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Welcome to Southgate Progressive Synagogue.
We are a lively and friendly community in North London with a thriving youth culture and an emphasis on family and friends living and learning together.


If you are looking for a fun, social evening, come to the SPY Youth Club
For youths from School year 5 onwards

Club Nights in the Schindler Hall
Supper included
Cost £3.00

25 October – chill-out night
22 November – Mitzvah Day activities
13 December – Chanukah Party – BRING A FRIEND !

Introducing our new programme of 
with Rabbi Yuval

We will be studying PIRKEI AVOT 

Commencing 5 November and every week 
until 17 December

Thursday mornings at 10.00am - 11.00am
Sessions are free for members of Southgate Progressive Synagogue. Everyone welcome. 

For more details and to advise your attendance
 please contact Rabbi Yuval Keren:  
rabbi@sps.uk.com,  tel: 020 8886 0050.

Our Rabbi

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Rabbi Yuval Keren was born in Ashkelon, Israel. He later studied in an Orthodox Yeshivah and in a secular Kibbutz. He joined the Israeli army where he served in the prestigious Golani Brigade for three years. After his release from the army Rabbi Keren was the manager of two successful dairies, at Kibbutz Regavim and at the Reform Kibbutz Yahel.

He came to Britain in 1993 and qualified as a computer systems analyst at the University of the West of England. Following graduation he obtained employment as a management consultant with Deloitte & Touche, one of the most prestigious global accounting and management consulting firms.

Rabbi Keren began his studies at the Leo Baeck College in 2004. He obtained a first-class Bachelor’s degree in Hebrew and Jewish Studies in 2007 and a Masters Degree with distinction in 2009. He received his Rabbinic ordination at the west London synagogue in July 2009.

Joining Hendon Reform Synagogue in 2008 as a Student Rabbi he remained for another three years as a part of the Rabbinic team. Rabbi Keren has been serving our community since July 2012.

With a wide range and many years of Rabbinic, business and communications skills and experience Rabbi Keren provides spiritual leadership and support for our community. He promotes Jewish wisdom, encourages learning and supports our community members in good and bad times. He has a strong commitment to studying and teaching Judaism. Rabbi Keren is passionate about his homeland, Israel, and is a supporter of Israel and the efforts to bring together the hearts and minds of Israelis and Palestinians.

He is committed to the principles of Liberal Judaism, to modernity, equality, ethics and a greater involvement in the world around us. Since arriving in the UK in 1993, and during his Rabbinic years, he has been actively involved in Jewish education, community leadership, interfaith dialogue and pastoral care. His guiding principles as a Rabbi are the belief in God, and the application of religion with reason.

Rabbi Keren is married and has two children.

Interfaith Week
Special Event

To mark Interfaith Week SPS are holding a discussion group to be attended by a multi- faith audience.
Wednesday 18th November at 8.00 pm

The theme of the evening will be
'Welcoming a Stranger'
and the panel will contain members of various faiths including Rabbi Danny Rich.

Entry is free.

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Southgate Progressive Synagogue • 75 Chase Road, London, N14 4QY • Tel: 020 8886 0977 • Email: office@sps.uk.com