011

Many communities took part in Remembrance Day services to pay their respects to fallen soldiers.

A service in Radlett, conducted by Rabbi Leo Dee of Radlett Synagogue, Rabbi Paul Freedman of Radlett and Bushey Reform and Reverend William Hogg of Christ Church, drew a crowd of 800 people, among them teenagers from Radlett United's Tribe Challenge course.


Fore-play aids Chai activities

October 6, 2011

There was more than charitable incentive at the second Golf Fore Chai day, held at the Hartsbourne club in Bushey.

A Land Rover Freelander was the prize for a hole-in-one and although no one achieved it, the efforts of the 90 competitors raised more than £35,000 for the cancer charity.

The day included a lunch, followed by an auction, with VIP tickets to a George Michael concert and a priva


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.


Cemetery's interactive aid

September 22, 2011

Innovative interactive technology will enable visitors to Bushey cemetery to speedily locate the memorials of their loved ones.

The touch screen service provides both information about the memorials and printable directions to the graveside.


Radlett Reform recruits worldly woman rabbi

By Jay Grenby, September 1, 2011

Radlett and Bushey Reform has taken on a multi-national player as its new associate minister and youth director.

Rabbi Celia Surget is expected to take up the post in November, replacing Rabbi David Mitchell, who is joining the rabbinic team at West London Synagogue.

The 33-year-old has a French father and an American mother.


JBD digs deep for disabled housing scheme

By Barry Toberman, July 21, 2011

There was relief, as well as evident satisfaction, as Jewish Blind and Disabled chief executive Hazel Kaye donned hard hat and fluorescent security jacket on Tuesday at the site of its £10 million project in Bushey.


Heritage tour is full of East End promise

By Jennifer Lipman, July 14, 2011

Three dozen young professionals made an East End pilgrimage on Sunday to learn more about the writers, community leaders and visionaries who enriched Jewish life in the area in the 19th and early 20th century.