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.


Rachel Kolsky will give a virtual tour of the Jewish East End.

By sasha, June 29, 2010
Monday 5 July


Celebrate With Song 2010

By Zemel Choir, April 27, 2010
Sunday 23 May
9:00am - 4:00pm


Tzedek raises £5,000 by firewalking

By Robyn Rosen, February 11, 2010

The heat was on 25 supporters of world aid charity Tzedek as they raised over £5,000 by firewalking on Sunday.

After receiving professional tuition at Kulanu Community Centre in Kenton, participants removed shoes and socks to walk 20 feet over blazing wooden planks.

Among the firewalkers was Russell Benson, 28, from Hendon. “I thought it sounded fun,” he said. “It was for a good cause and an impressive thing to talk about to friends and family.”


New chair of governors for JFS

By Robyn Rosen, January 21, 2010

The new JFS chair of governors is accountant Michael Glass, 47, a foundation governor at the Kenton school since 2006 and vice-chairman for a year.

“I think it’s a very exciting challenge,” the Edgware resident said. “It’s time to move forward and concentrate on the academic elements and Jewish studies progression.”

He has two children, aged 13 and 16, who are currently JFS pupils and a third who finished last year.

Outgoing governors’ chair Russell Kett said the Supreme Court decision on JFS admissions was the “lowlight” of his tenure.


Paralympic athlete at Kenton school

By Jay Grenby, January 14, 2010

Star British paralympian Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson gave a motivational address to Jewish primary school staff members at a teacher training day at the Sobell Sinai in Kenton.

Those present included the heads of the United Synagogue’s five primaries — Hertsmere, Ilford, Moriah, Wolfson-Hillel and the host school — along with 150 teachers.
Hertsmere JPS head Michele Bazak said: “This was a wonderful opportunity for the staff to engage in an educational dialogue. They exchanged ideas without the restraints they encounter in other settings.”


Jewish Scout Advisory Council

Category: Youth organisations
103 Kenton lane, Kenton, HA3 8UJ, 020 8907 3446

Kenton Synagogue

Category: Orthodox
Shaftesbury Avenue, Middlesex, Kenton, HA3 0RD, 020 8907 5959


Category: Mainstream secondary schools, Voluntary aided; Headteacher: Mr Jonathan Miller
The Mall, Middlesex, Kenton, HA3 9TE, 020 8206 3100

The Michael Sobell Sinai School

Category: Mainstream primary schools, Voluntary aided; Headteacher: Mrs Vivienne Orloff
Shakespeare Drive, Harrow, Kenton, HA3 9UD, 020 8204 1550