NEW MASORTI COMMUNITY TO BE CREATED AS EMS AND EBMC AGREE TO MERGE

The management committees of Edgware Masorti Synagogue (EMS) and Elstree and Borehamwood Masorti Community (EBMC) are delighted to announce that they have agreed to merge, forming a new Masorti synagogue. The new community will cater for members and their families in both areas and seek, with its traditional but modern outlook, to attract new members from the surrounding areas.


The decision was overwhelmingly approved at General Meetings of each community on Monday 4th October, after several months of detailed discussions and a series of well-attended Zoom sessions at which members questioned their management committees on their proposals. The merger will be completed on 20th December, once the necessary legal formalities have been concluded. An inaugural Council, which will agree the name of the new community, will be elected prior to this date.


The merger follows increasing cooperation between the two communities over the past two years, culminating in the appointment of Rabbi Danny Newman as joint Rabbi earlier this yea