Stanmore

US under scrutiny as rabbis go to law

By Simon Rocker, March 24, 2011

A judge has expressed his "serious concerns" about the motives of the United Synagogue after the rabbi of Britain's largest Orthodox synagogue turned to the High Court to block what he believed is an attempt to oust him.

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Self-cleaning super-house for sale

By Charlie Jacoby, March 24, 2011

City been good to you? Do you have five bars to spend on a new house?

Preston Bennett is selling Lakeside, a new house on Pine Close, off Stanmore Hill, for £4.975 million. The 7,500 sq ft property is set in a leafy, south-facing garden of 0.6 acres with its own naturally-fed lake. It stands at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac.

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Rush to view prime house in Stanmore

By Charlie Jacoby, March 17, 2011

Chester House, one of two large Octagon family homes in Reenglass Road, Stanmore, has been sold. Cavendish House remains at £2.4 million.

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Agent builds on success

By Charlie Jacoby, March 17, 2011

Preston Bennett, the Stanmore-based agency, has promoted James Zamchick to the position of new homes manager.

James, 22, who joined the firm 18 months ago, has shown exceptional ability in helping develop and maintain the firm's position as the region's leading new homes specialists.

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Norwood launches jewellery social enterprise

By Jennifer Lipman, February 10, 2011

In what has become a Tuesday routine at Norwood's Stanmore premises, Susan Evans is sorting through a tub of beads as she strives to finish a bracelet she has been working on within the next hour.

The Hendon resident is one of several adults with learning disabilities who attend weekly jewellery-making sessions at Norwood and at Ravenswood village in Berkshire. The classes are popular, not just for the therapeutic nature of arts and crafts, but also as the basis of the charity's first social enterprise project.

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Record-setting Countdown star not lost for words

By Jennifer Lipman, January 27, 2011

A Stanmore student has reached the finals of Channel 4's word challenge Countdown after a record-equalling stint on the programme.

Adam Gillard, 21, won the maximum eight successive games, earning him a place in the finals in June. He is only the sixth contestant in the show's 30-year history to exceed 900 points and record at least 100 in each appearance.

The Hasmonean old boy is studying for a master's in speech, language and cognition at UCL, having gained a first in linguistics.

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Anthony Horowitz to write new Sherlock Holmes story

By Jennifer Lipman, January 18, 2011

A Jewish author is to write the first new Sherlock Holmes story in almost a century.

Anthony Horowitz has been chosen by author Arthur Conan Doyle’s estate to write what will be the fifth full-length book about the brilliant and idiosyncratic detective.

Mr Horowitz, originally from Stanmore, is best known for the bestselling children’s action-adventure series Alex Rider. But his book about life at 221b Baker Street will be aimed at adults.

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Good things come in fives for Stanmore

By Jessica Elgot, November 25, 2010

More than 400 Stanmore Synagogue members collected clothes and books and made Chanucah cards in support of five charities.

Volunteers filled 35 sacks of winter clothing and knitted blankets for World Jewish Relief, donated books to the British Heart Foundation and made 180 Chanucah cards for Emunah. A large van of shopping was sent to Watford New Hope Trust for the homeless and the synagogue also collected books, DVDs and chocolate for soldiers in Afghanistan.

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Expanded Stanmore eruv plan is approved

By Robyn Rosen, November 25, 2010

An application for an expanded Stanmore eruv has been approved by Harrow Council.

The original application was passed by the council in June of last year but the eruv committee decided to extend the north and south boundaries.

Additional streets include Hilltop Way, Fallowfield, Aylmer Close, Little Common, Abercorn Road, Belmont Lane, Oak Tree Close, Acorn Close, Golf Close, Courtens Mews and Wolverton Road. It will cover Stanmore Synagogue and some small minyanim and will border the Edgware eruv.

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Sephardi minyan has popular launch

By Jay Grenby, November 18, 2010

A first monthly Shabbat service for a Sephardi minyan at Stanmore Synagogue attracted a congregation of close on 50 men and boys. The majority were Sephardim, with a sprinkling of "curious and enthusiastically engaged Ashkenazi members", reported Nissan Moradoff, the driving force behind the venture.

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