Finchley

Teen fined for shul break-in

By Marcus Dysch, October 19, 2011

A teenager has admitted smashing a synagogue window after "going off the rails" and running away from home.

The 16-year-old, from an Orthodox Jewish family, was arrested in May after police were called to the Magen Avraham congregation in Finchley, north London, when a member of the public heard a window smash and saw someone in the grounds.

When officers arrived at the synagogue following

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Solictor takes on challenging brief

October 6, 2011

A Finchley solicitor with an incurable degenerative disorder of the nervous system is gearing up for a 380-kilometre Norwood cycling challenge in Israel.

Douglas Silas, 44, was diagnosed with the rare cerebellar ataxia in 2004.

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Bnei Akiva in training

October 6, 2011

Israeli expert Ilan Frydman was flown over by Bnei Akiva for a training day for more than 150 madrichim from Finchley, Edgware, Borehamwood, Southgate and Birmingham.

BA's Deborah Blank said: "It's really incredible the significant improvements we have already noticed from this investment in the future leaders of Anglo-Jewry." A Shabbaton in Bushey was organised to train local leaders.

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'Open-minded' school planners test demand

By Simon Rocker, October 6, 2011

A group of parents is exploring the possibility of setting up an "open-minded traditional" Jewish free school in north London.

They have launched a survey to gauge interest in the idea of opening the school somewhere in Finchley, Whetstone or Woodside Park.

Matt Plen, director of the Assembly of Masorti Synagogues, is one of the parents.

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Jewish Speed Dating ages 40-55 @The Bald Faced Stag

By The Speed Dating, October 4, 2011
Time:
Sunday 27 November
8:00pm - 10:00pm

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Jewish Speed Dating ages 40-55 @The Bald Faced Stag

By The Speed Dating, October 4, 2011
Time:
Sunday 30 October
8:00pm - 10:00pm

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Jewish Speed Dating ages 32-45@Bald Faced Stag, East Finchley

By The Speed Dating, October 4, 2011
Time:
Sunday 23 October
8:00pm - 10:00pm

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New at LJS

September 22, 2011

Rabbi Neil Janes is joining the ministerial team at the Liberal Jewish Synagogue, St John's Wood.

LJS senior rabbi Alexandra Wright ordained him at Leo Baeck College in 2006 and he served Finchley Progressive Synagoue before moving to Israel to study for a PhD in Jewish thought, which he will continue in the UK.

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Long distance walker boosts Belarus 'twin'

September 22, 2011

Finchley Reform member Debra Brunner power-walked four marathons in London and Belarus to raise more than £3,000 for its twin Belarus community, Polotsk Etrog.

Ms Brunner began the challenge by completing three marathons in three days in the capital, joined on the final walk by fellow FRS congregants Julius Judah, Jake Brunner, Charlie Sassienie, Bett Demby and Holly Weiss.

A week later, Mr

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'Dinner' date at Finchley

September 15, 2011

A star of Channel 4's Jewish sitcom Friday Night Dinner enjoyed a Sunday evening feature role at Finchley Progressive Synagogue.

In conversation with radio presenter Russ Kane, Tamsin Greig gave the Rose Segal memorial lecture to a packed house of more than 100.

Describing herself as "the only non-Jewish Jewish mother", the devout Christian spoke about her strong bonds with the Jewish commun

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