The United Synagogue is the largest synagogue movement in Europe. Founded in 1870 today it consists of over 60 local communities supported by a central office. The Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of Great Britain and the Commonwealth, Chief Rabbi Mirvis, is the spiritual head of our communities. The US Head Office can be contacted on 0208 343 8989
See more at: http://www.theus.org.uk
Our Rabbi & the Council
Rabbi and Rebbetzen Zerbib and their family left Northwood in August 2022 after 7 great years to start a new educational establishment in Israel - we wish them every success!
Recruitment of a new Rabbi is underway with a dedicated committee, led by John Grossman. However this process is likely to take several months. In the interim the community will be led by Rabbi James Mindell and Rebetzen Judith.
Rabbi Shaya Green will lead some services.
The Synagogue Council
The Synagogue Council is elected each year at the Synagogue AGM. The Council is headed by the Honorary Officers (Chairman, Financial Representative & Wardens). The Wardens also oversee our religious activities and the smooth operation of our daily and weekly services as well as liaison with the Rabbi to ensure that the synagogue operates within the halacha and minhag of the United Synagogue.
The Council meets every month to review progress and ensure future planning of all the synagogue religious, financial, educational, welfare and social activities and we always welcome input, agenda points or contributions from members.
Chair: Alan Moss
Vice Chair: Aviva Wilford
Warden: David Cohen
Financial Rep: Yvonne Allardice
Administrator: The amazing Estelle Talberg
David Cohen, Jenny Cohen (also Women's Officer), Kim Cohen (also Board of Deputies Representative), Stephen Cohen, Brian Geminder, Lester Wagman, Carolyn Joels, Ingrid Segal