Muswell Hill

Call for eruv in Muswell Hill

By Leon Symons, May 7, 2009

Muswell Hill Rabbi David Mason chose his induction speech at the synagogue on Sunday to reveal that he wanted to start work on an eruv for the north London community.

Chief Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks and Rosh (head) Beth Din Dayan Menachem Gelley looked on as Rabbi Mason told the congregation that the synagogue would continue to be “an attractive and inspiring option for young families who live in the area and who may be unaffiliated or considering joining synagogues of other bodies.


Memorial to dedicated doctor

By James Martin, April 23, 2009

A north London mental health centre has been renamed in memory of a psychiatrist who gave 30 years of dedicated service to patients.

From this week, the Fore Street Mental Health Centre in Enfield will be known as The Lucas Building, reflecting the contribution of Richard Lucas, who died last summer, aged 65.

The renaming was the idea of staff and patients of the Muswell Hill Synagogue member, who was awarded an OBE in 2003 for medical services. His widow Lynne was among the 100 people at a ceremony on Monday afternoon.


Four to fight ‘Yom Kippur’ council seat

By Marcus Dysch, December 16, 2008

Four Jewish candidates are standing for election to a council which held a poll on Yom Kippur.

The four, together with a fifth candidate who is not Jewish, will compete for a seat on London's Haringey Council, following the death of Seven Sisters ward incumbent Fred Knight in November.

The ward is to the north of Stamford Hill and is home to a large number of strictly Orthodox residents.

In October the authority caused outrage among Jewish voters after scheduling a by-election in Alexandra ward on the holiest day of the year.


United Synagogue launches after-school club at Muswell Hill Synagogue

November 13, 2008

An after-school club has been launched at Muswell Hill Synagogue by the United Synagogue youth arm, Tribe. Arts and crafts and karate were among the initial activities. The youngsters were joined for supper and a magic show by Muswell Hill Synagogue's Rabbi David Mason, who said: "It was great to see our children having such a good time. This is a really positive step towards deepening our community's connection with Tribe."


Five-star Highgate boys flying high

By Craig Silver, October 17, 2008

Watford Friendly League new boys Highgate & Muswell Hill went joint-top of the Under 11 Blue Division after beating Omonia 5-2. Jack Josephs (2), Daniel Jacob and Saul Kurer were among the scorers.

Toby Leaman, Ollie Sanker and Ed Zlitni steered Pinner JFC Under 16s to a 3-2 victory over Croxley Guild in the WFL Under 16 Division. Maxim Green (2), Jacob Taylor (2) and Ben Graham were on target as Pinner JFC Under 11s beat Belmont United 5-2 in the WFL Seven-a-side Red Division.


Rabbi is set for Hill start

April 4, 2008

Rabbi David Mason has been confirmed as the new minister of Muswell Hill Synagogue. The rabbi and his family spent the weekend in Muswell Hill and members voted for his appointment on Sunday. Chairman Anthony Sober said: “We are delighted to have secured the services of such an eminent young rabbi.” Currently at Kingston Synagogue, Rabbi Mason hopes to take up his new post in September.


Muswell Hill votes

March 28, 2008

Kingston and Surbiton Synagogue’s Rabbi David Mason has emerged from a 17-strong field as the recommended candidate to succeed Rabbi David Lister as minister of Muswell Hill Synagogue. The North London community will vote on his appointment after meeting Rabbi Mason and family this Shabbat.