Finchley

Morasha dines out on its latest achievements

March 18, 2013

The annual dinner of the Morasha Jewish Primary raised £125,000 towards the renovation and development of the school’s new premises in Stanhope Road, Finchley.

More than 200 people attended the dinner at Finchley Synagogue, where honorary principal and Chief Rabbi elect Ephraim Mirvis was thanked for his contribution to the school over the past five years.

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Hammerson unveils £16m expansion scheme

By Barry Toberman, March 18, 2013

The Hammerson House care home in East Finchley has unveiled plans for a £16.5 million expansion and redevelopment project.

Hammerson — which last year merged with the Nightingale home in Clapham — will complete the scheme in two parts. A refurbishment of the property in The Bishops Avenue starts in May and is expected to take a year. The main building work will be from 2016-18.

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Hill start assists job seekers

March 11, 2013

Finchley-based employment advice centre Resource has established a free support service in Stamford Hill.

The launch follows a successful pilot seminar run by Resource at the Brenner Community Centre which also involved Jewish Care and Agudas Israel Community Services.

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Morasha Primary gets aided status

By Sandy Rashty, March 4, 2013

Barnet Council has awarded voluntary aided status to the Morasha Jewish Primary, which moves next month to a permanent home on the former Barnet College site in North Finchley.

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Free school gets name

By Simon Rocker, February 18, 2013

The cross-communal Jewish free school due to open in Finchley in September has chosen its name as well as its site for the first two years.

Alma Primary School will take over the premises of the existing Orthodox Morasha Primary in West Finchley, which is moving to a new home.

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Akiva admissions change 'will not alter Progressive ethos'

By Simon Rocker, February 7, 2013

Governors of Akiva School in Finchley insist that proposed changes to its admissions policy next year will not affect its Progressive ethos.

The oversubscribed Reform day school, which takes in 60 children a year, is also popular with families from the New North London (Masorti) Synagogue, which is based on the same site at the Sternberg Centre for Judaism.

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Objectors force withdrawal of Finchley Reform's £2m plan

By Cathy Forman, January 28, 2013

Finchley Reform Synagogue has withdrawn its planning application to Barnet Council for a £2 million expansion to its Fallow Court Avenue site following objections from neighbours.

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Leo Baeck cuts back on services

By Simon Rocker, January 21, 2013

Leo Baeck College is looking to streamline services and focus on its core work of training of rabbis and educators.

The streamlining follows a review by the Progressive rabbinic academy, which has resulted in the closure of some of its educational consultancy services.

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Double vision delights Masorti dinner crowd

December 10, 2012

Masorti’s vision for the next 10 years was outlined to a record 200 guests at the movement’s annual dinner at the New North London Synagogue, Finchley, on Sunday.

“We aim to double our membership, bringing the amount of individuals in the Masorti family to 15,000,” chief executive Matt Plen told them. “We also hope to establish new synagogues in key demographic areas.”

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Finchley primary school recruits head

By Simon Rocker, November 26, 2012

The cross-communal Jewish primary school due to open in Finchley next September has appointed its head.

Marc Shoffren, director of studies of North London Collegiate’s junior school and a former deputy head of Clore Shalom, will join the project full-time in April.

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