Barnet Synagogue

New Barnet, Herts.






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Barnet Synagogue
Barnet Synagogue
David Newman 2011

Congregation Data


Barnet Synagogue (from 2006(i))

Former Names(ii):

Barnet and District Affiliated Synagogue (1954 to 2006)

(also known as Barnet Affiliated Synagogue and Barnet and District Synagogue)

previously Barnet and District Hebrew Congregation (until 1954)


Eversleigh Road, New Barnet, Herts. EN5 1NE (since about 1965)

Previously at 1 Netherlands Road New Barnet(iii)

Current Status:


Date Formed:



Ashkenazi Orthodox


A full member of the United Synagogue since about 2010(v), having previously been an affiliated synagogue from 1954.(vi)



Ministers & Rabbinical Team:

Rev. Bernard Koschland - from about 1965 until about 1969(viii)

Rev. (later Rabbi) I. Newman - from about 1969 until about 1989(ix)

Rabbi P. Rosenheim - from about 1989 until about 1995(x)

Rabbi Shaul Robinson (& Rebbetzen Sarah Robinson) - part-time from 1997, full-time from 1998 until 2005(xi)

Rabbi Barry Lerer (& Rebbetzen Naomi Lerer) - from June 2006 until present (July 2018)(xii)

Membership Data:

Number of male seat-holders(xiv)

1954 -    50  male seat-holders
1960 -    65  male seat-holders
1970 -  175  male seat-holders

Charitable Status:

As a constituent of the United Synagogue, the congregation operates within that organisation's registered charity status (registered charity no. 242552).

Local Government Districts:

The area known as New Barnet is in the London Borough of Barnet and was previously (until 1965) part of the county of Hertfordshire and within the former Urban District of East Barnet.(xv)

Registration District (BMD):

Barnet (since founding of Congregation) - Register Office website


For United Synagogue cemeteries, see Cemeteries of the United Synagogue.

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) "Barnet Shul rebrands" -Jewish Chronicle Pressreader report 1 December 2006.

  • (ii) Listing in Jewish Year Books were under the names: Barnet & District Affiliated Synagogue (editions 1993-2009), Barnet Affiliated Synagogue (editions 1966-1992), Barnet & District Synagogue (editions 1955-1965) and Barnet & District Hebrew Congregation (editions 1950-1954).

  • (iii) This was the address shown in Jewish Year Books from 1955 through 1964. Subsequently the Eversleigh Road address was given.

  • (iv) Article in the Jewish Chronicle 1 March 2013 on the 65th anniversary of the congregation.

  • (v) Based upon first listing as a full member ofthe United Synagogue in Jewish Year Books 2011.

  • (vi) The United Synagogue 1870-1970 by Aubrey Newman (1977), page 220.

  • (vii) Reserved.

  • (viii) Based upon the listing of Rev. Koschland, BA as minister of the congregation in Jewish Year Books 1966 through 1969. He was previously minister of North Finchley & Woodside Park Synagogue (1961-c.1964).

  • (ix) Based upon Rabbi Newman's listing as minister of the congregation in Jewish Year Books 1970 through 1989 and "Who's Who" entries in various Jewish Year Books (1960s to 1990s). London-born Rev. (later Rabbi) Newman (1924-2011) was headmaster of Notting Hill Hebrew Classes and served as minister to Kingsbury District Synagogue (c.1948-c.1950),  St Albans Hebrew Congregation (early-mid 1950s) and Dalston Synagogue (1958-66).

  • (x) Based upon Rabbi Rosenheim's listing in Jewish Year Books 1990 through 1995.

  • (xi) Rabbi Robinson's profile on the Torah in Motion website. Glasgow-born Rabbi Robinson subsequently served as Senior Rabbi at Lincoln Square Synagogue, New York, from September 2005.

  • (xii) Rabbi Lerer's profile on the Congregation's website. USA-born Rabbi Lehrer previously served as part-time minister of Enfield & Winchmore Hill Synagogue (about 2006-2007) and minister of Watford & Distrct Synagogue (c.2002-c.2005). 

  • (xiii) Reserved.

  • (xiv) The United Synagogue 1870-1970 by Aubrey Newman (1977), pages 218/9.

  • (xv) The London Borough of Barnet, an Outer London Borough within the Greater London administrative area, was created on 1 April 1965 upon the merger of the Urban Districts of Barnet and East Barnet (both of which had been part of the county of Hertfordshire) with the Urban District of Friern Barnet and the Municipal Boroughs of Finchley and Hendon (all of which had been in the former county of Middlesex).


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