The first service in our restored synagogue since its multi-million pound restoration was a truly historic event. Rabbi Harris introduced Chief Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks who inspired a large congregation which included dignitaries from the United Synagogue and people central to the building project. It was standing room only on the ground floor. The service was conducted by Rabbi Lionel Rosenfeld and Chazan Jonny Turgel accompanied by the Shabbaton Choir. The boy soloist was Eli Baigel whose voice was so beautiful that there were even a few men with tears in their eyes. What a wonderful way to start the second chapter of Hampstead Synagogue’s illustrious history!