About Us

Welcome to Magen Avot - a new Shul and a new community supported by Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis and the United Synagogue (US). We are located in the Nancy Reuben Primary School Hall (48 Finchley Lane, London NW4 1DJ).

Services on offer

Magen Avot provides Friday night, Shabbat morning (including a weekly hot Kiddush), Shabbat Mincha and Motzei Shabbat, and Sunday services for adults and children. This will be extended to include the full complement of weekday services once we are in our permanent home. Magen Avot is committed to providing a full range of programmes and events for all its members.

Our ethos

  • Modern, orthodox, inclusive community that is welcoming to all
  • Provision of opportunities for learning that are both intellectually and spiritually stimulating
  • Promotion of women’s involvement and ways of making women feel included within halachic guidelines set out by the United Synagogue and Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis
  • Promotion of good decorum in shul
  • Supportive of Israel and its national holidays
  • Involvement and encouragement of children and youth



Jonny Solomon

Vice Chairperson

Simon Leigh

Women's Officer

Chaya Langerman

Financial Representative

Cecil Taitz


Elkan Adler and Daniel Ehreich

Council Members

Adam Kay, Alison Solomon, David Berke, Esther Bentley, Joseph Leigh, Julian Maurer, Moshe Langerman, Patti Adler, Sara Spizzichino, Shoina Kass