St John's Wood

St John’s Wood alarm shooter sentenced

By Robyn Rosen, March 28, 2011

A multi-millionaire businessman who shot his neighbour's fire alarm to stop it ringing in the middle of the night has been sentenced to 200 hours of unpaid community service.

Peter Shalson, 53, was investigated by police after a shotgun was fired at the property next to his detached home in St John’s Wood, north west London, in January 2010.

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Stolen Klein painting recovered

By Robyn Rosen, March 17, 2011

A £6,000 painting stolen from a St John's Wood art gallery two years ago has been recovered after a fan of the artist discovered it hanging in a Moroccan shop.

Three of Anita Klein's paintings were bought with a fraudulent credit card from the Boundary Gallery on the last day of her exhibition two years ago.

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Corrupt safe deposit businessman jailed

By Robyn Rosen, March 7, 2011

A businessman who ran a corrupt safe deposit company which had £500 million worth of criminal assets seized by police has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison.

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Forged Israeli passports found in office of safe deposit thief

By Robyn Rosen, March 3, 2011

A businessman who ran a corrupt safe deposit company which had £500 million worth of criminal assets seized by police will be sentenced this week.

Milton Woolf, who was previously on the search committee at New London Synagogue to find a rabbi after the death of Rabbi Dr Louis Jacobs, charged criminals up to £70,000 to stash their loot in safety deposit boxes with “no questions asked”.

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Bright in Bushey over community director

By Jay Grenby, February 24, 2011

St John's Wood Synagogue director of programming Rabbi Yosef Richards is leaving to become community and youth director at Bushey shul. He succeeds Rabbi Jonny Spector, who left Bushey last year to pursue a career in education.

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British Chazanim and Synagogue Musicians

By Jewish Historical Society of England, February 21, 2011
Time:
Thursday 10 March
8:00pm - 9:30pm

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THE TRANSFORMING FIRE THE RISE OF THE ISRAEL-ISLAMIST CONFLICT

By israelconnect, February 16, 2011
Time:
Monday 28 February
7:30pm - 9:30pm

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Party for the 100-year-old Liberal synagogue

By Simon Rocker, February 10, 2011

Britain's oldest Liberal synagogue celebrated its centenary with a musical Shabbat service featuring participants from every decade of its existence.

Around 900 worshippers gathered at the Liberal Jewish Synagogue, St John's Wood, on Saturday - almost 100 years to the day that its founders met for the first time in a converted chapel on February 4, 1911.

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Charity burial for St John's Wood recluse

By Robyn Rosen, January 6, 2011

A Jewish funeral has been held for a German refugee whose mysterious story was uncovered by Jewish education charity, British ORT.

The charity was contacted last month by the missing persons' department at Marylebone police station, which was searching for information about Franz Joseph Nebel. His body was found by police in his St John's Wood home in October.

Police had discovered an article in his flat from a German newspaper about a group, known as the Old Boys, who had visited Berlin in 1989.

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Rothschild wedding stars

By Simon Rocker, December 29, 2010

A high celebrity count at last week's marriage of Jessica de Rothschild and screenwriter Sacha Gervasi at the Liberal Jewish Synagogue, St John's Wood and the Criterion Restaurant.

The bride is the daughter of Liberal Judaism patron Sir Evelyn de Rothschild, the groom the father of Spice Girl Gerri Halliwell's daughter, Bluebell.

The wedding party included actress Helena Bonham Carter and her partner, director Tim Burton, and Duran Duran lead singer Simon Le Bon, according to tweeting guest Sarah (Mrs Gordon) Brown.

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