The Liberal Jewish Synagogue

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




Page created: 2 November 2006
Latest revision or update: 5 March 2015

Congregation Data


The Liberal Jewish Synagogue

Current Address:

28 St. John's Wood Road, London NW8 7HA (rebuilt early 1990's)

Former Address:

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 or progressive synagogue in the United Kingdom


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



Membership Data:

1915 -   546 members (source)

1919 -   754 members (source)

1938 -  1,611 members (source)

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 (established in 1900), within the former County of London (established in 1889), both of which entities were abolished in 1965.

Registration Districts:

From 1 January 1902 - St Marylebone
Since 1 January 1978  - Westminster (which now holds the registers, see below)


Other Congregation 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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