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  • From the Steppes of Russia to the bright lights of Paris

    Trioka, the Klezmer Hot Club take Hampstead on a klezmer journey Hampstead Synagogue’s 125th year kicked into full swing on Sunday 19 March, with a lively Klezmer Jazz Concert from Troika. Over 130 people packed into the community centre as… read more

  • What’s Rabbi Michael up to?

    This article appeared inthe Hamodia newspaper on 16th February. It is about the Dayanut Programme which I began studying on a few months ago. The Programme is proving very stimulating and enjoyable and I hope to share in Shul some read more

  • Lindsay Simmonds – Scholar In Residence 2016-17

    We are absolutely delighted that Lindsay Simmonds will be our female Scholar in Residence for the new Jewish year 5777, 2016-17. Lindsay is an experienced and popular community adult educator.… read more

  • New Communities Minister visits Hampstead Synagogue

    On Thursday (4th of August 2016), the Board of Deputies organised a visit of the new Communities Minister Lord Bourne to the Hampstead Synagogue in West Hampstead. The visit was part of a day of engagements for the Minister with read more

  • Rabbi Michael takes part in the Maccabi Fun Run

    Last Sunday 19th June I took part in the Maccabi Fun Run to raise money for Tribe and for youth projects at our Shul. I am very grateful to all those members who kindly sponsored me. The run I participated… read more

  • Pre-Pesach British Museum Tour

    Rabbi Dr Raphi Zarum of LSJS will lead a tour of the Egyptian materials at the British Museumread more

  • Rabbi Harris at Limmud

    Having first attended Limmud Conference in 1994 at the then Oxford Polytechnic, and subsequently attended as Limmud  migrated to Worcester, Manchester, Nottingham and Warwick, I was excited to see how things would be at this year’s brand new venue, the… read more

  • Author Michael Mail visits the Book Club

    The Hampstead Book Club held its last meeting of the year on Sunday 6th December, lighting candles for the first night of Chanukah and discussing Michael Mail’s book “Exposure”.  Based on a true incident from the late 1980s, it tells… read more

  • 13th Isaiah Berlin Lecture

    A sell out crowd heard Sir Brian Leveson, President of the Queen’s Bench Division, deliver the 13th Isaiah Berlin Lecture on Security and Justice.      … read more

  • Shabbat UK at Hampstead

    The second Shabbat UK was one of firsts for Hampstead Synagogue – the first shiur by Dina Brawer, the first of Josh Zaitschek’s Minyan@the Den and the first time in the last decade that Hampstead’s local MP came to address… read more

  • Faith Without Fear – Book launch report

    It was standing room only at the launch of Rabbi Dr. Michael Harris’ new book, “Faith without Fear: Unresolved Issues in Modern Orthodoxy”, held in the Community Centre of Hampstead Shul on Monday 19th October, 2015. Over 200 people packed… read more

  • Faith Without Fear – Preview

    This Monday (19 October 2015) sees the launch of Rabbi Harris’ new book addressing key issues of Modern Orthodoxy. Marc Nohr interviewed Rabbi Harris on the book for our shul magazine. As a preview for Monday’s event, the interview is… read more

  • Dina Brawer – Scholar in Residence Visits in 5776/2015-16

    We are delighted to announce that Dina Brawer will be with us as Scholar in Residence on several Shabbatot and other occasions during the forthcoming Jewish year 5776, 2015-16. Dina is a well-known informal Jewish educator, and has previously visited… read more

  • Hampstead – looking at issues ahead of the UK media curve

    Rebel orthodox conversions in Israelread more

  • Bonfire night

    Summer bonfire night’s @ the Zaitschek’s Open fire, marshmallows, beer’s and discussion… No better way to have spent a summer night than with a great group of friends gathered ’round a cozy fire in West Hampstead. “Not only did we… read more

  • Hampstead vs Shomrei – match report

    By the time the rain had stopped on Sunday afternoon, the Dennstan Devils,  Hampstead and Dunstan Road’s team, were raring to get one over their local rivals the Shomrei Sharks after a year’s break from the annual cricket derby. After… read more

  • Summer BBQ and illusionist show

    The sun may have been absent, but that only meant it was a traditional British BBQ in all senses of the word at Hampstead on Sunday. Despite the lack of sunshine, we had a fantastic spread of food once again… read more

  • Hampstead AGM 2015

    The end of an era As always, the AGM looked back on the community’s successes, and looked forward to the next year. The Chairman’s report, delivered by Michael Haringman, emphasised just how much Hampstead has achieved – even limiting the… read more

  • Lag B’Omer BBQ Bash with Josh and Yocheved

    Over 100 people joined Josh and Yocheved at their home for a BBQ for Lag B’Omer. Josh commented: “lots of meat and a very relaxed vibe. I had the opportunity to meet many new people from the West Hampstead area.… read more

  • Annual US Women’s Dinner

    Hampstead women enjoyed a fascinating talk by the Rt Hon Lady Hazel Cosgrove CBE, Scotland’s first woman to be appointed as a judge in the Court of Session.… read more