A major redevelopment project has started at Ealing Synagogue, where the community centre building is being transformed into a modern synagogue and centre tailored to the needs of the current congregation.
Features will include a functions hall with movable partitions, allowing increased capacity for prayer services. There will also be new offices for the rabbi and administrator, meeting rooms and kitchen and an area reserved for the disabled.
Merging the old with the new, the synagogue's original stained glass windows will be showcased in wall-mounted light boxes.
"What is particularly pleasing is that the community is enthusiastically behind the project," said Ealing steering committee co-chair Dawn Freedman. "The aim was to recreate the shul we all loved in a better environment."