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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...

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

Children's activities at Hampstead synagogue are all about fun, love and informal Jewish education. It is the perfect place for your child to have fun and make friends whilst having an incredibly positive Jewish experience within our warm community at...

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 like to ask for help. Sometimes all that is need...

Shul magazine

Click here for the latest edition of our Hampstead Annual Review 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...

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

Book club The Hampstead Book group 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. ...

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. We also run Lads and Dads Tefillin...

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 Professionals

Hampstead Shul sits right in the heart of the most popular area for Jewish Young Professionals in London. With charity initiatives, parents & toddlers groups, Friday Night Dinners, socials, educational programming and much more, we’re doing our b...

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...

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 h...

Venue hire

Hampstead Synagogue is truly magnificent, with its sparkling stained-glass windows, imposing entrance, polished wood and elegant domed ceiling. For over a hundred years it has been the venue of choice when it comes to celebrating a joyous occasion...

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...

Beginners' Talmud Circle

We are currently gauging interest in a small Beginners' Talmud Circle with Rabbi Michael commencing in May focusing on developing textual skills and engaging with this most influential of Jewish classics. No previous knowledge is required. To join...

Book Online

Book Events Online

Calendar Instructions

Calendar Instructions

Chronology of the Hampstead Synagogue

Chronology of Hampstead Synagogue

Contact us

The Hampstead Synagogue Dennington Park Road London NW6 1AX Email admin@hampsteadshul.org.uk Enquiries regarding Young Families/Young Professionals jack@hampsteadshul.org.uk ...

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,...

Covid-19 Hampstead Statement

These extraordinary times call upon us to take extraordinary measures.  All services are currently suspended. Although the buildings are closed, Hampstead Synagogue and the community is still here!  We will be in regular touch.  Initially our main fo...

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 DONATE ONLINE HERE It is common to donate 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...

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...

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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Upcoming events Open Invitation An offer especially for you Annual Supper Quiz Dennington Club Dinner ...

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

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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...

Knowledge

Past Sermons   Sir Isaiah Berlin Lecture

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...

Sir Isaiah Berlin Lectures

Sir Isaiah Berlin’s connection with the Hampstead Synagogue was deeply felt and long lasting. His family’s membership had commenced when his parents joined in the 1920’s and he made regular annual visits from Oxford to the Synagogue for the Yom Kippu...

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...

Interfaith and Camden Liaison

INTERFAITH REPORT: 2021/2022 I have participated in many zoom meetings this year initiated by Camden Council as a member of its Faith Leaders Forum. Many issues have been discussed including incidents of an Anti-Semitic nature, school education,...

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Meet Hayley Marks

Hayley Marks – Hampstead Synagogue’s Administrator.   Hayley has grown up in North West London living in Stanmore, Pinner and Borehamwood. She attended St Helens School in Northwood and Leeds Metropolitan University to study Childhood Studies. Before uni...

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Mitzvah Day - 2017

                        Last Sunday, around 75 volunteers from Hampstead Synagogue, The Board of Deputies, Emmanuel Church and beyond came together...

On Succot and Simchat Torah …

Succot and Simchat Torah

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 Service Times 5778

PESACH TIMETABLE 2018/5778 Thursday 29th March Search for chametz after nightfall Friday 30th March, Erev Pesach, Fast of the Firstborn Morning Service and Siyyum 8.00a.m. Stop eating chametz by 10.57a.m. Burn chametz by 12.00...

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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Service Times for the Yomim Noraim 5779

Yomim Noraim 5779 Click here for all our Service times.   

Shavuot 2019/5779

Shabbat 8th June - Erev Shavuot 8.45pm  Shabbat Mincha 9.15pm  Shiur by Rabbi Harris 10.00pm  Ma'ariv 10.20pm  Shabbat ends and Yom Tov begins Light Yom Tov candles after 10.20pm from an existing flame Saturday Night 8th June Annual Joint Ham...

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 ...

Shavuot Services at Hampstead

SHABBAT 19th  MAY, EREV SHAVUOT 9.15am Morning Service 8.30pm Shabbat Mincha 8.55pm Shiur by Rabbi Michael 9.30pm Yom tov Maariv 9.51pm Shabbat ends and Yom Tov begins Light Yom Tov candles after 9.51 pm Annual Joint Hampstead ...

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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...

Tisha B'Av Services

Saturday night 21st July at Hampstead: Fast begins 9.05pm Mincha followed by short shiur 9.15pm Shabbat ends, Maariv, Eicha and Kinnot 10.05pm Sunday 22nd July at Shomrei Hadath: 8.00am Shacharit followed by Kinnot - Rabbi Dr Michael...

Upcoming Events

Please click on the following link for the latest events at Hampstead Shul: United Synagogue events     To stay up to date with our Young Professional's events follow us on Facebook and Instagram .

Video Tour of the Shul

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Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour

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 ...

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...

Danielle Gedalla - Scholar In Residence

Danielle Gedalla is our Scholar in Residence for the forthcoming Jewish year. We are excited that we have appointed a talented younger scholar in order to help foster a new generation of Orthodox female Torah scholars. Danielle is an experienced...

Executive, Council 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 Council meets...

Meet Rabbi Jack

Rabbi Jack Cohen grew up in Mill Hill with firm roots in the local Shul community and Bnei Akiva. He attended City of London school, thoroughly enjoying spending his formative years in the heart of London. Whilst he should have been studying for his...

Meet the Chazan

The Chazan of Hampstead Shul

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 I...

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...