Orthodox rabbis in Hendon and Golders Green have sent another letter to congregants telling them not to attend events at Jewish community centre JW3.
The rabbis are believed to be angry about an event celebrating gay Jews and wrote to members for a second time this week saying that JW3 “promotes a way of life which is in total contradiction to Orthodox Judaism and halachah”.
They said those who attended their shuls should “distance themselves fully from JW3, its activities and services and refrain from visiting JW3 even for recreational purposes only”.
Signatories include Rabbi Aaron Bassous of Beth Hamedrash Knesset Yechezkel, whose publicly criticised Senior Sephardi Rabbi Joseph Dweck for saying the sexual revolution allowing people to express their true sexuality was positive.
Others include Rabbi Yisroel Meir Greenberg of Golders Green Beth Hamedrash, known as Munks, and Rabbi Shimon Winegarten of Bridge Lane Beth Hamedrash, both influential Orthodox leaders in Golders Green.