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Southgate seeks new members

Last updated: 2004-05-30

Southgate looking for new members

Southgate looking for new members

North London-based Southgate and District Synagogue is looking to sign up its 1,000th member - only five years after moving from High Street, Southgate to its current premises, a former church school in Oakleigh Road North in Whetstone.

"We are currently in the 900s in terms of members and hope that by the time we hold our open weekend in June we will have achieved our target of a thousand," said Harry Goldstein, chairman of the Reform synagogue's membership group. "We are looking at recruiting young families and feel we are particularly children-friendly. However, of course members of all ages are most welcome and catered for. We are a welcoming, caring and committed synagogue and feel we have much to offer."

Colin Eimer, SDRS' senior rabbi, said: "We have a rabbinic team of different ages and at different stages in their lives who have a common language and can share common experiences with members of the community who are themselves at different ages and stages in their lives."

The open weekend begins on Friday June 18 and on the Sabbath there is a lunch following the service.

Sunday is an open house with visitors encouraged to drop in and talk to members, culminating in a fun supper quiz in the evening.

For further details on membership and the open weekend call 020 8445 3400