Golders Green

Jewish Speed Dating Ages 40-55 at The Castle Rocks

By The Speed Dating, January 15, 2012
Sunday 29 January
8:00pm - 10:00pm


Golders Green hit-and-run

By Marcus Dysch, January 5, 2012

A husband and wife were recovering in hospital this week after being run over as they walked home from a synagogue service.

The couple, who have not been named, were struck by a slow-moving silver Toyota in Gainsborough Gardens, Golders Green, at around 5.20pm last Friday.


Golders Green free school is set for synagogue site

December 29, 2011

The steering committee for the Golders Green Jewish Primary School is in advanced negotiations with the United Synagogue to use land at the back of Golders Green Synagogue for its premises.

GGJPS, one of the government's free schools, will open its reception class in September.


Pub drinks to licence

By Jennifer Lipman, December 29, 2011

A Golders Green pub will be celebrating the New Year with a kosher licence.

Earlier this year, the owners of The Castle, on the junction between Cricklewood Lane and Finchley Road, announced plans to rebrand as a Jewish venue.

For New Year's Eve revellers, its restaurant will be under Federation supervision.

The restaurant will serve kosher versions of pub staples, from an English breakfa


Ivy House puts down roots for youth wing

By Jessica Elgot, December 15, 2011

Finchley and Golders Green MP Mike Freer was among the guests at the groundbreaking ceremony for the London Jewish Cultural Centre's £1 million youth wing, which will offer activities for children and teens in the grounds of Ivy House, Golders Green.

Named in memory of a young teacher who died of cancer, the Catherine Lewis Centre will open in autumn 2012.


Jewish Speed Dating ages 23-33@the castel rocks, 8.12.11

By The Speed Dating, December 6, 2011
Thursday 8 December
8:00pm - 10:00pm


London synagogue initiatives attract the votes of politicians

November 24, 2011

Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone joined Muswell Hill teenagers clearing litter from Cherry Tree Wood as part of a Mitzvah Day venture. The Hornsey and Wood Green MP said she "really enjoyed the good clear up, with some spring bulb planting to top it off. I am always excited to join the local synagogue for this wonderful day of community action.


Jail for gang of four who targeted Golders Green

November 17, 2011

A gang of squatters who burgled the Golders Green area of Barnet on an "industrial scale" have been sentenced at Wood Green Crown Court.

Florin Pacuretu, 21, received two years and eight months in prison; Constantin Parcuretu, 23, two years four months; Catain Mogos, 25, three years and four months; and ninteen-year-old Victor Furcila received a 14-month sentence.


Third free school

October 11, 2011

Education Secretary Michael Gove has approved the third Jewish free school in the London area.

Subject to the signing of a funding agreement, the Golders Green Jewish Primary will accept its first 28 pupils in September 2012.

Presided over by Golders Green Synagogue's Rabbi Harvey Belovski, the school's ethos will be "a local primary for an international city.


'Open-minded' school planners test demand

By Simon Rocker, October 6, 2011

A group of parents is exploring the possibility of setting up an "open-minded traditional" Jewish free school in north London.

They have launched a survey to gauge interest in the idea of opening the school somewhere in Finchley, Whetstone or Woodside Park.

Matt Plen, director of the Assembly of Masorti Synagogues, is one of the parents.