Redbridge centre's fire damage

September 2, 2010

A faulty external light fitting is thought to have been the cause of a fire at Jewish Care's Redbridge Jewish Community Centre last week which damaged the main dining hall and large kitchen.

The fire started in the early hours of the morning and was quickly brought under control.

Jewish Care chief executive Simon Morris said alternative catering arrangements had been put in place and "we are able to continue running the centre's services as usual".


Kindertransport by Diane Samuels

By Woodhouseplayers, August 9, 2010
Friday 24 September
7:00pm - 2 October 2010, 7:00pm


School's out for Ilford teacher after 40 years

By Jessica Elgot, July 22, 2010

An Ilford assistant head retired this week after 40 years at the same school.

Ray Elias, 61, has taught at Caterham High in Redbridge since qualifying in 1970.

He first taught metal work, but now takes product design, having dabbled in business studies and food technology. He has been assistant headmaster for 20 years. "Whenever I thought about moving on, I got promoted," he explained.

The South West Essex Reform Synagogue member said he had always wanted to teach.


NW Jewish parents seek Ilford school places

By Jay Grenby, June 3, 2010

Hertfordshire parents are contemplating sending their children on a daily cross-London journey to ensure them of Jewish school places.

Over two dozen people attended a meeting at Borehamwood Synagogue at which Ilford Jewish Primary head Roz Levin and governor Howard Kemp talked about the school and its ethos. Unlike in Herts, where many families face disappointment over Jewish school applications, IJPS has 17 places available in its reception class.


Redbridge Jewish Community Centre considers relocation

By Cathy Forman, May 6, 2010

A feasibility study on the Redbridge Jewish Community Centre site is being conducted by the local council, which is considering its purchase to expand the adjacent state secondary school.


Epping Forest: Election 2010

By Bernard Josephs, April 22, 2010

The far right British National Party has appointed its first ever Jewish parliamentary candidate.

But Patricia Feldman Richardson, leader of the four strong BNP group on Epping Forest Council, insists that the party is neither antisemitic nor racist. She describes the mainstream Jewish community's hostility towards it as "blinkered" and accuses it of "demonising" BNP policies.

Her campaign has been largely aimed against what her party claims is the growing number of Muslims in the leafy Essex constituency of Epping Forest, including Loughton, Chigwell and Buckhurst Hill.


Redbridge puts its talent on show for Israel

By Andrew Pentol, April 22, 2010

There was a carnival atmosphere at Jewish Care's Redbridge Community Centre on Monday night as the Yom Ha'atzmaut festivities served as a showcase for youthful talent.

Over 250 people enjoyed the party, many dressed in blue and white, waving Israeli flags and sporting flashing badges. It was one of a series of local events including celebrations at Jewish schools and a gala dinner.


Pupil fall leads to staff cuts at King Solomon

By Robyn Rosen, March 18, 2010

King Solomon High School in Redbridge is planning staffing cuts in response to falling admissions. And the redundancy procedure has been criticised by trade unions, who claim they were not formally consulted.

In recent years, year seven enrolment figures have dropped by more than 20 per cent - from 157 in 2005 to 122 in 2009, which included seven non-Jewish pupils.


Rapper Eprhyme performs at Sandy’s Row shul

By Jessica Elgot, March 4, 2010

Music of a less traditional kind filled a historic East End synagogue on Monday night as a performance by New York rapper Eprhyme launched the Open Jewish Culture festival.


YOGA Classes

By Brenda Soskin, February 25, 2010
Monday 1 March