Golders Green

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.


Burnham hails care provision

By Sandy Rashty, December 2, 2013

Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham praised Jewish Care as a “beacon of good practice” during a tour of its Golders Green campus last Thursday.

The MP — who is proposing a model for “integrated” health care — said the charity’s inclusive social, medical and religious concept was “an aspiration for the future of health and social care across the country.


Designer fashions Kisharon activity

November 25, 2013

As a fashionable contribution, Israeli designer Avshalom Gur ran an arts and crafts workshop for those with learning difficulties at Kisharon’s Hanna Schwalbe home in Golders Green on Sunday afternoon. Using sewing materials including buttons, beads and badges, he showed adult residents how to decorate the cushion covers he donated.


Police drop investigation into Shomrim man

By Marcus Dysch, August 13, 2013

Police have dropped their investigation into an Orthodox man arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.

Gary Ost, 26, was one of four men questioned by police earlier this year as part of an investigation into Rabbi Chaim Halpern.

Mr Ost temporarily stood down from his role as chief executive of community security group Shomrim during the investigation.


Halpern charges dropped

By Simon Rocker, July 26, 2013

Harasssment charges against two men brought during a police investigation into Golders Green rabbi, Chaim Halpern have been dropped.


'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.


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.


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.


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.