Finchley

How Jewish community can help with riot clean up

By Jennifer Lipman, August 10, 2011

The British Jewish community is being urged to donate clothing and bedding to people made homeless in the riots.

Tikun, an Orthodox Jewish social action organisation, are collecting donations at their centre in Finchley. The centre will be open until 5pm today and between 8pm and 9.30pm tonight.

"Many people have lost their homes due to the riots and arson attacks," said a spokesman.

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I can go all the way, says Paris

By Danny Caro, July 28, 2011

Josh Paris enjoyed his first taste of Olympic competition where he rubbed shoulders with 3,000 elite teenagers from 48 European countries in Turkey this week.

A member of Team GB's 64-man squad, Paris, 15, was selected as one of only two boys in the GB's four-man tennis team at the 11th European Youth Olympics in Trazbon.

Having breezed through the first round of the Boys singles, Paris, car

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Going for a song at Reform

July 21, 2011

Reform Judaism's Anglo-Jewish Music and Song-leading Conference attracted members from more 30 communities eager to enrich their congregations' musical experiences.

Studying with leading British and American Jewish musicians at the Sternberg Centre and Finchley Reform Synagogue, they had the opportunity to learn new melodies and choral harmonies for traditional prayers.

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Father is furious over state of Norwood flat

By Jessica Elgot, July 21, 2011

The father of an autistic Norwood tenant living in "disgusting" accommodation has criticised the charity over the delay in arranging repairs.

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Coasting through Norwood's challenge

July 14, 2011

A pedal powered £250,000 was generated for Norwood, the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and the Down's Syndrome Association on Sunday as more than 1,300 cyclists joined the annual Capital to Coast challenge.

Cyclists aged from eight to 76 had the choice of a 60-mile ride from Thames Ditton to the Hove seafront, a circular 60-mile Hove to Hove route, or a half-distance option taking them from Haywards He

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Songbook is music to the ears of Reform

By Simon Rocker, July 14, 2011

The Reform movement has launched what is thought to be the first major new collection of synagogue music published in the UK for nearly a century.
Shirei Ha-t'fillah ("Songs of Prayer"), a compilation of sheet music and explanatory articles, was produced by Cantor Zoe Jacobs of Finchley Reform Synagogue and Rabbi Sybil Sheridan of Wimbledon Synagogue.

According to Cantor Jacobs, the last major

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Smell of history has Britain's stars dreaming

By Danny Caro, July 7, 2011

There has been a great buzz around the Team GB camp over the first couple of days in Vienna, where I'm covering my fourth European Maccabi Games.

Goalkeeper Matt Davis was relieved to get through customs after losing his passport on the plane.

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Finchley Synagogue picks first chief executive

June 30, 2011

Finchley Synagogue, Kinloss, has appointed Bradley Rood as its chief executive, thought to be the first such appointment for a United Synagogue.

Mr Rood, 54, who takes up his post next week, is a member of Highams Park and Chingford shul, and brings 35 years' business experience to the post.

Mr Rood's arrival follows the recent appointment of assistant rabbis Leibish Heller and Michael Laitn

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We've been taken for a ride on Father's Day

June 23, 2011

There was no Father's Day lie-in for Norwood-supporting dads who joined the charity's annual junior bike ride for seven-to-14-year-olds and their families.

The start time was 10am for the 450-plus riders at the Haberdashers' Boys' School in Elstree as they set off on a 10-mile off-road course.

First-time entrants included nine-year-old Jack Adler from Mill Hill, whose father Dan also took pa

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Bayfield brought to book

By Simon Rocker, June 23, 2011

Reform rabbis have honoured the movement's president Rabbi Tony Bayfield by producing a festschrift, a collection of essays, dedicated to him.

A Passion for Judaism, edited by Rabbi Jonathan Romain, contains contributions from 29 Reform rabbis, including Rabbi Bayfield's daughter, Rabbi Miriam Berger of Finchley Reform Synagogue.

Rabbi Bayfield, who retired as the professional head of the mo

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