Clore Tikva's improved report

December 10, 2012

The Clore Tikva Primary in Redbridge has been ranked as good by Ofsted inspectors, an improvement on the satisfactory rating in the previous report.

In their key findings, the inspectors noted advancements in teaching, although not enough to make the school outstanding.


Federation shul holds first service in new home

November 29, 2012

Ilford Federation Synagogue has held its first service in its new Beehive Lane premises.

Forty people attended the Friday-night service in the former Dennis Centre, acquired from Jewish Care.
The intention is to move permanently by the summer on completion of building work.


Orient players welcome home fixture

November 29, 2012

Visiting Jewish Care’s Vi and John Rubens home in Redbridge for the third consecutive year, Leyton Orient footballer Ben Chorley said he felt “blessed” to spend time with residents.


Essex Masorti warden dies, aged 46

By Cathy Forman, November 16, 2012

Buckhurst Hill Masorti leaders have paid tribute to senior warden Darren Silverne who died on Monday, aged 46, after a short illness.


Parents schooled in fundraising for King Solomon development

November 1, 2012

Parents of Ilford Jewish Primary and King Solomon High pupils will be putting their names to a drive to raise £45,000 towards the building project which will see IJPS move to King Solomon’s Barkingside site.


King Solomon head wins aid for pupil

By Jennifer Lipman, September 20, 2012

The headteacher of King Solomon High School has criticised Newham Council for failing to provide the necessary support to enable a pupil with disabilities due to a cancerous growth to continue attending the school.


Rabbi is chaplain to Muslim mayor of Redbridge

September 20, 2012

A rabbi has become chaplain to the Muslim mayor of Redbridge.

Rabbi David Hulbert of Bet Tikvah Synagogue in Barkingside has been selected by the new mayor, Councillor Mohammed Javed, to be one of five chaplains of different faiths during his year of office.

It is the first time a multi-faith chaplaincy has been chosen in the London borough.


Essex Jewish News editor retires

September 20, 2012

Manny Robinson, a former Evening Standard journalist and Jewish Chronicle columnist, has retired as editor of the community newspaper in Redbridge, the Essex Jewish News, after 40 years.


Ilford Federation shul plans move

By Simon Rocker, August 23, 2012

Ilford Federation Synagogue has put its Coventry Road building up for sale and has its eye on a new home a mile away.

The 450-family congregation hopes to move north to the Jewish Care-owned Dennis Centre in Beehive Lane.

But the plan will depend on Redbridge Council granting planning permission to convert the centre into a synagogue.


Redbridge golfers exceed £1.5m for charity

July 5, 2012

Redbridge Aid Golf Society (Rags) has taken its fundraising tally beyond £1.5 million with the £145,000 earned from its 42nd tournament, held at Abridge and contested by more than 100 players.