The United Synagogue, formed by Act of Parliament in 1870, is the largest Jewish religious body in the UK, representing the central Orthodox movement with 64 congregations, comprising 40,000 members. Our spiritual head is the Chief Rabbi.
Contributions to RE
For millennia, Jewish heritage has rested on learning, passed down through generations of Rabbis and Jewish thinkers. The United Synagogue is the Foundation Body for 10 VA schools in the London area, as well as running nurseries and supplementary education classes. It has an extensive adult education network through its synagogue communities.
Its professional staff contributed to the development of Fundamental British Values and has been heavily involved over many years in working with, and advising, the DfE, the Office of the School Adjudicator and Ofsted.