East End

Mum receives council apology

By Robyn Rosen, April 7, 2011

The mother of an autistic child has received compensation and an apology from Hackney Council for lack of support.

Five years ago, Maxine Jones told the council that her son Daniel's school, Simon Marks Jewish Primary, could not provide the care he needed.

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New street tailor-made for Gerald Cross

By Jessica Elgot, March 31, 2011

A tailor who lived in the East End for more than 40 years is to have a street named after him - in Gloucestershire.

Gerald Cross died in 2008, aged 80, having moved his tailoring business from Stepney to Cirencester in the Cotswolds. Hearing that a new housing development in the town was to have streets named after local businessmen, his son Joel, 39, nominated him.

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Gefilte fish to gospel: Hackney's moving experience

By Jessica Elgot, March 10, 2011

Hackney and East London Synagogue has moved into rented premises in London Fields after Hackney's Grade II listed shul in Brenthouse Road was sold to a gospel church.

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Ross will be the boss at Simon Marks Primary

March 3, 2011

The governors' chair of Hackney's Simon Marks Jewish Primary believes new head Gill Ross "can take it to the next level of achievement".

Howard Pallis was delighted by the appointment of Ms Ross, 55, who will take charge in September following the retirement of Norma Blair.

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Purim Party 2011

By caroline, February 24, 2011
Time:
Saturday 19 March
8:15pm

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Purim Party

By SurvivorsFund, February 11, 2011
Time:
Sunday 20 March
9:10am - 12:00pm

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Purim Party

By SurvivorsFund, February 11, 2011
Time:
Saturday 19 March
8:00pm - 10:00pm

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Tower Hamlets council backs Israel boycott

By Simon Rocker, February 10, 2011

The East London council of Tower Hamlets has voted to "do everything in its power" to support a boycott of "the pariah state" of Israel.

Councillors also called for a review of the borough's £15 million contract with multinational Veolia for waste collection because of the company's work in Israel.

But a council spokesman said that any decision to cut ties with Veolia would rest with Mayor Lutfur Rahman or his cabinet.

The original motion, proposed by Respect councillors Harun Miah and Fozol Miah, had urged the council to "terminate" all contracts with Veolia.

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The haimishe challah baked in Banglatown

By John Nathan, January 21, 2011

It is Friday morning and it is peak challah-buying time at Rinkoff's. Peter, who works in the legal profession, has been buying challah here for four years. He is partial to the strudel too. Next in the queue is Michelle who lives round the corner, and works as a volunteer for the area's ageing and dwindling Jewish community.

The area was once the cradle of Britain's Jewish community, with more than 150,000 Jewish immigrants. Now there are now only 2,000 or so in the East End where Rinkoff's opened 100 years ago this year. So who is buying the challah in Whitechapel these days?

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Untold Stories Film Programme

By SurvivorsFund, January 21, 2011
Time:
Thursday 27 January
6:30pm - 8:30pm

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