Golders Green

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.


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.


Jobseekers charity launches salon

By Zoe Winograd, January 21, 2013

A charity helping Jewish jobseekers has gone into the beauty business.

On Tuesday, TrainE-TraidE opened its BeautE salon in conjunction with Jewish Care at the latter’s Golders Green campus.

TrainE-TraidE head of operations Debbie Sheldon said it had wanted to set up a health and beauty business “which would generate sustainable incomes for graduates of our holistic therapy courses.


Job for the cops, not the rabbis

By Miriam Shaviv, January 11, 2013

How should the Orthodox community handle allegations of sexual abuse? The scandal currently rocking London's Charedi world provides a classic example of how not to do it.


Leaders welcome reprieve for police station

By Anna Sheinman, January 10, 2013

The decision not to close Golders Green police station has been welcomed by the Community Security Trust.

It was revealed last month that a number of public counters in police stations would close, to be replaced by reporting desks in community centres and places of worship.


Shomrim help thwart Golders Green credit card scammer

By Marcus Dysch, December 28, 2012

The community has been warned to be on guard against gangs that target Jewish pensioners and families in a major credit-card scam.

Volunteers from the Shomrim community security group thwarted an attempted fraud in Golders Green last week. They were called as scammers worked to trick a couple into handing over credit cards and PIN details.


Police roadshow for stolen property

By Anna Sheinman, December 7, 2012

Do you recognise these stolen goods?

These items and many others have been recovered by police and are thought to have been taken from properties in the NW2, NW11 and NW4 areas between January 2011 and July 2012.


Shir at The Castle, Golders Green

By ivorgoldberg, November 29, 2012
Sunday 9 December
7:30pm - 11:00pm


Rabbi stands down in the face of allegations

By Simon Rocker, November 23, 2012

A leading member of London’s strictly Orthodox rabbinate this week resigned as a dayan after being confronted over allegations of inappropriate conduct with a number of women.


Carmelli's chef who used non-kosher jam was 'sacked unfairly'

By Simon Rocker, October 18, 2012

A former pastry chef at Carmelli’s bakery in Golders Green has won a claim of unfair dismissal and discrimination because of disability.

Toufik Benali, who worked at Carmelli’s for seven years, was sacked in June 2011 after admitting using non-kosher jam in a product made at the Kedassia-supervised bakery.