Golders Green

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.


Burglary charge for teenager

By Marcus Dysch, October 5, 2012

A Jewish teenager has appeared in court charged with burglary.

Uriel Broder was charged with one count of burglary following an alleged incident on the Sunday before Yom Kippur.

It is understood that a Jewish family reported a break-in at a property in Golders Green Road.


The great Golders Green etrog theft

By Marcus Dysch, October 4, 2012

A man has been fined after he stole an etrog from a specialist Succot store.

Ali Kerman-Shali was arrested after he put the fruit in his pocket and ran away from the shop in Golders Green, north west London.

The etrog was estimated to be worth around £80.


Woman posted dog poo in lodger row

By Anna Sheinman, September 20, 2012

A Golders Green woman has been convicted of harassment and assault on a police officer, after a sequence of events during which she sent dog excrement to a former lodger by post.

Yanina Heuberger, 53, was convicted of sending both an abusive email and a further offending letter to lawyer Lisa Hirsowitz following a small claims settlement over the lodger’s rental deposit.


Sainsbury's tie-up with Jewish Care

September 20, 2012

Sainsbury’s in Golders Green has chosen Jewish Care as its local charity of the year, a partnership launched with a joint “Live Jewish festival experience” at the store before the chagim.

Staff from Jewish Care and the supermarket handed out free samples of food associated with Rosh Hashanah.


Rimon Primary opens with unfilled places

By Sandy Rashty, September 14, 2012

A modern Orthodox Jewish free school opened in Golders Green this week with barely half its reception places filled.

Based at Golders Green Synagogue’s Dunstan Road site, the Rimon Jewish Primary can take 28 reception pupils but is starting with just 15.


Bakery windows smashed

By Jennifer Lipman, August 2, 2012

Windows at the Carmelli bakery in Golders Green have been smashed twice this week.

The shop was closed on Shabbat morning when a brick was thrown through the front. A patrolling Police Community Support Officer saw the suspect — a male of about 18, dressed in black, and of unknown ethnic origin — but he ran off.


Care home resident walks tall after courageous fundraiser

By Jessica Elgot, June 22, 2012

A Jewish Care resident who has been confined to a wheelchair had tears in his eyes as he completed a mile-long sponsored walk for the charity on Tuesday.


Golders Green Synagogue £3m redevelopment and plans for Rimon Primary School

May 18, 2012

The Golders Green Synagogue management has reported on the progress of its £3 million redevelopment project and has updated congregants on plans for the Rimon Primary School set to open on the synagogue site in September.