Provision for the burgeoning Radlett community will be increased with the opening of a new Lubavitch base on the high street within the next two months.
Building on a 10-year presence in the Hertfordshire suburb — where Jews account for almost a third of the population — the centre will offer coffee and kosher snacks during the day. Visitors will also be able to browse and buy a variety of Judaica and gifts.
It will additionally house youth programmes, including after-school clubs and informal courses, and evening events and educational sessions.
“The new place is intended to be a welcoming space for all Jews, with many opportunities to connect to informal Jewish life,” explained Rabbi Sendy Dubrawsky, who with wife Rochel administers Lubavitch of Radlett.
“We expect it to be a positive addition to the Jewish community of Radlett and the greater Hertsmere area and offer even more exciting ways for all to enjoy meaningful Jewish experiences.”