Golders Green

Brita Wolff shuts up shop after more than 60 years

By Candice Krieger, October 1, 2009

Veteran florist Brita Wolff is shutting up shop today after six decades. Mrs Wolff, 72, who runs Galton Flowers on Golders Green — the shop founded by her mother Hilde Galton in 1948 — has decided to call time on the site and will relocate to their branch in Brent Cross Shopping Centre. She tells People: “It is very sad but you can’t go on forever.


Special interests of Charedi cops

By Leon Symons, September 24, 2009

Patrolling the Golders Green streets, Nochum Dewhurst and David Baddiel look like any other policemen on the beat.

But the helmets of the young special constables cover black kipot — they are the area’s first Charedi law officers.

SPC Dewhurst, 21, a product of Menorah Grammar School, has been a special for two years while SPC Baddiel, 27, is a recent recruit. Educated at Pardes House, he is related to his TV personality namesake.


Turn on and tune into a Yomtov service

By Robyn Rosen, September 24, 2009

Reform synagogues have reported an encouraging response to moves to put High Holy-Day services online.

The web initiative was meant to be in preparation for a swine flu epidemic.

However, Finchley Reform Synagogue and Glasgow New Synagogue were among shuls that went ahead and streamed their Rosh Hashanah services over the web, linking to viewers across the world, including patients at the Alyn Hospital in Jerusalem.


£10m windfall boosts welfare campus fund

By Robyn Rosen, September 24, 2009

A £10 million donation from the Maurice and Vivienne Wohl Philanthropic Foundation has brought Jewish Care close to its £44 million target for its new Golders Green campus.

The campus, with facilities including a care home, day centre, living apartments and offices, will be dedicated to the late philanthropists.


Orlando Figes at the Ivy House Book Circle

By LJCC, September 22, 2009
Wednesday 28 October
2:00pm - 3:30pm


The Music that Mattered Most with Esther Rantzen

By LJCC, September 21, 2009
Thursday 15 October
7:00pm - 9:00pm


Deputies call on UK shuls to go green

By Robyn Rosen, September 18, 2009

The Board of Deputies has backed a resolution to urge all UK synagogues and Jewish community organisations to take practical steps to reduce their carbon footprint.

At its plenary meeting last week, deputies voted for the resolution, which called on members to recognise the responsibility of the Jewish community to play its part in tackling global climate concerns. The policy, devised by the Board’s Community Issues Division, advised all UK synagogues and Jewish organisations to take action as soon as possible to make their premises environmentally friendly and energy-efficient.


A volley good show from Ross

By Ben Jaglom, September 17, 2009

Jonathan Ross and Jimmy Carr brought star quality to a tennis tournament at the Chandos club in Golders Green on Tuesday which raised £3,500 for a charity founded by a young pancreatic cancer victim.

Jason Boas, who died last November, aged 34, had set up No Surrender to support young people with cancer and the charity is now overseen by his father Barry.

Ross, a Chandos member, said the event had been “a great opportunity not only to contribute towards a great cause but to meet up with people I don’t get to see as much as I would like to”.


Danielle Martin and Daniel Sasto

September 11, 2009

Theatre-loving Danielle, 25, is originally from Edgware and is a primary school teacher. Daniel , 27, was raised in Hatch End, works as a surveyor and plays football for Maccabi League side Southgate Harmen B. They live in Cricklewood and are marrying next summer

● How we met
Daniel: At Danielle’s mum’s at an extended family party. She thought I would be a good match for Danielle and gave her my number. Danielle finally plucked up the courage to call me the following week. We arranged to go out for a drink in Maida Vale, and the rest is history.

● The proposal


Bus stop requests for hate crime details

By Robyn Rosen, September 10, 2009

Posters are going up at Golders Green bus stops encouraging locals to report antisemitic incidents during the High Holy-Days.

An initiative of the Community Security Trust, in conjunction with the police, the posters provide emergency contact details for reporting by witnesses to, or indeed victims of, racist activity.

A CST spokesman said: “We are starting this initiative because