Ohr Hachayim Synagogue

(Edgware Sephardi Community)

Edgware, Middx.



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Ohr Hachayim Synagogue, June 2018

© David Shulman 2018

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Congregation Data


Ohr Hachayim Synagogue(i)

Alternative Name:

Edgware Sephardi Community(ii)


25 Edgwarebury Lane, Edgware, Middx, HA8 8LJ(iii)

(previously at 16 Mowbray Road, Edgware, HA8 8JQ)(iv)

Current Status:


Date Founded:

Possibly about 2008(v)


Sephardi Orthodox


None known


Rabbi Israel Mellul - from at least May 2015 until 2018(vii)

Rabbi Yonatan Menachem - from 2018 until present (May 2021)(viii)

Membership Data:

National Reports & Surveys(x)

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

Charitable Status:

The Edgware Sephardi Community Trust is a registered charity (no. 1126209), registered on 8 October 2008. The governing document is a Trust Deed dated 4 September 2008.(xi)

Local Government District:

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, within the administrative area of Greater London, both of which entities were established on 1 April 1965.

Registration District (BMD):

Barnet (since founding of the merged congregation) - Link to Register Office website.

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) Name as listed on Unique Edgware website (https://www.uniquelyedgware.uk/shul), first accessed 18 May 2015.

  • (ii) This is the name as per the registered charities listing (see below), which is believed to relate to the same congregation.

  • (iii) Address as listed on Unique Edgware website, first accessed 18 May 2015 and most recently on 5 May 2020. 

  • (iv) This is the address as per the registered charities listing (see below).

  • (v) The registered charity (see below) was registered at this time.

  • (vi) Reserved.

  • (vii) Listed on Unique Edgware website, accessed 18 May 2015 and 20 March 2018, but no longer listed on 6 December 2018.

  • (viii) Listed on Unique Edgware website, accessed 6 December 2018 and last accessed 30 May 2021.

  • (ix) Reserved.

  • (x) Reports on synagogue membership in the United Kingdom, published by or on behalf of the Board of Deputies of British Jews (BoD) and which can be viewed on the website of the Institute of Jewish Policy Research. Click HERE for links to the various reports. The congregation is listed as "Edgware Sephardi Minyan" in the 2010 report and as  "Edgware Sephardi Congregation", in the 2016 report. In compiling the 2010 report, it is stated that the size of membership of this congregation was inferred from "2005 data" as it was not possible for the BoD to obtain the data direct.

  • (ix) Charities Commissioners website (in beta trial stage) and Open Charities website, both accessed 20 March 2018.


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Jewish Congregations in Edgware (London Borough of Barnet)

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