By Marcus Dysch, July 8, 2010
Police are investigating the cause of a fire at Pardes House Grammar School in Finchley on Sunday afternoon.
Firefighters were called to the Hendon Lane premises after staff smelled smoke.
The blaze caused around £1,000 worth of damage in a store room, setting alight old desks and chairs.
Some boys were seen running away from the school. It is not known whether they were Pardes House pupils. CCTV footage is being studied in an attempt to identify the group. Barnet Police say there is nothing to suggest the fire was motivated by antisemitism.
By Jennifer Lipman, July 7, 2010
Relatives of the July 7 London bombing victims are marking the fifth anniversary of the terror attacks.
John Falding, whose Israeli partner Anat Rosenberg was killed on the Number 30 bus, plans to make a now-annual strip to Tavistock Square with a dozen white lilies to pay tribute to her.
Mr Falding said that his life has been on hold since the former charity worker’s death at 39.
He said: “This is my job now, to look after Anat’s memory.”
Ms Rosenberg, who is buried in Jerusalem, was one of a number of Jewish people injured or killed in the bombings.
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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