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Finchley Progressive Synagogue – FPS

An inclusive synagogue that emphasises warmth, intimacy and curiosity in all things Jewish over formality. Thr community is made all the richer by its members of different backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities, gender identities, sexualities, nationalities and races.

The community makes welcome those who are single, couples, in families, interfaith or otherwise, with children or without, those who come for the first time to learn or those who are moving from other Jewish homes. Wherever you are approaching Judaism from, you are welcome.

Please come as you are

Accessible services offering are being developed at the moment. If you have any accessibility needs, please do get in touch with our rabbi to let us know.

What you can expect in the community:

  • Commitment to creating meaningful Jewish experiences for members and their families – through learning, prayer and marking lifecycle events.
  • Celebrating being intergenerational and meeting the needs of all.
  • Commitment to making a difference both within the Jewish community (Tikkun Am) and the wider world (Tikkun Olam) through Social Justice and Social Action.
  • Community who takes responsibility for each other.
  • Raising young people to be thoughtful, curious and confidant Jews.

Social Action and Social Justice :

  • Food Bank Aid
  • Homeless Shelter
  • Citizens
    • campaign to persuade Barnet Council to welcome 50 Syrian Refugees to the borough in 2016.
    • got ‘the yes’ from Councillor Cornelius on the bima
    • welcomed our Syrian friends to the synagogue every Friday for Coffee Club.