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Western Marble Arch Synagogue

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Phone  +44 20 7723 9333
Western Marble Arch Synagogue
Address  1 Wallenberg Pl, Marylebone, London W1H, UK
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The Western Marble Arch Synagogue (WMA) was founded in 1761. Currently located in Great Cumberland Place, Westminster, in greater London, the Western Marble Arch Synagogue is a leading Orthodox Judaism place of worship. The result of a merger between the Western and the Marble Arch Synagogues, the synagogue offers religious and social activities to its members and the wider community.


Western Synagogue

The Western synagogue was founded in 1761 in Great Pulteney Street, Westminster. The congregation, formally named, in the transliteration of the era, Hebra Kaddisha Shel Gemillith Hassadim, Westminster (Holy Congregation of the Assembly of Israel, Westminster) first met in the home of Wold Liepman, a prosperous immigrant merchant from St. Petersburg. A series of leased spaces followed until 1826 when the congregation built an elaborate synagogue in St. Alban's Place, Haymarket (London) and renamed itself The Western Synagogue..

Spiritual leadership

  • Sir Jonathan Sacks, formerly Chief Rabbi of the Commonwealth
  • Rabbi Lionel Rosenfeld
  • Rabbi Sam Taylor
  • Current Executive Board of Directors

  • Mr. Stanley Simmonds, President
  • Mr. Alan Lee, Vice President
  • Mr. Alan Goldberg, Warden
  • Mr. Andrew Tobias, Warden
  • Seat of the Chief Rabbi

    In November 2003, the Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth Jonathan Sacks accepted the position as the spiritual leader of the Western Marble Arch Synagogue.

    Notable members

  • Sir Samuel Montagu, MP, (Lord Swaythling)
  • Sir Stuart Samuel
  • Viscount David de Stern
  • Constance, Lady Battersea, wife of Cyril Flower, 1st Baron Battersea
  • Hannah Primrose, Countess of Rosebery
  • References

    Western Marble Arch Synagogue Wikipedia

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