Shenley United Jewish Community

Shenley, Hertsmere, Hertfordshire



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

Town of Shenley

The town of Shenley 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.  Prior to 1974, Shenley was part of in the rural district of Elstree (known as the rural district of Barnet from 1894 to 1941) in the county of Hertfordshire.

Shenley Jewish Community

The Jewish community in Shenley is relatively new, the first organised Jewish congregation having been established only in 2001.

Congregation Data


Shenley United Jewish Community

Alternative Name:

Shenley Synagogue


Shenley, Herts WD7 9ZN

Current Status:


Date Founded:

In about 2001


Orthodox - Ashkenazi


A constituent synagogue of the United Synagogue.


Rabbi Benjamin Rickman - the Congregations first (part time) rabbi.

Rabbi Shmuli Kass (part time) - from 2004 to 2007

Rabbi Natan Levy - from 2008

Rabbi Alan Garber - present (January 2017) (Rebbetzen Tanya Garber)




For cemeteries used by the congregation, see Cemeteries of the United Synagogue, of which Bushey Cemetery is only about 6 miles away.

Hertsmere Jewish Communities home page

List of United Synagogue Congregations

Jewish Congregations in Hertfordshire

Jewish Congregations in Greater London and its Outskirts

Jewish Communities of England home page


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