Ilford synagogues discuss site-sharing option

February 18, 2010

Co-location is the new buzzword in the talks aimed at bringing together Ilford's United and Federation synagogues.

Leon Newmark, chair of the Federation in Coventry Road, explained that co-location would mean the congregations sharing a site - United's Beehive Lane premises. But they would remain with their respective synagogal bodies.

"This would work only if we were on the same site," Mr Newmark said. "It would strengthen considerably the opportunities to do more in the community. We're talking about 3,000 people."


Calls to Drugsline double

By James Martin, February 18, 2010

The drugs helpline set up by a Chabad rabbi is reporting a 100 per cent rise in Jewish callers.

Drugsline, providing confidential information and support for people with drug and alcohol problems, says that 168 callers in 2009 identified themselves as Jewish. In 2008, the number was 85.

Of the 168, 130 rang over drug issues and 14 about alcohol problems. Twelve people called over both drug and alcohol problems and a further 12 rang about other addictions. Calls were from both users, friends and family.


King Solomon satisfied with its Ofsted ruling

January 21, 2010

The King Solomon High School in Redbridge has received a positive report from Ofsted inspectors, whose main concern was that more able pupils were not making the progress they were capable of.

Ofsted rated the school as good in most categories and outstanding in a few. It noted that headteacher Spencer Lewis had “worked tirelessly since his appointment two years ago to improve the standard of education students receive and his work has been successful.


Ilford Mikvah

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463 Cranbrook Road, Ilford, Redbridge, IG2 6EW, 020 8554 8532

Ackerman Resource Centre

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Redbridge JCC, Woodford Bridge Road, Ilford, Redbridge, IG5 4LN, 020 8551 0017

Woodside Park Synagogue double joy

December 17, 2009

Woodside Park Synagogue has welcomed home emeritus chazan, Rev Michael Plaskow and his wife Phyllis, for the rededication of the refurbished Wiseman Linden hall.


Sinclair House

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Redbridge Jewish Youth & Community Centre, Sinclair House, Woodford Bridge Road, Ilford, Essex, Redbridge, IG4 5LN, 020 8551 0017

Drugsline Chabad

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395 Eastern Avenue, Gants Hill, Ilford, Essex, Redbridge, IG2 6LR, 0808 1 606 606

Chabad Lubavitch Centre

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395 Eastern Ave, Gants Hill, Ilford, Essex, Redbridge, IG2 6LR, 020 8554 1624

John Hyman House

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36 Goodmayes Lane, Ilford, Redbridge, IG3 9NZ, 020 8597 8912