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The Secret Shul-goer is on a mission to review our synagogues. Read her reviews and let her know if you want her to visit your shul…

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Secret Shul-Goer No 18: Shomrei Hadath

Is this synagogue really - as claimed - the intellectual heart of Jewish London?

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Secret Shul-Goer No 18: Shomrei Hadath
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Secret Shul-Goer No 17: Ilford Synagogue

Our secret Shul-Goer spends Shabbat at the sadly empty but very friendly largest shul in Essex

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Secret Shul-Goer No 17: Ilford Synagogue
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Secret Shul-Goer No 16: Cockfosters and N Southgate

Our secret Shul-Goer is overwhelmed - but impressed - by the use of A4 posters in this week's visit - both in and out of the gallery

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Secret Shul-Goer No 16: Cockfosters and N Southgate
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Secret Shul-Goer No 15: Finchley Reform

The service may have been relegated to the small hall this week, but as our Secret Shul-Goer discovered, this was no small gesture

Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Secret Shul-Goer No 15: Finchley Reform
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The 2017 Secret Shul-Goer's awards

Want to know where to get the best Kiddush, or whose sermon is best? Our undercover writer reveals her winners....

Wednesday, December 27, 2017
The 2017 Secret Shul-Goer's awards
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Secret Shul-Goer No 14: New London

Members of the congregation are more critical than our undercover writer in the Shul-Goer's latest report...

Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Secret Shul-Goer No 14: New London
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Secret Shul-Goer No 13: Mill Hill United

The design of the building is so disadvantageous to women that it skewed all aspects of the experience, writes our Secret Shul-Goer

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Secret Shul-Goer No 13: Mill Hill United
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Secret Shul-Goer No 12: Brighton & Hove Reform

The wooden chairs in BHRS are quite possibly the noisiest and creakiest shul chairs I’ve ever sat in. The slightest movement created an almost deafening creaking noise...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Secret Shul-Goer No 12: Brighton & Hove Reform
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Secret Shul-Goer No 11: Kinloss

The women’s section is built in such a way that, despite the physics of heat rising, the gallery was freezing. Not just cold. Not just a tad chilly. It was freezing.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Secret Shul-Goer No 11: Kinloss
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Secret Shul-Goer: Oxford Jewish Congregation

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Secret Shul-Goer: Oxford Jewish Congregation