Golders Green

Bowled over by care site

June 16, 2011

The Chief Rabbi tried his hand at bowls and cookery during a tour of Jewish Care's £44 million Wohl campus in Golders Green.

He joined day centre members, staff and young volunteers in a game of bowls. At the Otto Schiff home, caring for dementia sufferers, he helped residents to bake cakes.

Lord Sacks said the campus was an example of "pride and joy in the heart of the community.


Barnet sorry about special needs failings

By Robyn Rosen, June 16, 2011

A strictly Orthodox Golders Green family have won compensation and an apology from a London council for a four year delay in providing support for their daughter.

The mother of the nine-year-old requested a care plan from Barnet Council when her daughter, who has learning difficulties, was struggling in a class of 30 in a mainstream Jewish school.


Joining Norwood's uneasy riders

By Robyn Rosen, June 10, 2011

Although not normally superstitious, the portents were not promising in the lead up to my participation in the Norwood bike ride in Croatia.

Persuaded to sign up by a good friend, my training consisted primarily of laps around Regent's Park on the bike I received from my parents as a batmitzvah present.


£44m Golders Green care campus is looking to broaden its appeal

By Jessica Elgot, June 2, 2011

It cost £44 million to construct and has state-of the-art welfare and social facilities. But nine months after opening the Maurice and Vivienne Wohl campus in Golders Green, Jewish Care wants the wider community to appreciate that the building is not "just a care home".


Golders Green applies for free school

By Robyn Rosen, May 26, 2011

Parents in Golders Green have applied to the government to open a free primary school which has the backing of the Chief Rabbi.

Golders Green Jewish Primary would be modern Orthodox in outlook. Its supporters want it to open in 2012 as part of the Department for Education's free schools programme, giving parents the power to start their own local schools.


Arrests over synagogue robberies

By Jennifer Lipman, May 26, 2011

Two people have been arrested in connection with a spate of burglaries at synagogues in London.

In April it emerged that there had been a series of robberies at synagogues in Golders Green.

Police said that over a three-month period around £110,000 worth of religious items had been taken.


Car on fire near Golders Green school

May 23, 2011

Firefighters were called near to a Jewish school in Golders Green earlier today after a car caught alight on the same road.

The blaze, which happened near Menorah Primary School, caused severe damage to a parked car and singed a nearby fence and garden shed. There were no injuries from the fire.

The fire service is investigating the cause of the incident.


Eco friendly caring

May 19, 2011

Liverpool Wavertree Labour MP Luciana Berger took a particular interest in the eco credentials of Jewish Care's Golders Green campus when she toured the premises.

The shadow minister for energy and climate change was escorted by Jewish care chief executive Simon Morris and the charity's property director, Jeff Andrews.


Kisharon lauds key backer

By Jessica Elgot, May 19, 2011

Philanthropist Leo Noé was honoured for his 20 years of charitable work at special needs charity Kisharon's fundraising dinner at the Hilton Park Lane in central London on Sunday.


Families want the lessons of 7/7 learned

By Robyn Rosen, May 12, 2011

The sister of one of the Jewish victims of the 7/7 bombings has urged that the coroner's recommendations at the inquest should not be "swept under the carpet".

Lady Justice Hallett produced a report at the end of a 19-week inquest into the deaths of 52 people who were among passengers on trains and a London bus targeted by four suicide bombers in London in 2005.