MAL edge out Belmont and Edgware in thriller

By Danny Caro, July 6, 2009

BECC II 197-8, MAL 201-7. MAL won by 3 wickets

MAL consolidated their position at the top of the Maccabi Sunday League, with a three wicket against Belmont & Edgware.

After inserting BECC, opening bowlers Yoav Lebens and Tony Wise started well, with both swinging the ball and extracting bounce.

Alex Ziff was soon back in the pavilion for a duck, as Wise trapped him in front. He was quickly followed by Simon Durban, bowled by a cracker from Lebens who sent leg stump flying out the ground.

Daniel Geey joined Warren Averbuch with the score on 16-2, and set about a rebuilding job.


Masorti birthday

By Jay Grenby, July 2, 2009

Edgware Masorti Synagogue launched a year-long celebration of its 25th anniversary with a civic Shabbat service.

As revealed in a commemorative issue of the Edgware Masorti Times, the community was established in 1984 by nine families as the Conservative Synagogue of North-West London. It soon became the first Masorti-branded community in Europe.

It moved in 1996 to its Bakery Path site where a synagogue and community centre were built. Its first minister was Rabbi Chaim Weiner, now director of the European Masorti Beth Din, followed in 2000 by current minister, Rabbi Jeremy Collick.


Nomads destroy Belmont and Edgware

By Danny Caro, June 29, 2009

Casual Nomads recorded an emphatic 10-wicket Maccabi League win against Belmont & Edgware at Shenley.

Electing to bat on a humid afternoon, Belmont & Edgware made a solid start with Phil Mayer (49) and Cliff Horowitz (31) punishing the occasional short or wide delivery.

But the Nomads bowlers maintained tight control throughout the innings, with Oscar Brodkin (3-15) and Simon Renshaw (3-30) the main destroyers as the visitors were bowled out for modest but competitive 162 in the 38th over.


Rabbis for Human Rights in Edgware

May 14, 2009

AROUND 60 people were at Edgware Reform Synagogue to hear ministers who recently toured Israel under the “Rabbis for Human Rights” banner discuss their experiences. The rabbis — Liberal Judaism chief executive Danny Rich, Wimbledon Reform’s Rabbi Sylvia Rothschild and the host congregation’s Danny Smith — also showed a short documentary on their trip and answered audience questions.


Terminator: Salvation

By chris, May 12, 2009
Wednesday 10 June
9:30pm - 11 June 2009, 9:00pm


Family living in fear after hate attacks

By Marcus Dysch, April 7, 2009

An Israeli family living in Edgware say they fear for their safety after being subjected to a campaign of antisemitic abuse by their neighbours.

Police are investigating a number of incidents reported by the 38-year-old man and his wife since they moved to the Broadfields estate six years ago. The couple, who have five children, are too scared to be named. In the latest incident, their car, parked outside their ground floor flat, had its window smashed last Tuesday.


Fire destroys Edgware mikveh

By James Martin, April 2, 2009

A fire at Chabad House, Edgware, last Thursday afternoon caused damage estimated at £50,000.

The blaze at the Hale Lane premises — attributed to “a breakdown in the electrical installation which services the mikveh”— started at 4pm. Fire services were on the scene in 10 minutes but could not save the outdoor shed housing the mikveh, furniture and prayer books. The mikveh was installed eight years ago in memory of former PoW Jack Marks, who had died in a house fire.


Governors resign in school dispute

By Simon Rocker, March 26, 2009

The chairman and four other governors of Rosh Pinah Jewish Primary in Edgware have resigned in a dispute with the school’s foundation body.

Roy Freedman, chairman of the 420-pupil school for the past three years, quit after a governors’ meeting on Tuesday, along with joint vice-chairman Melanie Laban and Howard Berg, Philip Ellis and Adrian Dayne.


Swim tragedy of fundraiser

By Leon Symons, March 12, 2009

An Edgware woman has died while training for a cancer charity swimming fundraiser.

Rozelle Dashwood, 56, had been swimming at Bushey Grove Leisure Centre at the weekend. Two people saw her face-down in the water and called the lifeguard, who pulled her out. When paramedics arrived on the scene, they discovered a faint heartbeat but could not revive her.

Her husband Michael, 58, said: “This was her third Swimathon and she was raising money for Marie Curie Cancer Care. This was a big hobby of hers and she was a regular swimmer.”


Edgware's web extra

March 5, 2009

Edgware Synagogue is aiming to broaden the appeal of its website with the introduction of EU Playback, offering users a range of educational and enterainment material.

The audio programme includes a synopsis of the week's sedra and Desert Island Discs-style interview with a congregant, interspersed with the subject's favourite music.

Russia's national anthem and the theme music from Schindler's List are among the selections of opening "castaway" Rabbi David Lister, who is celebrating the first anniversary of his Edgware appointment.

Three congregants are the brains behind