Golders Green

Kingdom to remain shut at Passover

By James Martin, February 18, 2009

Golders Green supermarket Kosher Kingdom has advised customers that it will not reopen in time for Passover.

The store has been closed since a fire last summer and bosses tried unavailingly to find temporary premises for the lucrative Pesach market.

“Despite our best attempts, we have had to face the inevitable,” Kosher Kingdom’s David Rokach said. “It’s obviously a missed commercial opportunity but it actually hurts us that we can’t service our customers this year as they’ve become so reliant on us.”


LJCC planning £750,000 youth centre

By Ben Jaglom, February 5, 2009

The London Jewish Cultural Centre has unveiled detailed plans for a £750,000 youth centre on its Ivy House, Golders Green, site which the LJCC believes will attract teenagers from across the capital.

LJCC general manager Alan Fell said this week: “We are suffering from a shortage of facilities for young Jewish people and there has been no new Jewish youth facility in the borough for a very long time.”

Following a successful planning appeal, building work will start in the autumn and should be completed early in 2010.


Masked thugs stamp on man in 'revenge'

By Leon Symons, January 22, 2009

Two masked thugs beat up a Jewish man in north-west London on Saturday night in what they said was revenge for Israel’s actions in Gaza.

Michael Bookatz was going home after eating with a friend in Golders Green when he was attacked as he walked along Sinclair Avenue.

Mr Bookatz, a 31-year-old computer software developer, said: “I saw a man walking towards me. Suddenly he broke into a run and punched me in the face.


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”.