Hasmonean school to change admission rules

By Charlotte Oliver, October 15, 2015

Hasmonean High School has confirmed it will comply with an order to amend its admissions procedure.

The Orthodox state school said it was "reviewing and updating our admissions policies to ensure that we abide by the current regulations regarding admissions, that our school's ethos is upheld and that we reflect the needs of the Orthodox Jewish community."


Special volunteers

July 8, 2015

A seminar, run by the Jewish Volunteering Network (JVN) at their Hendon headquarters offered training to six mentors to enable them to support volunteers with a range of special needs.


Chief Rabbi launches new shul in Hendon

By Simon Rocker, May 28, 2015

A new United Synagogue congregation is to be launched by Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis in Hendon, north-west London, in a fortnight.

Magen Avot, which will hold services at the Hendon Hall Hotel until it finds a permanent home, has been founded mainly by ex-members of North Hendon Synagogue.


5,000 join a tribute to Shoah victims

By Marcus Dysch, April 23, 2015

The Allianz Park stadium in Hendon is more accustomed to noisy crowds cheering on the Saracens rugby union team. But amid grey clouds and blustery winds on Sunday, it was transformed into a place of solemn tribute.


Ukip and Green Party can tip the balance in Hendon

By Sandy Rashty, March 19, 2015

They sit at opposite ends of the political spectrum, but the rejection of mainstream politics by Ukip and the Green Party has garnered more national coverage ahead of this election than ever before.

Two Jewish candidates are looking to attract disillusioned voters in Hendon with some eye-catching policies.


Tory and Labour veterans renew battle in target Hendon seat

By Sandy Rashty, March 19, 2015

When Ed Miliband headed to Hendon to host a public question-and- answer session in January, there was one issue on the audience's mind.

The man hoping to be Prime Minister was repeatedly pushed to defend his stance on Israel by Jewish constituents who vowed never to vote for Labour while he led the party.


Partnership minyan to be launched in Hendon

By Simon Rocker, March 5, 2015

The demand for partnership minyans, Orthodox services where women can take a public role, is growing, with plans to hold the first one in Hendon this month.

Partnership services already take place every few weeks in Elstree and Golders Green, while another minyan has met occasionally in Hampstead.

The Hendon minyan will hold its first service in a private home on Friday night, March 13.


Leaders quit over North Hendon split

February 26, 2015

The chairman and around half the board of North Hendon Synagogue have resigned after months of internal friction in the congregation.

Although members remain reluctant to talk about the dispute, one source said that the board members who quit had wanted a more modern outlook.

Two years ago, North Hendon left the Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations and dropped "Adath Yisroel" from the syna


Norwood's outstanding nursery

February 19, 2015

Norwood's nursery based at the Kennedy Leigh Centre in Hendon has been graded outstanding in all aspects by Ofsted inspectors.

They found excellent opportunities for playing and learning, effective leadership and "welcoming and caring staff" who promoted partnership with parents.


Hendon falling out

By Simon Rocker, November 27, 2014

Members of North Hendon Adath Yisroel Congregation were due to attend a special meeting on Wednesday night to discuss differences within its ranks.

Its secretary Henry Ehreich told congregants in an email that "the shul has recently encountered fundamental issues that place its ethos at risk and can only be solved if confronted honestly and decisively".