Stamford Hill

Ofsted tells 'inadequate' school: must do better

By Simon Rocker, July 31, 2014

Ofsted inspectors have strongly criticised a Yiddish-speaking Chasidic school in Stamford Hill for providing an "inadequate" education.

Talmud Torah Chaim Meirim Wiznitz - a primary school for 242 boys aged mainly from five to 13 which is associated with the Vishnitz sect - was instructed to make improvements after an emergency inspection in January.


Wanted: undercover chasids

By Simon Rocker, June 22, 2014

A Stamford Hill rabbi called a meeting last week, looking for able-bodied men between the ages of 35 and 50 to embark on a secret nocturnal mission.

According to a report on a Hebrew website, he was concerned about yeshivah boys frequenting casinos and other places of dubious repute instead of being tucked up with their Talmuds.


Stamford Hill unites in mourning

By Daniel Easterman, June 19, 2014

Hundreds of mourners poured on to north London streets on Tuesday to witness the funeral processsion of Rabbi Nachman Sudak, the leader of Chabad Lubavitch UK for more than 50 years.

Almost 600 followers of the rabbi, who died at the weekend aged 78, gathered outside his home in Stamford Hill with his oldest son Rabbi Leivi Sudak leading the prayers through a loudspeaker.


Praise for Lubavitch primary

By Simon Rocker, June 9, 2014

The Lubavitch Boys’ Primary School in Stamford Hill has been praised for its Jewish studies, including its use of information technology in the subject.

Pikuach, the Jewish inspection service overseen by the Board of the Deputies, gave the state-aided school a “good” rating for its religious teaching.


Shul-goers rescue family from blazing car

By Marcus Dysch, April 24, 2014

Shul-goers rescued a family from a burning car moments before it exploded in a giant fireball.

Four members of the unnamed family were helped to safety after congregants heard their screams for help outside the Ahavas Torah building in Stamford Hill, north London.


Kisharon's moving experience

September 16, 2013

Special needs charity Kisharon is moving its Stamford Hill base to the Yad Voezer Community Centre to enhance provision of facilities for Jewish adults with learning difficulties.


Housing benefits from £20m scheme

By Anna Sheinman, July 22, 2013

A £20 million mixed use development to be built in Stamford Hill will not only help to reduce the acute accommodation shortage within the strictly Orthodox community.

It will also cater for their shopping needs, with potentially “the largest kosher food superstore in the UK”.


Great Egg-citement as store reopens

By Anna Sheinman, June 17, 2013

Long-established Stamford Hill grocery the Egg Stores will reopen on Sunday morning after a major blaze last August.

“We’re having a l’chaim,” explained co-owner Erica Friedlander. “We’re going to have popcorn and balloons and candy floss for the children. And, of course, shmaltz herring. Everyone will come down, I hope.”


Plan could end in blame game

By Jonathan Freedland, April 26, 2013

The long-ago BBC Jerusalem correspondent, Michael Elkins, once lamented that too many war reporters had not served a journalistic apprenticeship by working on a local newspaper.


Rise in Charedim using mental health centre

By Sandy Rashty, November 1, 2012

A mental health charity working with the Charedi community is reporting an upsurge in cases.

The Talking Matters psychological therapy centre in Stamford Hill receives NHS funding for 775 clients but currently supports more than 1,200 people of all ages.

It receives £105,000 from the NHS and £15,000 from the nominal fees users are asked to pay.