Welcome to Shir Hayim – your local friendly Reform Jewish Community in Hampstead. Where the sacred is greeted with song.

Welcome to Shir Hayim!

We are Shir Hayim – ‘Song of Life’. Our services, while traditional, are a joyous affair. This is reflected in the entire community’s joining in the singing of prayer, as well as the way all participate in the various aspects of the service.

Services are always warm, and held in intimate surroundings. They are characterised by flexibility and respect for both traditional and modern Jewish forms. Families sit together, and we encourage all members to participate, without regard to gender. We warmly welcome all visitors.

We hope to see you soon.


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What’s On

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I have been made to feel so welcome at Shir Hayim, from my very first visit – everybody introduces themselves and welcomes you and are always pleased to see you. I was asked to participate at the first Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services I attended which made me feel not just welcome as a visitor, but part of a community that was glad to have me as a member of it

Our Community

Find out more about Shir Hayim, the only Reform community in the Hampstead area.