Hen­don Re­form site fetches £6m

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY NEWS - BY SI­MON ROCKER

THE BUILD­ING of the re­cently closed Hen­don Re­form Sy­n­a­gogue has been pur­chased for in ex­cess of £6 mil­lion by a Strictly Or­tho­dox boys’ school fol­low­ing the con­gre­ga­tion’s merger with Edg­ware and District Re­form Sy­n­a­gogue last month.

Philip Bright, who chaired the Hen­don con­gre­ga­tion, ex­pressed “de­light that it has gone to a Jewish ed­u­ca­tional or­gan­i­sa­tion”.

Mr Bright added that the pur­chaser’s pref­er­ence had been not to dis­close the in­sti­tu­tion’s iden­tity.

But ac­cord­ing to an Or­tho­dox com­mu­nity source, it is Tal­mud To­rah Tiferes Shlo­moh, an in­de­pen­dent Cha­sidic school op­er­at­ing cur­rently in Gold­ers Green. No one from the school was avail­able for com­ment.

Mr Bright was un­sur­prised that the prop­erty had sold quickly. “It’s a prime site in a prime lo­ca­tion and it’s a great build­ing.”

He en­vis­aged that some of the pro­ceeds would be in­vested in what is now the Edg­ware and Hen­don Re­form Sy­n­a­gogue site at Stone­grove in Edg­ware.

“Even­tu­ally, we’ll need to do some kind of ren­o­va­tion and up­grad­ing of Stone­grove. And we want to in­cor­po­rate our beau­ti­ful stained glass win­dows that we’ve taken from Hen­don.”

Sold: Hen­don Re­form’s build­ing

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