By Jessica Elgot, June 24, 2010
A visit by Henry "The Fonz" Winkler made for happy days for pupils at Akiva School in Finchley.
The actor and writer popped in on Tuesday to speak to children about his story books. But Mr Winkler left his trademark leathers and motorcycle from the 1970s TV show Happy Days at home, and came dressed in a purple shirt and driving a BMW. In fact, he told the pupils he was unable to ride a motorcycle when playing Arthur "The Fonz" Fonzarelli, and his bike had been pulled along on a trolley.
By Robyn Rosen, June 24, 2010
Finchley Synagogue is to appoint a chief executive, believed to be the first in the United Synagogue, in a move described as "unique".
The 2,500-member synagogue, also known as Kinloss, has appointed head hunters to find the right candidate for the community.
Jon Mendelsohn, chairman, said: "It will differ from similar job titles in other shuls as they are traditionally more administrative.
By Robyn Rosen, June 17, 2010
Akiva School in Finchley is hoping to purchase and refurbish the adjacent building to make space for third-form entry.
Philip Simmons, chairman of the school's foundation, said that high demand had persuaded governors to attempt to buy the next-door beit midrash from the Movement for Reform Judaism.
"We have always had considerable demand and we have to disappoint large numbers of parents and children each year.
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