Back home for holidays
HADLEY WOOD Jewish Community will celebrate Rosh Hashanah with the first services in its newly extended premises.
The North London congregation has been worshipping in temporary accommodation for the past nine months during the £500,000 project. The building will formally reopen in November.
Minister Rabbi Yoni Birnbaum said the 140 family congregation — established in 2013 as an offshoot of Cockfosters and North Southgate Synagogue — had been supportive during the project. The building had required “a big change to make it fully fit for purpose.
“Our aim is that this should be a space to include all the activities we’ve always dreamed of,” Rabbi Birnbaum explained.
“We were managing in a space that wasn’t right for what we needed.”