Beis Gavriel Lubavitch

Hendon, London NW4




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Congregation Data


Beis Gavriel Lubavitch
The Congregation is named in memory of Rabbi Gavriel and Rebetzin Rivka Holtberg, who were murdered by terrorist in Mumbai, Indian, shortly after the congregation was formed.


5 Sunningfields Road, Hendon, London NW4 4QR, from late 2018(i)

Former Addresses:

Spectrum House, 82-90 Hillview Gardens, London, NW4 2JR (temporary)(ii)

and prior thereto Kisharon Building, 54 Parsons Street, Hendon, London NW4 1TP (rented)(iii)

Current Status:


Date Formed:

October 2008(iv)


Ashkenazi Orthodox - Nusah Ari, following the Lubavitch ethos.


Part of the worldwide Chabad-Lubavitch Movement. A constituent congregation of the Federation of Synagogues since 2017, but was formerly associated with the Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations (UOHC)(iv)



Rabbinical Team

Rabbi Menachem M. Junik (and Rebetzin Goldie Junik) - from 2008 to present (April 2021)(vii)

Membership Data:

National Reports & Surveys(viii)

2010 - listed as having under 50 members (by household)

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

Charitable Status:

The synagogue is a registered company under the name, The Hendon Families Synagogue Limited (company no. 06778461), incorporated on 22 November 2008.(ix)

It is also a registered charity under the same name (no. 1129679), registered on 18 May 2009.(x)

The governing documents are the company's Memorandum & Articles of Association.

Local Government District:

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

Registration District (BMD):

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


For Federation of Synagogues cemeteries (including search of burial records), see under Cemeteries of the Federation of Synagogues.

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) Congregation's website, accessed 14 February 2019.

  • (ii) Jewish Chronicle press report 29 May 2019.

  • (iii) Congregation's website, accessed 26 July 2015.

  • (iv) Congregation's website, initially accessed 26 July 2015.

  • (v) and (vi) Reserved.

  • (vii) Congregation's website, initially accessed 26 July 2015 and Federation of Synagogues website last accessed 2 April 2021. 

  • (viii) Reports on synagogue membership in the United Kingdom, published by or on behalf of the Board of Deputies of British Jews and which can be viewed on the website of the Institute of Jewish Policy Research. Click HERE for links to the various reports.

  • (ix) Companies House website (in beta trial stage), accessed 14 February 2019.

  • (x) Charity Commissioners website (in beta trial stage), accessed 14 February 2019.


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List of Federation of Synagogues congregations

List of UOHC congregations

Jewish Congregations in Hendon (London Borough of Barnet)

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Page created: 26 July 2015
Latest revision or update: 12 June 2020

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