| 2020 – present
- Rabbi Jack Cohen joins Hampstead as Assistant Rabbi.
- Hampstead takes part in the conference on the plight of Uyghurs in China.
- Baroness Hale of Richmond delivers the Isaiah Berlin lecture.
- The Synagogue goes into lockdown like the rest of the country and our events go on-line.
- Rabbi Harris celebrated 25 years at Hampstead with a 25 for 25 International Day of Jewish Learning.
- Hampstead leads the community on a virtual International Sukkah Hop.
- Professor Phillipe Sands QC delivers the Isaiah Berlin lecture.
|2015 – 2019
- Right Hon Gordon Brown delivers the annual Isaiah Berlin lecture.
- Chava Wulwick appointed Scholar in Residence
- Candice Janet resigns as Community Manager. She is replaced by Hayley Marks.
- Professor Margaret Macmillan delivers the Isaiah Berlin lecture.
- Raisel Freedman appointed as Scholar in Residence.
- The “Spirit of Hampstead” learning event with twelve sessions throughout the day held in February as the climax to the 125th anniversary celebrations.
- Hampstead hosts sixteen former Israeli soldiers for a week as part of the Peace of Mind programme.
- Hampstead Synagogue celebrates its 125th anniversary.
- Danielle Gedalla appointed as Scholar in Residence.
- The Mount Zion window is renovated.
- Israeli Ambassador Daniel Taub delivers the Isaiah Berlin lecture.
- First women’s reading of Megilat Esther.
- Lyndsey Simmonds appointed as our second Scholar in Residence.
- Synagogue Administrator Ivor Nadel and secretary Marie Moncur retire.
- Candice Janet appointed the new Community Manager.
- Michael Haringman steps down as chairman after eighteen years in the role.
- Dina Brawer appointed as the first Scholar in Residence.
- Lord Justice of Appeal Sir Brian Leveson delivers the Isaiah Berlin Lecture.
- Pre-kiddush talks introduced. Short talks by members of the community on a variety of topics.
- The central bimah is used for the first time during the High Holydays in 2015.
- Lord Woolf and Deborah Lipstadt deliver the Isaiah Berlin lectures in 2013 and 2014.
- Rabbi Harris delivers a series of seminars on Jewish philosophers, including Maimonides and Rashi.
- Rabbi Harris presents the Chief Rabbi Emeritus Lord Jonathan Sacks with “Radical Responsibility” a book celebrating the thoughts of Rabbi Sacks.
- Hampstead host the final Selichot service for Rabbi Lord Sacks as Chief Rabbi.
- Hampstead launches Cholentfest, celebrating all things cholent.
- The Dennington Club is founded.
- Website is relaunched, featuring film and social networking functions.
- Journalist Toby Young is our guest at a communal lunch.
- Josh Zaitschek is appointed Education and Programmes Director for 20s and 30s.
- Rabbi Gerzi obtains semicha.
- The ‘coffee and biscuit’ Kiddush at 10.15am ends to facilitate an earlier finish for the Shabbat Morning Service.
- We host Lord Sacks’ final Selichot Service as Chief Rabbi.
- The Hampstead Forum, an extensive adult education programme is launched in association with the London School of Jewish Studies and the London Jewish Cultural Centre.
- The United Synagogue presents the President’s Award 2012 to Hampstead’s Chair Michael Haringman “for outstanding services to the United Synagogue”.
- Prof. Vernon Bogdanor delivers the Isaiah Berlin Annual Lecture.
- The Mayor of London Boris Johnson pays a visit to the synagogue with London Assembly member Brian Coleman and Cllr Chris Philp, prospective Parliamentary candidate for Hampstead and Kilburn.
- The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, delivers the eighth Annual Isaiah Berlin Annual Lecture.
- A central bimah is used for the first time on Shabbat 26/27 November.
- The community returns to the synagogue building. The first service is the annual Selichot service with the Chief Rabbi in attendance.
- The synagogue publishes Hampstead Review as an annual full colour glossy magazine.
- Journalist Nick Cohen delivered the fifth Annual Sir Isaiah Berlin Lecture about the “Liberal Left”.
- The community move out of the Synagogue building in November so that the refurbishment can commence.
- Hampstead holds a regeneration consultation with its members.
- The synagogue adopts the five person executive format.
- Trevor Philips OBE, chair of the Commission for Racial Equality, delivered the fourth Annual Sir Isaiah Berlin Lecture on multi-culturalism in the 21st century.
- Shlomo Gerzi appointed as Chazan.
- The 1922 part of the property, which included the Storch Hall and Junior Synagogue, is sold to finance the restoration of the Synagogue.
- Historian Sir Martin Gilbert delivers the third Annual Sir Isaiah Berlin Lecture on the life of Sir Winston Churchill.
- Rev. Stanley Brickman retires.
- The Rt. Hon. Lord Brittan of Spennithorne QC DL delivers the second Sir Isaiah Berlin Lecture entitled “Europe: Past, Present and Future”.
- Synagogue website launched.
- The Synagogue magazine is renamed from “The Hampstead Chronicle” to “The Review”, similar to its original name.
- Due to the growing success of Jewish Day Schools, the Hebrew classes merge with St. Johns Wood cheder to form “The St. John’s Wood and Hampstead Regional Centre”.
- The Chief Rabbi, Rabbi Dr. Jonathan Sacks, gives the inaugural Sir Isaiah Berlin lecture.
- Friday Night Dinners for young people, aged in their 20s and 30s, are launched.
- WHAM – West Hampstead Alternative Minyan closes.