the former

Keser Torah Synagogue

(Chricklewood Beth Hamedrash)

Willesden, London NW2




Page created: 16 October 2006
Latest revision or update: 2 January 2015

Congregation Data

Official Names:

Keser Torah Synagogue - Cricklewood Beth Hamedrash

Alternative Name:

Rabbi's Finklestein's Minyan


62 St. Gabriels Road, Cricklewood, London N.W.2.

Date Formed:

About 1948 (source)

Current Status:

Closed on Yom Kippur, 1988


Ashkenazi Orthodox


Initially was as a member of Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations (UOHC), but became affiliated to the  Federation of Synagogues in about 1951.

Local Government Districts:

The district of Cricklewood in Northwest London is split between three London Boroughs, the London Borough of Brent (the west, in which the synagogue was situated), the London Borough of Barnet (the northeast) and the London Borough of Camden (the southeast), all created on 1 April 1965 within the administrative area of Greater London.

The western part of Cricklewood was previously in the former Municipal Borough of Willesden (incorporated as a borough in 1933) in the former County of Middlesex, both of which entities were abolished in 1965.

Registration Districts:

From 1 October 1909 - Willesden
Since 1 April 1965 - Brent (which now holds the registers)

Other Congregation Information


The Steibels of Willesden and Cricklewood

Jewish Congregations in the London Borough of Brent

Jewish Congregations in Greater London

Greater London home page

List of UOHC Congregations

List of Federation of Synagogues Congregations

Explanation of Terms Used




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