Radlett shul gets go-ahead on centre plans

By Jay Grenby, November 4, 2013

Hertsmere Council has approved plans for a new community centre for Radlett and Bushey Reform Synagogue, including a hall and multi-purpose facilities.


Immanuel deputy leaves for headship

By Simon Rocker, September 16, 2013

Immanuel College deputy head Martin Blain is to leave in January after being appointed head of a new secondary school in the Radlett/Shenley area.

The New North London Synagogue member — who joined Immanuel in April 2012 — has been chosen to lead Harperbury School, which is due to open next September.


Radlett remembers Celia Levy

By Jay Grenby, December 10, 2012

More than 200 people attended a Radlett Synagogue service to remember Celia Levy, wife of emeritus Radlett minister and past US president Elkan Levy. Mrs Levy died in Israel after a long illness on Rosh Hashanah, just shy of her 66th birthday.


Radlett's platinum couple

By Jennifer Lipman, November 1, 2012

Radlett Synagogue’s oldest member was called up on Shabbat as part of the celebrations of his platinum wedding anniversary.

Harry Morris, 96, and his wife Rene, 92, were married on November 1, 1942 at the Egerton Road shul in Stamford Hill. Seventy years on, they have two children, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, all of whom were with them at the weekend.


Radlett shul builds up to £1.75m facelift

By Jay Grenby, October 25, 2012

Radlett Synagogue’s £1.75 million rebuilding and refurbishment programme has passed its final planning hurdle with Hertsmere Council.

Planners have approved a number of revisions to the original scheme, which was accepted last year. Building work can now go out to tender with the hope of construction starting early next year.


Radlett synagogue building for the future

By Jay Grenby, June 14, 2012

Radlett and Bushey Reform Synagogue has submitted proposals for a £2 million community centre to Hertsmere Borough Council.

The planned building will replace an old hall at the back of the shul’s Watling Street premises, offering additional space for a growing membership.


Rabbi Natan Levy leaving Shenley United Synagogue

By Jay Grenby, May 18, 2012

Shenley United’s Rabbi Natan Levy will be leaving at the end of July.

Congregants were given the news at the community’s 10th anniversary celebration. The shul’s honorary officers wished Rabbi Levy and his family a successful future, adding: “We very much hope that we will stay in contact.”


School angry at missing the bus on funding

By Jennifer Lipman, May 10, 2012

A Hertsmere Jewish Primary governor has expressed fears for its future after Hertfordshire County Council and Education Secretary Michael Gove rejected pleas to retain free or concessionary transport for pupils.

More than 200 of the 480 HJPS pupils use the council-run transport service, which is being abolished at the end of the academic year due to budget cuts.

Governor Abigail Silver said


Great expectations of rising Radlett

By Jay Grenby, March 15, 2012

Anglo-Jewry should "watch this space", advised the Chief Rabbi when he inducted Rabbi Leo Dee as Radlett Synagogue's minister on Sunday.

"This is a community that is going places and will achieve great things," Lord Sacks told the congregation of 200.

It had grown faster than any other community and had activities every day of the week.

Welcoming guests also including local Tory MP James


Radlett builds up to redevelopment

By Jay Grenby, March 1, 2012

Radlett Synagogue members have raised more than half the money needed to start work on Project Renewal, a £1.75 million rebuilding scheme which received planning consent four months ago.

At a community meeting convened to report on progress, 100 members were told that more than £400,000 had been collected towards the initial target of £750,000.