St John's Wood

Simon Sebag Montefiore launches the new LJS Book Club

By Liberal Jewish Synagogue, December 23, 2012
Tuesday 17 January
7:00pm - 9:30pm


Giles Coren compliments the catering at Wizo lunch

By Sandy Rashty, November 1, 2012

Times food critic and broadcaster Giles Coren entertained 180 Wizo women at the charity’s literary lunch at St John’s Wood Synagogue on Wednesday — and complimented the kosher catering.


Wizo raises £50K at Sponsor A Child lunch

June 28, 2012

World Wizo chair Rivka Lazovsky has told British Wizo leaders that more than one million Israeli women rely on the charity for support on legal rights and other issues.

Addressing Wizo UK’s Sponsor A Child lunch, Ms Lazovsky said: “Despite Israel’s forward thinking democracy, women’s issues, particularly around domestic violence and equal opportunities, are still behind the times.


Why is slavery still thriving?

By Liberal Jewish Synagogue, January 12, 2012
Thursday 15 March


New at LJS

September 22, 2011

Rabbi Neil Janes is joining the ministerial team at the Liberal Jewish Synagogue, St John's Wood.

LJS senior rabbi Alexandra Wright ordained him at Leo Baeck College in 2006 and he served Finchley Progressive Synagoue before moving to Israel to study for a PhD in Jewish thought, which he will continue in the UK.


Walkers take steps to harmony

July 14, 2011

There was a large Jewish turnout for an interfaith walk on Sunday in St John's Wood and Marylebone, taking in four churches, four synagogues, a mosque and an Islamic cultural centre.

Organisers said that at least 50 Jews were among the 150-plus walkers from 10 faiths.

London Central Mosque imam Sheikh Seddiki Sidi Fawzi told participants the walk "will bring about a society of cohesion, harm


Rabbis answer call from Liberal HQ

July 7, 2011

The first female Scandinavian rabbi is part of a new ministerial team at Liberal Judaism's central London headquarters.

Sandra Kviat was one of four Progressive rabbis ordained on Sunday by Leo Baeck College at a service at the Liberal Jewish Synagogue, St John's Wood. She will mainly advise on the educational content of national and congregational ventures.


Mosque gives dayan some opening lines

By Simon Rocker, June 23, 2011

A leading United Synagogue rabbi was a guest speaker at the launch of an exhibition on Islam at London's flagship mosque.

Dayan Isaac Binstock, a member of the London Beth Din and senior rabbi of St John's Wood Synagogue, participated in last Thursday's opening of Exhibition Islam at the London Central Mosque and Islamic Cultural Centre, Regent's Park.

He sits on the Council of Imams and Rab


Bnei Akiva recalls inspiring Handler

June 23, 2011

The Chief Rabbi led the tributes to veteran Zionist Arieh Handler, who died in Israel last month, aged 95, at a memorial evening at St John's Wood Synagogue on Sunday.

More than 300 people heard Lord Sacks recall Mr Handler's boyish enthusiasm and inspirational qualities.

He also noted his involvement in seminal events - he was present at the declaration of the state of Israel and assisted i


Young volunteers are honoured

June 16, 2011

A record 140 pupils from London Jewish schools have been recognised for their volunteering efforts through the fourth Yoni Jesner awards, remembering a young leader killed in a 2002 Tel Aviv bus bomb.

Ninety of the winners received their awards from the Chief Rabbi and Yoni Jesner's grandmother Vivian Black at a St John's Wood Synagogue ceremony attended by more than 350 people.