the former

Kahal Adath Yeshurun

Golders Green, London NW11




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Kehal Adath Yeshurun(ii)


23 Grosvenor Gardens, Golders Green, London NW11, the home of Rabbi Dr. J.E. Ehrenstreu. (iii)

Date Formed:

The congregation was formed in about 1970 by Rabbi Ehrenstreu following the sale of his previous home at 85 Bridge Lane, which he had, since 1947, put it at the disposal of the Adath Yeshurun Synagogue, a congregation founded by him (and of which he was Rav) and which became the Bridge Lane Beth Hamedrash.(iv)

Current Status:

Closed about 1981(v)


Strictly Orthodox


Rabbi Dr. (Jona) Ernst Ehrentreu - from 1970 until his death in 1981.(viii)


The congregation was iindependent.(ix)

Local Government District:

Golders Green, a residential suburb in Northwest London with a substantial Jewish minority, is in the London Borough of Barnet (formed in 1965).

Bibliography -  Barnet

Registration District (BMD):

Barnet - Link to Register Office website

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) Reserved.

  • (ii) The congregation wa listed under this name in Jewish Year Books from 1970. "Kehal" means Community in Hebrew, "Adath" means Assembly or Gathering and "Yeshurun" is a poetic name for Israel and is found in the Hebrew Bible, appearing most frequently (three times) in the book of Deuteronomy. It is generally considered to be derived from a root word meaning straight, upright or just. Adath Yeshurun (also spelled Adass Jeshurun) was originally the breakaway minority of Orthodox congregations in mid-19th century Germany. These congregations dissociated themselves on religious grounds from the unitary congregations established by state law in which many tended toward Reform Judaism.

  • (iii) This was the address listed for the congregation in Jewish Year Book from 1970.

  • (iv) Although the congregation was first listed in Jewish Year Book 1970.

  • (v) Although the congregation continued to be listed in Jewish Year Books until 1982, it is believed that the congregation terminated with the death of Rabbi Ehrentreu in November 1981.

  • (vi) and (vii) Reserved.

  • (viii) Rabbi Dr. J.E. Ehrentreu is listed as rav of the congregation in Jewish Year Books from the congregation's first appearance from 1970 until the congregation ceased being listed.

  • (ix) Although the Adath Yeshurun Synagogue was listed in Jewish Year Books as a constituent of UOHC, Kehal Adath Yeshurun was listed as independent.

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