Kenton Synagogue is first and foremost a house of prayer and has played an enormous and principal role in the United Synagogue over many years. During that time we have been blessed for our spiritual Leadership with some of Anglo-Jewry’s finest Rabbinical luminaries, including Rabbi Cyril Harris, Rabbi Edward Jackson, and Rabbi Dr. Jeffrey Cohen. Our current minister is Rabbi Yehuda Black who, with his lovely wife, Yehudit, and their family, gives leadership and support to the community.
We offer three services daily, every day of the year. We always have a Kiddush after our Shabbat morning service and usually a Shabat Kodesh talk often delivered by a member of the congregation.
A Synagogue stands for different reasons for different people.
Kenton has celebrated over 60 years of wonderful community activity. A community care system provides a network of members supporting vulnerable members of the community through our ‘Care in Kenton’ and ‘Link’ systems. ‘Connect @ Kenton’ –run by Jewish Care-meets every Monday in the Shul and provides activities for active elderly members of the community.
Individuals and groups of members also support a local Norwood Home, various good causes and there is a very active committee of British Friends of Israeli War Disabled (BFIWD) in Kenton.
We have an excellent Adult Education programme organised together with communities in Kingsbury and Wembley –known as KKW- which provides interesting, informative, and challenging speakers every Monday evening during term time, please check it out on the events page.
An active and lively Ladies' Guild supports the Shul both financially and socially.
We also have the Kenton Music Group, the Kenton Funnies Club, and The Kentonians, a social group that meets mid-week in the Shul.
Individually and as a community we are very supportive of and connected to Israel many members owing property there and/or having our children, grandchildren and other relatives living there.
At this time (August 2011) we are negotiating an Eruv for the area and are hopeful that this will come into fruition by about Pesach 2012.
If you would like to come and have a browse around Kenton or to find out more about the community, please contact the Shul office, or any member. You can be sure of a friendly welcome.
Candle Lighting Times for Kenton
Friday, September 17th