Edgware Masorti Synagogue

Edgware, Middx.



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Main entrance in Bakery Path

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Rear of Synagogue in Stream Lane

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Congregation Data


Edgware Masorti Synagogue

Former Name:

Conservative Synagogue of North West London (until about 1987)(i)


Pearl Community Centre, Stream Lane, Edgware, Middx. HA8 7YA
(on Shabbat entrance at Bakery Path (off Station Road), Edgware, Middx. HA8 7YE).

Previous Address:

Brady Maccabi Centre, Gideon Close, 4 Manor Park Crescent, Edgware HA8 7NC, until about 1997(ii) - now the address of Ahavas Yisrael Synagogue and previous the address of Kol Nefesh Masorti Synagogue)

Current Status:

Active. However, in October 2021, the congregation approved a merger with the Elstree & Borehamwood Masorti Community and it is anticipated that the merger will be completed in December 2021.(iii)

Date Formed:



Masorti / Conservative


A constituent synagogue of Masorti Judaism (known as the Assembly of Masorti Synagogues until 2012). The congregation had been affiliated with the organization since the organisation's formation and was an associate member from at least 2007 until 2014 or 2015, when its status changed to that of constituent synagogue.(v)



Ministers & Rabbinical Team:
(To view a short profile of a minister who also served other UK congregations - name in blue - hold the cursor over his name.)

Rabbi Dr. Chaim Pearl - Honorary Rabbi from about 1989 until 1991, and thereafter Emeritus Rabbi until 1995.(vi)

Rabbi Chaim Weiner - from 1991 until 1998.(vii)

Rabbi Dr. Harvey Meirovich - from about 1998 until about 2000.(viii)

Rabbi Jeremy Collick - from 2000 to 2014. (ix)

Rabbi Mijael Even-David (& Rebbetzen Raya Even-David) - from 2014 to September 2018.(x)

Rabbi Danny Newman - from February 2021 until present (October 2021)(xi)


Congregation's website(xii)

1984 - 10 families

National Reports or Surveys(xiii)

1990 - 126 members (households)

1996 - 228 members (households)

2010 - listed as having 300 to 399 members (by household)

2016 - listed as having 200 to 299 members (by household)

Annual Reports of Masorti Judaism(xv) - number of members as of 1 January:























Legal and Charitable Status:

On 5 December 2006, the congregation was incorporated as a registered company, The Edgware Masorti Synagogue (company no. 06019045), a private company limited by guarantee without a share capital (and with an exemption from use of the word 'Limited').(xvi)

The congregation is also a registered charity (no. 6019045) registered on 18 January 2007.(xvii)

The governing documents are the company's Memorandum & Articles Association dated 5 December 2006.

Local Government Districts:

Edgware, a residential suburb in Northwest London, has a substantial Jewish minority. Most of Edgware (including the locality in which the synagogue is situated) is in the London Borough of Barnet (formed in 1965).

Registration District (BDM):

Barnet(xviii) - Link to Register Office website


The congregation has "London Synagogue" membership of the Jewish Joint Burial Society (JJBS), which includes rights of burial at one of the Society's cemeteries, in particular the Western Cemetery, Bulls Cross Ride, Cheshunt. There is also generally the option (through the JJBS) of a Woodland Burial in Cheshunt or cremation at Golders Green Crematorium.

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) The congregation appeared under this name in Jewish Year Books 1986 and 1987. Prior to then, the congregation was not listed.

  • (ii) This address appears in Jewish Year Books up to and including 1997.

  • (iii) Jewish Chronicle press report of 5 October 2021, entitled "Elstree and Edgware Masorti congregations vote to merge" The congregations already share a rabbi.

  • (iv) Congregation's website, accessed 7 June 2015.

  • (v) From its first appearance in Jewish Year Books in 1987, the congregation had been listed under the Assembly of Masorti Synagogues / Masorti Judaism (AMS). From the first filing by AMS of an annual report in 2007 (which followed AMS's incorporation - it had previously been an unincorporated association), the congregation was defined as an associate member of AMS until the annual report filed for the year ended 31 August 2015, when it was listed as a constituent synagogue (see note (xv) below).

  • (vi) Based upon Rabbi Pearl's listing as the Congregation's honorary rabbi in Jewish Year Books 1990 and 1991 and thereafter he is shown as emeritus rabbi.

  • (vii) Articles on Masorti Olami website entitled "Rabbi Chaim Weiner", accessed 15 March 2018.

  • (viii) Based upon Rabbi Meirovich's listing as minister of the Congregation in Jewish Year Books 1999 and 2000.

  • (ix) Congregation's website, accessed 7 June 2015.

  • (x) Congregation's website, accessed 7 June 2018 and Rabbi Even-David's LinkedIn profile, last accessed 6 January 2021. Chilean-born Rabbi Even-David was previously rabbi of Kehilat Hakerem, Karmiel, Israel (2011-2014) and returned to Israel in September 2018 to serve as rabbi of Congregation Eshel Avraham, Be'er Sheva.

  • (xi) Jewish Chronicle press report of 12 February 2021, entitled "Edgware and Elstree shuls reap share dividends from rabbinical appointmente". Rabbi Newman was already rabbi of the Elstree & Borehamwood Masorti Community and was to serve as the joint rabbi of both congregations.

  • (xii) Congregation's website, accessed 7 June 2015.

  • (xiii) 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.

  • (xiv) Reserved.

  • (xv)  Links to Masorti Judaism's annual reports. These figures are greater than the figures for the above reports and presumably include more than one member per household.

  • (xvi) Open Corporates website, accessed 22 March 2018.

  • (xvii) Charities Commissioners website (in beta trial stage) and Open Charities website, both accessed 22 March 2018.

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


On-line Articles and Other Material
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List of Masorti Judaism Congregations

Jewish Congregations in Edgware (London Borough of Barnet)

List of Member Synagogues of the Jewish Joint Burial Society

Jewish Congregations in Greater London (other than East End)

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Page created: 16 November 2006
Data significantly expanded and notes added: 15 March 2018
Latest revision or update: 7 October 2021

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