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!


Jewish Sites of Interest 
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Ben Uri Gallery
The Jewish Museum of Art

108a Boundary Road, St Johns Wood, London NW8 0RH
nearest tube: St Johns Wodd (Jubilee Line)

Ben Uri is a public art gallery and Europe's only Jewish museum of art. It proudly represents the community in the mainstream International Art Gallery and museum sector. It was founded in 1915 by emigre Russian artist Lazer Berson in Whitechapel, an area with a large Jewish immigrant population. It owns a unique collection of over 1,300 works, principally by 20th century and contemporary artists of European Jewish descent, and is the largest and most distinguished collection of its kind in the world.

bms.jpg Bevis Marks Synagogue
4 Heneage Lane, London EC3A 5DQ
nearest tube: Aldgate (Circle Line) 

Bevis Marks Synagogue is the oldest synagogue in Britain with more than 300 years of continuous Jewish worship. Designated a monument of national importance, you can experience there, today, the ancient religious services of the Spanish and Portugese Jews Congregation. For services and visiting hours, please visit their website.


Jewish Museum London
Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert Street, London NW1 7NB
nearest tube: Camden Town (Northern Line) 

The Jewish Museum London reopened in 2010 after a £10 million transformation, creating a landmark Museum that celebrates Jewish life and cultural diversity. Their education programmes and activities encourage a sense of discovery and creativity and tell the story of Jewish history, culture and religion in an innovative and compelling way and engage with people of all backgrounds and faiths to explore Jewish heritage and identity as part of the wider story of Britain.


The Wiener Library
(for the study of the Holocaust and Genocide)
29 Russel Square, London WC1B 5DP
nearest tube: Russel Square (Picadilly Line)

The Wiener Library is one of the world's leading and most extensive archives on the Holocaust and Nazi era. Formed in 1933, the Library's unique collection of over one million items includes published and unpublished works, press cuttings, photographs and eyewitness testimony. Please visit their website for current exhibitions.