A recent event at Netzach Yisroel

An Orthodox shul in Edgware has become the latest member of the Federation of Synagogues after a 16-year wait.

Netzach Yisroel, led by Gateshead-born Rabbi Dovid Roberts, joined as a constituent member after a vote at the shul’s Annual General Meeting on Sunday.

Kehillas Netzach Yisroel was first established as a Seed Shabbos morning minyan in 1999. It is known for its family atmosphere, and was praised by the Federation for showing “the formula for a successful community”.

Shmooze news and views at Netzach Yisroel

Shmooze news and views at Netzach Yisroel

Dovid said he was excited to contribute to the “renaissance” of the Federation, which boasts a Beth Din, a kosher food division and a burial society, with a new cemetery in Edgwarebury Lane, due to be consecrated in 2016.

The shul’s chairman Mr Mark Hamburger added: “We are delighted to be nailing the KNY flag to the Federation mast and look forward to a long and successful relationship.”