Hampstead

Rabbi urges a bolder approach

By Simon Rocker, August 11, 2011

One of Britain's most senior Orthodox ministers has called for bolder leadership, saying that too many rabbis are seen as "unworldly and uneducated".

Rabbi Dr Jeffrey Cohen's comments were made in a hard-hitting sermon at Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue on Shabbat.

The former Stanmore minister cited a talmudic story connecting the destruction of the Temple to the failure of rabbis in Roman

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London: Jewish Speed Dating in West Hampstead Ages 32-45

By The Speed Dating, July 24, 2011
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london: Jewish Speed Dating in West Hampstead Ages 24-34

By The Speed Dating, July 24, 2011
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Sunday 11 September
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London: Jewish Speed Dating in West Hampstead Ages 28-38

By The Speed Dating, July 24, 2011
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Sunday 14 August
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London: Jewish Speed Dating in West Hampstead Ages 27-35

By The Speed Dating, July 24, 2011
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Cocktail of learning sustains pub yeshivah

By Simon Rocker, July 7, 2011

A group of young people are sat around a long wooden table discussing the moral conundrum the rabbi has set them.

"When Osama bin Laden was tracked down and killed, was that something that makes sense in Judaism?

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Fight to save Suburb library

By Jessica Elgot, July 7, 2011

Leaders of a campaign to save Hampstead Garden Suburb's library are calling for support from the Jewish community, which accounts for more than 40 per cent of borrowers.

Some 2,500 signatures have been collected for a petition opposing Barnet Council's plan to close the library in September.

A letter from Kerem Primary School is among a number sent to the relevant Barnet officials.

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Glenda Jackson will not fight 2015 election

By Jennifer Lipman, June 24, 2011

Glenda Jackson has announced that she is to retire from politics before the next election.

The MP for Hampstead and Kilburn, who was re-elected in May 2010 with just 42 votes, said she would be too old to stand again in 2015.

She told the Hampstead and Highgate Express: "I will not be putting myself forward for re-election in 2015. I will be nearly 80."

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Capital gain is Birmingham's ministerial loss

By Cathy Forman, June 23, 2011

Birmingham Central Synagogue will be without a permanent minister for the High Holy-Days following the departure in August of Rabbi Shlomo Odze.

He is joining South Hampstead Synagogue as associate rabbi after serving the Pershore Road community for six years.

"He will be greatly missed and a very hard act to follow," said Central president Geoffrey Clements.

Rabbi Odze has agreed to help

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Zinkin and Pack battling for US presidency

By Simon Rocker, June 23, 2011

The two United Synagogue vice-presidents will go head to head in an election for the presidency of British Jewry's biggest religious organisation.

Peter Zinkin of Golders Green Synagogue and Stephen Pack of Cockfosters and North Southgate are battling to succeed Simon Hochhauser as president in the July 11 poll.

Whoever wins will be primarily responsible for the selection of the next Chief R

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