Golders Green

Golders Green gets Israeli market

December 16, 2008

North-West London shoppers have been flocking to an Israeli street market in Golders Green which opened on Sunday.

Organised by the Zionist Federation, A Taste of Israel in Finchley Road, Temple Fortune, has offered a variety of Israeli food, arts and crafts and jewellery. Among the 34 stalls is one from the JC.

The aim has been partly to promote Israel among the wider community and as well as those browsing for Chanucah presents, the market has attracted many Christmas gift-buyers.


Inaugural Dress young family lunch attracts over 120 diners

October 23, 2008

The Inaugural Dress (Dunstan Road Entertainment and Social Society) young family lunch attracted over 120 diners. The lunch was an opportunity for the young parents in the community to get to know each other better and for their children to make new friends.


Chana the first to host event in Princes Parkc

October 3, 2008

Courtesy of Barnet Council, Chana - helping couples to deal with infertility issues - was the first charity to host an event in Princes Park.

Over 400 women enjoyed a buffet inside a large marquee and two of Chana's founding members, Shelley Groszman and Shani Lisser, spoke about their own experiences.

There was also a slideshow illustrating Chana's current activities. For further information about the charity, ring 020 8201 5774.


Knife case to go to trial

July 25, 2008

A 37-year-old man faces trial in October on two counts of grievous bodily harm after two men were stabbed in separate incidents in Golders Green in May. Mohammed Jama Ahmed pleaded not guilty at Wood Green Crown Court on Tuesday. He was remanded in custody.


Nursery and school team up for fun day

June 20, 2008

Pupils from Kisharon’s Tuffkid nursery teamed up with Kisharon day school for a fun day. Entertainment included a clown, funfair games, face-painting and a food stall. Kisharon’s Rabbi Yitzchak Freeman said he enjoyed seeing the nursery and school pupils getting together.


Man is accused of child rape

By Dana Gloger, June 13, 2008

A man has been charged with raping a boy in a synagogue men’s room.

Moshe Reichman, 23, a father of two from Golders Green, North-West London, is accused of four offences which allegedly took place four years ago.

The boy, who is also Jewish and who was 11 or 12 years old at the time, cannot be named. He had left his family home  on the day of the alleged incident to buy milk for his mother in nearby Stamford Hill.

Prosecutors say the boy was approached in the street by the defendant, who allegedly asked him to show him where a particular synagogue was.


Menorah gets glowing report from inspectors

June 13, 2008

Ofsted inspectors have given a glowing report to the Menorah Foundation School in Golders Green.

The inspectors found that the school was well led by head Clare Neuberger, her staff and the primary’s governors. Pupils regularly achieved above-average standards, particularly in maths and English — “the result of good teaching and well-planned lessons”.


Rape charges denied

By Leon Symons, May 30, 2008

An Israeli living in Golders Green appeared at Harrow Crown Court on Wednesday facing two counts of attempted rape and one of sexual assault.

Shay Kaldron, 32, pleaded not guilty to the charge of sexual assault. He did not enter a plea for the two counts of attempted rape as an application to have them dismissed will be heard next month.


Douglas Murray addresses Israel at 60 lunch

May 30, 2008

Author, political commentator and director of the Centre for Social Cohesion, Douglas Murray, addressed an Israel at 60 lunch at Golders Green Synagogue on how the nation is portrayed in the political world. Young community members gave readings about Israel’s creation and  Zionist Federation chairman and Golders Green congregant Andrew Balcombe presided.


Charity moving

April 25, 2008

Staff and volunteers from Jewish Care’s Golders Green head office, Stuart Young House, will decamp temporarily to Colindale early next month to enable work to start on a £40 million multi-purpose care campus.

This incorporates a 54-bed care home, 45 “extra care” supported living apartments, a day centre and the charity’s offices. Building work is expected to take two-and-a-half years.