LOCAL FACILITIES

St John’s Wood Synagogue enjoys an enviable location a stone’s throw from the heart of Jewish north-west London, making it a perfect location for daily Jewish life. From kosher delis to local primary schools, here are some of the local hot-spots for you to explore.

Hotels

There are several hotels within walking distance of the Synagogue that would be happy to host members and their friends and relatives. Two hotels that are aware of Sabbath requirements for observant guests are:

Schools

The closest Jewish primary schools are Naima JPS in Maida Vale and North West London Jewish Day School in Willesden.

Hospitals

The Wellington Hospital and the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth are located close to the Synagogue. At this time there are no specific Shabbat facilities available, although both hospitals are familiar with orthodox patients’ needs and offer Kosher food.

For any specific requirements or advice, please contact a member of our Rabbinic Team.

Mikveh

The closest Mikveh is the Central London Mikveh:

21 Andover Place, Maida Vale, London, NW6 5ED
Tel: 020 7372 7237

Other Mikvaot including The North West London Mikveh in Golders Green are a short car journey from St John’s Wood:

40-42 Golders Green Crescent London, NW11 8LD
Tel: 020 8731 9494

For details of other mikvaot in the London area visit www.mikvah.org.uk or contact one of the Rebetzens.

Kosher Food

For a big weekly shop there are several kosher supermarkets within driving distance of St John’s Wood, in Golders Green, Temple Fortune or Hendon.
The area adjacent to the Synagogue also has many places to stock up on selected items of kosher food.

Panzers Delicatessen on Circus Road, London NW8 has a large selection of fresh foods, and sells challah on Fridays.

Smaller kosher selections can be found at:

  • Tesco Metro – Circus Road, London NW8
  • Waitrose – John Barnes Finchley Road, NW3
  • Sainsbury’s O2 Centre, Finchley Road, NW3

By arrangement, many kosher bakeries and restaurants will be pleased to send over food orders to St John’s Wood.

For a lists of London supervised restaurants, shops and bakeries visit KLBD

To search for an approved and supervised food available widely across the UK visit:

KLBD’s Buying Kosher or to search the kashrut for a particular product visit www.kosher.org.uk

Eruv

The St John’s Wood Eruv is currently going through its final planning stages.

When it’s up and running, we hope the Eruv will stretch from Prince Albert Road in the south to the far side of Primrose Hill in the east, connecting to the South Hampstead and Brondesbury Park Eruvs in the North and West.

For further information or to donate to the Eruv please email info@sjweruv.com

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