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Toras Chaim Synagogue

(formerly the New Hendon Beis Hamedrash)

Hendon, London NW4

 

 

 

 

 
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Congregation Data

Name

Toras Chaim Synagogue
(also known as Kehillas Toras Chaim(i))

Former Name

New Hendon Beis Hamedrash(i) until about 2013 (also refered to as the New Hendon Minyan(ii))

Address:

Capital House, Prestige Way (off Heriot Road), London NW4 2AX(i) (acquired in 2010(iii))

Previously, the congregation held services behind a nearby office block.(iii)

Current Status:

Active

Date Formed:

2004(iv)

Ritual:

Ashkenazi - Strictly Orthodox.

Affiliation:

None listed, but possibly affiliated to the Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations (UOHC).(v)

Website:

http://toraschaim.org.uk/

Rabbi:

Dayan Yonason Abraham (& Rebbetzin Bella Abraham) - 2006 until March 2019.(vii)

Membership:

2019 - over 100 families(ix)

Charitable Status:

The congregation is supported by a registered charity, New Shul Charitable Trust (N.S.C.T.) (no. 1103481), registered on 28 April 2004. The governing document is a Declaration of Trust executed on 29 January 2004.(x)

Local Government District:

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

Registration District (BMD):

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

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) Congregation's website, accessed 30 April 2019.

  • (ii) "Who's Who" entries for Dayan Abraham in Jewish Year Books 2010-2015.

  • (iii) Jewish Chronicle press report "Last order as shuls buy pubs", dated 29 October 2010 The site was previously Manning's Pub.

  • (iv) Congregation's website, accessed 30 April 2019.

  • (v) The congregation does not appear in any Jewish Year Book (last published for 2015), and accordingly was not listed as affiliate of any organisation. However, it may have subsequently joined UOHC.

  • (vi) Reserved.

  • (vii) "Who's Who" entry in Jewish Year Books 2010-2015 and Jewish News press report dated 9 March 2019, entitled "Days after resigning from London Beth Din, rabbi quits Hendon pulpit" (which also refers to him as having helped create the congregation). London-born Dayan Abraham studied at Yeshivot in Gateshead (UK) anf Lakewood (New Jersey) before moving to Australia in 1985. He also later briefly attended Brisk Yeshiva, Jerusalem. During his stay in Australia he served as rabbi of Caulfield Hebrew Congregation, Melborne (1995-2001) and became a member of the Melbourne Beth Din (1997-2001). He returned to Britain in 2001 and at the age of 37 became a member of the London Beth Din until his resignation in 2019.

  • (viii) Reserved.

  • (ix) Congregation's website, accessed 30 April 2019

  • (x) Charity Commission website, in beta development, and Open Charities website, both accessed 30 April 2019.

 

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

General


List of Independent Askenazi Congregations in London

Jewish Congregations in Hendon (London Borough of Barnet)

Jewish Congregations in Greater London

Greater London home page

Page created: 30 April 2019
Latest revision or update: 1 May 2019


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