Boris Johnson visits Hampstead synagogue

By Robyn Rosen, January 14, 2010

Boris Johnson has complimented Hampstead Synagogue leaders on the congregation’s “beautiful and vibrant” premises.

The London Mayor visited the Dennington Park Road shul last Friday morning in the company of London Assembly member Brian Coleman and Councillor Chris Philp, the Tories’ Parliamentary candidate for Hampstead and Kilburn.

“It’s been beautifully restored and is a fantastic illustration of the vibrancy of London’s Jewish community, showing both its proud history and bright future,” Mr Johnson said.


Eruv snow damage repaired for Shabbat

By Jessica Elgot, January 8, 2010

The North West London eruv has been repaired and is in use for Shabbat, the website has reported.

But the eruv wire on Wildwood Road, Barnet has had to be repositioned and as a result the pavement on the southern side next to Sandy Heath is now outside the Eruv.

Rabbis have warned that the eruv could still be damaged if further heavy snow or bad weather damages it further during the course of Shabbat.

Earlier this week the eruv was "breached" due to the inclement weather and emergency repair work had to be done.


Snow causes chaos for Eruv

By James Martin, January 7, 2010

The North West London Eruv has been "breached" due to the inclement weather.

Orthodox members, who are allowed to carry certain items within a marked area during Shabbat, are being told: "not to assume the eruv will be up" this weekend

People who normally carry certain items such house keys, prayer books and handkerchiefs within a strictly enclosed area, will not be able to carry anything.


JCC Lit Cafe - Arab-Israeli Book Club

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Rabbi quits Norrice Lea pulpit

By Robyn Rosen, December 22, 2009

Rabbi Reuven Livingstone, minister of Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue, has announced his resignation after 11 years.

Rabbi Livingstone, who is originally from South Africa, said he had a “variety” of options to pursue after feeling he had “peaked” from his post at one of the largest synagogues in London, which has 1,800 adult members and more than 1,000 members under the age of 21.

Rabbi Livingstone said: “I came to the point where I wanted to move on. I have had a pretty good time here. It’s a big shul and I have accomplished a lot. I feel that I have peaked here.”


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