The Liberal Jewish Synagogue

St John's Wood, London N.W.8.




Page created: 2 November 2006
Latest revision or update: 28 November 2013

Congregation Data

Official Name:

The Liberal Jewish Synagogue


28 St. John's Wood Road, London NW8 7HA (rebuilt early 1990's)
Previously, Hill Street, Dorset Square, London NW1 (1911-1925)

Current Status:


Date Formed:

Established in 1910 by the "Jewish Religious Union for the Advancement of Liberal Judaism" (pre-curser to the the Union of Liberal and Progressive Synagogues), which had been founded in 1902.
Services had been held prior to the establishment of the synagogue, at various venues.


Liberal Progressive - the first liberal synagogue in the United Kingdom


A constituent synagogue of Liberal Judaism (formerly the Union of Liberal and Progressive Synagogues)



Membership Data:

1915 -    546 (Jewish Year Book, 1916)
1919 -    754 (Jewish Year Book, 1920)
1946 - 1,570 (Jewish Year Book, 1947)

Local Government District:

Both the above addresses (current and previous) are in the City of Westminster (a London Borough established in 1965) in Greater London.
Previously, such addresses were in the former Metropolitan Borough of St Marylebone, within the former County of London.


Other Congregation Information

  • Synagogue & Other Records:

    • Marriage Registers (first entry 28 April 1935), other than register currently in use, deposited with:
         Westminster Register Office
         Westminster Council House
         Marylebone Road, London NW1 5PT
         Tel: (+44) 20 7941 1161/2/3
         Fax: (+44) 20 7641 1246
         email: registeroffice@westminster.gov.uk
         website: www.westminster.gov.uk/registrar.

  • Bibliography:

    • Claude Montefiore, Lily Montague and the Origins of the Jewish Religious Union. Bayme, S. 182. Transactions of the Jewish Historical Society of England Vol XXVII pp. 71-72

    • The Lost Synagogues of London. Renton, P., 2000 (Tymsder Publications, London)  pp. 112/116

    • The Synagogues of London. Lindsay, P., 1993 (Valentine Mitchell, London) pp. 104-105

    • Other sources in the City of Westminster

    • Other London sources

  • Cemetery Information:

Jewish Congregations in the London Borough of the City of Westminster

Jewish Congregations in Greater London

Greater London home page

List of Liberal Judaism Congregations

Explanation of Terms Used



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