Eruv Status:

Shabbat 1/2 May 2015

The Eruv is

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Sponsored by Family Mendel Tajtelbaum, in memory of our father the late Reb Yitzchok Dovid Tajtelbaum, whose Yahrzeit is this Shabbos.

Welcome to the Elstree and Borehamwood Eruv. An eruv is a way of identifying an area within which carrying is permitted on the Sabbath (Shabbat). The Eruv has been in use since Shabbat 26/27 November 2010 - 19/20 Kislev 5771 Parashat Vayeshev.

The Eruv is managed by the Ebor Eruv Charitable Trust, a cross-community organisation set-up to operate the Eruv in Elstree and Borehamwood and it is supervised by the London Beth Din.

The Eruv and Red Road Bridge

You may have read in the local media that Red Road Bridge (the bridge that provides access to Red Road Park) is to be demolished and rebuilt. It is an unavoidable consequence that when these works do take place the integrity of the Eruv will be affected. This is because a number of Eruv poles will need to be removed, and the walls of the existing bridge currently comprise part of the Eruv boundary.

As of March 2015 we have a further update regarding the plans for this. Please read this letter for more information.

The Eruv Boundary in Parkfields

Please be aware that the Eruv Boundary runs within Parkfields (the park between Barham Avenue and Red Road). If you expect to be walking through the park, please check the detailed map on the "Map" page to see where the boundary is.


The maintenance of the Eruv needs ongoing funding, most of which comes from the members of the community who will use it. For more information, to donate other amounts, or to donate by other methods, please go to the "Donate Now" page.