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.


School dinner is spiced up by news of first home

February 5, 2015

Noam Primary School has finally found a permanent home, 16 years after accepting its first handful of pupils.

Details were revealed to 300 supporters at the school's annual dinner at the VIP Lounge in Edgware on Tuesday, which raised £200,000 towards the project.

The permanent site is in East Road, Burnt Oak and the expectation is that building work will be completed in the next 15 months.


Sabra Travel shuts shop but owner remains in the trade

By Rosa Doherty, December 30, 2014

Sabra Travel in Edgware took its last booking on December 31 after 40 years serving the Jewish community. But owner Sonia Michaels will continue to offer full travel agency services to leisure and corporate clients in association with 2001 Travel in Mill Hill.


Berger learns about Jami

November 6, 2014

Shadow Health minister Luciana Berger gained a first-hand appreciation of the work of mental health charity Jami when she toured the Martin B Cohen Centre for Wellbeing in Edgware.

She met service users, staff and volunteers. discussing ways to tackle the stigma around mental health within the Jewish community.


Shabbat UK: Lighting up Edgware

October 30, 2014

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis started off his own Shabbat UK at Edgware Synagogue, where hundreds danced around the shul during the Kabbalat Shabbat service.


Tashbar gets good grades

July 24, 2014

The Tashbar Primary in Edgware has received "good" grades in all areas from Ofsted inspectors.

Established in 2005 with fewer than 10 pupils, there are now 178 boys on the roll. It is anticipated that it will move to premises next door during the next academic year once refurbishments have been completed.


Missing teenager found in central London

By Sandy Rashty, July 14, 2014

Police have found the Jewish teenager who had been missing since Friday.

Asher Sekenofsky, 15, had not been seen since leaving his home in Edgware, north west London, at 7.30pm on Friday.

He was spotted at around midday today on Tottenham Court Road, central London, by a volunteer for community security group Shomrim.


Anniversary match goes with form

July 10, 2014

Keith Aizen and Adam Jacobs were the star performers as a Belmont & Edgware team of current players claimed a six-wicket success in a commemorative match to mark the club's 40th anniversary.

Belmont & Edgware "past" were soon in trouble as Aizen caused problems with his left-arm spin at Old Lyonians.


Rosh Pinah calls in outside help following period of unrest

By Simon Rocker, March 24, 2014

Edgware's Rosh Pinah Primary has entered new territory by calling in a private educational group to oversee change.

The move follows disputes between parents and governors in the previous academic year.

A trio of executive teachers from Lilac Sky Schools - which has worked with 70 schools over the past four years and has sponsored academies - will assume the Rosh Pinah reins in June.



Outstanding Gan Kinneret Nursery

By Cathy Forman, December 2, 2013

Ofsted inspectors have reported significant improvement at the Gan Kinneret Nursery in Edgware, upgrading its overall rating from “good” to “outstanding”.

The inspectors found that the children “make exceptional progress in the nursery from their starting points”.