Borehamwood and Elstree Synagogue

Borehamwood, Hertsmere, Hertfordshire




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

Congregation Data

Current Name:

Borehamwood and Elstree Synagogue

Former Names:

Borehamwood, Elstree and Radlett Synagogue

Boreham Wood, Elstree & District Affiliated Synagogue


Croxdale Road Borehamwood, Herts WD6 4QF

Current Status:


Date Founded:



Orthodox - Ashkenazi


A constituent synagogue of the United Synagogue. Initially, from 1955, an affiliated synagogue.


Rabbi Alan Plancey - retired 2007, after over 30 years (rebbetsen Miriam Plancey).

Rabbi Dr. Naftali Brawer - from 2007 to 2011 (rebbertzen Dina Brawer)

Rabbi Chaim Kanterovitz - from 2013 to present (January 2017) (Rebbetzen Bianca Kanterovitz)



Membership Data:

1955 -  49 male seatholders (United Synagogue 1870-1970)

1960 -  92 male seatholders (United Synagogue 1870-1970)

1970 - 165 male seatholders (United Synagogue 1870-1970)

2017 - 2,150 members (Synagogue's website)

Local Government District:

The Borough of Hertsmere, in the county of Hertfordshire, formed in 1974. For details and history, see Hertsmere Jewish Communities home page.

Registration Districts:

From 1 July 1837 - Barnet
From 1 April 1965 - Elstree and Potters Bar
From 1 March 1996 - Watford
Since 1 April 2008 - Hertfordshire - website (which would now hold the registers)


For United Synagogue cemeteries, see Cemeteries of the United Synagogue., of which Bushey Cemetery is only about 5 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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