Divorce

Judaism does not regard divorce as a denial of the sacred, and accepts it as a sad but necessary reality of life. There are even in explicit instructions for divorce in the Torah, the Hebrew bible, meaning the legal form of Jewish divorce is very ancient.

Liberal Judaism, growing out of a long tradition of Jewish religious reform, accepts the state legal divorce process as bringing about the end of the marriage. We do not require a religious divorce therefore, for re-marriage in our synagogues.

If you are a divorced woman, it may be in your best interests that you obtain a get, or religious divorce and our rabbi will advise you about how to go about this. If you area man and previously married in an Orthodox synagogue, we will require you to have granted your ex –wife a religious divorce, so that she is also free to re-marry.

Where we are

Services are held at: 

The New Community Rooms, Spensley Walk, Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 9ES.

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Kehillah North London
(Formerly North London Progressive Jewish Community)

71-75 Shelton Street 
Covent Garden
London WC2H 9JQ

Tel: +44 (0)20 8123 5752
Rabbi Shulamit Ambalu: 020 7403 3779

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