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We are a friendly, modern orthodox community characterised by a rich mixture of tradition and forward thinking, which we call 'Minhag Hampstead'. Under the guidance of Rabbi Dr. Michael Harris we combine an inclusive outlook with a belief in the...

History

How it all began At the begining of the nineteenth century, there were very few Jewish people living in the Hampstead area. The Jewish population of London was mainly centered around the city.   In 1879 the Jewish population of Hampstead...

Links

 The websites listed below are external to the Hampstead Synagogue. We are not responsible for the content of these sites. United Synagogue   United Synagogue Chief Rabbi's Office Tribe ...

Meet the Board of Deputies Representatives

Amanda Ruback Amanda has lived in North West London all her life and has never lived more than 10 miles from where she was born, in Stanmore - although through her working life, she has travelled to more than 40 countries around the world. Always...

Venue hire

For over a hundred years, Hampstead Synagogue has been the venue of choice when it comes to celebrating a joyous occasion. Whether it is a wedding, bar or bat mitzvah or special birthday or anniversary, the Hampstead Synagogue will help you celebrate...

About Hampstead

The Hampstead Synagogue is a modern forward-thinking orthodox community.  Today it is under the leadership of Rabbi Dr. Michael Harris who joined us in 1995.  His guiding philosophy - modern (or centrist) orthodoxy - is based on four principles - Zi...

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Calendar Instructions

Calendar Instructions

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events Click the icons on the calendar to view the events for that day.   Calendar January February March April May June July August September October November December 2013 2014 2015 Mon ...

Chronology of the Hampstead Synagogue

Chronology of Hampstead Synagogue

Bereavement

What to do in the event of bereavement Notify the United Synagogue burial office IMMEDIATELY and leave your name, the name of the deceased and a contact phone number. United Synagogue Burial Office - 020 8950 7767. If the Burial Offices are closed an...
Children and Family

Children and Family

Our latest calendar of children's services for the year is now available: Childrens Events Dates 2016 to 2017 Children's activities at Hampstead synagogue are all about fun, love and informal Jewish education. It is the perfect place for your child...

Hampstead Monthly

Hampstead Monthly is our monthly newsletter. It includes all sorts of useful information, and tells you everything happening for the next month. You'll find service times, simchas, social events, activities, and new members to welcome, along with helpful...

Kiddush

Each week we have a lovely kiddush after the service. As well as the usual wine, whisky and cake, we offer a delicious array of herring, dips and crackers plus other mouth-watering goodies, with crisps, sweets and soft drinks for children of all ages. We...

Mid life

The Dennington Club started in 2013 for people aged 35 to 55 to get together.  Predominantly the people attending are single but we also welcome newly marrieds who are members of the synagogue. We have held several Friday Night Dinners with guest ...

Mums/toddlers

We have been running  fun singalongs, play sessions and arts and crafts for mums to come along with toddlers to meet other local mums and toddlers. We also run toddler services on shabbat with fun songs and our famous puppet Schnitzi the bear. If you ...

New comers/guests

GUIDE TO SHABBAT SERVICE We are delighted to welcome you to Hampstead Synagogue whether your visit is for a particular celebration or you have moved into the area and are looking to join a local synagogue. You can be assured of a warm welcome, whatever...

Seniors

"It’s Good to Talk" Welfare message from Nina Geller “The Hampstead Synagogue Welfare Committee is actively involved in sustaining many of our members who are incapacitated, lonely, or may not not like to ask for help. Sometimes all that ...

Shul magazine

  Click below for Hampstead Review 2016! The Shul magazine is produced each year for Rosh Hashanah, and always includes messages from the Rabbi and Chair, a look back at the year, and a range of articles from members of the community covering...

Social action

Chesed and Tikkun Olam are tenets of our Jewish lives.  The Mishna tells us:  "The world stands on three things: Torah (Jewish learning) Avodah (service of God) and acts of Chesed (loving kindness)”.  Acts of loving kindness are greater even than...
Social activities

Social activities

Cholentfest 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...

Teens

Teenagers play a big role at Hampstead and are valued members of the community - stewarding, davening, leining, delivering sedra summaries, or helping with social action, events, plays, parties and children's services. Josh runs the Junior Den for ...

Women

Women play an active role in the community at Hampstead Synagogue. Some of the activities women are involved in include: Serving on the executive committee and  board of management and advising on the future direction and growth of the synagogue ...

Young adults

The shul provides a diverse range of activities and programmes for 20s to 30s including: Friday night dinners and Shabbat lunches,  organising charity events, ‘Jamming in the Succah’, Sushi making, Oneg on the Rocks, Drum Circles, Cupcake Decorating, Spec...

