Magen Avot


London NW4





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The Hendon Hall Hotel. where the Congregation initially held services
(which took place in the building on the right).

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Congregation Data


Magen Avot


Nancy Reuben Primary School Hall, 48 Finchley Lane, London NW4 1DJ since 2016(ii)

This is a temporary addresses, pending the Congregation finding a permanent home.

Former Address:

Hendon Hall Hotel, Ashley Lane, London NW4 1HD(iii)

Current Status:


Date Formed:

The inaugural services were held on 12 June 2015(iii)


Ashkenazi Orthodox


On 10 July 2017, the Congregation was accepted as a member synagogue of the United Synagogue, having been supported the United Synagogue since inception.(vi)



Ministers:(To view a short profile of a minister - hold the cursor over his name.)

Prior to the appointment by the Congregation of its first minister, it was supported by Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis.

Rabbi Joel Kenigsberg (& Rebbetzen Sarah Kenigsberg) - from 2019 until 2022(ix)

Rabbi Yoni Golker (& Rebbetzen Dina Golker) - from 2023(x)

Membership Data:

National Reports & Surveys(xiii)

2016 - listed as having under 50 members (by household)

Charitable Status:

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

Local Government Districts:

Hendon, a residential suburb in Northwest London with a substantial Jewish minority, is in the London Borough of Barnet (formed 1965).

Bibliography -  Barnet

Registration District (BMD):

Barnet (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) Reserved.

  • (ii) Report dated 15 July 2016 on the United Synagogue website.

  • (iii) Report dated 1 June 2015, formerly on the United Synagogue website.

  • (iv) and (v) Reserved.

  • (vi) Congregation's website, accessed 14 January 2019.

  • (vii) and (viii) Reserved.

  • (ix) Rabbi and Rebbetzen Kenigsberg's biography on the congregation's website, accessed 11 June 2020.

  • (x) Rabbi and Rebbetzen Golker's biography on the congregation's website, accessed 22 June 2023.

  • (xi) and (xii) Reserved.

  • (viii) 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.

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