20 December 2007 – Jewish Chronicle
An excellent week for the Nancy Reuben Primary School in Hendon, North-West London, which achieved a stellar report from Ofsted. Quiet satisfaction, too, we suspect for the Sephardi school’s biggest benefactors, the Reuben brothers, whom London mayor Ken Livingstone suggested last March should “go back [to their own country] and see if they can do better under the ayatollahs”. Instead of taking his advice — erroneous, in any case: they are Iraqi-born — David and Simon Reuben have backed the London school with substantial donations.
So generous were they that it was renamed in memory of their mother, having opened originally as Od Yosef Hai. “Care and respect for others permeate the entire curriculum,” according to Ofsted. Mr Livingstone might like to sit in on a class.