History of the Synagogue

HEMS was founded in 1998 by a small group of families.

Our first Rabbi was David Soetendorp who served as our Rabbi in 2007 and 2008, having retired as the Rabbi of Bournemouth Reform Synagogue.

Our current Rabbi is Paul Arberman who has been with us since 2010.

In 2014 we signed up as a constituent synagogue within the Mosaic community along with Harrow & Wembley Progressive Synagogue and Mosaic Reform (formerly Middlesex New Synagogue).