Rambam Sephardi Synagogue

The Spanish & Portuguese Jews' Congregation of Elstree & Borehamwood

Elstree, Hertsmere, Hertfordshire




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Congregation Data


Rambam Sephardi Synagogue - The Spanish & Portuguese Jews' Congregation of Elstree & Borehamwood


Services at 6th Form Block, Yavneh College, Hillside Avenue, Borehamwood, Herts. WD6 1HL (i)

Previously - Room 5, Allum Hall, 2 Allum Lane, Elstree, Herts WD6 3PJ

Current Status:


Date Founded:



Orthodox - Sephardi


It appears that the congregation was a member of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews' Congregation, but is now no longer so closely affiliated, if at all.

Rabbinic Couples:
(To view a short profile of a minister whose name appears in blue - hold the cursor over his name.)

Rabbi Jeff Berger (& Rebbetzen Michie Berger) - from January 2011 until July 2018(v)

Rabbi Eliyahu Hye (& Rabbanit Hadassa Hye) - from November 2019 until present (May 2021)(vi)



Membership Data:

National Reports & Surveys(ix)

2016 - listed as having under 50 members (by household)


2017 - 35 familes.(x)

Charitable Status:

The congregation ("Rambam Sephardi") is a registered charity (no. 1157540), registered on 19 June 2014. The governing document is CIO Foundation registered 19 June 2014.(xi)

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 District:

Hertfordshire - Register Office website.

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) Congregation's website, last accessed January 2018.

  • (ii) Congregation's Facebook page.

  • (iii) and (iv) Reserved.

  • (v) Rabbi Berger's Farewell Speech on Congregation's website, accessed 28 August 2018. Rabbi Berger had been visiting and organising services at the congregation since 2009.

  • (vi) Communication from member of the congregation, December 2019 and congregation's website, last accessed 9 May 2021.

  • (vii) and (viii) Reserved.

  • (ix) Reports on synagogue membership in the United Kingdom, published by or on behalf of the Board of Deputies of British Jews and which can be viewed on the website of the Institute of Jewish Policy Research. Click HERE for links to the various reports.

  • (x) Congregation's website, accessed 17 December 2017.

  • (xi) Charities Commissioners website (in beta trial stage) and Open Charities website, both accessed 26 March 2018.

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List of Sephardi congregations

Jewish Congregations in Hertfordshire

Jewish Communities in Greater London and its Outskirts

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Page created: 26 June 2013
Latest revision or update: 9 May 2021

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