The Morasha Jewish Primary has acquired the former Barnet College site in Stanhope Road, North Finchley, for its new premises and hopes to move in later this year, subject to the completion of refurbishment.
Once the school moves, it will be renamed the Sacks Morasha Jewish Primary, honouring Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, "who has done so much for the development and expansion of Jewish education and
Finchley and Golders Green MP Mike Freer was among the guests at the groundbreaking ceremony for the London Jewish Cultural Centre's £1 million youth wing, which will offer activities for children and teens in the grounds of Ivy House, Golders Green.
Named in memory of a young teacher who died of cancer, the Catherine Lewis Centre will open in autumn 2012.
Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone joined Muswell Hill teenagers clearing litter from Cherry Tree Wood as part of a Mitzvah Day venture. The Hornsey and Wood Green MP said she "really enjoyed the good clear up, with some spring bulb planting to top it off. I am always excited to join the local synagogue for this wonderful day of community action.