Community News

Tree of Life

A Tree of Life for Belsize Square

May 23rd, 2014

Our synagogue building features a beautiful new adornment –  the new Tree of LIfe sculpture which had its first public airing at our 75th anniversary civic service. Members are invited to dedicate a leaf to commemorate a loved one or mark..

Alexander Torah scroll at 75th anniversary civic service

Civic service and celebration

May 21st, 2014

Distinguished guests flocked to a civic service celebrating our 75th anniversay, including the Mayor of Camden, Mike Freer MP, the Archbishop of Canterbury’s representative Archdeacon Luke Miller, and rabbis and communal leaders from other Jewish congregations. The service featured two..


75th Anniversary Civic Service

May 13th, 2014

Just a reminder to members of another great event celebrating 75 years of Belsize Square Synagogue.  The Civic Service will take place on Sunday, followed by Viennese tea. And to get you into the mood, here’s a wonderful archive picture..

Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre visit, 27 April 2014

Erev Yom Hashoah – Holocaust Memorial day

April 29th, 2014

Belsize Square Synagogue, the Liberal Jewish Synagogue and New London Synagogue – visiting the Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre in Newark, Notts, on Sunday 27 April in a special joint commemoration.


75th Anniversary: celebrations continue

April 8th, 2014

We have further 75th anniversary events lined up following the March weekend with our guest Rabbi Ismar Schorsch, whose inspiring teaching brought our community’s history to life.  On Sunday 18 May, distinguished guests will join members of Belsize Square for..


Belsize Square celebrates 75 years

March 3rd, 2014

March is here and with it the 75th anniversary of the very first service of what was to become Belsize Square Synagogue.  We will be celebrating over the weekend of March 21-22 with special guest Rabbi Ismar Schorsch, who will..

Zemel Choir

The Zemel Choir: German composers in the UK

March 3rd, 2014

On 9 March 2014, The Zemel Choir will perform a concert of music by German composers who lived in, or visited, England, whether as tourists, young immigrants or political refugees. Come and join us for a performance that includes choral..

Cantor Paul Heller

Jewish Liturgy Course

January 22nd, 2014

A four-week course with Cantor Paul Heller, Monday nights 8-9 pm, starting 10 February: 1. A. Worship in the bible: spontaneous prayer and temple centred B. Post-temple worship: Amidah three times a day and Shema prayers morning and evening 2...

Belsize Square Synagogue Choir sings at the International Louis Lewandowski Festival, with Cantor Paul Heller and Choirmaster Ben Wolf

Belsize a big hit in Berlin

December 31st, 2013

Belsize Square Synagogue’s visit to the International Louis Lewandowski Festival was a great success, with magnificent performances from the choirs and cantor.  Here is a video of the Sulzer Mah Tovu and some photos – see Facebook for more, and..


Mitzvah Day at Belsize

November 21st, 2013

This year’s Mitzvah Day, on 17 November, featured a range of activities working with the wider community: A six-strong Belsize Square team joined volunteers from Alyth Gardens and other people in the community in taking on practical tasks at the..