Golders Green

Golders Green repairs boost

By Robyn Rosen, April 14, 2011

Golders Green Synagogue has been awarded a £100,000-plus English Heritage grant to repair its roof.

The money will go towards the synagogue's £3 million refurbishment plans for its Grade II-listed building in Dunstan Road.


Call for vigilance after synagogue burglaries

By Robyn Rosen, April 14, 2011

Police in Stamford Hill have stepped up patrols after a spate of burglaries at synagogues.

At least eight shuls have been broken into in the last two months. Small amounts of cash were taken.

Police believe the same group is behind the burglaries after two suspects were caught on CCTV.


Thief with 'inside help' targets shuls

By Robyn Rosen, April 1, 2011

Police are building a profile of a criminal with "intimate knowledge" of the Jewish community after more than £110,000 worth of religious items was stolen in a spate of robberies.

At least eight robberies have taken place within three months in and around Golders Green, north-west London.


Surprise for long-serving chaplain

By Marcus Dysch, March 17, 2011

A surprise party was held in honour of a popular university chaplain's decade of service.

Rabbi Gavin Broder has spent the past 10 years working to help thousands of Jewish students in London.

More than 120 current and former students took part in the evening, held in Golders Green earlier this month.


Kaffee und Kuchen with the Wittgensteins

By LJCC, February 24, 2011
Tuesday 12 April


Friday nights will count for Jewish school entry

By Simon Rocker, February 17, 2011

JFS, Yavneh College and King Solomon High School have agreed to alter their entry rules next year to allow Friday night synagogue attendance to count towards proof of religious practice.

Applicants have to go to a certain number of Shabbat services during the year to fulfil admission requirements.

But the policy this year applied only to Saturday morning attendance.


Chicago Bridge

By Alythbridge, February 16, 2011
Sunday 6 March
7:00pm - 10:00pm


War & Peace in the Middle East

By LJCC, February 15, 2011
Monday 11 April
10:30am - 3:30pm


New chapter for up and coming leaders

By Jonathan Kalmus, February 11, 2011

Ten up and coming Manchester Jewish community leaders were given a reading list by the Chief Rabbi during a weekend in London when they met top communal personalities.

Manchester UJIA United Jewish Leadership Group members spent Shabbat with Rafi Zarum, head of the London School of Jewish Studies, hearing how he had helped to turn around the former Jews' College.

The group then split between Masorti's New North London Synagogue, Finchley Synagogue and the North Western Reform Synagogue in Golders Green.


Norwood makes a show out of vintage ‘rags’

February 10, 2011

Creative restoration of unsellable clothing stock from Norwood charity shops proved a model fundraiser for the charity at a fashion show on Monday.

Vintage items which would normally have been sold on as rags for small change were customised into catwalk favourites, admired by 170 supporters at a Hertfordshire hotel.