Golders Green

Reform recruits more rabbis

By Simon Rocker, October 21, 2016

Alyth has appointed a final-year rabbinic student at London's Leo Baeck College as the third member of its rabbinic team.

Hannah Kingston - who is due to graduate from the five-year rabbinic training scheme in summer - will join the Reform synagogue in Golders Green next September.

Shul chair Noeleen Cohen said Ms Kingston " will have a specific role building relationships and programming t


Kisharon working for job opportunities

September 29, 2016

Special needs charity Kisharon has expanded its social enterprise arm by opening Equal, a gift and home accessory store in Golders Green selling new and upmarket goods.

Chief executive Dr Beverly Jacobson said the project would incorporate "training young people with learning disabilities through supported internships in different sorts of work skills and matching them to employment opportuniti


Revealed: the secret life of a 50-year-old care home

By Barry Toberman, September 2, 2016

Leon Smith is sitting on one of the benches at the back of the Clara Nehab House garden.

The verdant area is small by the standards of Nightingale House, where Mr Smith was chief executive for many years. But then the Golders Green home, currently celebrating its 50th anniversary, operates on a very different scale.


Paradise lost after fire

By Daniel Sugarman, July 29, 2016

The Paradise kosher bakery in Golders Green Road is closed until further notice following a fire last Friday evening. It is believed the cause was a malfunction in the compressor unit on the front counter.


They are unpaid but priceless

July 25, 2016

From key fundraisers to meals-on-wheels providers, the breadth of Jewish Care's volunteer army was showcased at its awards night, held at the charity's Friern Barnet campus.

The age spectrum was also covered with long-time volunteers recognised alongside teenage helpers.


Donors raise £25,000 for vegetarian centre

By Lianne Kolirin, July 14, 2016

Members of the community have raised over £25,000 to help pay for a new Jewish vegetarian centre in London.

Donors - among them JC readers - pledged the money online in a campaign run by the Jewish Vegetarian Society.


Vegetarians plan 'ethical' centre

By Lianne Kolirin, June 9, 2016

The Jewish Vegetarian Society (JVS) has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise GPB25,000 to create a community centre.

The charity is urging the public to help fund its plan to create an "amazing new space in the heart of Jewish London".

As a token of appreciation, donors will receive anything from a massage to a three-course vegan meal - depending on how much they contribute.


Meal with wine? Try the charity shop

By Barry Toberman, May 20, 2016

Changes in communal charity shops in recent years have included modernised outlets that look comfortably at home in the high street, retailing top brand names that attract the fashionistas.

Now mental health charity Jami has taken the concept a significant stage further by adding a café and meeting space to its Golders Green Road shop.

The plan is to open from breakfast until late evening a


Local branch cuts will make driving easier for Cohanim

By Simon Rocker, February 11, 2016

Most of us would not think twice about driving down Hoop Lane, the road linking Golders Green to Hampstead Garden Suburb.

But for a select group, it has been a religious hazard best avoided. Conscientious Cohanim have given it a wide berth because of the dangers of ritual impurity from the adjacent Jewish cemetery.


JLI Course - Journey of the Soul

By Tzivos Hashem, October 21, 2015
Wednesday 11 November