Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue

London N2




Page created: 16 November 2006
Latest revision or update: 5 November 2017

Congregation Data


Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue


Norrice Lea, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London N2 0RE (consecrated 1934, rebuilt 1963, extended 1968 and 2001)

Current Status:


Date Formed:



Ashkenazi Orthodox (although there are also Sephardi services at the Synagogue - see below)

Sephardi Services:

The Hampstead Garden Suburb Sephardi Minyan was established in 1999 and initially held services in private home. It subsequently moved to the Synagogue in Norrice Lea, where it holds Shabbat services (in the Sephardi Yerushalmi tradition) in the Landy Gallery. Rabbi Jonathan Tawil is currently (September 2015) rabbi to the Minyan.


Affiliated to United Synagogue by 1935, becoming a district synagogue in 1937, achieving constituent (member) status in 1939. 



Membership Data::

1937 -    199  male seat-holders(i)
1950 -    652  male seat-holders(i)
1960 -    791  male seat-holders(i) 
1970 -    821  male seat-holders(i)
2006 -  1,800  adult members(ii)

Local Government District:

Hampstead Garden Suburb, in Northwest London, is in the London Borough of Barnet.(iii) Until 1965, Hampstead Garden Suburb was split between two local authorities. The eastern part (which included Norrice Lea where the synagogue is situated) was in the Municipal Borough of Finchley,(iv) whereas the western part was in the Municipal Borough of Hendon.

Registration District (BDM):

Barnet(v)  - Link to Register Office website.


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

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) The United Synagogue 1870-1970 by Aubrey Newman (1977), pages 218/9.

  • (ii) The Congregation's website.

  • (iii) The London Borough of Barnet, an Outer London Borough within the Greater London administrative area, was created on 1 April 1965 upon the merger of the Municipal Boroughs of Finchley and Hendon and Urban District of Friern Barnet (all of which had been in the former county of Middlesex) with the Urban Districts of Barnet and East Barnet (both of which had been part of the county of Hertfordshire). 

  • (iv) The Municipal Boroughs of Finchley, in the former County of Middlesex, was incorporated as a Borough in 1933 and was previously an Urban District from 1894. 

  • (v) The former Registration Districts were Hendon, until 1 April 1999 and, prior thereto, Barnet, from the formation of Congregation until 1 October 1939. All registers would now be held by current register office.


Bibliography, On-line Articles and Other Material
relating to this Congregation


  • Selected Bibliography:

    • The Synagogues of London. Lindsay, P., 1993 (Valentine Mitchell, London)  pp. 110

    • other Barnet sources

List of United Synagogue Congregations

Jewish Congregations in the London Borough of Barnet

Jewish Congregations in Greater London

Greater London home page



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