JEWISH LIFE IN GOLDERS GREEN

There has been a prominent Jewish community in Golders Green since the 20th century. The Jewish community took root after Hitler's rise to power, with the first German immigrants forming the Golders Green Beth Hamedrash. Soon after, Galician Polish immigrants formed other synagogues. With it came the formation of Jewish schools, such as Menorah, before the onset of World War II. By the 1950s, the Jewish population tripled. There are now close to 50 Kosher restaurants and eateries under rabbinical supervision in Golders Green, and more than 40 synagogues dotted throughout the area continuing into neighbouring Hendon, as well as 30 Jewish schools (some in outlying areas due to space restriction), many of them private. The Jewish community of Hendon and Golders Green is viewed as one, sharing the schooling system as well as rabbinical guidance. Generally speaking, there is a buzz in the air and a feeling that Golders Green is the place to be!