|Location||Lichfield Gardens, Richmond, London.|
|Architect(s)||Stern Thom Fehler Architects |
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Richmond Synagogue is an Orthodox Jewish synagogue in Lichfield Gardens, Richmond, London. The synagogue building, designed by Stern Thom Fehler Architects, was opened on 9 March 1987 by Chief Rabbi Sir Immanuel Jakobovits and Rabbi Moshe Barron.
The synagogue operates a day centre for Jewish people over 60.
Rabbi Jonathan Hughes became the synagogue's rabbi in November 2013. Previously an associate rabbi at the Hendon United Synagogue, he is a law graduate and former Reading Football Club player.
Until 1916 the synagogue community was known as the Richmond Hebrew Congregation and from 1916 to 1938 it met at Central Hall, Parkshot, Richmond, a building opened on 28 June 1916 by Leopold de Rothschild, the then President of the United Synagogue. From 1938 it met at a converted chapel in Sheen Road which was later purchased by Richmond upon Thames Council to make way for a Waitrose supermarket.
The synagogue publishes a magazine, Richmond Record.
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