Golders Green

Job for the cops, not the rabbis

By Miriam Shaviv, January 11, 2013

How should the Orthodox community handle allegations of sexual abuse? The scandal currently rocking London's Charedi world provides a classic example of how not to do it.


Leaders welcome reprieve for police station

By Anna Sheinman, January 10, 2013

The decision not to close Golders Green police station has been welcomed by the Community Security Trust.

It was revealed last month that a number of public counters in police stations would close, to be replaced by reporting desks in community centres and places of worship.


Shomrim help thwart Golders Green credit card scammer

By Marcus Dysch, December 28, 2012

The community has been warned to be on guard against gangs that target Jewish pensioners and families in a major credit-card scam.

Volunteers from the Shomrim community security group thwarted an attempted fraud in Golders Green last week. They were called as scammers worked to trick a couple into handing over credit cards and PIN details.


Police roadshow for stolen property

By Anna Sheinman, December 7, 2012

Do you recognise these stolen goods?

These items and many others have been recovered by police and are thought to have been taken from properties in the NW2, NW11 and NW4 areas between January 2011 and July 2012.


Shir at The Castle, Golders Green

By ivorgoldberg, November 29, 2012
Sunday 9 December
7:30pm - 11:00pm


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.