Belmont Synagogue

Belmont, Stanmore, Middx.





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Belmont Synagogue
Belmont Synagogue, June 2018
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Congregation Data


Belmont Synagogue

Former Name:

Belmont & District Affiliated Synagogue (until about 1980)(i)


101 Vernon Drive, Belmont, Stanmore, Middx. HA7 2BW (from about 1982)(ii)

Current Status:


Date Formed:



Ashkenazi Orthodox


An affiliated synagogue of the United Synagogue from 1966(iii), subsequently becoming a constituent synagogue in about 1980.(iv)



Ministers & Rabbinical Team:

(To view a short profile of a minister whose name appears in blue - hold the cursor over his name.)

Rev. Elkan David Levy - from 1969 until 1973; from 1991 until 1992(v)

Rev. D.A. Freedman - from about 1973 until about 1988(vi)

Rabbi I. Shaffer - from about 1988 until about 1991(vii)

Rabbi Israel Geoffrey Hyman - from 1992 until 1996(viii)

Rabbi Daniel Roselaar (& Rebbetzen Na'amah Roselaar) - from about 1997 until 2010(ix)

Rabbi Elchonon Feldman (& Rebbetzen Jacqueline Feldman) - from about 2011 until 2016(x)

Rabbi Marc Doron Levene (& Rebbetzen Lisa Levene) - from 2017 until present (October 2021)(xi)

Membership Data:

United Synagogue(xiv)

1966 -  77  male seat-holders

1970 - 141  male seat-holders

National Reports & Surveys(xv)

1977 - 303 male (or household) members and 20 female members

1983 - 464 male (or household) members and 65 female members

1990 - 613 members (comprising 605 households, 5 individual male and 3 individual female members)

1996 - 565 members (comprising 527 households, 24 individual male and 14 individual female members)

2010 & 2016 - listed as having 500 to 749 members (by household)

Congregation's Website

2018 - 600 families(xvi)

Charitable Status:

As a constituent of the United Synagogue, the congregation operates within that organisation's registered charity status (registered charity no. 242552).

However, the congregation has its own general charitable trust for the benefit of its members - The Belmont Charitable Trust, a registered charity (no. 293834). The governing document is a Deed of Settlement dated 30 January 1986.(xvii)

Local Government Districts:

London Borough of Harrow, created on 1 April 1965, situated in the northwest of the administrative area of Greater London.

Bibliography - Harrow

Registration District (BMD):

Harrow (since formation of Congregation) - Link to Register Office website


For United Synagogue cemeteries, see Cemeteries of the United Synagogue.

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) This was the name under which the congregationwas listed in Jewish Year Book through 1980 and the change of name coincides with the change in United Synagogue status. See "Affiliation"below.

  • (ii) The Vernon Drive address appears in all Jewish Year Books from 1983. Previously no address was given for the congregation.

  • (iii) 1966 is the year the congregation became affiliated to the United Synagogue (The United Synagogue 1870-1970 by Aubrey Newman (1977), page 222), and there is no information as to the congegation being established prior to that date.

  • (iv) Based upon congregation's first listing as a Constituent Synagogue in the Jewish Year Book 1981.

  • (v) "Who's Who" entries in Jewish Year Books, latest 2015.

  • (vi) Based upon the listing of Rev. Freedman, BA as minister of the congregation in Jewish Year Books 1974 through 1988.

  • (vii) Based upon the listing of Rabbi Shaffer as minister of the congregation in Jewish Year Books 1989 through 1992.

  • (viii) Based upon the listing of Rabbi Hyman as minister of the congregation in Jewish Year Books 1993 through 1996. There was no minister listed for 1997

  • (ix) Based upon the listing of Rabbi Roselaar, BA, as minister of the congregation in Jewish Year Book 1998 through 2011.

  • (x) Profile of Bushey & District Synagogue's website. Rabbi Feldman was first listed as minister of the congregation in Jewish Year Book 2012.

  • (xi) Profile on the congregation's website, last accessed 3 October 2020.

  • (xii) and (xiii) Reserved.

  • (xiv) The United Synagogue 1870-1970 by Aubrey Newman (1977), page 221.

  • (xv) Reports on synagogue membership in the United Kingdom, published by or on behalf of 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.

  • (xvi) Congregation's website, accessed 13 May 2018.

  • (xvii) Charities Commissioners website (in beta test stage), accessed 13 May 2018.

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Page created: 18 October 2006
Data significantly expanded and notes first added: 13 May 2018
Latest revision or update: 3 October 2021

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