Radlett United Synagogue

Radlett, Hertsmere, Hertfordshire




Page created: 19 May 2006
Latest revision or update: 29 June 2017

Town of Radlett

The town of Radlett is in the county of Hertfordshire, just to the north of the administrative boundary of Greater London. It is in the borough of Hertsmere, a local government district formed in 1974 and granted borough status in 1977. 

Radlett Jewish Community

Although Radlett already had a number of Jewish families by at least the 1960s, it was some time before organised Jewish congregations emerged. However, in the 1980s, one saw the beginnings of an orthodox congregation (see below) and the relocation to Radlett of a reform congregation (see Radlett Reform Synagogue).

Congregation Data


Radlett United Synagogue

Former Name:

Radlett Synagogue


22 Watling Street, Radlett, Herts WD7 7PN

Previously Radlett Village Hall

Current Status:


When Founded:

In the early 1980s, an Orthodox Jewish group was formed by several families in Radlett, as an offshoot of Borehamwood & Elstree Synagogue, holding services initially in peoples' homes and later in a hired hall. In 1995, the congregation was formally established when it acquired its own building and severed ties with Borehamwood & Elstree Synagogue, becoming an independent community.


Orthodox - Ashkenazi


A constituent synagogue of the United Synagogue.


Rabbi Yitzak Sliw - 1995 to 1997

Rabbi Gideon Silvester - 1997 to November 2004

Rabbi Ariel Abel - August 2004 to August 2010

Rev. Elkan D Levy (acting minister) - 2010 to April 2011

Rabbi Saul Zneiber (temp. part time) - 2010 to May 2011

Rabbi Leo Dee - 2011 to July 2014 (Rebbetzen - Lucy Dee)

Rabbi Jonathan Hughes - from December 2015 to present (January 2017) (Rebbetzen -Chana Hughes)



Membership Data:

2016 -  over 600 members (Synagogue's website)


For cemeteries used by the congregation, see Cemeteries of the United Synagogue, of which Bushey Cemetery is only about 4 miles away.

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