Minyan@TheDen

There's a new monthly YP Minyan in West Hampstead - Minyan @ the Den a.k.a M@D! Lots of energy, whisky, and a great young crowd looking for something meaningful, fresh, and a bit different. The service will take place 10am-12pm on: 5 March 2...

Contact us

The Hampstead Synagogue Dennington Park Road London NW6 1AX Email admin@hampsteadshul.org.uk Telephone 020 7435 1518 Office Hours Monday to Friday: 9.30am-1.30pm ...

Cookie Policy

Information collected We collect contact details from visitors to our web site through the use of online forms (for example your name, e-mail address, nature of query and telephone number) and every time you e-mail us your details. In addition,...

Fast of Av 2016

Motzei Shabbat 13th August at Hampstead 8.27pm Fast begins: 8.30pm Shabbat Mincha followed by short Shiur 9.20pm Shabbat ends, Maariv, Eicha and Kinnot     Sunday 14th August Joint Hampstead/Shomrei Progamme at Shomrei Hadath 9.15am...

Fast of Tammuz 2016

Sunday 24th July 2016 at Shomrei Hadath 2.34am Fast Begins   8.15am Shacharit   8.15pm Mincha 8.45pm  Shiur with Guest Speaker Rabbi Gary Wayland, Assistant Rabbi, Woodside Park Synagogue 9.30pm Maariv 9.54pm  Fast ends

Future plans

Architects Waugh Thistleton have been appointed to advise on the action necessary to provide us with a modern community centre and they have made their recommendations. As a result it has been decided that we shall take the reconstruction route,...

Donate

Donations are very important to our synagogue It is common to donate small amounts on the occasion of a yahrzeit; to help sponsor a kiddush when celebrating a special birthday or anniversary, or on the birth of a child or grandchild. On a grander...

Join

Joining is easy - just fill out the application form! The form can be downloaded as a PDF file . If you need help or further details, please do contact Candice in the shul office.   Aged 21-29 and single? Then you are eligible for Tribe ...

Volunteer

There are lots of ways you can get involved at Hampstead Synagogue from joining the security team to helping with our social action food bank deliveries to offering an idea for a new event or series of activities. Here are a few of the teams that would...

High Holy Days Programme

We have a great programme for all the family over the High Holy Days this year, and members should receive their tickets by post soon. We of course welcome everyone at Hampstead, but despite our size space fills up fast! If you have friends and family...

High Holydays & Festivals Services 5778

Timetable of High Holydays and Festival Services Click here to see the full timetable of services  

How to find us

View map of Hampstead on Multimap.com Birds Eye view of Hampstead on Multimap.com Get directions to or from Hampstead on Multimap.com How to find us Trains The Synagogue is within a short walk of the following...

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Bat/bar mizvah

We do our best to make Bar Mitzvahs at Hampstead as meaningful as possible. Our Barmitzvah boys usually lein some or all of the Sidra, Maftir and Haftara.  After the Sefer Torah has been returned to the Ark, Rabbi Michael addresses the Bat Mitzvah boy, ...

Bereavement

What to do in the event of bereavement Notify the United Synagogue burial office IMMEDIATELY and leave your name, the name of the deceased and a contact phone number. United Synagogue Burial Office: 020 8950 7767 If the Burial Offices are closed...

Brit/baby naming

We at Hampstead Synagogue would be delighted to help you celebrate the birth of your baby. For Baby Boys Brit Milah The Torah states (Vayikra/Leviticus 12:3) that Brit Milah (circumcision) takes place on the eighth day inclusive after a baby boy...
Weddings

Weddings

You can find no more spiritual and magnificent setting to hold a wedding ceremony than the Hampstead Synagogue. The processional route down the central aisle of the synagogue leads to the chupa on the iconic red marble bimah. The 1892 chamber...

Yahrzeit

It is a mitzvah to observe yahrzeit, the anniversary of the day of death of a close relative by reciting kaddish and attending synagogue services. A Yahrzeit is the annual anniversary of the passing of a relative, primarily a parent. Yahrzeit is commemorated...

Service times

Here are the rest of the service times.

Join us for Shabbat This Weekend

Join us for Shabbat This Weekend You are more than welcome to join us for Shabbat any week.  We start with services on Friday afternoon wth Calabach-style melodies to welcome the sabbath day.  We start at different times during the year s...

About learning

Here you will find a place where the Hampstead community can expand their Jewish learning. The public space currently hosts three lectures given by Rabbi Dr Michael Harris for the first series of Modern Orthodox Thoughts. The second series features...

