Community

The Saatchi Synagogue takes pride in being a personable and welcoming environment, which has made us one of the fastest-growing young communities in Central London.

Building a community is about forging new relationships and enhancing existing ones; our array of social events look to bring everyone together.

Personal growth is achieved through learning; our varied educational classes are aimed at different levels of knowledge.

The youth are the future. We take great pride in providing social, creative and educational events for all ages.

Our membership is made up of individuals from all over the UK, and over 13 different countries; from all Jewish denominations and none, they now all consider Central London and The Saatchi Synagogue their home.

At Saatchi we believe that Judaism is a personal journey, it includes life-cycle, spirituality, self-fulfillment and support. At what ever stage you are at, we are here to facilitate the journey and make it meaningful and comfortable.

Location

Conveniently located in leafy St. John’s Wood – our community hail from Maida Vale, Notting Hill, Marleybone, Swiss Cottage, Belsize Park, West Hampstead, and beyond. 

Our Rabbi

Mendel Cohen has been the Rabbi of Saatchi Synagogue since the spring of 2010, and together with his wife Chai, they have overseen the expansion of our community.

Mendel, grew up in Leeds, received his Rabbinic ordination from the Machon Semicha Lerabanut. He is currently concluding a Masters Degree in Jewish Education and Leadership; and training as a Dayan (Rabbinical Judge) with the Montefiore Endowment.  Mendel has travelled to over 15 countries as part of Chabad’s Roving-Rabbi. The Cohen’s live St. John’s Wood.