Edgware

It's seconds out for the US in Edgware

February 4, 2016

The second US synagogue in Edgware, Ahavas Israel, welcomed around 100 people for services during its inaugural weekend at the Langdon College premises.

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Burial fees waiver attracts US recruits

By Josh Jackman, January 7, 2016

The United Synagogue will collectively waive thousands of pounds of burial fund entry fees for those new to the US who join its second Edgware congregation, the establishment of which has caused disquiet among the membership of the nearby Yeshurun Federation shul.

US president Stephen Pack says that, as with every new community, Ahavas Yisrael will allow those not previously with a US congregat

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Orthodox influx brings second US Edgware shul

By Josh Jackman, December 3, 2015

A second United Synagogue shul is to be opened in Edgware to meet growing demand from Orthodox families moving to the area.

It will launch in premises in the Stonegrove area, with services starting next month and rapid progression to full US membership.

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Langdon opening London college

By Josh Jackman, October 15, 2015

Educational charity Langdon is to open a London college for the 16-to-25 age group, complementing its existing college in Manchester.

The charity - helping teenagers and young adults with mild-to-moderate learning needs towards independence - will convert its Maccabi House site in Edgware, which is currently used as a social centre.

It plans to identify and assess potential students in Novem

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Day centre's space probe

By Naomi Firsht, October 15, 2015

Jewish Care's Edgware and Harrow Jewish Day Centre will have to operate in reduced space as its host synagogue needs more room for its popular child-minding service.

The long-established day centre rents premises from Edgware and District Reform Synagogue for its weekday activities.

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Warm words from Chile

September 10, 2015

Addressing the congregation at his induction service, Edgware Masorti Synagogue's Chilean-born rabbi, Mijael Even-David, said it seemed "strange to have this ceremony exactly a year after my arrival. In my view, it is a vote of confidence in myself and my wife."

He invited local clergy and elected representatives to work with him to show that "people of faith can bring love and healing".

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Joining the Fed

July 23, 2015

Kehillas Netzach Yisroel in Edgware is to join the Federation of Synagogues as a constituent member after 16 years as an independent congregation.

Established as a Seed Shabbat morning minyan in 1999, Netzach Yisroel has grown from 15 families to 100.

Gateshead-born Rabbi Dovid Roberts has been its spiritual leader since 2001.

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Volunteers get their moment in the spotlight at care awards

July 23, 2015

Presenting awards to some of Jewish Care's star volunteers, comedian and writer Ivor Baddiel paid tribute to those who helped his father, Colin, at the Leonard Sainer Day Centre in Edgware.

The centre supports those with dementia and Mr Baddiel said: "I know first-hand the work you do and the commitment, dedication, thought and, of course, care that goes into it.

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Hatzolah ambulance service adds Edgware to its duty roster

May 28, 2015

Hatzolah, the Jewish ambulance service, has launched in Edgware, its fifth medical emergency provision in the country.

Its 15 volunteer medics, who will be on a rota to attend to calls 24 hours a day, followed a training programme run by Simon Blackburn, head of clinical training at UK Specialist Ambulance Service, and senior anaesthetic registrar Asher Lewinsohn.

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Enhancing the 'emotional health' of the community

By Barry Toberman, April 8, 2015

Relationship problems, bereavement, illness, unemployment, low self-esteem, sexuality and gender - all are issues which can adversely impact on emotional well-being. For more than 35 years, a Jewish counselling service, Raphael, has helped clients from London and the Home Counties deal with these and other "emotional health" matters.

At the outset, its counsellors saw 100 people a month.

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