Police have praised a couple who chased away a knife-wielding teen attempting to rob an 11-year-old JFS boy in Edgware.
Officers have urged the couple, thought to be aged around 40, to come forward to help with the investigation. They had been walking their dog when they saw the attack.
The incident happened at the junction of Station Road and Edgwarebury Lane in the afternoon of February 10. The suspect is described as black, aged around 13, 5ft 7in tall and dressed in a black hooded jacket.
Karen Weber devoted 21 years to caring for her son Jacob, who suffered from the extremely rare familial dysautonomia, a genetic disease affecting Ashkenazi Jews. Now she wants to raise awareness of the condition and encourage couples to test for FD as they would for Tay-Sachs.
A year ago, both she and her son caught swine flu and he was in intensive care for months. "His body just couldn't cope," Ms Weber recalls. "He slowly went down and he died in my arms, with me talking to him and holding him until the very end."
There was a nostalgic evening in Edgware for more than 40 people who attended the Solomon Wolfson Primary in the immediate post-war era.
Jewish educator Flora Frank hosted an informal reunion for the former pupils of the then Ladbroke Grove school, some now in their eighties.
"It was a really special school, and our get-together was incredible," Mrs Frank reported. "There were cousins who had not met for years and a brother and sister who hadn't spoken to each other for 15 years, but were reconciled at the reunion.
An Edgware synagogue has been thanked by police for its role in the jailing of a heroin addict who assaulted a pensioner outside the shul. The Yeshurun Synagogue in Fernhurst Gardens assisted officers' inquiries after the incident last month.
Christian Molnar, 30, of Burnt Oak Broadway, was jailed for 24 weeks at Hendon Magistrates' Court after admitting snatching a purse from an 84-year-old non-Jewish woman to fund his addiction.
The shul handed police a CCTV recording of the mugging which showed Molnar making off with the purse.