Edgware

Concentration camp trees given new life

By Cathy Forman, November 29, 2012

Edgwarebury cemetery has held a dedication ceremony for a horse-chestnut tree grown from a conker a Merseyside couple brought back from Theresienstadt concentration camp.

The tree was one of three cultivated by William and Anne Moss from Theresienstadt conkers. Over a 10-year period, they blossomed to 10 feet, outgrowing their pots and the couple needed to find them new homes.

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Just Friends launches in Edgware

By Jay Grenby, September 6, 2012

Edgware and District Reform Synagogue has launched a social group for those who work during the day but are on their own in the evenings and at weekends.

Called Just Friends, it plans to hold monthly meetings and encourage members — the majority between the ages of 45 and 70 — to arrange companionship for activities such as cinema or theatre visits, eating out, or holidays.

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Edgware reform hosts Ukrainian 'twins'

By Jay Grenby, July 12, 2012

Edgware and District Reform Synagogue held an Odessa Week to celebrate a visit from members of its twin Ukrainian community, Emanu-El.

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Langdon is open to Maccabi influence

By Barry Toberman, June 28, 2012

A communal partnership in support of young adults with moderate learning difficulties has been formally opened in Edgware.

Previously known as the Quadrant, Maccabi House is the latest Langdon educational and social project in north London and Manchester.

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New bereavement group for young adults

By Jessica Elgot, May 31, 2012

A recruitment consultant whose father died suddenly from cancer last year has put money into a counselling group helping young Jews to deal with the loss of a parent.

Assisting those aged 18-to-30, Aftershock recently held its first gathering and will meet monthly at Jewish Care’s Martin B Cohen Centre in Edgware.

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Boris savours school dinner

March 8, 2012

To help meet the shortfall on its £5 million rebuilding project, Edgware's Beit Shvidler Primary School attracted 435 supporters to a fundraising dinner in London's West End on Monday night. They heard London mayor Boris Johnson thank the school's leadership for improving education in the capital and cite the recent protest in the grounds of St Paul's cathedral:

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First day in £5m home

March 1, 2012

Pupils of Beit Shvidler Primary School (formerly Edgware Jewish Primary) saw their modern premises for the first time on Monday following a £5 million rebuilding project.

The renaming is in recognition of the generosity of Eugene Shvidler, a Russian oil billionaire who is a close associate of Roman Abramovich.

Governors' chair Eddy Breuer-Weil observed that "Beit Shvidler is a part of the J

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Going Side by Side with school

February 16, 2012

Ken Livingstone was among the speakers at what is thought to be the largest fundraising event staged by the Stamford Hill community.

Seven-hundred guests at a central London dinner raised £500,000-plus for the Side by Side integrated nursery and special needs school.

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'Kill all Jews' threats to estate agency staff

By Jessica Elgot, February 16, 2012

A gang, shouting "we will kill all you Jews", smashed the windows of a Jewish estate agents in Edgware, witnesses claim.

They say that three burly men entered the Melvin Jacobs agency in Manor Park Crescent around Tuesday lunch-time, being joined shortly afterwards by a teenager and a woman. The antisemitic threats were directed at three staff members.

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Fowl play

By Cathy Forman, February 16, 2012

Kedassia, the kashrut arm of the Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations, is to cut the cost of poultry by 50p a kilo in the four weeks before Pesach.

"We want to relieve the heavy financial burden on families," said UOHC executive co-ordinator Chanoch Kesselman. "The bills run up as families buy in more.

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