As part of The United Synagogue’s 150th Anniversary Celebrations you can join Ahavat Yisrael for just £150 for the first year. For more information email or call Aliza or Michelle on 020 8343 5676

B”H Ahavat Yisrael is now open for Friday Night, Shabbat Morning services and Yom Tov services. Attendance will be by pre-booking only. Please click here for a message from Rabbi Wilkinson about the re-opening and also for information about new Shul etiquette 

23rd &24th October/6 Cheshvan Shabbat Parashat Noach (please click here for this week’s Dvar Torah):

  • Mincha at 5.36pm followed by Kabbalat Shabbat pre-booking essential
  • Shabbat comes in at 5.36pm
  • Candles to be lit no earlier than 4.46pm and no later than 5.36pm
  • Shacharit at 9.30am (Pesukei Dezimra to be davened at home, davening in shul will commence with Shochein Ad) pre-booking
  • Sof z’man shema is 10.12am
  • Mincha davened at home at 5.15pm
  • Shkia is 5.47pm
  • Ma’ariv davened at home when Shabbat terminates at 6.37pm

NB Clocks go back at 2.00 am on Sunday morning

Tuesday 27th October Rabbi Wilkinson’s Weekly Parashat Shiur: click here for the link to this shiur.

Forthcoming events: click here for the link to any of these events.

  • Sunday 25 October 8pm Tour of 1,000 years of English Jewish History. Join historian and tour guide, Ian Fagelson, on his highly acclaimed virtual tour of London which he is giving in aid of Norwood and World Jewish Relief. Please click here to register free of charge 
  • Sunday 1 November 8pm Balloon debate: Five well-known characters argue their case to stay aboard a rapidly descending hot air balloon. Only one can remain. Who stays? You decide.
  • Sunday 15 November SAVE THE DATE: Mitzvah Day 2020. There is a wide choice of chesed opportunities for Mitzvah Day and we hope you will join us in deciding which ones we should focus on this year.
    Details of a meeting to discuss this to come.
  • Sunday 15 November 8pm A Very Secret War: Bugging the Nazis in WWII. Historian and author Dr Helen Fry shares the fascinating story of the Jewish refugee “secret listeners” who are now recognised as being as important to winning WWII as the codebreakers at Bletchley Park.

We have come together as a community to celebrate our love for Torah, Israel and our fellow Jew. As an orthodox kehillah under the auspices of the United Synagogue, we look forward to welcoming anyone and everyone who is seeking to increase their own personal knowledge and observance wherever they may currently be on their own particular journey.  We believe that learning should be a joy and we intend to offer inspirational shiruim and divrei Torah for both men and women.  In addition to this, our love of Israel will be celebrated not just through regular Shabbat tefilla but also on key dates such as Yom Ha’atzmaut and we are particularly honoured and delighted to have received this message of support from Eliahu Bendahan, Israel’s Deputy Defence Minister: letter and translation

“I was very happy to receive your letter informing me that on Shabbos Parashas Yisro, B’ezras H’, you will merit to inaugurate the Beit HaKnesset Ahavas Yisrael in Edgware, London.

May it be the will (of the Almighty) that you (all) shall merit to daven at the Beit HaKnesset for the People of Israel, for the Land of Israel and for the State of Israel and, B’ezras H’, we shall all merit, together, the arrival of Moshiach, speedly and in our days.”
With blessing and Kol Tuv,
Rabbi Eliahu Bendahan
Deputy Defence Minister”

The best way to experience all of our values is to join us for our Shabbat services and see for yourself. Children will be particularly welcome either in the main service or in their own children’s service or crèche.


We hope that everyone will feel comfortable in our services but we do ask that you keep your conversation for the Kiddush afterwards as we will be asking for quiet during the davening. Children are more than welcome and we will, of course, be tolerant of their ability to maintain the desired level of decorum.

In line with many United Synagogue shuls, we ask that ladies who are, or who have been, married wear a hat or otherwise cover their hair in shul. We also respectfully ask all  ladies and men to  dress appropriately for participating in Orthodox religious services.

We currently hold our services in Langdon’s premises off Manor Park Crescent HA8 7FR and we ask for your understanding if the facilities are not as perfect as we hope they will ultimately be. However, whatever we may lack in facilities we hope to more than make up for in a warm, welcoming and inspirational atmosphere.

Contact Details:

Although our services will take place in Langdon’s premises, please do not address any mail there. Instead please contact us at:

mPO Box 796, Edgware, Middlesex, HA8 4RY.


t :  020 8050 1613