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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.
Family Service & Morning Coffee

Coffee Morning at 9.30am & Family Service at 11am
With Ruach and LJY-Netzer
See Services page for dates

Please come and join us

Mini-Ruach at SPS

Friday 4th November
Saturday 5th November
Friday 11th November
Friday 18th November
Friday 25th November

at 10.30am - 12noon
in the Schindler Hall
75 Chase Road, London N14 4QY

Admission £2 per family to cover refreshments
Please contact Gwendolen Burton
for more information at

Tots Services

Welcome anyone from 0 to 99 years for an informal short service with our Rabbi.

Please click on
SERVICES for the next TOTS service.
Access to Judaism with Rabbi Yuval
Tuesday evenings between
8.00 p.m. and 10.00 p.m.

8.00-8.50 - Access to Judaism
8.50-9.10 - Break
9.10-10.00 - Hebrew

Sessions are free for members of Southgate Progressive Synagogue and proselytes.

Everyone welcome.

There may be an occasional charge for study material and photocopies.

For more details please click on adult education or contact Rabbi Yuval Keren:
Tel: 020 8886 0050

New choir Rehearsals at Southgate Progressive Synagogue
Starting in July, we will be holding twice monthly choir rehearsals before the Shabbat morning Service.

Led by Idit Gold, the choir will be taught new and old songs, which will be introduced into the service that follows.

Existing and new choir members are very welcome. Open to all levels of singing, no audition and no requirement to read music or Hebrew.

Please put these dates in your diary and come along at 9.50am on the following dates:

5th November
12th November

New choir Rehearsals at Southgate Progressive Synagogue

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.
Come to your senses at Southgate Progressive Synagogue
Each round will tickle your senses!

Saturday 19th November 2016

Fish & chip supper, dessert, soft drinks & nibbles

No places on the night!

£15 per person

RSVP by 1.11.16 to:
fundraising@sps.uk.com or office@sps.uk.com
Proceeds to SPS
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Southgate Progressive Synagogue • 75 Chase Road, London, N14 4QY • Tel: 020 8886 0977 • Email: office@sps.uk.com