More than £350,000 raised by Hasmonean Primary to mark its 75th anniversary

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More than £350,000 raised by Hasmonean Primary to mark its 75th anniversary

The Hendon-based primary’s campaign chair Josh Tenenblat called the effort a 'remarkable achievement.'

Campaign Committee (from left to right): Tamsin Tenenblat, Harvey Freeman, Josh Tenenblat (Campaign Chair), Dan Sacker (Chair of Governors), Dr. Veronique Berman, and Britt Jacobs. 
Campaign Committee (from left to right): Tamsin Tenenblat, Harvey Freeman, Josh Tenenblat (Campaign Chair), Dan Sacker (Chair of Governors), Dr. Veronique Berman, and Britt Jacobs. 

More than £350,000 has been raised to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Hasmonean Primary School’s founding.

The school’s match-funding campaign included an impressive 1,770 donors, and the money will go towards the modernisation of teaching and upgrade work for the school’s building. Funds will also be used to provide more special educational needs and mental health support, as well as the expansion of Jewish education.

The Hendon-based primary’s campaign chair and a governor, Josh Tenenblat, called the effort a “remarkable achievement.

“I want to thank all our generous matched funders, the Governing Body, our Principal Rabbi Ginsbury, the team ambassadors, and every person from within and beyond our school community that supported the campaign. The funds raised will make a real difference to the future of our school.”

The primary was founded by Rabbi Dr. Solomon Schonfeld in 1946 to offer an education to Jewish children brought to Britain after the Shoah.

Dan Sacker, chair of governors and a member of the fundraising committee, said: “Our campaign slogan was A Proud Past. A Bright Future. The history and heritage of Hasmonean Primary School and the continued legacy of Rabbi Dr. Solomon Schonfeldl have given our school remarkable foundations to be proud of. This campaign, on Chanukah, has given us a very bright future as well.”

Earlier in the year it was announced Hayley Gross. the head of Sacks Morasha, will take over at Hasmonean Primary in January.

Sacker commented: “Whilst we are extremely excited for Mrs Gross’ arrival, I want to pay particular tribute to Mr Daniel Gastwirth, Mrs Lucinda Glasser and Rabbi Silkoff, who have led the school phenomenally since the start of the academic year. They got behind this campaign, as did all the staff, in the most wonderful way.”

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