Offensive billboards removed

By Simon Rocker, January 15, 2009

Billboards advertising a nasal spray to help with impotence which were removed from Edgware after protests that they were offensive are being taken down in the rest of the country.

Orthodox Jewish councillor Brian Gordon was among objectors to the posters headlined “Want Longer Lasting Sex?”

The Advertising Standards Authority is considering more than a hundred complaints about the adverts.

But the Australia-based Advanced Medical Institute said it had ordered billboards for its product to be taken down before the ASA decision.


Women get a voice on Federation council

By Jay Grenby, December 23, 2008

An Edgware Yeshurun congregant has become the first woman to speak at the Federation of Synagogues council.

Miriam Gitlin addressed the council after it finally agreed to permit women to attend and speak at its quarterly meetings — they are not allowed to vote. Sitting alongside Mrs Gitlin was Karen Dworkin, who was also elected recently by Edgware Yeshurun to join its seven male representatives. The Edgware shul has long campaigned for the Federation to more fully recognise the contribution of women.


Edgware Jewish Primary team wins the London inter-schools quiz for the second successive year

November 13, 2008

The Edgware Jewish Primary team has won the London inter-schools quiz for the second successive year. Over 250 parents and teachers from nine schools contested the title and the winning team members were Lisa and Ian Stuart, Sara and Rob Curtis, Kate and Jason Saunders, Ruth and Jeremy Kosiner and Suzanne and Eddy Bruer-Weil.


Ajex and Jewish Care join forces with Royal British Legion for Remembrance Day

November 13, 2008

Ajex and Jewish Care joined forces with the Royal British Legion for a Remembrance Day commemoration at the war memorial in Edgware. Around 80 care home residents took part in a service conducted by Edgware Reform Synagogue's Rabbi Neil Kraft and the Rev Michael Clark of St Margaret's Church. Clore Manor resident Joseph Mossack was among those who laid wreaths and a lunch was arranged for the Jewish Care party at the nearby Yeshurun Synagogue.


Year-six pupils raise over £120 for Jewish Care

August 7, 2008

Menorah Foundation School's year-six pupils raised more than £120 for Jewish Care from a bring-and-buy sale. Throughout this year, children from the school have been paying weekly visits to the nearby Leonard Sainer Special Care Day Centre to which they are donating a table tennis table bought with the money generated.


All-day opening plan for Edgware nursery

By Jay Grenby, July 31, 2008

The private Gan Kinneret nursery based at Edgware Synagogue is extending its opening hours and taking in babies as young as 12 months to meet the needs of the growing band of local mums in full-time employment.

Until now, the nursery has been open on weekday mornings, taking in 40 children between the ages of two and five, half of whom stay on for lunch and an extra hour of play. But from September, it will open from 8am until 5pm and accept children from the age of one.


More than £1,000 raised for Magen David Adom

July 24, 2008

More than £1,000 was raised for Magen David Adom from a lunch for 40 hosted by Sally Strauss and catered by sponsors Louis Mann.


School in a spot over parking plans

By Jessica Elgot, July 17, 2008

Staff and parents at Edgware’s Menorah Foundation Primary are upset over Barnet Council’s revised controlled-parking-zone proposals for Burnt Oak.

Initial plans included Abbots Road, where the school is located, prompting complaints that it would be impossible for parents of the 230 pupils to drop and collect them safely.

Although the amended proposals leave Abbots Road just outside the zone, Menorah bursar Hilary Krotosky fears that commuter parking will “clutter up the road from beginning to end of the school day”, creating further problems.


Edgware seeks assistant

By Jay Grenby, July 17, 2008

The 1,500-member Edgware United Synagogue is looking for a full-time assistant minister to provide support for Rabbi David Lister, who joined at the beginning of the year.

As well as helping Rabbi Lister in his day-to-day pastoral work, the new recruit would be expected to develop student and adult-education programmes and, in conjunction with Tribe, take responsibility for the synagogue’s various youth programmes.


Mystery as butcher withdraws cooked meats

By Leon Symons, July 4, 2008

A leading North-West London butcher has been forced to withdraw cooked meats from its shelves for several weeks, but the reason remains unclear.

The Meat Hygiene Service, part of the government’s Food Standards Agency, issued a remedial-action notice to the Kosher Delicatessen chain, which has shops in Temple Fortune, Golders Green and Edgware and a production factory in Cricklewood. As a result, thousands of pounds worth of cooked meats were cleared from its shelves.