Mill Hill

Bereaved mum urges genetic disease testing

By Jessica Elgot, February 10, 2011

Karen Weber devoted 21 years to caring for her son Jacob, who suffered from the extremely rare familial dysautonomia, a genetic disease affecting Ashkenazi Jews. Now she wants to raise awareness of the condition and encourage couples to test for FD as they would for Tay-Sachs.

A year ago, both she and her son caught swine flu and he was in intensive care for months. "His body just couldn't cope," Ms Weber recalls. "He slowly went down and he died in my arms, with me talking to him and holding him until the very end."


Jewish Speed Dating ages 34-50@The 3 Hammers, Mill Hill

By The Speed Dating, February 3, 2011
Sunday 6 February
8:00pm - 10:00pm


Mill Hill enjoys a head start

By Robyn Rosen, January 27, 2011

Etz Chaim, the Jewish primary in Mill Hill opening in September under the government's free schools initiative, has announced its first headteachers.

The appointments are Yvonne Baron, deputy head of Hertsmere Jewish Primary, and Sharon Mullish, assistant head at the same school. They will start in May.

Governors' chair Adam Dawson said: "They are exceptional school leaders who will provide innovative, inspiring and an entrepreneurial educational approach."


Teams go head to head as they find it's good to talk in shul

December 29, 2010

There was more debating than usual at Mill Hill and Golders Green United synagogues, but it was school children who debated issues of concern.

Hosted by Tribe, the inter-school debating competition allowed pupils of Hasmonean, Moriah, Sinai, Simon Marks and Wolfson Hillel to voice their opinions. The format posed the teams against each other in 15-minute parliamentary style debates. Teams were ranked according to criteria such as content, vocal presentation and response.


Kaminski invited on Jewish tour of Britain

By Leon Symons, November 3, 2010

Controversial Polish right-wing politician Michal Kaminski has been invited to visit Britain to meet community leaders and talk to the Anglo-Jewish community.

Mr Kaminski has been invited to Mill Hill United Synagogue in north west London by its minister Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet, and is likely to visit at least one other Orthodox synagogue. It is also likely that he will meet members of the Charedi community, some of whom were invited to visit Jewish historical sites by the Polish Foreign Ministry last month.


JCC Yoga Day

By jcclondon, October 29, 2010
Sunday 14 November
10:45am - 4:15pm


London luxe

By Charlie Jacoby, October 22, 2010

Four new penthouses are for sale at Ridgemont, a development by Countryside Annington in Mill Hill, north-west London. These offer more than 1,000 sq ft of space overlooking landscaped grounds. Each apartment has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, full-height glazing and a private terrace. Other features include oak engineered flooring, granite worktops and ceramic floor tiling.


Jewish free schools are on schedule

By Jessica Elgot, October 14, 2010

Both new Jewish free schools are on target to open in September 2011, despite fears that up to half of the 16 new free schools will not meet deadlines to open in September.

Peter Kessler, leader of the group of parents who are planning to set up Haringey Jewish Primary School, said the school was making faster progress than nearly all of the other approved schools and pupils would be able to start in September.

The school is preparing a business plan and a public consultation in time for the government’s deadline at the beginning of December.


Two 'free' primary schools in the pipeline

By Simon Rocker, September 7, 2010

Two new Jewish primaries are hoping to be among the first wave of "free schools" introduced by the coalition as part of its key electoral commitment to extend parental choice.

Both schools, a modern Orthodox primary in Mill Hill, north west London, and an "inclusive" primary in the north London borough of Haringey, plan to open as early as September 2011, alleviating the acute pressure on Jewish primary places in parts of the capital.


Help for New Year services

By Jay Grenby, September 7, 2010

United Synagogue chiefs have recruited some experienced festival stand-ins for congregations with pulpit vacancies.

Following the departure of Rabbi Reuven Livingstone, Hampstead Garden Suburb services will be led by Rabbi Jeffrey Cohen, formerly at Stanmore and one-time HGS assistant minister.

Rabbi Cohen has been serving as consultant minister while the community searches for Rabbi Livingstone's replacement. He will be assisted by the congregation's community director, Rabbi Anthony Knop, and Aish's Rabbi Daniel Rowe.