Stamford Hill

Poll on Charedi move 'inaccurate'

By Simon Rocker, April 15, 2016


We're all going to Stamford Hill-on-Sea

By Simon Rocker, April 7, 2016

Within a few months, Joel Friedman hopes to be an Essex man.

As Stamford Hill's Charedi population continues to rise and house prices soar beyond the reach of ordinary families, the young Orthodox father of six is looking to move to pastures new. He plans to be among the pioneers of a Charedi community about to be set up an hour or so further east - in Canvey Island.


Chasidic school takes on government

By Simon Rocker, April 7, 2016

A Chasidic independent school has mounted a legal challenge against an order from the Department for Education restricting it from taking new pupils until standards improve.

Beis Aharon Trust, which runs a school for 347 boys aged from three to 13 in Stamford Hill, north London, is awaiting the outcome of an appeal to the Care Standards Tribunal.


It's love actually as the shidduch enters hi-tech age

By Josh Jackman, April 7, 2016

A new service for the strictly Orthodox marries the traditional art of matchmaking with modern technology.

The Shidduch Project, created by Stamford Hill-based Agudas Israel Community Services, allows matchmakers to access a database of Charedim looking for love.


Hatzola to replace crash car

By Josh Jackman, March 31, 2016

Emergency service Hatzola has already raised more than £23,000 towards an ambulance to replace the one written off in a crash on March 18.

The accident happened in Stamford Hill as volunteers were driving to assist someone in "critical need of medical attention".


London Sephardim are inspired by meetings with Israeli Chief Rabbi

March 10, 2016

On a tour hosted by the S&P Sephardi Community, the Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel, Yitzhak Yosef, visited shuls, schools and the Stamford Hill community.

The programme for the Rishon LeZion, as he is formally known, included a communal shiur at Lauderdale Road, Maida Vale, where he spoke in front of more than 200 people about a revived thirst for Torah study, .

Welcoming Rabbi Yosef, Rabbi


£7m children's home opens

By Josh Jackman, November 19, 2015

A long-planned care home in Stamford Hill serving the whole community has welcomed its first resident, an 11-year-old boy.

The Bayis Sheli residential and respite facility in Stamford Hill took in the boy on Tuesday. The hope is to accommodate hundreds of children with moderate-to-severe special needs from throughout Britain every year, particularly through the respite element.


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".