Radlett Reform Synagogue

Radlett, Hertsmere, Hertfordshire




Page created: 19 May 2006
Latest revision or update: 3 July 2017

Town of Radlett

The town of Radlett 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.

Radlett Jewish Community

Although Radlett already had a number of Jewish families by at least the 1960s, it was some time before organised Jewish congregations emerged. However, in the 1980s, one saw the relocation to Radlett (from Bushey) of a reform congregation (see below) and the beginnings of an orthodox congregation (see Radlett United Synagogue).

Congregation Data


Radlett Reform Synagogue
(Hebrew Name: Kehillah Kedoshah Mevakshei Emet)

Former Names:

Bushey Heath Reform Community (in 1971), and then:
Bushey & District Reform Jewish Community (to 1984)
and then, Radlett & Bushey Reform Synagogue (to 2014)


118 Watling Street, Radlett, Herts. WD7 7AA

Previous Addresses:

Until 1979, the congregation held services at members' homes and a number of hired venues in Bushey, uncluding Bushey United Reform Church Hall, Bushey Heath Scout Hut and Bushey Hall School.

From 1978, the congregation acquired a redundant church in Radlett.

Current Status:


Date Founded:





A constituent synagogue of the Movement for Reform Judaism (formerly the Reform Synagogues of Great Britain).


Rabbi Colin Eimer (part time) - appointed 1974.

Rabbi Samuel Rodrigues-Pereira - appointed 1978.

Rabbi Barbara Borts - from 1984 to 1989.

Rabbi Alexandra Wright - from 1989 to 2003.

Rabbi Paul Freedman - from 2004 to present (January 2017).



Membership Data:

1971 - 16 families (Synagogue's website)
1974 - about 100 families (Synagogue's website
1984 - over 300 families (Synagogue's website)
2017 - over 800 families (Synagogue's website)


See London Cemeteries of the Movement for Reform Judaism.

Hertsmere Jewish Community home page

List of Reform Judaism Congregations

Jewish Congregations in Hertfordshire

Jewish Congregations in Greater London and its Outskirts

Jewish Communities of England home page



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