Mill Hill United Synagogue was founded in 1949, by a small group of Jewish residents who lived in the Mill Hill district. Use the links below to follow the story of the development and growth of the community - from the establishment of the first shul through to the latest redevelopment which involved the building of the Ner Orre Community Centre.
1. WATFORD WAY
2. SYLVAN AVENUE: ESTABLISHMENT
3. SYLVAN AVENUE: GROWTH
4. BROCKENHURST GARDENS
5. STATION ROAD
6. NER ORRE
7. STATION ROAD: ENHANCEMENTS
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2014 and 2015 saw the completion of refurbishment and enhancements to both the Sylvan Avenue Synagogue itself and its lower ground floor usage, its external appearance and additional religious facilities for its still expanding membership. The Synagogue was redecorated, had new lighting, air conditioning, security and fire alarm systems installed and disabled toiled facilities provided. Its new entrance, now adjoining the entrance to the Ner Orre Community Centre, its enlarged reception area and enhanced facilities for Ladies seating, completed this amazing tranformation.
The lower ground floor was substantially refigured, to provide new offices for the Rabbi and Administrative staff, modern toilet facilities, a new library area and a beautiful new reconfigured and enlarged Bet Hamidrash.
A full report on the opening ceremony of the Ohev Shalom Bet Hamidrash can be found here.
To acknowledge the decision to go ahead with the redevelopment of the Annie and Samuel Levy Hall, a Groundbreaking Ceremony was held. You can see photos of this event below:
The video below is from November 2012 when chairman Michael Goldstein presented a tour around the construction site of the Ner Orre Community Centre, which includes the new Annie & Samuel Levy Hall.
Here are some photos of the redevelopment project:
Time lapse photography recording the final preparations and the opening events of the Ner Orre Community Centre.
The accompanying music is performed by the Neimah Singers and soloists from the opening ceremony.