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

As the New Community Rooms are under refurbishment at least until the end of 2019, we are temporarily holding most of our regular services at: 

William Patten Primary School, Stoke Newington Church St, Stoke Newington, London N16 0NX

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Kehillah North London
(Formerly North London Progressive Jewish Community)

71-75 Shelton Street 
Covent Garden
London WC2H 9JQ

Tel: administrator (part time) 07706 354602  
In the event of a death or other emergency, please call: 07521 308923


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