Jewish people in London can be found in all areas of the capital’s life boasting writers, journalists, artists and academics and in business and finance.
London’s Jewish community numbers around 200,000. Those who descend from Spain and Portugal are known as Sephardi and those from Eastern Europe are Ashkenazi. Jewish communities in London are thriving, with Barnet boasting the largest Jewish population. Most of the community belong to the traditional Orthodox synagogues, but there has also been a growth in the more progressive ‘Reform’ and ‘Liberal’ synagogues since the 1960s.
WHERE DO THEY LIVE?
Stamford Hill, in Hackney, north London, has long established itself as the home of the strictly orthodox Jewish community, while today, the liveliest part of Jewish London is probably Golders Green. Barnet has the highest proportion of Jewish residents of any local authority area in the UK.
HOW TO REACH THEM THROUGH THE SPECTRUM RADIO NETWORK
Tikkun Spectrum broadcasts every Sunday on Spectrum SKY Channel 0185 between 1pm-2pm and at www.spectrumradio.net