SPY - Southgate Progressive Youth
FUTURE SPY CLUB MEETINGS 6PM – 8PM £3 INCLUDES A LIGHT SUPPER
SPY has been running for over 40 years! We provide a range of activities for all ages throughout the year.
We hold the youth club once a month, which is aimed at school years 5 and over. For a small entrance fee, we provide activities such as arts & crafts, quizzes, bingo, films, trips, theme nights and games. Every summer we hold a BBQ for all the children, their families & friends. Past trips have included bowling, and we are planning future trips of quasar and ice-skating. Theme nights have included a haunted house evening, a chocolate evening and creation station. Every week, the children have use of a full-size table tennis table, pool table, air hockey and a range of board games. They can join in the current activity, play games or just chill-out on bean bags. Supper is provided which gives the children the opportunity to eat and chat with their friends. An essential social skill!
The highlight of the SPY year is the SPY show. The 2014 production is ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and past years have included ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and ‘Alice in Wonderland’. All the direction, production and organisation is carried out by the children themselves. All members of the community attend, from friends and families to the Mayors of Barnet and Enfield.
We aim to provide events which all interests. Please email us with your ideas of what you would like organised.
The Youth Committee provides a great way to meet other people and anyone who is interested can join our meetings or help out when they can, however infrequent.
Please support our youth in any way that you can as they are the future of the Synagogue.
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If you can play a bit and would like to join, either as a social or team player, come along to the Schindler Hall any Monday at 7.30pm.
The Oakwood Friendship Club meets in the Schindler Hall on Thursdays between 11.30am – 3.30pm. The annual subscription is £4.00 and weekly entrance fee is £1.00. A light lunch served at 11.30am is available at an additional cost of 60 pence. Afternoon tea is served at 2.30pm.
The function of the Club is to promote friendship and provide entertainment etc for men and women over the age of 60.
The Bridge Club is now over 40 years old!
There is a core of regulars (from all shuls) who help to make our Monday evenings a pleasant, social evening as well as playing Bridge. We have all made new and good friends.
If there are any Bridge players who would like to join us, come along before 7.30pm on Mondays. You do not need a partner as we arrange the tables for you. I can assure you of a very friendly welcome.
The book group meets every four to six weeks to discuss books of different genres. Some books have been really enjoyed, others not as much, but interesting discussions always take place.
Our meetings take place in members' homes; each host supplying nibbles and faciliating the discussion. £1 is given to cover refreshments costs and additional donations to the SPS scholarship fund are also encouraged.
If you would like to join our group, please contact the synagogue office for more details.
Our next book club meeting in April we will be reviewing
Alone in Berlin - Hans Fallada and The Gypsy Madonna -Santa Montifiore
The Southgate branch of the Jewish Association of Cultural Societies meets every Wednesday 1.30 to 3pm in the Schindler Hall (at the rear of the Synagogue).
All retired people are welcome to come and join us in a happy, friendly environment.
FIRST VISIT FREE
More members are needed so if you know of any non-member of this Synagogue who may be interested, please bring them along, or at least let them know.
All of our entertainment programmes are advertised weekly in the Jewish Chronicle and Jewish News under Wednesday headings of JACS Southgate.
Tea, biscuits and cakes are served, always free of charge, at the conclusion of the entertainment.
From time to time we have various outings and luncheons which are announced in the hall, well in advance, wherever possible. For further information please contact Dorothea Baker on 020 8360 0048. If he is unavailable, leave a message on his answer phone with your name and telephone number and he will call you back as soon as possible.
Our weekly indoor programme includes an invited guest, either a speaker or an entertainer (singer/musician). Outdoor, we periodically visit the theatre (matinee) places of interest, or day trips to seaside towns. National JACS arranges organised visits abroad.
JACS, having grown to 28 branches stretching over London and the Home Counties, is now organised into regions. Southgate is in the North London area group. All in all, JACS is moving with the times and continuing to provide its members with leisure and cultural events to suits all tastes.
Jewish Care's Connect @ Southgate
"What makes Jewish Care's Connect @ Southgate different? This is a question we are constantly being asked. The best way to find out is to come along. Each Tuesday in the Schindler Hall we pack a regular Tai Chi Class, where everyone is benefiting from this gentle form of relaxing exercise; a dining area where we serve a three course lunch; a pamper zone where you can have a manicure or massage and a dedicated arts and crafts area where you can try your hand at watercolours, glass painting and ceramics.
In addition, we have an ever changing programme of short courses and guest speakers. We have run short courses on public speaking, creative writing, music appreciation and understanding the wonderful array of paintings on show in this country.
Regular features on our programme have been Jewish History, local history and conversational Yiddish; we are adding new topics all the time. With subjects as diverse as the Alexander Technique and contemporary floral art, we aim for a varied programme to keep everyone interested.
However, in between all this, we have a truly warm and inviting atmosphere, but as I said the best way to find out about Jewish Care's Connect @ Southgate is to come along!
To come for a free taster day contact Denise Ross on 020 8922 2902 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Southgate Progressive Synagogue • 75 Chase Road, London, N14 4QY • Tel: 020 8886 0977 • Email: email@example.com