Being that my family home has always been in what is now Hackney, writes Rabbi Herschel Gluck OBE, Shomrim president, I have had the opportunity to live in the area for the past 59 years and to observe and experience the profound changes that it has been through.

Six thousand balloons were given out at Shomrim’s annual open day on Clapton Common.

Stamford Hill’s volunteer group Shomrim helped bring eight convictions for anti-Semitic violence last year – thought to represent more than half the prosecutions for the offence in Britain.

A gang of youths have been caught on camera lobbing fireworks in the streets of Hackney.

Children as young as eight are being targeted in anti-Semitic hate crimes according to a study released today, which reveals the everyday abuse suffered by Stamford Hill’s Jewish community.

More than £3,000 has been donated to help a homeless man who was robbed of his beloved artwork and spare change.

A homeless man had his small change and a suitcase full of artwork stolen by heartless thugs as he slept outside Clapton Overground station.

Thousands of people turned out on Clapton Common yesterday for a big community fun day organised by Shomrim, the Jewish neighbourhood watch voluntary group.

A pregnant woman who was in labour had her phone snatched while she was trying to call her husband to take her to hospital.

Labour peer Lord Glasman has thanked community safety group Shomrim after they helped apprehend two thieves on bicycles who tried to snatch his briefcase.

Swastika signs have been left at a children’s playground in Stamford Hill for four consecutive days.

Dozens of Stamford Hill schoolchildren are “lucky to be alive” after being rescued from the base of the Dover cliffs last night.

A man has been arrested after two Jewish teenagers were allegedly subjected to anti-Semitic abuse including shouts of “kill the Jews”.

A man was knocked unconscious after being punched in the face during a “vicious” road rage assault this afternoon.


To celebrate LGBT history month, Hackney resident Amanda talks about her journey to becoming a foster carer, with the council’s support and training.

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