New North London Synagogue

Finchley, London N3




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Congregation Data


New North London Synagogue


The Manor House, 80 East End Road, Finchley, N3 2SY(i)

Current Status:



Masorti / Conservative

Date Founded:

1974(ii), the second Masorti synagogue to be founded in the U.K. (following the New London Synagogue)


The congregation was founded as an "independent traditional community following the philosphy of Rabbi Dr. L. Jacobs"(iii) and became a founding member of the Assembly of Masorti Synagogues (now known as Masorti Judaism) when that organisation was established in 1985.



Ministers, Rabbis & Rabbinical Team:

Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg - Minister & Senior Rabbi from 1987 until present (May 2018)(v)

Rabbi Roni Tabick (& Rebbetzen Shoshana Tabick) - Assistant Rabbi from August 2015 until present (May 2018).(vi)

Rabbi Amanda Golby - Rabbi (Pastoral Support) in about 2018.(vii)

Rabbi Chaim Weiner - Rabbi (Scholar in Residence) in about 2018.(viii)

Membership Data:

2015 - 1,200 households(x)

Legal & Charitable Status:

The congregation is a registered (non-profit) company, The New North London Synagogue (company no. 04493731), a private company limited by guarantee without a share capital (and with an exemption from use of the word 'Limited'), incorporated on 24 July 2002.(xi)

The congregation is also a registered charity (no. 1094668) registered on 18 November 2002.(xii)

The governing documents are the company's Memorandum & Articles Association dated 24 July 2002, as amended.

Local Government District:

Finchley, a residential suburb in Northwest London, is in the London Borough of Barnet, within the administrative area of Greater London, both of which entities were established on 1 April 1965.

Bibliography -  Barnet

Registration District (BMD):

Barnet(xiii) - Register Office website.


Burials of most members of take place at the Western Synagogue Cemetery, Cheshunt. See Cemeteries of Masorti Judaism

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) Address shown from first listing in Jewish Year Books.

  • (ii) Although the congregation was not listed in Jewish Year Books until 1984, such listing included a note that the congregation was established in 1974.

  • (iii) Quote from Jewish Year Book 1986.

  • (iv) Reserved.

  • (v) "Who's Who" entries in Jewish Year Books (latest 2015) and Glasgow-born Rabbi Wittenberg's biography on the congregation's website, last accessed 3 May 2018.

  • (vi) The Jewish Chronicle 8 May 2015, p. 18, refers to Rabbi Tabick's appointment from the coming August and he was still in office in May 2018, according to the congregation's website, accessed 3 May 2018. Rabbi Tabick also serves as rabbi of the New Stoke Newington Shul (2016 to at least 2018)

  • (vii) Congregation's website, accessed 3 May 2018, without indication as to when she commenced service. Rabbi Golby previously served as assistant rabbi at Hendon Reform Synagogue (about 2004-06).

  • (viii) "Who's Who" entries in Jewish Year Books (latest 2015) and congregation's website, accessed 3 May 2018, without indication as to when he commenced service. Canadian-born Rabbi Weiner previously served as minister of Edgware Masorti Synagogue (1991-98) and the New London Synagogue (2000-05).

  • (ix) Reserved.

  • (x) Jewish Chronicle 6 November 2015, p.9.

  • (xi) Companies House website (in beta trial stage) and Open Corporates website, accessed 23 April 2018.

  • (xii) Charities Commissioners website (in beta trial stage) and Open Charities website, both accessed 23 April 2018.

  • (xiii) The former Registration District was Henden, from the formation of the congregation until 1 April 1999. All registers would now be held by current register office.

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Page created: 13 November 2006
Data significantly expanded and notes added: 3 May 2018
Latest revision or update: 28 August 2018

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