Mosaic Masorti Synagogue

Stanmore, Middx.




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Mosaic Masorti Synagogue

Previous Name:

Hatch End Masorti Synagogue(i)                                Hatch End Masorti Synagogue logo


Since 2014, the congregation has been constituent synagogue of the Mosaic Jewish Community, a unique concept for Anglo-Jewry - a single community with three “strands” of Judaism - Reform, Masorti and Liberal.(ii)

The other two constituent congregations are Mosaic Liberal Synagogue (formerly Harrow and Wembley Progressive Synagogue) and the Mosaic Reform Synagogue (formerly Middlesex New Synagogue).


In late 2022, the congregation moved to 1a Halsbury Close, 65 Stanmore Hill, HA7 3DY, a purpose-built complex housing all three congregations.(iv)

Previously, services were held in shared premises (referred to as the Girl Guides HQ), The Car Park, Grimsdyke Road (off Uxbridge Rd), Hatch End HA5 4PH.(v)

Current Status:


Date Founded:



Masorti / Conservative


The congregation is a constituent synagogue of Masorti Judaism (known as the Assembly of Masorti Synagogues until 2012), having previously been an associate member until 11 September 2007.(vii)



(To view a short profile of a minister who also served other UK congregations - name in blue - hold the cursor over his or her name.)

Rabbi David Soetendorp (part-time) - in 2007 and 2008(ix)

Rabbi Paul Arberman (part-time) - from 2010 until 2017(x)

Rabbi Natasha Mann (seconded) - from 2019 until 2022(xi)

Rabbi Anthony Lazarus Magrill - from July 2022 until present (May 2023)(xii)

Membership Data:

Congregation's Website

2006 - almost 100 members.(xiii)

National Reports and Surveys(xiv)

Both 2010 and 2016 - listed as having 50 to 99 members (by household)

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























Legal & Charitable Status:

On 24 December 1999, the congregation was incorporated as a registered charitable company, Hatch End Masorti Synagogue (company no. 03899916), a private company limited by guarantee without a share capital (and with an exemption from use of the word 'Limited'). The congregation is also a registered charity (no. 1080951), registered on 31 May 2000. The governing documents are the company's Memorandum & Articles Association dated 24 December 1999, as amended.(xvi)

Local Government District:

The suburbs of Hatch End and Stanmore are in the London Borough of Harrow, created on 1 April 1965, situated in the northwest of the administrative area of Greater London.

Registration District (BMD):

Harrow (since formation of congregation) - 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 began styling itself as the Mosaic Masorti Synagogue a short while after it had joined the Mosaic Jewish Community (see below) in 2014, but it also appears to have retained use of its old name until at least 2018.

  • (ii) Mosaic Jewish Community's website, accessed 23 November 2018.

  • (iii) Reserved.

  • (iv) Mosaic Jewish Community's website, accessed 14 May 2023.

  • (v) Mosaic Jewish Community's website, accessed from 18 May 2018 through 2 January 2020. (The Jewish Year Book 2015 gave the congregation's address as 39 Bessborough Road, Harrow HA1 3BS, the address of the Mosaic Reform Synagogue, but this is believed to be just the administrative address.)

  • (vi) Congregation's former website.

  • (vii) From its first appearance in Jewish Year Books in 1999, the congregation was listed under the Assembly of Masorti Synagogues (AMS). In AMS's annual report for 2007 there is a note of the change of status (see note (xii) below).

  • (viii) Reserved.

  • (ix) Congregation's former website, accessed 10 February 2015.

  • (x) Congregation's former website. A profile of Rabbi Arberman, was on the congregation's former website, accessed 18 May 2018 but was no longer there as of 9 June 2018. Rabbi Arberman, BA, lived in Israel, spending one Shabbat per month at the congregation and as well as the High Holydays.

  • (xi) Listed as rabbi on the Mosaic Jewish Community's website, accessed 28 February 2022. Rabbi Natasha lead services at the congregation on average once a month, including the High Holy Days. Her successor was appointed in 2022.

  • (xii) Rabbi Anthony Magrill's profile on the Mosaic Jewish Community's website, last accessed 14 May 2023.

  • (xiii) Congregation's former website, accessed 10 February 2015.

  • (xiv) 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.

  • (xv) See links to Masorti Judaism's annual reports. Some of these figures show no change from the previous year, which seems unlikely and it is assumed that the current year's figure was not available and the previous year's figure was repeated. Also, these figures appear higher than the figures for the above reports and presumably include more than one member per household.

  • (xvi) Companies House website and Charities Commission's website, respectively, (both in beta trial stage), accessed 15 May 2018.


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List of Masorti Judaism Congregations

Jewish Congregations in the London Borough of Harrow

List of Member Synagogues of the Jewish Joint Burial Society

Jewish Congregations in Greater London

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Page created: 13 November 2006
Data significantly expanded and notes added: 10 February 2018
Latest revision or update: 15 May 2023

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