By Jay Grenby, July 2, 2009
Edgware Masorti Synagogue launched a year-long celebration of its 25th anniversary with a civic Shabbat service.
As revealed in a commemorative issue of the Edgware Masorti Times, the community was established in 1984 by nine families as the Conservative Synagogue of North-West London. It soon became the first Masorti-branded community in Europe.
It moved in 1996 to its Bakery Path site where a synagogue and community centre were built. Its first minister was Rabbi Chaim Weiner, now director of the European Masorti Beth Din, followed in 2000 by current minister, Rabbi Jeremy Collick.