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.”


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.


Innate Health Conference: The Missing Link - Unlocking the Simplicity of Life

By Tikun, October 10, 2012
Sunday 11 November
9:00am - 13 November 2012, 5:00pm


Ross helps to raise £70,000 for Jewish Blind and Disabled

By Sandy Rashty, September 6, 2012

TV presenter Jonathan Ross joked that he felt awkward receiving a goodie bag from fundraisers at a lunch for Jewish Blind and Disabled on Wednesday: “I feel weird accepting gifts from charities.”

He told the 200-strong gathering at the Avenue Holiday Inn in Finchley that he “liked Jewish culture and I’m married to a Jewish women.


Finchley school gets the go-ahead

By Simon Rocker, July 19, 2012

Probably no Jewish school has ever moved so quickly from drawing board to state approval as the cross-communal primary for Finchley.

Martin Blain, interim chairman of governors for the school, which plans to open in 2013, recalled a meeting of interested parents last December to consider the results of an initial survey into local demand.


New Seinfeld episode is all about pupils and Fairtrade

June 21, 2012

Jerry Seinfeld has rewarded children from Finchley’s Akiva Primary for their supporting role for Fairtrade.

The pupil council ran a contest promoting the purchase of Fairtrade items.

A parent who met the comedian told him about the initiative and Mr Seinfeld was so impressed that he arranged for Ben & Jerry’s ice cream to be delivered to the school when the winning class was announced.


Tel Aviv University’s Student Film Screening

By Talia, June 19, 2012
Sunday 17 June


Pardes House Primary wins finance for refurbishment

By Jennifer Lipman, May 31, 2012

An Orthodox boys’ school in Finchley is to receive a makeover after being awarded funding from Education Secretary Michael Gove as part of a £17 billion improvements scheme.


Eliana Mann thriving after removal of 3kg tumour

By Jessica Elgot, May 18, 2012

The life of a 10-year-old Kerem Primary pupil has been transformed by the removal of a 3kg tumour from her abdomen.
Eliana Mann’s tumour was discovered in 2009 after her parents Tara and Paul became concerned that she was not eating and was constantly tired. Mr Mann also noticed that Eliana’s feet had not grown and that her stomach was unusually hard.


Decision nears on Finchley primary

May 3, 2012

Leaders of the project for a cross-communal Jewish primary in Finchley will discuss the plans with Department for Education officials this month.

Interim governors' chair Martin Blain said that, although the DfE interview did not "mean we have the green light", it demonstrated that the free school application was being taken seriously.