Kenton

Mitzvah Day: Rantzen's tears as pupils back refugees

By Charlotte Oliver, November 25, 2013

Esther Rantzen was moved to tears as Michael Sobell Sinai School pupils presented a handmade mosaic plaque to Barnet Refugee Service.

The broadcaster and Childline founder heard the children recite poems and speeches they had composed for Mitzvah Day, before unveiling the metre-long plaque, which was inscribed: “Hope, love, safe and home.”

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Record results from the JFS A level pass masters

By Zoe Winograd, August 26, 2013

Anxiety over her A-level results roused JFS pupil Sophie Learman from her sleep at 4.30 in the morning. By 10.30 she could breathe more easily as she discovered that she had achieved the results she required to study linguistics at Leeds.

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Struggling Kenton makes minister part-time

By Jay Grenby, January 4, 2013

Dwindling membership has forced Kenton Synagogue to make its rabbinical couple part-time.

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JFS pupils resit GCSEs

By Sandy Rashty, October 18, 2012

Six per cent of JFS GCSE students are to retake English exams in the wake of the controversy over marking.

Eighteen students out of the 300-strong year group will resit their English GCSE on November 7. Almost as many students (16) retook English exams in January.

More than 45,000 pupils nationwide are retaking GCSE English following the row over tougher grading.

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JFS furore spurs training against homophobia

By Simon Rocker, July 26, 2012

The education director of an American organisation working for the inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Jews held anti-homophobia training courses in the UK last week.

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London synagogue initiatives attract the votes of politicians

November 24, 2011

Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone joined Muswell Hill teenagers clearing litter from Cherry Tree Wood as part of a Mitzvah Day venture. The Hornsey and Wood Green MP said she "really enjoyed the good clear up, with some spring bulb planting to top it off. I am always excited to join the local synagogue for this wonderful day of community action.

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Birthday honours celebrated at JFS

September 22, 2011

JFS is celebrating its 10th year in its Kenton campus with an awards double.

An Investors in People accolade recognises the school's commitment to staff development.

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Shul-goer hurt in Kenton blast

By Jennifer Lipman, August 18, 2011

A Kenton Synagogue congregant required surgery after being "thrown up into the air" by an exploding manhole cover as he walked home from Shabbat lunch.

Colin Wingate, 74, suffered severe injuries to his right knee when the cover of an electrical junction box on a Kenton side street flew up and severed his tendon.

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Odessa files

March 10, 2011

There was a large turnout at a Kenton, Kingsbury and Wembley adult education programme meeting for an illustrated account of a visit by Kenton Synagogue members to the Tikva children's home in Odessa.

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More than a million raised for MDA

By Leon Symons, November 4, 2010

Magen David Adom raised more than £1.1 million at its annual fundraising dinner at the Millenium Hotel in London's Mayfair on Tuesday.

An MDA spokesman said: "It was a record on the night but the dinner campaign goes on for longer than that."

The charity that raises money for Israel's ambulance service, and which also takes charge of its blood donation service, changed the usual dinner agenda of a serious speaker by bringing in impressionist and comedian Rory Bremner, who brought howls of laughter from the 340 guests with a stream of gags.

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