Golders Green

'Supportive' Kisharon improves Ofsted rating

July 1, 2013

Ofsted inspectors have found significant improvement in the Kisharon special needs school in Golders Green, rating its overall effectiveness as good.

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LJCC serves up a youth centre taster

By Anna Sheinman, June 10, 2013

More than 300 children and adults celebrated Wednesday’s official opening of the youth building at the London Jewish Cultural Centre. The Catherine Lewis Centre is named after a young teacher who died of cancer.

Graffiti, film-making and sushi classes were on offer as a taster for what the LJCC’s youth programme, Fusion, will do with the new Golders Green space.

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Art House in the frame

By Barry Toberman, June 5, 2013

There is even greater incentive for creative talents to enter this year’s Art House contest run by the London Jewish Cultural Centre in Golders Green.

For not only will the best entries be part of a seven-week exhibit at LJCC — the three pieces selected as the pick of the crop will earn the artists prizes of £2,000, £1,000 and £500.

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Imam speaks at shul after visiting Auschwitz

By Simon Rocker, June 5, 2013

A prominent American imam addressed members of Belsize Square Synagogue on Shabbat on his way home from a visit to Auschwitz with Muslim leaders.

Indian-born Muzammil Siddiqui, chairman of the Fiqh [Islamic law] Council of North America, spent the weekend in London after the trip to Germany and Poland.

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Miliband smells a winner as he joins Gefiltefest crowd

By Zoe Winograd, May 23, 2013

It must have been the sweet smells emanating from the London Jewish Cultural Centre in Golders Green that persuaded David Miliband to change his plans for his family’s Sunday.

The LJCC was hosting the annual Gefiltefest and, unable to resist the aromas from the various stalls, the Milibands opted to join the other 650 food lovers.

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Extra police to tackle Golders Green crime rise

By Marcus Dysch, May 9, 2013

A leading police commander has encouraged Jewish groups to work with officers following a meeting with 50 residents in Golders Green.

Chief Superintendent Adrian Usher, commander of Barnet police, said that his “door was always open to those who have the best interests of the community at heart”.

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Injury to security volunteer sparks row with police

By Marcus Dysch, April 19, 2013

A volunteer with a community security group, Shomrim, suffered a fractured skull after an incident in Golders Green in the early hours of last Thursday morning.

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LJCC ready to cook

By Sandy Rashty, March 25, 2013

The London Jewish Cultural Centre in Golders Green is cooking up a storm following the donation of a new kitchen.

Gifted by Poggenpohl, it will be used for cookery classes, demonstrations and event catering. LJCC marketing director Mandy King said the kitchen added “another string to our educational bow — we’re thrilled”.

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Rabbi Chaim Halpern released on bail

By Simon Rocker and Marcus Dysch, February 28, 2013

Rabbi Chaim Halpern and three other Orthodox men in north-west London who were arrested last week have been bailed by police to return later this month.

Rabbi Halpern, who heads the Divrei Chaim Synagogue in Golders Green, was questioned in connection with investigations into alleged sexual assault and perverting the course of justice.

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Beth Din for Chaim Halpern due to convene

By Simon Rocker, January 24, 2013

A man from Hackney was arrested last Thursday over allegations of harassing one of the rabbis who has opposed Golders Green rabbi, Chaim Halpern.

Barnet police said that the 28-year-old has been bailed to return to a north London police station in March.

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