Schochet leaving Rosh Pinah

By Simon Rocker, November 4, 2013

Mill Hill Synagogue’s Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet has resigned as principal of the Rosh Pinah Primary School in Edgware.

Rabbi Schochet, who is also principal of the new Etz Chaim free school in Mill Hill, felt it was “inappropriate” to stay on at Rosh Pinah “when I can’t give the job the amount of time it deserves. And it will increasingly require more time than ever before.”


Ofsted downgrades Menorah primary

By Simon Rocker, September 30, 2013

Governors of the Menorah Foundation Primary in Edgware say they have already begun to tackle problems identified by Ofsted inspectors, who lowered its ranking from “good” to “requires improvement”.


Rosh Pinah head resigns - governors face 'bullying'

By Sandy Rashty, July 15, 2013

The headteacher of the troubled Rosh Pinah Primary in Edgware resigned this week, the news being conveyed to parents in a brief email the day after Tuesday’s emergency meeting at the school. The note, signed by governors chair Barbara Hotz, was “to let you know that Mr [Anthony] Wolfson has today resigned with immediate effect”. No explanation was given.


‘Irreplaceable’ Judaica stolen

By Anna Sheinman, May 24, 2013

Judaica worth £20,000 was stolen from a home in Edgware, north London, last week while the family were asleep upstairs. Items taken from the home of the Palmer family included menorahs, a Seder plate and silver cups.


Federation shul is pushing to get women on board

By Simon Rocker, May 6, 2013

Edgware’s Yeshurun Synagogue is bidding to become the first Federation congregation to elect women to its board of management.

Yeshurun president Russell Grossman will propose the historic move at an extraordinary meeting next Wednesday.


Pain relief worker honoured

February 18, 2013

Edgware Reform congregant Jean Gaffin has been presented with a new national healthcare award at a Commons ceremony.


Menorah gets green light for £2 million expansion

By Sandy Rashty, February 11, 2013

Barnet Council this week approved a £2.1 million expansion to the Menorah Foundation School in Edgware after a lengthy consultation process.

It will enable the primary to increase its capacity over time from the current 280 pupils to 480.


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.


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.


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.