Olympic victory on tickets for Hasmonean pupils

By Jessica Elgot, June 14, 2012

Hasmonean Primary pupils thought they would not be going to the Olympics when the volleyball tickets offered to the school were for a Saturday session. But, following the intervention of London Assembly Member Andrew Dismore, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (Locog) has given the school tickets on another day for the basketball, being held in the Olympic Park.


Federation calls time on kosher pub

By Simon Rocker, June 14, 2012

The Federation of Synagogues has removed the kashrut licence from the country’s only kosher pub, The Castle in Golders Green, after it held a function under another rabbinic authority.

It acted following a Kedassia-catered sheva berachot at the venue last Wednesday.


Chai Cancer Care spa day

May 31, 2012

There was expert advice aplenty for the 100 women at Chai Cancer Care’s spa day, which raised more than £30,000.


Fed labels bakery as misleading

By Jessica Elgot, March 15, 2012

A kosher bagel bakery has been warned to stop using out-of-date labels implying it has the kashrut seal of the Federation of Synagogues.

The Hendon Bagel Bakery has not been under Federation supervision since September and is now licensed by the London Beth Din and the Sephardi Kashrut Authority.

In an advertisement in last Friday's JC, the Federation claimed that, despite repeated requests


Final stops before making aliyah

By Jay Grenby, March 8, 2012

As a pre-aliyah treat, a Hendon 72-year-old enjoyed a sentimental tour of some of her favourite London haunts on a red bus hired by family members.

Some three dozen relatives from the capital and Manchester set off with Helen Ginsbury from Golders Green, among them Hendon Synagogue's Rabbi Mordechai Ginsbury, who is one of her sons.

The route incorporated places of personal interest, includi


Jailed Tesler could serve his sentence in the UK

By Jessica Elgot, March 8, 2012

Relatives of British solicitor Jeffrey Tesler, who was sentenced to almost two years in a US prison for bribing Nigerian officials for £4bn construction contracts, will lobby the Ministry of Justice to bring him home to serve his sentence here.

A close relation, who did not wish to be named, said they were investigating options for the Hendon solicitor, who has dual British-Israeli citizenship


Conti enjoys brush with Chai

March 1, 2012

Actor Tom Conti had a starring role in the unveiling of a group painting from the art workshop at Chai Cancer Care's Hendon headquarters.

Under the supervision of Linda Sharpe, the workshop has involved cancer patients and relatives ranging in age from six to 87.

It is an environment where clients can share their feelings.

The theme of the work is an enchanted garden and group members pai


Introduction to Krav Maga

By israelconnect, February 24, 2012
Sunday 25 March


Charedim plan free school

By Simon Rocker, February 2, 2012

Plans are being drawn up for the first strictly Orthodox Jewish free school.

Rabbi Nesanel Lieberman, currently head of the Toras Hashem Primary in Hendon, is working to open another school in north-west London in September next year.

The free school model has been criticised in some Orthodox circles because only half the places can be reserved on the basis of faith.

But Rabbi Lieberman h


Fostering campaign

January 26, 2012

A Hendon meeting organised to help find a pool of approved foster carers for Jewish children attracted more than 30 people.

Charities including Norwood and Ezer Leyoldos and the fostering services at Barnet, Haringey and Hackney organised the event at Hasmonean Boys' School in response to a pressing need for foster carers within the Orthodox community.

Norwood head of children's services Kar