Dec 06, 2013
3 Tevet 5774
South Hampstead Synagogue is a vibrant, growing modern orthodox Jewish community in metropolitan London with a reputation for warmth, humour, informality, innovation and a non-judgemental approach.
Last Sunday, the proposed plans and model for the new Shul were on display for members to view. For those who did not manage to visit on Sunday, the plans will continue to be on display for our members for the next few months.
There will be an opportunity to view the plans this Sunday 8 December from 9.45am until 12.45pm at the Cheder, Parliament Hill School, Highgate Road, London NW5 1RL.
There will be further opportunities to view them at the Cheder on the 12 and the 19 January.
The detailed plans may also be viewed at the Shul later this month.
Over the summer, there have been extensive consultations with local residents' groups and councillors and our plans take into account many of the concerns raised.
Please be assured that we will not move out of the current building until we have achieved planning permission, completed all the detailed design work and engaged contractors. Furthermore we will not move out of the existing building until we have a temporary location that can accommodate all of the shul’s activities and members' family celebrations. This is not likely to be before November 2014 at the earliest.
In the meantime, fundraising efforts are well underway with excellent progress towards our target for pledges. Matched funding augments further the value of each pledge and we are optimistic that with your help we will be able to build together a wonderful, modern new building on our existing site which will be fit for purpose and will serve our community for many generations to come.
If you would like to become involved now, please call or email me via the Shul Office.