Redbridge

Special-needs pupil barred from Israel trip

By Jessica Elgot, February 2, 2012

The father of a 14-year-old King Solomon High School pupil with moderate learning disabilities is "bitterly disappointed" that she is not being allowed to join the Redbridge school's Israel trip.

But King Solomon teachers maintain the girl is unsuited to a mainstream school and have "health and safety" concerns about her going on the Israel tour in May of next year.

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Job centre appeals to travelling audience

January 12, 2012

A Jewish employment advisory service operating in Finchley and Redbridge has gone underground in an attempt to reach more community members in need of work-finding assistance.

Resource - which has helped 8,000 people into employment - has launched a poster campaign at Tube stops in major Jewish areas such as Gants Hill, Golders Green and Edgware.

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Young artist puts on Shoah exhibit

January 12, 2012

A striking series of artworks by a former pupil of the King Solomon High School in Redbridge are on exhibition at the London Jewish Cultural Centre to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

Ela Ward, 18, produced the exhibition, My Jewish Roots, as her commitment to "each new generation ensuring that the atrocities of the Holocaust are not forgotten".

Now studying painting at Nottingham Trent Universi

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London Olympics put the spotlight on local rabbis

By Jessica Elgot, December 29, 2011

Local rabbis will feature prominently within the contingent of 2012 Olympic Jewish chaplains with four rabbis from Redbridge working with Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

The quartet from Redbridge and Essex include official Olympic chaplains, Reverend Gary Newman, from Newbury Park United Synagogue; Rabbi Richard Jacobi, from Woodford Liberal Synagogue; and Rabbi Moshe Muller from Chabad.

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London synagogue initiatives attract the votes of politicians

November 24, 2011

Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone joined Muswell Hill teenagers clearing litter from Cherry Tree Wood as part of a Mitzvah Day venture. The Hornsey and Wood Green MP said she "really enjoyed the good clear up, with some spring bulb planting to top it off. I am always excited to join the local synagogue for this wonderful day of community action.

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School keeps ethos in a changing market

By Jessica Elgot, November 10, 2011

The number of languages spoken by Ilford Jewish Primary pupils runs comfortably into double figures.

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'Everyone gets on - that makes me proud to be Jewish'

November 10, 2011

IJPS year-six pupils describe their year as very close-knit, despite the diversity of backgrounds and ethnicity. Several who joined in the past year did not speak English.

One is Jade Poitou, 10, who lived in France. "I didn't speak English but it has been very easy to learn here, and I have made friends," she said.

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Stacey Solomon: I'm pregnant

By Jessica Elgot, October 28, 2011

X Factor finalist and I'm a Celebrity winner Stacey Solomon is expecting her second child.

The former King Solomon pupil, 22, announced she is three months pregnant with boyfriend of three years Aaron Barnham, 24.

The singer and TV presenter already has a three-year-old son Zac.

Ms Solomon had her first son aged just 19 and split with boyfriend Dean Cox.

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Glimpse into a positive Redbridge future

By Simon Rocker, October 6, 2011

Redbridge parents enjoyed a glimpse of the future as plans for the new Ilford Jewish Primary School were displayed at Monday's launch of the biggest Jewish capital project in the area.

The primary will be re-sited on the grounds of King Solomon High School, creating a campus for more than 1,400 children aged two to 19.

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JLGB selected as citizenship trainer

By Jessica Elgot, September 22, 2011

The Jewish Lads' and Girls' Brigade will be one of 19 organisations leading national citizenship schemes from the summer of 2012.

JLGB will run a pilot scheme for Jewish and non-Jewish 16-year-olds from Redbridge and the surrounding area in a kosher and Shabbat-friendly environment.

The scheme will include adventure activities such as archery and abseiling.

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