Lubavitch’s high street premises in Radlett opened with a display of inter-denominational unity.
Mezuzot were affixed to the building by Hertsmere Mayor Charles Goldstein, Rabbi Leivi Sudak of Edgware Lubavitch, Rabbi Paul Freedman of Radlett Reform Synagogue and Radlett United Synagogue minister and vice-chair Rabbi Jonathan Hughes and Stephen Grossman.
Located prominently in the former Post Office building, the centre offers visitors hot drink and kosher snack options to eat in or take away. They can also browse or buy Judaica and gifts.
The premises will additionally be used for after-school clubs and informal courses and discussion groups for children and teenagers.
Rabbi Sendy Dubrawsky, who heads the centre, thanked the many people who had helped to make it a reality and said it would “enhance the community of Radlett and beyond”.
Radlett United officer Dr David Glover wished Rabbi Dubrawsky and his wife Rochel "all the success in the world, I am sure we will form a great partnership to build Radlett into a great centre of Yiddishkeit.”