Finchley

Schools unite in interfaith celebration

December 9, 2009

Pupils at the Akiva Primary in Finchley were joined by their Catholic counterparts from the neighbouring St Theresa’s School to celebrate the presentation of an award to interfaith relations pioneer Sir Sigmund Sternberg by the former Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor.

The pupils gave performances about Chanucah and Christmas before Sir Sigmund received a star to add to his papal knighthood, awarded in 1985 in recognition of efforts to promote relations between Jews and Catholics.

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey also addressed the gathering.

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Volunteer of the week: Beverley Taylor

December 3, 2009

Beverley Taylor
Leo Baeck College
The Sternberg centre, Finchley.

The south London-based 77-year-old volunteers at Leo Baeck’s department for Jewish education. The semi-retired secretary is chairman of the South London Liberal Synagogue’s education committee and teaches at the shul having taken an education foundation course at the Sternberg Centre. She is also a lay leader for the Kent Liberal Jewish Community

Why Leo Baeck?

I wanted to be involved and the college’s Jewish education department is where my interest lies.

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Movers and shakers

December 3, 2009

Two teenagers have beaten a world record for the longest continuous handshake, raising almost £1,500 for charity.

UCS pupils Matthew Rosen, 16, and Joe Ackerman, 15, shook hands non-stop for 15 hours, 30 minutes and 45 seconds at the O2 Centre in Finchley Road, beating the previous record of 15 hours.

As part of their promotion of the event, the boys placed a spoof training video on YouTube and took an assembly at school. Proceeds will go to charities supported by the school, among them the Parkinson’s Disease Society.

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Rubens House

Category: NHS run Care facilities
184 Ballards Lane, Finchley, N3 2NB, 020 8349 9879

Kay Court

Category: Independent Care facilities
368 Finchley Road, Finchley, NW3 7AJ, 020 7435 8214/5

Douglas Miller Dental Practice

Category: Independent Dental services
2c Avenue Road , Finchley, N12 8PY, 020 8446 3931

The Movement For Reform Judaism

Category: Reform
80 East End Road, Finchley, N3 2SY, 020 8349 5640

Finchley Central Syngogue

Category: Orthodox
2 Redbourne Avenue, Finchley, N3 2BS, 020 8346 1892

Parkway Patisserie

Category: Kosher Bakeries
326-328 Regents Park Road, Finchley, N3 2LN, 020 8346 0344

Home Cooking by Fabienne

Category: Kosher Manufacturers
Deansway, East Fichley, Finchley, N2 0JF, 07973 698046