In 1943 a handful of families, looking for an alternative to Orthodox Judaism, started holding services in each other's homes. Following the ideals of the founders of the Liberal Jewish movement, they were determined to build a community of like-minded Jews - people who were looking for a form of their religion that was meaningful and relevant to 20th century Britain and one that provided equal status for men and women in synagogue life.
The present site was acquired in 1954; the original house, named Richard Michael House, is now used as administrative offices, by the Religion School and other Synagogue groups. What was the large garden is now the site of the Schindler Hall and provides High Holyday seating for 450 congregants and for 160 at sit down functions.
In 1989, we opened our purpose-built Synagogue situated at the side of the house. 160 congregants can pray in this beautiful and tranquil sanctuary. The whole self-contained complex serves the needs of some 850 members and their children, with a wide range of religious and secular activities. Now in its seventh decade, Southgate Progressive Synagogue continues to develop as a warm and friendly community and we aim to make everyone feel very welcome.
Always looking to the future needs of our community, the proposed building project will provide much needed space for Youth activities, as well as providing additional facilities for the less able.
Southgate Progressive Synagogue is an active constituent of Liberal Judaism and is represented on the Board of Deputies of British Jews. The Synagogue is a supporter of the Leo Baeck College - Centre for Jewish Education in Finchley.
Southgate Progressive Synagogue (SPS) is committed to safeguarding the privacy of our members while providing the highest possible quality of service. Under the terms of the Data Protection legislation, we are required to explain to you how we treat any personal data we collect from you.
We take seriously our duty to protect any personal information we obtain. As a constituent member of Liberal Judaism, SPS may from to time, share contact information with them. We do not pass on your details to any other third party unless you give us permission to do so.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access to personal data, we have put in place suitable physical and electronic procedures to safeguard and secure personal information.
In certain cases, we use your email address to send you information on services and events held at SPS or elsewhere in which case you will be offered the option to opt in or opt out.
Whilst the SPS Council are ultimately responsible for ensuring that adequate data protection systems are in place, individual members of staff and volunteers are also responsible for ensuring the handling of all personal data in compliance with those procedures and the law.
Please contact us if your personal circumstances change or if you believe that any information we are holding about you is incorrect or incomplete. You are entitled to request details of personal information that we hold about you. We may charge a small administration fee for providing details. Should you wish to request a copy of your personal information, please write to our office, at Southgate Progressive Synagogue, 75 Chase Road, Southgate, London N14 4QY.
The Southgate Centre for Judaism (SCJ) is the name of the site we occupy. The Centre comprises:
Our beautiful, custom-built Sanctuary, which is used for Shabbat services: Richard Michael House, which serves as the home for our administrative offices, as well as many of the Religion School classes and meeting rooms.
Schindler Hall, which is used as the Synagogue for High Holy Day services, and provides a large hall.
Need a venue for your Simcha?
Then contact the Synagogue office on 020 8886 0977 to discuss hiring the Schindler Hall. Also available for quiz suppers, bingo evenings and dancing to live music.
Looking for a Place to Hold a Meeting or Presentation?
Rooms in the Richard Michael House can also be hired for private use. Contact the Synagogue office on 020 8886 0977 for full details..
Southgate Progressive Synagogue • 75 Chase Road, London, N14 4QY • Tel: 020 8886 0977 • Email: email@example.com