Oxford Masorti Group

Oxford, Oxfordshire




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 Congregation Data


Oxford Masorti Group


The Synagogue, 21 Richmond Road Oxford OX1 2JL, which it shares with other Jewish denominations (orthodox and progressive). The Oxford Masorti Group meets within the Oxford Jewish Congregation once a month, generally on the last Shabbat of the month.(i)

Date Founded:

Founded in about 1998.(ii)

Current Status:



Masorti - Conservative. The Group conducts egalitarian services using the traditional Hebrew liturgy from the Singer’s prayer book. Services are held with men and women sitting together and participating equally in all parts of the service.(iv)


The congregation is an associate member of Masorti Judaism (known as the Assembly of Masorti Synagogues until 2012).(v)

Ministers or Chaplains:

None listed.

Membership Data:

According Masorti Judaism's annual reports from 2007 through 2017,(vi) the congregation had 30 members on 1 January of each of the years 2007 through 2017. However, as the figure given was constant over an 11 year period, it is clear that this was a nominal or estimated figure.

Charitable Status:

No information found of registered charity status (as of 4 March 2019).

Registration District:

Oxfordshire (since 1 October 2001)(vii) - Link to Register Office website.

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) Masorti Judaism's website, last accessed 4 March 2019.

  • (ii) Based upon the congregation being first listed in the Jewish Year Book 1999.

  • (iii) The congregation was still listed on Masorti Judaism website, last accessed 4 March 2019.

  • (iv) Masorti Olami's website, accessed 4 March 2019.

  • (v) From its first appearance in Jewish Year Books, the congregation was listed as affiliated to the Assembly of Masorti Synagogues (AMS) and has been defined as an associate member of AMS in AMS's annual reports, from the filing of the first annual report in 2007 (which followed AMS's incorporation - it had previously been an unincorporated association) until the latest annual report, filed for 2017 (see note (vi) below).

  • (vi) Links to Masorti Judaism's annual reports.

  • (vii) The former Registration District was Oxford, from 1 July 1837 to 1 October 2001. Any registers would now be held by current register office.

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