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


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.


'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.


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.


Attack on Jewish-owned shop in Edgware

By Jessica Elgot, February 14, 2012

A gang has attacked the premises of a Jewish estate agent, shouting antisemitic obscenities and smashing windows of the Edgware business, witnesses reported.

Police have arrested one member of the gang, who are alleged to have shouted "we will kill all you Jews" at staff of the estate agent Melvin Jacobs, on Manor Park Crescent, around lunchtime today .


Jewish Diabetes Support Group

By Sinead Rippington, January 24, 2012
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New voice is on song at Edgware

December 22, 2011

Manchester-born Yossi Schwarz is to take up the post of chazan at Edgware Synagogue.

Mr Schwarz studied for two years at yeshiva in Israel and now lives in Edgware with his wife Miri and three children.


Barmitzvah boy aiming to make a pretty penny

By Jennifer Lipman, December 1, 2011

An Edgware barmitzvah boy intends to prove that every penny counts in a bid to raise £10,000 for charity.

Pinchos Bentzion Sudak aims to collect one million pennies towards the development of a larger centre for Edgware Lubavitch.

He began by distributing handmade penny tubs to guests at his barmitzvah and has enlisted friends to help collecting the coins.

He further plans to have penny


Stanmore eruv ready

December 1, 2011

The Stanmore eruv has been completed and will be operational on Shabbat, "subject to the final regular check of the week" by the community's shomrim.


London synagogue initiatives attract the votes of politicians

November 24, 2011

Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone joined Muswell Hill teenagers clearing litter from Cherry Tree Wood as part of a Mitzvah Day venture. The Hornsey and Wood Green MP said she "really enjoyed the good clear up, with some spring bulb planting to top it off. I am always excited to join the local synagogue for this wonderful day of community action.