The History of London School of Jewish Studies
The London School of Jewish Studies was founded as Jews' College in 1855, a rabbinical seminary in London. The organisation was re-focussed and given its present name in 1999, with an emphasis on providing a broader range of adult education courses and training to the wider Jewish community. The rabbinical training programme was suspended, and much of the historical holdings of the library were sold off. SJS has had growing success in its new role, and since 2012 once again offers rabbinical training, in partnership with the program set up by the London Sephardi community.
The JTTP at LSJS is an Outstanding provider of Teacher Training and was awarded 'Oustanding in All Areas' in November 2018. You can read the latest Ofsted report
Life in London School of Jewish Studies
The London School of Jewish Studies also houses the synagogue Alei Tzion. The synagogue refers to itself as a "young and vibrant congregation ". Services take place regularly. These include; Shacharit, Mincha and Maariv prayer. The highlight of the week is the complete Shabbat services which include 2 children's services.
Michael Adler (1868-1944), first Jewish military chaplain to serve in a Theatre of War (1915-18), Francis Lyon Cohen (1862-1934), first Jewish military chaplain to the British Army (1892-1904)