Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue

London N.2.




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Latest revision or update: 6 September 2015

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:

Number of male seat-holders to 1970: (source)









2006 - nearly 1,800 adult members (source)

Local Government District:

Hampstead Garden Suburb, in Northwest London, is in the London Borough of Barnet, an Outer London Borough created on 1 April 1965, within the administrative area of Greater London.

Until 1985, Hampstead Garden Suburb was split between two local authorities (both within the former County of Middlesex). The eastern part (which included Norrice Lea where the synagogue is situated) was in the Municipal Borough of Finchley, which was incorporated as a Borough in 1933 and was previously an Urban District from 1894. (The western part was in the Municipal Borough of Hendon.)

Registration Districts:

From 1 July 1837 - Barnet
From 1 October 1939 - Hendon
Since 1 April 1999 - Barnet (which would now hold the registers)

Other Congregation Information


Jewish Congregations in the London Borough of Barnet

Jewish Congregations in Greater London

Greater London home page

List of United Synagogue Congregations

Explanation of Terms Used




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