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The Liberal Synagogue Elstree

Hertsmere, Hertfordshire

 

 

   

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Liberal Synagogue Elstree

The Liberal Synagogue Elstree, May 2013
© David Shulman 2013

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Congregation Data

Name:

The Liberal Synagogue Elstree

Hebrew name: Ateret Zvi - "the Crown of Glory" (adopted 1993)(i)

F0rmer Names:

Hertsmere Progressive Synagogue (from about 1978 to September 2004)(ii)

Hertsmere Progressive Jewish Congregation (from about 1977 to about 1978)(iii)

Stanmore Liberal Jewish Congregation (until 1977)(iv)

Address:

High Street, Elstree, Hertfordshire WD6 3EY (from 1977)

Current Status:

Active

Date Founded:

1969(v)

Ritual:

Liberal Progressive

Affiliation:

A constituent synagogue of Liberal Judaism (formerly the Union of Liberal and Progressive Synagogues)

Website:

http://www.tlse.org.uk/

Ministers:

Rabbi A. Mann - from about 1972 until about 1975(vii)

Rabbi Dr. D. Goldstein - from about 1975 until about 1977(viii)

Rabbi Thomas Salamon - from about 1980 until about 1988(ix)

Rabbi J. Black(x) - from about 1988 until about 2002

Rabbi Pete Tobias - from September 2003 until present (March 2019)(xi)

Membership Data:

National Reports and Surveys

Both 2010 and 2016 - listed as having 300 to 399 members (by household)(xii)

Congregation's Annual Reports (Number full adult members):(xiii)

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

512

486

453

472

490

502

Charitable Status:

The Liberal Synagogue Elstree is a registered charity (no. 262001), registered on 5 January 1971. The governing document is the Congregation's constitution dated 15 April 1970, as amended 7 April 2004, 30 July 2004 and 13 April 2005.(xiv)

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 (BMD):

Hertfordshire(xv) - Link to Register Office website

Cemetery
Information:

See London Cemeteries of Liberal Judaism..

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) Congregation's website, accessed 2 September 2018.

  • (ii) Based upon the first listing under this name in the Jewish Year Book 1979. The date of change to the current name is provided congregation's website.

  • (iii) This name appears solely in the Jewish Year Book 1978. The adoption in 1977 of "Hertsmere" as part of the name is confirmed by the congregation's website.

  • (iv) Congregation's website and the name under whish the congregation was listed in Jewish Year Books 1971 (its first listing) through 1977.

  • (v) The Congregation's website.

  • (vi) Reserved.

  • (vii) Based upon Rabbi Mann's listing as minister of the congregation in Jewish Year Books 1973 through 1975.

  • (viii) Based upon Rabbi Dr. Goldstein's listing as minister of the congregation in Jewish Year Books 1976 and 1977. There was no minister listed in the editions for 1978 through 1980.

  • (ix) Based upon Rabbi Salamon's listing as minister of the congregation in Jewish Year Books 1981 through 1988.

  • (x) Based upon Rabbi Black's listing as minister of the congregation in Jewish Year Books 1989 through 2002. The edition for 2003 gives the minister as "Leo Baeck College Student".

  • (xi) Congregation's website, accessed 3 January 2019. Rabbi Tobias was listed as minister of the congregation in Jewish Year Books from 2004.

  • (xii) Reports on "Synagogue Membership in the United Kingdom in 2010" and "...in 2016", published by BOD and JPR. Link to reports.

  • (xiii) Membership figures extracted from the congregation's annual reports for the years 2013 to 2017, available on the Charity Commissioners website. Figures stated exclude affiliate members, friends and children.

  • (xiv) Charity Commission's website (in beta development stage), accessed 2 September 2018.

  • (xv) The former Registration Districts were Barnet (from the formation of Congregation until 1 April 1995); Elstree & Potters Bar (1 April 1995 until 1 March 1996) and Watford (1 March 1996 until 1 April 2008). All registers would now be held by current register office.

 

On-line Articles and Other Material
relating to this congregation

on the Congregation's website

General

  • Annual Reports and Financial Statements filed with the Charities Commission (pdf):


Hertsmere Jewish Communities home page


List of Liberal Judaism Congregations

Jewish Congregations in Hertfordshire

Jewish Communities in Greater London and its Outskirts

Greater London home page


Page created: 19 May 2006
Data significantly expanded and notes added: 2 September 2018
Latest revision or update: 19 March 2019


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