Radlett

£3,000 for Radlett and Bushey Reform Synagogue building fund raised from gala concert

November 13, 2008

Around £3,000 for the Radlett and Bushey Reform Synagogue building fund was raised from a gala concert featuring the music of some of America's best-loved performers. They Did It Their Way was staged by the production company run by shul social committee members Jack Applebaum and his wife, Cheryl. Songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Doris Day and Perry Como, among others, entertained an audience of 200.

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Israel's Deputy UK ambassador discusses role of women in Israeli society

November 6, 2008

Israel's Deputy UK ambassador Talya Lador-Fresher discussed the role of women in Israeli society at a session of Radlett Synagogue's Learning Zone adult education programme. Mrs Lador-Fresher also dealt with a number of topical questions, including the possible impact of a new American president and prospects for peace talks in the run-up to next year's Israeli elections.

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Friends offer a share dividend to Radlett youth

By Jay Grenby, July 25, 2008

Radlett Synagogue's first full-time youth director's post will be a job-share between long-time friends who will combine the appointment with their university studies.

Twenty-year-olds Ronen Gordon and Daniel Finn have both just completed gap years studying at yeshivah in Israel. Before that, they were leading lights in Bnei Akiva. Ronen will be taking medical studies at Barts, Daniel will study international politics at City University.

They start the Radlett post in September and will live in the shul-owned house next to the synagogue.

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Multicultural day for Hertsmere Jewish Primary School

July 25, 2008

Hertsmere Jewish Primary School invited 60 children from a multicultural Watford primary for a programme designed to broaden understanding of other cultures. The visitors from Chater Junior School were given a tour of Elstree and Borehamwood Synagogue by Rabbi Naftali Brawer before joining HJPS pupils for lunch and an afternoon programme of team games and Israeli singing and dancing.

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Shul and golf clubs get listed status

By Jay Grenby, July 18, 2008

Radlett and Bushey Reform Synagogue has been listed in Hertsmere Borough Council’s new register of locally important properties which contribute “significantly to the quality of the built environment”.

The synagogue building is a former church standing on an elevated and prominent position in Radlett’s main street. It was nominated for its architectural significance, contribution to the streetscape and local historic interest as a place of worship since its construction in 1930.   

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Esther Rantzen addresses Association of Jewish Refugees' summer get-together

July 11, 2008

Broadcaster and journalist Esther Rantzen addressed an Association of Jewish Refugees' summer get-together at Radlett and Bushey Reform Synagogue. The meeting was attended by 125 AJR members - Holocaust survivors and refugees from Nazism - and organised as part of the association's outreach programme.

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Pair raise over £4,000 for Emunah's Sarah Ronson Crisis and Intervention Centre in Sderot

July 11, 2008

Carole Briggs and Camille Compton raised over £4,000 for Emunah's Sarah Ronson Crisis and Intervention Centre in Sderot by hosting a production by Masters of the House at the Radlett Centre for a 300-strong audience.

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Pupils involved in Eastern Europe charity

June 6, 2008

Sixty year six Hertsmere Jewish Primary pupils are involved in a project backing World Jewish Relief’s Gifts in Kind programme, collecting clothes and stationery for distribution to children in Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova.

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United and Reform's joint event

By Jay Grenby, May 9, 2008

Members of Radlett’s United and Reform synagogues seized on an opportunity to set religious differences aside as they enjoyed a joint Yom Atzmaut celebration on Wednesday.

Although the third occasion that the congregations have got together for Israel’s birthday, it was the first time that they had used the cross-communal Clore Shalom Primary in Shenley as the venue.

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