Dear Parent

We are delighted to inform you of an exciting event, that we will be holding a Tanya printing on the school premises this coming Sunday 16th July from 11.15am until 1.00pm for students.

This event offers a very special opportunity for students across the school to partake in the printing of a sefer that has been printed in practically every major city in the world where there is Jewish presence, from Hawaii to Fiji. Tanya has inspired many around the world to better connect to their Judaism and form a closer bond to Hashem. As such, we are proud to be adding our name to this list of over 8,000 institutions globally.

Boys who do not regularly attend Sunday school are welcome and encouraged to attend for this unique, one- off event. They will have an opportunity to participate in the very production of this Sefer with the help of the printing team.

Hot dogs, burgers, chips, waffles, popcorn, candy floss, slush and more will be served all free of charge. A question- based conversation and shiur will be given about the significance of Tanya and what it teaches.

Copies of this limited edition Tanya will be available for purchase for £10. You are able to reserve your copy through the link below. Please note that stock is limited

We look forward to seeing as many students there for what promises to be a momentous occasion.

Yours sincerely

The HIPE Team – Boys’

Jack Petchey Winners

Congratulations to all our award winners for this academic year for their resilience, outstanding contributions to school life and the wider community. Gila G, Yael S, Naomi B, Aliza K, Maytal B, Shoshi M, Shira C, Miki V, Maayan M

Author Yvonne Bailey Smith – Windrush 75

Both the Boys’ and Girls’ School were fortunate to be visited on Friday, 23rd June, by Yvonne Bailey Smith who moved to the UK as a teenager from Jamaica and has recently published her book “The Day I Fell Off My Island.”   To mark Windrush 75 we invited her to speak about the arrival of Jamaican migrants to the UK and the cultural contributions they have made to our society.

Free Women’s Self-Defence Course from CST

The course is free of charge with an aim to help women be more aware and ready, should they be targeted by anyone with criminal intent. The course will be taught be a female instructor.

There are two options to sign up – anyone can email: or you can click on the link below to book your place:
Book your place here

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Women’s Self Defence Course – CST

Holocaust Survivors’ Talk

Last week Jewish communities around the world gathered to remember the victims of the Holocaust on Yom HaShoah. The Girls’ School were honoured to welcome Josef Lewkowicz, author of the book “The Survivor”. The entire school watched a short clip from an upcoming documentary featuring Josef, hearing him explain his role in the capture and conviction of Nazi war criminal Amon Goeth. At 96 years old, Josef shared a message of the importance of building a happy future in the next generation rooted in Torah values. Many staff and students took the opportunity to ask for brachos from this remarkable role model of emunah. Many thanks to Rabbi Naftali Schiff for facilitating this visit.

From Chai Cancer Care – Well Done Year 8 Girls

Well done to Year 8 students Azriella G, Yakira A, Zara M and Amelie G for collected £722 for Chai Cancer Care on Purim.



Leonard’s Legacy

Family and friends gather to mark the legacy of the late Leonard Borger z’l

On Sunday, former classmates and the family of the late Leonard Borger, gathered at Hasmonean High School for Boys for a special commemorative event.

The Class of ’91 boys collectively raised more than £30,000 last year in memory of Mr Borger and this was donated to the school to purchase 15 Clevertouch interactive screens, each carrying a plaque in memory of the former student.

Rabbi Jeremy Golker and Rabbi Barry Lerer spoke at the event about Leonard’s joi de vivre as well as his enthusiasm for new technology.

Leonard’s wife, Mrs Le’at Borger, said: “Leonard was a wonderful father and husband. He had immense faith and he was very spiritual in his outlook throughout life. He liked to help others in the community and he was well known for his IT skills and giving tzedaka.”

Former school friend Jeremy Kanzen said, on behalf of the Class of 1991; “Leonard was a remarkable individual who left an indelible mark on the lives of his classmates. His gentle and kind nature endeared him to everyone who knew him.

Leonard’s fascination with computers and technology was infectious. He inspired many of us to pursue our own interests in these fields.

We came together to raise money for our school, Hasmonean, where we all shared so many memories. We know that Leonard would have been proud of our efforts, and we hope that the screens will benefit future generations of students who attend Hasmonean. Rest in peace, dear friend.”

Hasmonean MAT CEO, Andrew McClusky, thanked the Borger family and alumni for their contribution and commented: “These screens help to bring teaching to life in Jewish Studies, Science and IT classrooms. For this we are extremely grateful”.