JPost: The UK is now home to the largest number of synagogues ever recorded in the country, but membership has dropped to the lowest number on record, according to a report released Wednesday by the Institute of Jewish Policy Research and the Board of Deputies of British Jews.
The report, titled Synagogue membership in the United Kingdom in 2016, found that despite the 454 synagogues that now exist in the UK, the number of household memberships to them have dropped below 80,000.
The survey found that 79,597 Jewish households across the United Kingdom held synagogue membership in 2016, down from 99,763 in 1990; this amounts to a 20% decline over a quarter of a century. more …
Opinion: The UK Daily Mail published this picture of the Church of San Giorgio in London:
A small Mosque nearby has overflow crowds for Friday service:
While Orthodox synagogues have grown, reform and liberal streams are at the lowest level since 1990:
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