A busy start at Radlett

By Jay Grenby, May 26, 2011

Radlett Synagogue's new ministerial couple hardly had time to draw breath on their arrival before being drawn into a hectic week of activities.

First up, Rabbi Leo Dee delivered a dvar Torah at the synagogue's annual meeting.

There was a large turnout for the Dees' first Shabbat with the community, including a traditional Friday night dinner with more than 100 members.


Education minister takes back lessons from London

By Simon Rocker, May 19, 2011

Israel's Education Minister Gideon Sa'ar concluded a short trip to the UK on an optimistic note after visiting JCoSS in East Barnet and the Independent Jewish Day School in Hendon.

He said he was surprised to learn that as many as two thirds of UK Jewish children now attended a Jewish day school.


JFS pupils attacked on bus

By Jessica Elgot, May 19, 2011

Barnet police are stepping up patrols in the Hendon area after JFS pupils were assaulted by four boys who burst onto their school bus.

Police said the four attacked a JFS boy while the bus was stationary in traffic on Station Road, Hendon, after school last Wednesday. The teenagers, aged between 15 and 17, are said to have pressed the emergency access button to climb aboard the vehicle.


Kisharon lauds key backer

By Jessica Elgot, May 19, 2011

Philanthropist Leo Noé was honoured for his 20 years of charitable work at special needs charity Kisharon's fundraising dinner at the Hilton Park Lane in central London on Sunday.


Jewish school pupils attacked on bus home

By Jennifer Lipman, May 12, 2011

Police have promised additional patrols in Hendon after the assault of a group of Jewish pupils as they travelled home from school on Monday.

Several JFS pupils were left with minor injuries after four teenage boys climbed on to the school bus while it was stopped at traffic lights, then allegedly punched and struck passengers.


Neighbour is cleared over weedkiller vendetta

By Marcus Dysch, May 12, 2011

A former financial trader has been cleared of poisoning his neighbour's hedge with weedkiller.

Robert Pearlman, 44, was accused of attacking the hedge between his and Saul Shaya's homes as part of a long-running dispute between the men, who are both Jewish.


Clubhouse has crisis boys back on track

By Jessica Elgot, April 14, 2011

Located at the side of an office block and with no signage, the Boys' Clubhouse in Hendon is barely noticeable. "Most people haven't heard of us," says programme director Ari Leaman. "But then good for them."


FZY members are hot on chocolate at sweet Seder

By Jennifer Lipman, April 14, 2011

A chocolate Seder proved to the taste of FZY members who gathered in Hendon for a confectionery version of the traditional meal.


Lessons for Kosovans

April 14, 2011

Key child welfare professionals from Kosovo toured Norwood facilities during a fact-finding mission organised by the One to One Children's Fund.

The group, including government officials, visited the Kennedy Leigh Family Centre in Hendon and the Buckets and Spades short break facility and held discussions with Norwood's children and family specialists.


Gordon Brown joins Hendon gala

April 14, 2011

Gordon Brown has accepted an invitation from Hendon Synagogue to take part in its inaugural Hardman Conversation, remembering Reverend Leslie Hardman and his wife Josi.

Mr Hardman, who died in 2008, was the shul's minister and later, emeritus minister. He had been the first Jewish British Army chaplain to enter Bergen-Belsen concentration camp after its liberation.