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".


Gardener digs deep-ly for Kisharon

November 20, 2014

More than 40 volunteers were a "big help" to Kisharon gardener Flavio Pereira who gave up his Sunday morning to run a Mitzvah Day project at the charity's Hendon headquarters and adult day centre.

Brazil-born Mr Pereira became involved with Kisharon's work supporting people with learning difficulties in the summer.


Fifty and out

August 21, 2014

The rabbi of the Hendon Adath Yisroel Synagogue is retiring in January after nearly 50 years at its head.

Members have been told that a search committee has been set up to find a successor to Rabbi Pinchas Roberts, a member of the presiding rabbinate of the Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations.


Presidential apology at 100

August 14, 2014

A Vienna-born resident of Jewish Care's Clore Manor home in Hendon has received a letter on his 100th birthday from Austrian President Dr Heinz Fischer expressing regret "about your suffering in your birthplace".


Hendon gets all-day nursery

By Charlotte Oliver, July 31, 2014

A nursery providing full-time childcare will open at Hendon's Beis Hamedrash Nishmas Yisroel Synagogue in September.

Its founder, childminder Tracy Lewis, said the nursery would fill an important need for working mothers by catering for children up to the age of four from 8.30am until 6pm.


Kisharon wheels out welcome

July 24, 2014

A visit to the Hendon offices of special needs charity Kisharon and its adjoining adult day centre gave 60 JFS students a chance to interact with people with learning difficulties.