Ohr Hachayim Synagogue

(Edgware Sephardi Community)

Edgware, Middx.



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Ohr Hachayim Synagogue, June 2018

© David Shulman 2018

Congregation Data


Ohr Hachayim Synagogue(i)

Alternative Name:

Edgware Sephardi Community(ii)


25 Edgwarebury Lane, Edgware, Middx, HA8 8LJ(iii)

(previously at 16 Mowbray Road, Edgware, HA8 8JQ)(iv)

Current Status:


Date Founded:

Possibly about 2008(v)


Sephardi Orthodox


None known


Rabbi Israel Mellul - from at least May 2015 until 2018(vii)

Rabbi Yonatan Menachem - from 2018 until present (December 2018)(viii)

Membership Data:

2010 and 2016 - listed as having 50 to 99 members (by household)(x)

Charitable Status:

The Edgware Sephardi Community Trust is a registered charity (no. 1126209), registered on 8 October 2008. The governing document is a Trust Deed dated 4 September 2008.(xi)

Local Government District:

Edgware, a residential suburb in Northwest London, has a substantial Jewish minority. Most of Edgware (including the locality in which the synagogue is situated) is in the London Borough of Barnet, within the administrative area of Greater London, both of which entities were established on 1 April 1965.

Bibliography -  Barnet

Registration District (BMD):

Barnet (since founding of the merged congregation) - Link to Register Office website.

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) Name as listed on Unique Edgware website (https://www.uniquelyedgware.uk/shuls), first accessed 18 May 2015.

  • (ii) This is the name as per the registered charities listing (see below), which is believed to relate to the same congregation.

  • (iii) Address as listed on Unique Edgware website, accessed 18 May 2015 and 7 December 2018. 

  • (iv) This is the address as per the registered charities listing (see below).

  • (v) The registered charity (see below) was registered at this time.

  • (vi) Reserved.

  • (vii) Listed on Unique Edgware website, accessed 18 May 2015 and 20 March 2018, but no longer listed on 6 December 2018.

  • (viii) Listed on Unique Edgware website, accessed 6 December 2018 and 27 December 2018 (but not on 20 March 2018).

  • (ix) Reserved.

  • (x) Reports on "Synagogue Membership in the United Kingdom in 2010" and "...in 2016", published by BOD and JPR, in which the congregation is listed as "Edgware Sephardi Minyan" in the earlier report and as  "Edgware Sephardi Congregation", in the later report. Link to reports. In compiling the report for 2010, it is stated that the size of membership of this congregation was inferred from "2005 data" as it was not possible to obtain the data direct.

  • (ix) Charities Commissioners website (in beta trial stage) and Open Charities website, both accessed 20 March 2018.

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