How to videos

Guide for receiving Mitzvot at Hampstead Synagogue Whether you are an old hand looking for a reminder, or new to the whole experience, this guide should let you know what you need to do for your mitzvah.

Lectures

The Twelfth Annual Isaiah Berlin Lecture Remembrance in the 21st Century: How will we remember when everyone who has something to remember is gone? by Professor Deborah E Lipstadt Thursday 4 September 2014 For the first time the Isaiah Berlin Lecture...

Remembrance in the 21st Century: How will we remember when everyone who has something to remember is gone? Prof. Deborah E Lipstadt

Proessor Deborah Lipstadt presented the 12th Annual Isaiah Berlin Lecture on Thursday 4 September 2014. The event was hugely popular and as a result we moved to the main synagogue building. You can watch the lecture here.

The Twelfth Annual Isaiah Berlin Lecture

Remembrance in the 21st Century: How will we remember when everyone who has something to remember is gone? by Professor Deborah E Lipstadt Thursday 4 September 2014 For the first time the Isaiah Berlin Lecture moved to the main synagogue building...

Latest Events

Latest Events Annual Supper Quiz 14th Dec 2014   Read more... Hampstead Synagogue Book Group 7th Dec 2014  New book group founded for all members, women and men of all ages w...

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Meet the Community Manager

Our Community Manager is Candice Janet. If you would like to get in touch with us, your first port of call is the Synagogue Community Manager. Candice is in the office Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 1.30pm. You can phone her on 020 7435 1518 .

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Our Archive

  Our Archive   UPDATE:  March 2011   A group of dedicated volunteers sorted through hundreds of strorage boxes to find items worth preserving for our synagogue archive.  By the end of March 2011, we h...

Pesach Timetable 2017 / 5777

DOWNLOAD OUR PESACH TIME TABLE HERE Sunday 9th April Search for chametz after nightfall Monday 10th April, Erev Pesach (Fast of the Firstborn) Morning Service and Siyyum 7.15a.m. Stop eating chametz by 10.47 a.m. Burn chametz by ...

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Shavuot Service Times

Tuesday 30th May Erev Shavuot: Yom tov begins and light candles before 8.52pm. Mincha and Maariv 8.30pm. Joint Tikkun Leyl Shavuot commencing 12 midnight at Shomrei, Burrard Road NW6. Wednesday 31st May 1st day Shavuot: Shacharit ...

The Two Services

The Two Services The founders of the Synagogue wanted to break with some of the traditions of the United Synagogue, which were adopted in other Synagogues. These included: omitting the repetition...

Tikkun Leil Shavuot at Shomrei Hadath

Join us for a joint Tikkun Leil at Shomrei Hadath, 64 Burrard Rd, London NW6 1DD       This Shavuot do something a little bit different. Based on the Talmud in Ketubot 103b  we will engage in a learning style that Rav C...

Video Tour of the Shul

Video Tour of the Shul    

Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour

Weddings

Weddings You can find no more spiritual and magnificent setting to hold a wedding ceremony than the Hampstead Synagogue.  The processional route down the central aisle of the synagogue leads to the chupa on the iconic red marble bimah.  ...

Welcome to E-Learning

Sponsored by: The United Synagogue Welcome to E-Learning Here you will find a place where the Hampstead community can expand their Jewish learning.    The public space currently hosts three lectures g...

What we do

What we do   Welcome to the community section of our website. Here you will find all the latest news and information on what is going on in our community. Use the menu (right) to navigate around this section.   If you would l...

Board members and volunteers

This comprises of men and women who have an interest in being involved with the running of the Shul. Members are elected annually, and anyone within the community is eligible to stand if they have been a member for more than 12 months. The Board meets 4...

Lindsay Simmonds - Scholar In Residence

Who is Lindsay? 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. She is currently a Lecturer at the L...

Meet the Chazan

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Meet the Community Manager

Our Community Manager is Candice Janet. If you would like to get in touch with us, your first port of call should be the Synagogue Community Manager. Candice is in the office Mondays and Wednesdays from 9am-5pm, and on Friday mornings from 9am-1pm....

Meet the Rabbi

Rabbi Dr Michael Harris was born in London in 1964. He studied at three yeshivot in Israel: Ma'ale Adumim, Machon Harry Fischel and Yeshivat HaMivtar in Efrat. He holds semicha (rabbinic ordination) from the Chief Rabbinate of...

Your Simcha

Your Simcha For over a hundred years, Hampstead Synagogue has been the venue of choice when it comes to celebrating a joyous occasion. Whether it is a wedding, bar or bat mitzvah or special birthday or anniversary, the Hampstead Synagogue...