Golders Green

Shul staffer sacked for not being 'part of community'

By Josh Jackman, August 20, 2015

The non-Jewish theatrical director of a Golders Green synagogue has been shocked by his dismissal for not being "a part of the community".

Simon Rawlings - an acting tutor at the famous Sylvia Young Theatre School - worked for the youth drama programme, Academy, for the Alyth Reform congregation for 14 years.

Mr Rawlings said he was informed of the shul's decision by email.

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Police officers to learn Hebrew under new pilot scheme

By Josh Jackman, July 23, 2015

Shalom, shalom, shalom… what's going on 'ere? Police officers could soon be speaking Hebrew on the beat in Golders Green and Stamford Hill.

Under a pilot scheme run by the Metropolitan Police, new recruits will have to learn a second language from a list of 14, one of which is Hebrew.

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Ivy House regulars bemoan closure

By Josh Jackman, July 23, 2015

It is a week until the London Jewish Cultural Centre closes its doors at Ivy House in Golders Green following the merger with JW3, where some of its activities have transferred.

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Thousands turn out for a caring piece of cake

July 9, 2015

Jewish Care's biggest grassroots event of the year saw a record 4,500 people from London and the surrounding areas take part in its annual Great Jewish Bake Day, designed to raise awareness, involvement and, on a small scale, funds.

Cake was the unifying factor as pupils, staff, supporters, volunteers and clients - plus a dozen shops and kosher bakeries - engaged in a variety of activities link

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Gold and green Golders Green Together campaign goes ahead

By Josh Jackman, July 3, 2015

The Golders Green Together group was due to end its month of activism by decorating the area with green and gold ribbons.

Set up by anti-extremism group Hope Not Hate and the London Jewish Forum to counter the threat of extremists, it went ahead with its plans on Friday despite the decision to move the protest to central London.

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Friday night with ALEX CLARE

By Tzivos Hashem, May 27, 2015
Time:
Friday 12 June
6:30pm

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Friday night with ALEX CLARE

By Tzivos Hashem, May 27, 2015
Time:
Friday 12 June
6:30pm

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The road to ruin? JW3 attacks plans to cut bus route from Golders Green

By Josh Jackman, April 8, 2015

A proposal to scrap a bus route which links Golders Green to the JW3 centre in Finchley Road has been criticised by communal chiefs.

Transport for London has run a public consultation, closing this Friday, over dropping the number 13 bus, along with its nocturnal equivalent, the N13. To soften the blow, TfL has suggested making the 82, which covers the same route, a 24-hour service.

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Alyth's Friday Night fever is a crowd-puller

By Simon Rocker, April 8, 2015

Some synagogues struggle to muster a Friday night minyan. But not Alyth - the North Western Reform Synagogue in Golders Green - which has doubled attendances over the past year or so.

"We've always had a big Friday night service with 100 to 150 people," said Rabbi Mark Goldsmith.

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Let's drink to better disabled access

March 12, 2015

A campaign by a Jewish Care resident to make Golders Green shops more accessible for wheelchair users has led to the local Starbucks providing full disabled access after a renovation.

Matthew Kayne, 31, who lives at the charity's Rela Goldhill Lodge, said disabled customers had difficulty accessing stores in Golders Green Road.

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