Akiva primary school doubles up

October 28, 2013

Staff and pupils at Akiva School are celebrating securing two positive reports from education regulators.

Ofsted, the schools’ inspector, found that Akiva was a “good” school, in a report that praised both the school’s teaching and the spiritual and social development of its pupils.


Chief encounters at growing Morasha

By Charlotte Oliver, October 14, 2013

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis and his predecessor Lord Sacks both had cause for pride on Wednesday at the official opening of the new Sacks Morasha Jewish Primary premises in Finchley.

Named in honour of Lord Sacks, the school has Rabbi Mirvis as honorary principal, having overseen its development for the past seven years.


Alma attracts diverse roll

By Simon Rocker, September 16, 2013

In 2011, the deputy head of Clore Shalom Primary, Marc Shoffren, left after a decade in the Jewish school system to become director of studies at the junior section of one of the country’s top independent institutions, North London Collegiate.

But in less than two years, he was back in the communal fold, having been appointed head of the new Alma Primary free school in North Finchley.


Reform faces the music once again

July 22, 2013

The role of music in Jewish life was celebrated at a Movement for Reform Judaism conference attended by almost 100 delegates from 25 communities.


A healthy turnout for US women's initiatives

By Sandy Rashty, July 15, 2013

Rebbetzin Lauren Levin — appointed last December at Finchley Synagogue by Chief Rabbi elect Ephraim Mirvis as Britain’s first Orthodox female halachic adviser — led a seminar on “women’s health and halachah” at Kinloss on Sunday.


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.