Social activities


Warming up the depths of mid-winter, Hampstead’s annual Cholentfest is fast becoming an institution. This year, over 300 people crowded into the hall to savour the smells and tastes of ten different cholent recipes submitted by hopeful teams for the title of Cholentfest Champions. They were also entertained by a variety of stalls, including wine tastings, cupcakes, art and more.

Latest news from Cholenfest

Hampstead United Synagogue hosted its third annual Cholent Fest, in an event that has been dubbed “the world’s largest celebration of cholent”. View the news story

Book club

2014-02-09 18.48.31The Hampstead Book group launched by Susan Reizenstein meets every two months on Sunday afternoons and gives you an opportunity to read and discuss books of Jewish interest and or by Jewish authors with diverse cultural themes.  Men and women of all ages are welcome. Dates will be advertised in the monthly newsletter and on the website.

For more information contact Susan.

The Dennington Club

The Dennington Club is a new group for 35s to 55s.  Following on from successful Friday night dinners, the club is widening the scope of their events, although Friday night dinners will continue to be prominent in the programme. The group mainly attracts single members, but newly married members are also welcome.

To find out more, please join our Facebook group: The Dennington Club.

Knit & Kvetch

Every couple of months we hold a gentle knitting session in people’s homes with some experienced knitters acting as mentors. Everyone welcome, men and women, all ages. We often knit for local charitable causes. For more information contact Beverley Ostrin.

Hampstead Synagogue Annual Quiz Supper

Every winter we have fun competing with one another to win the special award for highest scoring team at our quiz supper. Our quiz masters donate their proceeds to charity and funds raised are used to fund resources for children and teens and other community activities.