Morasha pupils love home comforts

May 27, 2013

Sacks Morasha Jewish Primary pupils moved to the school’s new premises in Stanhope Road, Finchley, on Monday.

The seven classrooms feature state-of-the-art technology and the multi-purpose school hall can accommodate assemblies, school lunches, physical education and presentations.


Seaton Jewellers attacked in armed robbery

By Anna Sheinman, May 7, 2013

A jewellers in North Finchley was attacked in an armed robbery on Tuesday morning.

Police were called to Seaton Jewellers on North Finchley’s High Road at 9.15 on Tuesday morning after the owner and a staff member were attacked by a man in a balaclava holding a knife.

It is believed that the suspect entered the shop through the rear of the premises, the Metropolitan Police said.


Good Guy's Nepal legacy

By Zoe Winograd, April 29, 2013

Thirty-one friends and family of an East Finchley 25-year-old who died in a paragliding accident two years ago travelled to Nepal to help lay the foundations of one of three early childhood development centres being built in his memory.


Thatcher, Alan Clark and Finchley

By Jennifer Lipman, April 11, 2013

Margaret Thatcher's former parliamentary private secretary has recalled how commitment to her Jewish constituents in Finchley led to the collapse of a plan to discourage the use of animal fur.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.