Pinner

X Factor's Katie Waissel: before she was famous

By Jessica Elgot, October 21, 2010

Long before the black eyeliner, the bleached hair and the fake eyelashes, X Factor star Katie Waissel was just a normal Jewish girl.

Now she hopes fans are beginning to see a "stripped-back" version of the girl captured in this 1998 photograph of an RSY summer camp.

Ms Waissel, 24, who is in the final 12 of the ITV 1 competition, said she hoped Jewish fans would get behind her bid for a record contract with Simon Cowell.

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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.

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Volunteer ‘Oscar’ for bereavement group

September 7, 2010

A Queen's Award for Voluntary Service recognises the contribution of Northwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue's Bereavement Support Group over a 17-year period.

The group has provided comfort and support to those within and outside the Jewish community who have suffered a bereavement.

At Sunday's ceremony, local MP Nick Hurd - also Minister for Civil Society, whose department administers the Queen's Award - said it was the volunteers' Oscar.

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MSFL Preview: Division Four

By Danny Caro, August 26, 2010

With seven new teams joining the league, Division Four is undoubtedly one of the toughest to call.

With a season under their belts, Jewventus look strong contenders given the calibre of player that they have brought in. The pace of Jeremy Kornhauser will terrorise rival defences with player-manager Gabriel John predicting that both he and Richard Fogelman will register 20 goals apiece.

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Denise's Kitchen

By Denises Kitchen, May 29, 2010
Time:
Thursday 17 June
9:00am - 12:30pm

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DATE ON A PLATE - cookery classes for singles

By Denises Kitchen, May 29, 2010
Time:
Tuesday 13 July
6:30pm - 10:00pm

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DATE ON A PLATE - cookery classes for singles

By Denises Kitchen, May 29, 2010
Time:
Sunday 13 June
6:30pm - 10:00pm

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Pinner rabbi to retire

May 21, 2010

Pinner Synagogue's Rabbi Yaakov Grunewald - the United Synagogue's longest-serving rabbi - is to retire in October after 35 years' service.

Addressing the shul's AGM, Pinner chairman Howard Lewis said: "For the vast majority of members, he is the only rabbi they have known. The Pinner community is indebted to the rabbi for his communal input, his humility and his efforts over the years to ensure the community has remained vibrant and unified."

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Date On A Plate - cookery classes for singles

By Denises Kitchen, May 11, 2010
Time:
Sunday 6 June
6:30pm - 9:59pm

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Date On A Plate

By Denises Kitchen, May 11, 2010
Time:
Sunday 16 May
6:30pm

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