Stamford Hill

Police officers to learn Hebrew under new pilot scheme

By Josh Jackman, July 23, 2015

Shalom, shalom, shalom… what's going on 'ere? Police officers could soon be speaking Hebrew on the beat in Golders Green and Stamford Hill.

Under a pilot scheme run by the Metropolitan Police, new recruits will have to learn a second language from a list of 14, one of which is Hebrew.


Charedim plan exodus from London shtetl

By Simon Rocker, July 9, 2015

Charedi activists are exploring the possibility of setting up a new community outside London because of the shortage of housing among a rapidly expanding population.

Rabbi Asher Gratt, who lives in Stamford Hill, north London, said that "many families in our community are struggling very hard to find suitable living space".


EE acts after employee called Jews ‘arrogant’

By Sandy Rashty, May 11, 2015

British mobile phone operator EE has said “appropriate action” has been taken after an employee described Jews as “arrogant”.


Party fracas was true cause of synagogue attack, rabbi reveals

By Rosa Doherty, March 26, 2015

An attack at a synagogue in the early hours of Sunday morning was sparked by a Jewish teenager's dispute with a party-goer, it has been revealed.

The incident led to a group of teenagers smashing doors and windows at the Ahavas Torah building in Stamford Hill, north London.

The shul is also used as a drop-in centre for Jewish youths and a number of people were in the building when the incide


Joseph stars for Stamford Hill audience

March 19, 2015

Lesley Joseph gave a bravura performance when she visited Jewish Care's Brenner Centre in Stamford Hill on Tuesday.


Duncan Smith praises 'special' work of Kisharon

February 16, 2015

Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith hailed Kisharon’s “truly remarkable” work when he toured its new further educational facility in Stamford Hill on Monday.

Based at the Brenner Community Centre and run in partnership with Hackney Community College, the facility enables adults with complex learning needs to gain life skills helping them towards greater independence.


Met chief is an admirer of Hill street patrols

By Simon Rocker, February 16, 2015

London’s second most senior policeman visited Stamford Hill to salute the work of the local division of Shomrim, the Orthodox community safety patrol.

Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackey praised the volunteer group’s “exceptional” contribution at its second annual meeting.


Reassurance over anti-Charedi protest

By Marcus Dysch, February 5, 2015

Fears of a far-right nationalist rally against the Charedi community have been dampened by police and Jewish security groups.

White supremacist Joshua Bonehill-Paine announced his intention to "Liberate Stamford Hill" with a demonstration in Hackney, north London.

In a supposed "appeal against the Jewification of Britain", he claimed there was an "on-going foreign occupation" of the area, wi


Food for thought on ambassador's first visit

By Marcus Dysch, January 29, 2015

Israeli Ambassador Daniel Taub met leaders of the strictly Orthodox community this week in the first ever official visit by the country's top diplomat to Stamford Hill.

He toured a Jewish Care centre, the Yesodei Hatorah school and the Kol Boniach outreach group which helps teenagers at risk in north London.

It was hoped the visit would strengthen relations between the strictly Orthodox comm


Pickles takes pleasure in Yesodey's progress

January 29, 2015

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles expressed admiration for UK Jewry's "Jewish values and British values" when he visited Yesodey Hatorah Senior Girls' School in Stamford Hill.

Principal Rabbi Abraham Pinter and headteacher Rivky Weinberg joined other community representatives in a round table discussion with the minister, who then took a tour of the school.

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