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


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.