Kol Ya'acov Beis Hamedrash

Edgware, Middx.





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Congregation Data


Kol Yaacov Beis Hamedrash (also spelled Kol Ya'akov Beth Hamedrash)(ii)

Alternative Name

The Edgware Beis Hamedrash
Beis Hamedrash Yitzhak Modechai


47 Mowbray Road, Edgware, Middx. HA8 8JH

Current Status:


Date Formed:

About 1997(iii)


Ashkenazi - Strictly Orthodox


A synagogue associated with the Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations (UOHC)(iv)



Rabbis:(To view a short profile of a rabbi whose name is in blue - hold the cursor over his name.)

Rabbi Shlomo P. Cutler - from 1997 until 2001(v)

Rabbi A. Friedman - from about 2001 until about 2009 (vi)

Rabbi Shmuel Joseph - from about 2009 until present (May 2021)(vii)

Membership Data:

National Reports & Surveys(viii)

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

Legal & Charitable Status:

The congregation, under the name Kol Ya'akov Edgware Trust, operates as a charity registered (no. 1072715), registered on 2 December 1998. The governing document is a Trust Deed dated 24 August 1998.(ix)

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 (formed in 1965).

Registration District (BMD):

Barnet(x) - Link to Register Office website


For Adath Yisroel Burial Society cemeteries, see Cemeteries of the UOHC

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) Reserved.

  • (ii) The spelling "Kol Yaacov" is used on the conhgregation's website, whereas "Kol Ya'akov" was spelling used in each issue of the Jewish Year Book.

  • (iii) According to the "Who's Who" entry for Rabbi Culter in Jewish Year Books (see below), he was minister of this congregation from 1997. The Congregation's first appearance in a Jewish Year Book was 2000 and date of governing trust deed (see below) was in 1998.

  • (iv) Based upon listing in Jewish Year Books from 2000.

  • (v) Based upon Rabbi Cutler's "Who's Who" entries in Jewish Year Books (latest 2009).

  • (vi) Based upon Rabbi Friedman being listed in Jewish Year Books 2002 through 2009.

  • (vii) Based upon Rabbi Joseph being listed in Jewish Year Books 2010 through 2015 (the last edition published) and was still listed as rabbi of the congregation on the Uniquely Edgware website, last accessed 30 May 2021.

  • (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.

  • (ix) Charities Commissioners website (in beta trial stage) and Open Charities website, both accessed 18 March 2018.

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


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Jewish Congregations in Edgware (London Borough of Barnet)

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Page created: 17 May 2007
Latest revision or update: 30 May 2021

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