Stanmore

Stanmore women meet in shul at last

By Simon Rocker, September 15, 2011

An Orthodox women's prayer group will congregate for the first time on synagogue premises this Saturday after having to meet elsewhere for 18 years.

The Stanmore Women's Tefilah Group - now known as Women's Learning Experience - was banned from holding women-only Shabbat services in the synagogue by Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks.

Stanmore Synagogue vice-chair Jackie Rudolph said they could now meet

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Rabbi urges a bolder approach

By Simon Rocker, August 11, 2011

One of Britain's most senior Orthodox ministers has called for bolder leadership, saying that too many rabbis are seen as "unworldly and uneducated".

Rabbi Dr Jeffrey Cohen's comments were made in a hard-hitting sermon at Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue on Shabbat.

The former Stanmore minister cited a talmudic story connecting the destruction of the Temple to the failure of rabbis in Roman

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Tokens are a gift to Wizo money-making

By Jenni Frazer, July 14, 2011

Wizo UK's annual Rebecca Sieff Day this year showcased the charity's latest initiative - Wizo gift tokens.
Intended as a fundraising alternative to the usual gifts of wine or chocolates to a host or hostess, the gift tokens will be fully launched nationally in September.

But they were unveiled for the first time in London, at a lunch to honour stalwart members who have raised thousands of poun

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Heritage tour is full of East End promise

By Jennifer Lipman, July 14, 2011

Three dozen young professionals made an East End pilgrimage on Sunday to learn more about the writers, community leaders and visionaries who enriched Jewish life in the area in the 19th and early 20th century.

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Warner's wonder show

June 23, 2011

Adam Warner maintained his excellent form with victory at the first-ever Great North two-mile race at Lake Windermere.

Warner, 21, won from a field of 600 swimmers. He also finished third in the one-mile race that attracted 6,000 competitors.

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Zinkin and Pack battling for US presidency

By Simon Rocker, June 23, 2011

The two United Synagogue vice-presidents will go head to head in an election for the presidency of British Jewry's biggest religious organisation.

Peter Zinkin of Golders Green Synagogue and Stephen Pack of Cockfosters and North Southgate are battling to succeed Simon Hochhauser as president in the July 11 poll.

Whoever wins will be primarily responsible for the selection of the next Chief R

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Last word from Countdown

By Jennifer Lipman, June 16, 2011

A student star of Channel 4's Countdown word quiz has failed in his bid to become the series champion. But Adam Gillard from Stanmore said he was delighted to have got so far.

The 21-year-old was one of only six contestants in the show's history to exceed 900 points and record at least 100 in each appearance when he first appeared in January.

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Time-travelling film up for student Oscar

By Jennifer Lipman, May 12, 2011

A short film by a young movie-maker from Stanmore has been nominated for a Student Academy Award.

Alex Lipman, 21, wrote and produced the black comedy The Miserables last year as his final project for Westminster University's film and TV production course.

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Stanmore speeds towards eruv launch

By Jay Grenby, May 5, 2011

An eruv covering most of the Jewish residential areas in Stanmore and Canons Park could be operational by the end of June.

Construction of the religious boundary began this week and - if there are no unforeseen hitches - will be completed within the month. This leaves a further four weeks for essential inspection and testing before the eruv is ready for use.

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