Stamford Hill

Charitable pupils work Side by Side

By Robyn Rosen, April 14, 2011

Immanuel College pupils visited a strictly Orthodox special needs school in Stamford Hill they have raised thousands of pounds for.

Thirty students from the Bushey school's Shevet Achim committee were invited to Side by Side - one of the three charities supported. The visitors were given a tour of the school and helped the children with some of their activities.

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Call for vigilance after synagogue burglaries

By Robyn Rosen, April 14, 2011

Police in Stamford Hill have stepped up patrols after a spate of burglaries at synagogues.

At least eight shuls have been broken into in the last two months. Small amounts of cash were taken.

Police believe the same group is behind the burglaries after two suspects were caught on CCTV.

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Strictly simchah

By Simon Rocker, April 14, 2011

BBC2's forthcoming documentary on marriage and matchmaking in Stamford Hill had the working title of My Big Hasidic Wedding. Not a title likely to appeal to local rabbinate who have been trying to encourage their flock to cut down on simchah expenses. My Little Hasidic Wedding, perhaps?

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'Too unkempt': Shomer battles US beard police

By Simon Rocker, March 31, 2011

The United Synagogue is being sued for religious discrimination by a former kosher supervisor who, apparently, is claiming there were objections to his beard.

Jonathan Abrahams, 58, who lives in Stamford Hill, north London, was made redundant as a full-time shomer with the organisation's kashrut division over a year ago.

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Rabbis urge boys to tone down Purim

By Simon Rocker, March 17, 2011

Yeshivah boys have been told not to go over the top with Purim celebrations on Sunday because of the recession. Strictly Orthodox rabbis want to prevent what they consider extravagant displays of public merriment.

One source close to the rabbinate said: "They can have some Purim fun but they don't want them to spend too much at a time when people are having to tighten their belts."

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Charedim told to avoid Census

By Simon Rocker, March 17, 2011

A well-known figure in Stamford Hill's Charedi community has urged Jews to avoid the optional question on religion in the Census because it contravenes Jewish law.

JJ Rosner, who runs a number of medical charities, took issue with advice from other strictly Orthodox organisations for community members to respond to the religion question.

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Croc attack husband gets six months' jail

By Jessica Elgot, March 3, 2011

A strictly Orthodox man has been jailed for clubbing his wife with a pink Croc sandal, while he was holding his baby daughter.

Solomon Glausiusz, 42, of Stamford Hill, must serve six months in prison after he attacked his wife of 14 years, Yerusha. He was convicted of actual bodily harm, after a three-day trial last year.

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Croc attack remand

By Jessica Elgot, February 17, 2011

A strictly Orthodox man convicted of clubbing his wife with a pink Croc sandal failed to appear in court for sentencing on Friday. He was arrested at the weekend and will now appear on March 1.

Solomon Glausiusz, 42, of Stamford Hill, who attacked his wife of 14 years, Yerusha, while he was holding their baby daughter, was convicted after a trial last year.

The unemployed father of six pleaded not guilty and said the attack, in June 2009, had been in self-defence. He was due in Snaresbrook Crown Court on Friday to be sentenced for actual bodily harm.

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Warrant for croc attack Stamford Hill husband

By Jessica Elgot, February 11, 2011

An arrest warrant has been issued for a strictly Orthodox man, convicted of clubbing his wife with a pink Croc sandal, because he failed to appear in court for sentencing today.

Solomon Glausiusz, 42, of Stamford Hill, who attacked his wife of 14 years, Yerusha while their baby daughter was being held, was convicted after a three-day trial last year.

The unemployed father of six pleaded not guilty and said the attack, in June 2009, had been in self-defence. He was due in Snaresbrook Crown Court this afternoon to be sentenced for actual bodily harm.

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Tottenham synagogue up for sale

By Jessica Elgot, February 10, 2011

One of the United Synagogue's oldest buildings is to be sold, with the buyer expected to come from the Charedi community.

The US has put the South Tottenham shul premises in Crowland Road on the market and is hoping to raise £1.1 million from the sale.

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