the former

Mill Hill, Kingsbury & District Reform Synagogue

London, NW7



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Mill Hill, Kingsbury & District Reform Synagogue

Former Name:

Mill Hill Reform Synagogue (until about 1991)(i)


Not known(ii)

Date Founded:

By 1977(iii)

Current Status:

Closed about 1995(iv)




A former constituent synagogue of the Reform Synagogues of Great Britain (now the Movement for Reform Judaism).(v)

(To view a short profile of a minister - hold the cursor over his or her name.)

Rabbi Barbara Macy Borts - about 1981(vi)

Rabbi Michael R. Heilbron - from about 1987 until about 1991(vii)

Membership Data:

National Reports & Surveys(x)

1977 - 20 male members and an estimated 20 female members

1983 - 23 male members and an estimated 22 female members

1990 - 78 members (comprising 64 households, 9 individual male and 5 individual female members)

Charitable Status:

The congregation was a registered charity (no. 274444), registered on 27 October 1977 and removed from the register on 11 August 1998 as had "cesed to exist".(xi)

Local Government District:

Mill Hill, a residential suburb in Northwest London just to the east of Edgware, is in the London Borough of Barnet (formed 1965).

Bibliography -  Barnet

Registration District (BMD):

Barnet(xii) - Link to Register Office website

Cemetery Information:

It is assumed that membership of the synagogue included burial rights through the Jewish Joint Burial Society (JJBS). See also Cemeteries of Reform Judaism Synagogues

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) This was the name under which the congregation was listed in Jewish Year Books from its first listing through 1991.

  • (ii) No addresss was given for the congregation in its listings in Jewish Year Books, except for the 1995 edition, which gave the contact address as c/o 51 Hale Drive, NW7 3EL.

  • (iii) Based upon the year in which the congregation was registered as a charity (see below). However, it was not listed in a Jewish Year Book until 1988.

  • (iv) Based upon the congregation's final listing in the Jewish Year Book 1995.

  • (v) As listed in Jewish Year Books.

  • (vi) Based upon Service for the induction of Rabbi Barbara Borts, Mill Hill Reform Synagogue, 22 November 1981.

  • (vii) Based upon Rabbi Heilbron's listing as minister of this congregation in Jewish Year Books from 1988 through 1991.

  • (viii) and (ix) Reserved.

  • (viii) Reports on synagogue membership in the United Kingdom, published by 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.

  • (xi) Charities Commissioners website (in beta trial stage), accessed 22 November 2018.

  • (xii) The former Registration District was Hendon, from the formation of Congregation until 1 April 1999. Any registers would now be held by current register office.

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