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What does Luton's Jewish Community offer me? / Why Should I become a member?

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Do I have to be a member to join services? VISIT US

Visitors are welcome to our services. However, we would like all visitors to pay respect to Jewish traditions and rituals when services are carried out. Anyone who is not a member is kindly requested to contact us with your details and intended date of visit. Please contact us at least a week before your intended visit date and it would speed your visit if you download, complete and return a visitor form along with a photocopy of document to verify your identity, such as a passport or driver's licence. We also have a guide to the etiquette that applies to attendees of services.

How do I Join the Community as a member?

Please contact our Membership Secretary, and he will discuss what options you should take. However, you can enrol now by downloading the membership form, but we do advise talking to beforehand. There are various financial decisions to take into account and once decided, a form will be sent to you, fill it in and post it to the 'Membership Secretary' at the below address. The new members form is then referred to our Rabbi, and he will also ask for Jewish documents, such as the Marriage Certificate, Ketubah, to clarify. The enrolment is then approved by Synagogue Council members. A welcome letter is sent to you by our Administering Secretary, and financial details are enclosed too from our Treasurer.

Why Live in Luton & South Bedfordshire?

Luton Town offers a wide range of housing, from 1 bedroom starters to 5 bedrooms detached, everything in between to suit all tastes and pockets.

Luton is situated around 40 minutes from the heart of London and you can choose to travel either by train or road. The regular First Capital Connect (formerly ThamesLink) train services leaves every 10 to 15 minutes providing a fast service to St Pancras International, Moorgate, London Bridge, Gatwick and Brighton, also with stops at Radlett, Elstree, Borehamwood, Mill Hill and Hendon from the three train stations in Luton. There is also a fast East Midlands train service (formerly Midland Mainline), for travel to the north, with connections to Bedford and even further afield stops in the East Midlands and North East England, all commutable to and from Luton. The M1 and A1(M) are conveniently close to get to.

What is the cost of membership?

Currently our yearly fees for a family are £429 membership, which includes burial fund fees, and an optional £20 Board of Deputy Levy. Single person membership is half these figures. See our Treasurer's page for more details on discounts and methods of payment.

What are the services like?

Services are held Friday nights and Saturday mornings and according to Orthodox Jewish tradition. The prayers are predominantly in Hebrew and Aramaic and men and women sit separately. There is more information on the services page.

Email Luton United Synagogue: info@lutonhebrew.co.uk

Registered Address: Luton United Synagogue, 656 Dunstable Road, Luton, LU4 8SE

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