St Albans Masorti Synagogue

St Albans, Hertfordshire




Page created: 12 March 2006
Latest revision or update: 30 August 2017

Congregation Data


St Albans Masorti Synagogue


Unit 9, The Decora Centre, Campfield Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 5HN (from 2012(i))

Previous, the congregation met at various venues.

Current Status:


Date Founded:





Affiliated to Masorti Judaism (formerly the Assembly of Masorti Synagogues)




Rabbi Paul Glantz - from 2000 to 2003(ii)

Rabbi Jeremy Gordon - from 2004 to 2008(iii)

Rabbi Raphael (Rafi) Kaiserblueth - from 2010 to 2016(iv) (the congregation's first full time rabbi)

Registration District:

Hertfordshire (since 1 April 2008) - Register Office website.

Previous Registration District - Watford, from founding of the congregation until 1 April 2008.

(All records would now be held by current office.)


There is no Jewish cemetery in St Albans, although Bulls Cross Ride Cemetery, Cheshunt (about 17 miles away) includes a Masorti Jewish cemetery. See Cemeteries of Masorti Judaism.

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) The Congregation's website (accessed 2 July 2017) relates that "...we have finally secured our own place! On 18 May 2012 we held our first Friday night service, with over 100 people celebrating the conversion of an industrial unit into our new home".

  • (ii) SAMS News (the Congregation's newsletter) refers to Rabbi Glantz's appointment in September 2000 (issue no 52, Summer 2000) and his departure in August 2003 (issue no 64, Autumn 2003).

  • (iii) SAMS News refers to Rabbi Gordon's appointment in July 2004 (issue no 67, Summer 2004) and the Jewish Chronicle of 28 December 2007 refers to his upcoming departure in early 2008 to take up the post of minister of the New London Synagogue.

  • (iv) The Jewish Chronicle of 18 November 2010 refers to Rabbi Kaiserbleuth's recent induction as rabbi of the Congregation and the Jewish Chronicle of 25 March 2016 refers to his upcoming departure to take up a post in Australia.


Online Articles and Other Material relating to this Congregation

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St Albans Jewish Community home page

List of Masorti Congregations

Jewish Congregations in Hertfordshire

Jewish Communities of England home page


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