Opera and supper raises £5,500 for the Friends of Jewish Care

July 21, 2008

An opera and supper at Hendon Synagogue's community centre raised £5,500 for the Friends of Jewish Care's Ella and Ridley Jacobs House. The 150 guests included residents of the home, Hendon MP Andrew Dismore and Barnet Mayor John Marshall.


Aish UK discuss links between Torah and climate change

July 21, 2008
Links between Torah and climate change were explored at a meeting at Aish UK, organised by Nic Malcomson as a community project. Speakers included Professor Peter Cox of the Met Office and David Wasdell, an expert on the dynamics of climate change. There was consensus on the need for environmental responsibility and stewardship.


Welcome additions to Jewish Military Museum

July 4, 2008
Ajex’s Jewish Military Museum has welcomed two major additions. Leah Segal has donated her late husband Ben’s Military Cross medal group, awarded for service with the elite Long Range Desert Group in North Africa, where he spent months behind enemy lines. Eileen Wiseman, widow of John Wiseman, presented his MC and Croix de Guerre medals. He served with the SAS in North Africa, Italy and France.


Barbara Young hosts bingo fundraiser

June 13, 2008
Actress Barbara Young, who has appeared in Coronation Street and Family Affairs, took on the role of bingo caller for a fundraiser at Jewish Care’s Clore Manor home which raised £755. The event was arranged by the home’s Friends committee, co-chaired by Paul and Elise Graham. Two of the residents, Julia Abrahams and Golda Fox, donated their bingo winnings back to the home.


Thousands raised with quiz

May 23, 2008

Hendon Reform Synagogue’s Oasis committee raised £2,300 from a supper quiz attended by over 140 people. In celebration of Israel’s 60th birthday, the shul hall was decked out in blue-and-white bunting with Israeli flags and posters decorating the walls. The committee wanted some money from the evening to go to an Israeli charity and so handed over £175 to Laurence Stein of British Friends of Boys Town Jerusalem. He is a member of the shul.


Jacqui Smith praises the CST’s work

May 2, 2008

Home Secretary Jacqui Smith complimented the Community Security Trust on its work and productive cooperation with the Home Office when she visited the CST’s Hendon offices last week.

Ms Smith said she had been impressed by the trust’s security provision, training and recording of antisemitic incidents.

Gerald Ronson listens in as Jacqui Smith addresses CST supporters


Chametz skip? What a waste

By Rachel Fletcher, April 25, 2008

A discarded Dyson vacuum cleaner and a cupboard were among refuse dumped in a skip provided by Barnet Council — for unwanted chametz.

Two weeks before Pesach, the council had placed skips in 17 streets across the borough for chametz waste, as it has done for the past 10 years.

In one skip in Hendon, a pile of rubbish, including paint tins and wood, overflowed across the pavement.


Hendon’s £3m facelift

By Jay Grenby, April 11, 2008

Hendon Synagogue has been given the go-ahead for a £3 million purpose-built community centre incorporating the area’s first United Synagogue-run mikveh.


Israeli faces sex attack charges

April 10, 2008

Israeli Shay Kaldron, 32, of Golders Green, has been charged with attempted rape and two counts of sexual assault. He did not enter a plea at Hendon magistrates last month. He is due at Harrow Crown Court on May 28.


Sarah Brown pledges PM’s help for Israel

By Candice Krieger, April 4, 2008

Gordon Brown will continue to work for peace and security for Israel, his wife Sarah assured Emunah members in North London on Wednesday.

Addressing around 200 women at Emunah’s 75th anniversary lunch at the Hendon Hall Hotel, Mrs Brown highlighted the family’s “strong ties with Israel”, adding: “Gordon’s father is the chairman of the Church of Scotland’s Israel committee and growing up, Gordon learned about the tribulations and struggle of the Jewish people and the sacrifices to establish the State of Israel.