St John's Wood

Shabbat-friendly lifts are on their way up

By Candice Krieger, December 2, 2010

A leading lift company has secured a contract with the United Synagogue to install a lift in St John's Wood Synagogue, north London, that is in compliance with Shabbat law.

The deal with Amalgamated Lifts follows the success of a previous contract for a disabled lift at Stanmore and Cannons Park Synagogue. The lifts operate automatically from sunset on Friday until sunset on Saturday. Additionally, it must still comply with the strict rules and regulations in keeping with disabled lift installations in the UK.


Nathaniel Mayer Rothschild (1840-1915), the last of the Shtadlanim

By Jewish Historical Society of England, November 22, 2010
Thursday 9 December
7:30pm - 9:30pm


Rabbi joins the Saints

By Jay Grenby, November 18, 2010

Rabbi Raphael Kaiserblueth has been inducted as St Albans Masorti's first full-time minister at a ceremony attended by more than 200 people.

Guests included his parents and fiancée, who made the transatlantic trip especially for the service. His father Claudio, minister at the Beth Tikvah congregation in Richmond, British Columbia, was among the speakers.


New Approaches to the History of Jews in Bristol, c.1750-c.1906?

By Jewish Historical Society of England, October 18, 2010
Thursday 18 November
8:00pm - 10:00pm


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MP Kaufman 'abused in synagogue'

September 29, 2010

Sir Gerald Kaufman has claimed he was verbally attacked at St John's Wood Synagogue on Yom Kippur over his political views.

He made the allegations at a Middle East Monitor and Labour Friends of Palestine fringe meeting at the Labour Conference in Manchester on Sunday.

The Labour MP for Manchester Gorton, who regularly criticises Israel, described himself as a "Zionist" and "bad Orthodox Jew" and said he had been a member of the shul for 49 years.


Ben Uri appeals for missing paintings

By Leon Symons, September 28, 2010

Anglo-Jewry's leading art gallery has launched an appeal to find dozens of paintings by the distinguished Czech-born artist Ludwig Blum.

Next January the Ben Uri Gallery in St John's Wood is presenting the first British retrospective of Blum's work in more than 70 years, curated by Israeli scholar and historian Dalia Manor.

But many of the paintings shown at four exhibitions in London in the 1930s - including the Ben Uri - have not been seen since.


Muslims in synagogue for post-fast feast

September 28, 2010

Sixteen Muslims and 18 Jews attended a post-Eid and Yom Kippur get-together at the New London Synagogue in St John's Wood.

Organised by Alif-Aleph (British Muslims and Jews), with the Coexistence Trust and the Cambridge Centre for Muslim-Jewish Relations, the event explored similarities in prayer and the question: "How does fasting at Ramadan and Yom Kippur help us to make moral decisions afterwards?" The discussion was led by New London's Rabbi Jeremy Gordon and Sheikh Michael Mumisa from the Cambridge centre.


Rosalind Bieber "The Poetry of the Everyday"

By rosbieber, September 22, 2010
Sunday 10 October
2:00pm - 6:00pm


B’nai B’rith European Days of Jewish Culture & Heritage - London Jewish Museum of Art

By Bnai BrithUK, August 31, 2010
Sunday 12 September
9:00am - 4:30pm