Radlett

On parade to remember the lives that were lost

November 17, 2011

Many communities took part in Remembrance Day services to pay their respects to fallen soldiers.

A service in Radlett, conducted by Rabbi Leo Dee of Radlett Synagogue, Rabbi Paul Freedman of Radlett and Bushey Reform and Reverend William Hogg of Christ Church, drew a crowd of 800 people, among them teenagers from Radlett United's Tribe Challenge course.

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High Holy Days marquee used for interfaith celebrations

By Jay Grenby, October 27, 2011

Radlett and Bushey Reform Synagogue put its High Holy-Days marquee to good use between the festivals, joining forces with Radlett United Synagogue, local churches and the neighbouring Bhaktivedanta Manor Hara Krishna Temple to promote interfaith co-operation and fundraise for charity.

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Young photographic talent gets official recognition

By Jennifer Lipman, October 27, 2011

The skills of a talented photographer who has yet to reach barmitzvah age have been recognised by the Royal Photographic Society.

Radlett schoolboy Sam Kaye, 12, is one of the youngest snappers to become a licentiate of the society, reaching the first of three levels. He is one of only 3,300 in Britain.

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Radlett renewal gets council green light

By Jay Grenby, October 11, 2011

Hertsmere Council's planning committee has unanimously approved Radlett Synagogue's Project Renewal, a £1.75 million rebuilding and refurbishment scheme.

Described by Radlett board member Paul Krisman as "an affordable and realistic plan for regeneration", it replaces a number of earlier and more ambitious proposals, downgraded in part as a consequence of the economic downturn.

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Radlett Reform recruits worldly woman rabbi

By Jay Grenby, September 1, 2011

Radlett and Bushey Reform has taken on a multi-national player as its new associate minister and youth director.

Rabbi Celia Surget is expected to take up the post in November, replacing Rabbi David Mitchell, who is joining the rabbinic team at West London Synagogue.

The 33-year-old has a French father and an American mother.

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Radlett builds up

July 21, 2011

Plans for the £1.65 million rebuilding and refurbishment of Radlett United Synagogue have been submitted to Hertsmere Borough Council, marking the start of a five-week consultation with neighbours and other interested parties.

The submission follows approval of the scheme by shul officers and members.

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West London addition

June 16, 2011

Rabbi David Mitchell is to join the rabbinic team at West London Synagogue, replacing the America-bound Rabbi Danny Burkeman.

Currently associate minister at Radlett and Bushey Reform, he will take up the post in November.

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Frank admissions of the Hertsmere Primary head

By Jay Grenby, June 10, 2011

Leading a Jewish primary school where demand for places way outstrips supply, Hertsmere JPS head Steven Isaacs has some words of comfort for parents facing disappointment in the admissions process.

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A busy start at Radlett

By Jay Grenby, May 26, 2011

Radlett Synagogue's new ministerial couple hardly had time to draw breath on their arrival before being drawn into a hectic week of activities.

First up, Rabbi Leo Dee delivered a dvar Torah at the synagogue's annual meeting.

There was a large turnout for the Dees' first Shabbat with the community, including a traditional Friday night dinner with more than 100 members.

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Valued agent

By Charlie Jacoby, May 26, 2011

Radlett agent Village Estates is marking 25 years in business this year. When Neil Landau set up the company, the average asking price for a modest home in the South East was around £36,000.

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