Description:This hotel is not a kosher hotel, but it is located within walking distance from a synagogue. The hotel's staff is friendly and rooms clean, with comfortable beds (based on travellers' reviews). There are many kosher restaurants in Manhattan and many... [more]
The Jewish life in London is concentrated mainly in the Borough of Barnet (northern part of Outer London) which is about 15% Jewish. Synagogues, kosher restaurants and shops and various Jewish institutions are most typical for the suburb of Golders Green, although the Jewish life is spreading to other parts of Barnet as well (notably Finchley).
Kosher restaurants in Golders Green serve Israeli (Dizengoff) as well as ethnic (Met Su Yan oriental, Kavanna Indian) and obviously traditional European Jewish cuisine.
The large chareidi (ultra-orthodox) community of London (with Satmar and Belz being the largest local hassidic congregations) is living in Borough of Hackney Stamford Hill is in fact the largest Jewish suburb in all of Europe. Thanks to very high birth-rates within the chareidi community the Jewish population of Hackney is growing fast (doubling approx every 17 years).
London Borough of Haringey has also significant Jewish population.
Among the most important synagogues in London are the Bevis Marks Synagogue (2 Henage St., Aldgate tube) and The New West End Synagogue (St. Petersburgh Place, Bayswater tube).
London neighbourhoods Our family of four is traveling to London in July. We would like to look for an air bnb in a secular neighbourhood within an hour's walk to an Orthodox synagogue. Can you suggest some neighbourhoods for us to try?
how to ship belongings What does Customs allow or what items do they tax heavily. I have electronics, laptop, tablet, printers, I need as a writer, and also want some household items for an apt. with me. Want to give out blankets, soup, and bread to poor and shut-in Holocaust survivors too. Have Israeli friends, but don't want to bother them before I visit them. No idea who to contact for apt. search and for Customs requirements.
Over a thousan year of history, İstanbul was, several times in history, the turning point for European and Russian Jewish communities. Judaica tours offers you the opportunity to withness that history.