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Bromley Reform Synagogue

Bromley, Kent

 

 

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Congregation Data

Name:

Bromley Reform Synagogue

Former Name:

Bromley & District Synagogue (until about 1971)(i)

Address:

28 Highland Road, Bromley, Kent BR1 4AD (since 1967)(ii)

Current Status:

Active

Date Founded:

1964(iii)

Ritual:

Reform

Affiliation:

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

Website:

http://www.bromleyshul.org.uk/

Ministers:

Rabbi David Freeman - from about 1976 until about 1987(v)

Rabbi Sylvia Rothschild - from about 1987 until about 2003(vi)

Rabbi Tony Hammond - from about 2003 until 2013(vii)

Rabbi Jason Holtz - from September 2013 until May 2018(viii)

Legal & Charitable Status:

The congregation is a registered private company, Bromley & District Reform Synagogue Limited (company no. 04583645), incorporated on 6 November 2002. It is also a registered charity (no. 1098431), with an alternate name, Bromley Reform Synagogue. The governing documents are the company's Memorandum & Articles Association dated 6 November 2002.(ix)

Local Government District:

Bromley is a suburban town and the administrative centre of the London Borough of Bromley and was (until 1965) part of the former Municipal Borough of Bromley.(x)

Bibliography - London

Registration District (BMD):

Bromley (since founding of the Congregation) - Register Office website

Cemetery Information:

Membership of the synagogue includes burial rights through the Jewish Joint Burial Society (JJBS) at one of its cemeteries, principally the Western Cemetery in Cheshunt. There is also the option (through the JJBS) of a Woodland Burial in Cheshunt or cremation at Golders Green Crematorium.

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) This was the name under which the congregation was listing in Jewish Year Books through 1971.

  • (ii) Congregation's website, accessed 1 June 2018.

  • (iii) Jewish Year Books and Congregation's website.

  • (iv) Reserved.

  • (v) Based upon Rabbi Freeman's listing in Jewish Year Books from 1977 through 1987.

  • (vi) Based upon Rabbi Rothschild's listing in Jewish Year Books from 1988 through 2003. Rabbi Rothschild served subsequently as joint rabbi of Wimbledon & District Synagogue (2003-14).

  • (vii) Based upon Rabbi Hammond's listing in Jewish Year Books from 2004 through 2013.

  • (viii) Profile on congregation's website, last accessed 1 June 2018, which also included a report that Rabbi Holtz's last Sabbath with the congragation was on 26 May 2018.

  • (ix) Charities Commissioners website (in beta trial stage), accessed 1 June 2018.

  • (x) The London Borough of Bromley, an Outer London Borough within the Greater London administrative area, was created on 1 April 1965 upon the merger of the Municipal Borough of Bromley with Municipal Borough of Beckenham and the Urban Districts of Penge and Orpington and the Chislehurst part of the Urban District of Chislehurst and Sidcup. All these areas had then been part of the County of Kent.


List of Reform Judaism Congregations

Jewish Congregations in the London Borough of Bromley

List of Member Synagogues of the Jewish Joint Burial Society

Jewish Congregations in Greater London (other than East End)

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Page created: 26 October 2006
Data significantly expanded and notes added: 1 June 2018
Latest revision or update: 31 August 2018


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