Belmont Synagogue

Belmont, Stanmore, Middx.






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Belmont Synagogue
Belmont Synagogue, June 2018
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Congregation Data


Belmont Synagogue

Former Name:

Belmont & District Affiliated Synagogue (from about 1980)


101 Vernon Drive, Belmont, Stanmore, Middx. HA7 2BW

(previously at 223 Whitchurch Lane, Edgware, from about 1969 to about 1982(i))

Current Status:


Date Formed:



Ashkenazi Orthodox


An affiliated synagogue of the United Synagogue in 1966(ii), subsequently became constituent synagogue in about 1980.(iii)



Ministers & Rabbinical Team:

Rev. Elkan David Levy - from 1969 until 1973; from 1991 until 1992(v)

Rev. D.A. Freedman - from about 1973 until about 1988(vi)

Rabbi I. Schaffer - from about 1988 until about 1991(vii)

Rabbi Israel Geoffrey Hyman (& Rebbetzen Michelle Hyman) - from 1992 until 1996(viii)

Rabbi Daniel Roselaar (& Rebbetzen Na'amah Roselaar) - from about 1997 until 2010(ix)

Rabbi Elchonon Feldman (& Rebbetzen Jacqueline Feldman) - from about 2011 until 2016(x)

Rabbi Marc Doron Levene (& Rebbetzen Lisa Levene) - from 2017 until present (December 2018)(xi)

Membership Data:

United Synagogue(xiv)

1966 -  77  male seat-holders

1970 - 141  male seat-holders

Reports & Surveys

Both 2010 and 2016 - listed as having 500 to 749 members (by household)(xv)

Congregation's Website

2018 - 600 families(xvi)

Charitable Status:

As a constituent of the United Synagogue, the congregation operates within that organisation's registered charity status (registered charity no. 242552).

However, the congregation has its own general charitable trust for the benefit of its members - The Belmont Charitable Trust, a registered charity (no. 293834). The governing document is a Deed of Settlement dated 30 January 1986.(xvii)

Local Government Districts:

London Borough of Harrow, created on 1 April 1965, situated in the northwest of the administrative area of Greater London.

Bibliography - Harrow

Registration District (BMD):

Harrow (since formation of Congregation) - Link to Register Office website


For United Synagogue cemeteries, see Cemeteries of the United Synagogue.

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) The Whitchurch Lane address appears in the Jewish Year Books from 1970 through 1982. Previously no address was given for the congregation.

  • (ii) The United Synagogue 1870-1970 by Aubrey Newman (1977), page 222.

  • (iii) Based upon congregation's first listing as a Constituent Synagogue in the Jewish Year Book 1981.

  • (iv) Reserved.

  • (v) "Who's Who" entries in Jewish Year Books, latest 2015. Preston-born Rev. Levy, BA, MHL subsequently served as acting minister of Radlett United Synagogue (2005, 2010-11). He was also President of the United Synagogue (1996-99) and Director of the Office of Small Communities (2004-10).

  • (vi) Based upon the listing of Rev. Freedman, BA as minister of the congregation in Jewish Year Books 1974 through 1988.

  • (vii) Based upon the listing of Rabbi Schaffer as minister of the congregation in Jewish Year Books 1989 through 1992.

  • (viii) Profile on Ilford United Synagogue website (accessed 14 May 2018). Belfast-born Rabbi Hyman, BA previously served as assistant minister of Belfast Hebrew Congregation (1974-76), part-time minister of Streatham Synagogue (1980-82), minister of Sutton Affiliated Synagogue (1982-86) and minister of Woodside Park Synagogue (1986-1992) and subsequently served as part-time minister of Welwyn Garden City Synagogue (1998-2006) and minister of Ilford Synagogue (2006 to present - May 2018).

  • (ix) Based upon the listing of Rabbi Roselaar, BA, as minister of the congregation in Jewish Year Book 1998 through 2011. Rabbi Roselaar, BA previously served as minister of Watford & District Synagogue and subsequently as minister of Alei Tzion Synagogue, Hendon (2010 to present - July 2018).

  • (x) Profile - Bushey & District Synagogue's website, accessed 13 May 2018. New York born Rabbi Feldman, BA was subsequently appointed minister of Bushey & District Synagogue (2016 to present - May 2018) .

  • (xi) Profile - congregation's website, last accessed 27 December 2018. Rabbi Levene, BA was previously associate rabbi of Hampstead Garden Suburb Synogogue (about 2011-2017).

  • (xii) and (xiii) Reserved.

  • (xiv) The United Synagogue 1870-1970 by Aubrey Newman (1977), page 221.

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

  • (xvi) Congregation's website, accessed 13 May 2018.

  • (xvii) Charities Commissioners website (in beta test stage), accessed 13 May 2018.

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Page created: 18 October 2006
Data significantly expanded and notes first added: 13 May 2018
Latest revision or update: 27 December 201

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