Golders Green

Police move to calm fears after false alarm over Golders Green car

By Sandy Rashty, January 21, 2015

Security groups have called on the London Jewish community to remain calm after a false alarm was raised on social media and neighbourhood forums over “men” behaving suspiciously.

Yesterday afternoon, messages were circulated calling on the community to report a car seen in a Jewish area of north-west London to police, including anti-terrorism officers.


Green party for restorers

By Jay Grenby, December 4, 2014

A group which restored a park behind Golders Green Synagogue and the adjoining Rimon Jewish Primary has received a £50,000 cheque from the Big Lottery People's Millions, through which projects for National Lottery funding are determined by phone-in votes.

"We really didn't expect to win," said Golders Green Synagogue member Ingrid Posen, chair of The Friends of Childs Hill Park group, which ap


New Shiur

By Tzivos Hashem, December 1, 2014
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Golders Green service raises the stakes

By Simon Rocker, November 6, 2014

An Orthodox partnership minyan - where women can read from the Torah and lead certain parts of the service - has begun in a third location in London.

Around 100 men, women and children attended the Golders Green partnership minyan, which took place at the Jewish Vegetarian Society last Shabbat morning.

It follows the establishment of similar ventures in Elstree a year ago and in Hampstead.


Warning over child abduction

By Charlotte Oliver, July 24, 2014

Families in Golders Green have been told to take precautions after a stranger attempted to abduct a child on Tuesday - the second incident of its kind in the past week.

According to the community volunteer security patrol, Shomrim, a man tried to persuade an eight-year-old boy into his car by offering to drive him home. The boy ran away.


Golders Green growing once again

By Charlotte Oliver, July 17, 2014

After years of declining membership, Golders Green Synagogue is on the up again thanks in large part to a £4 million redevelopment project. The redevelopment has seen the opening of the Rimon Primary School on the synagogue site, as well as a major repair and refurbishment programme.

Shul chairman Prof Benny Chain reported a membership increase of 70, taking them up to almost 600.


Gefiltefest once again cooks up an appetising foodies' menu

By Simon Rocker, June 19, 2014

Israeli food writer Gil Hovav was on hot form. His first session at Sunday's Gefiltefest, the foodie equivalent of Limmud, was on how to make zchug, the fiery Yemeni salsa.

Generous bunches of coriander lay on the table along with heads of garlic, bags of green chilli and assorted spices, alongside hand-held blenders.


A day in the life of the Wohl Campus

By Charlotte Oliver, February 6, 2014

It is a quiet morning in Golders Green. But things are bustling at Jewish Care’s Michael Sobell community centre, part of the £44 million Maurice and Vivienne Wohl campus which has become an indispensable hub for both the charity’s clients and the wider


Diplomats recall life-saving efforts of countrymen

By Daniel Easterman, February 3, 2014

Envoys from Portugal, Japan and Poland relayed stories of their diplomats’ Holocaust heroism to the London Jewish Cultural Centre’s HMD ceremony at its Golders Green premises.


Milkman who showed a lot of bottle

By Marcus Dysch, December 9, 2013

A milkman who helped to save the life of a Jewish pensioner who collapsed in a hedge has received an award.
George Debesay was on his delivery round in north-west London last winter when he spotted an object in the darkness. Stopping his float to investigate, he found an unconscious elderly man.