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Hebrew Reading Intensive

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For Beginners and Rusty Readers

Friday 28 June 6.45pm, Shabbat 29 June, Sunday 30 June

Always wanted to learn to read Hebrew, but never had the chance? Learned years ago but feeling very rusty today? Join our intensive weekend!

We will be following a simple reading scheme, and participants will receive a course booklet to work with and keep. The weekend includes erev Shabbat and Shabbat morning services, a Kiddush lunch on Shabbat and lunch on Sunday.

Friday 28 June, 6.45 pm

The course begins with Erev Shabbat service at 6.45 pm, followed by a bring and share chavurah supper and introduction to the course at 7.30 pm.

Shabbat 29 June, 9.00 am – 4.15 pm

The morning begins with a Hebrew teaching session at 9.00 am. We join the Shabbat morning service at 10.30 am, and have a kiddush lunch together. The course continues after this until 4.15 pm.

Sunday 30 June, 10.00 am – 1.15 pm

We begin at 10.00 am, and end at 1.15 pm, including a brief pause for lunch.

Cost: £50 per participant.

We are committed to making learning available for all, please do not let the cost of this course be a barrier and contact us for a discount if needed.

To book: Click HERE

Venue: Sha’arei Tsedek North London Reform Synagogue, 120 Oakleigh Road North, London N20 9EZ

Contact: For more information please contact Rabbi Shulamit Ambalu.

What’s on – June 2024

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Weekly activities

Messy Play: Tuesdays, 9.45 am (Term time only)

Baby & Toddler Music Sessions: Thursdays, 9.45 am (Term time only)

Erev Shabbat Service: Fridays, 6.45 pm

Shabbat Morning Services: Saturdays, 10.30 am

B’nei Mitzvah Group: Fridays, 5.00 pm (Term time only)

Religion School: Sundays, 9.30 am (Term time only)

What’s on this month

Sunday 2
11.00 am – Community Hub trip to Hughenden Manor

Monday 3
2.00 pm – Dementia Club UK at Sha’arei Tsedek

Tuesday 4
7.30 pm – Gateways to Judaism Course (online)

Wednesday 5, 12, 19 & 26
1.30 pm – Bridge Club

Friday 7
7.30 pm – Huddle for Israel Chavurah Supper

Saturday 8
10.30 am – Shabbat Morning service with Bat Mitzvah

Tuesday 11
7.30 pm – Tikkuyn Leyl Shavuot at Sha’arei Tsedek. Click HERE for more details.

Wednesday 12
11.00 am – Shavuot Morning service at Finchley Progressive Synagogue

Saturday 15
9.30 am – Cuppa and Chat before the service

Monday 17

6.30 pm – Book Club. This month the group will be reading The Immortilists by Chloe Benjamin. Join by Zoom.

Tuesday 18
7.30 pm – Gateway to Judaism Course (online)

Wednesday 19
7.30 pm – Council Meeting

Saturday 22
10.30 am – 0-120 Shabbat Children & Family service (In person only)

Tuesday 25
12.30 pm – Lunch and Chat Group

Friday 28
6.45 pm – Koleinu Friday night service
7.30 pm – Chavurah supper followed by Hebrew Reading Intensive Course

Saturday 29
9.00 am – Hebrew Reading Intensive Course
10.30 am – Shabbat Morning service with Bar Mitzvah
1.00 pm – Lunch followed by Hebrew Reading Intensive Course

Sunday 30
10.00 am – Hebrew Reading Intensive Course

What’s coming up in July

Monday 1
2.00 pm – Dementia Club UK at Sha’arei Tsedek

Saturday 13
10.30 am – Shabbat Morning service with Bar Mitzvah

Wednesday 17
7.30 pm – Council Meeting

Friday 19
6.45 pm – Koleinu Friday Night Service

Saturday 27
10.30 am – Shabbat Morning service with B’nei Mitzvah

Tuesday 30
12.30 pm – Lunch and Chat Group


We Are Hiring

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Sha’arei Tsedek

Part Time Choral Accompanist Required

Salary commensurate with experience

Are you a talented pianist with a deep appreciation for choral and liturgical music?

Our synagogue, based in Whetstone, North London, is seeking an experienced accompanist to join our musical team. If you excel at sight reading and improvisation and have a background in accompanying vocalists or musicians, we want to hear from you! A knowledge of Shabbat prayers, Jewish ritual and related music would be an advantage.

To express your interest and to request more information please contact Louise Katin :

Click HERE for more details.

Deadline for Applications: 30 July 2024

Join us in enriching our services and community through beautiful and inspiring music. We look forward to welcoming you to our team!

Koleinu Erev Shabbat

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Koleinu Erev Shabbat services, last Friday of the month, 6.45 pm

Join us for an energising and upbeat Friday night service, with melodies from across the Jewish globe, led by Sha’arei Tsedek’s live band and singers.

Please join us in person at the synagogue and/or online via ZoomFacebook LiveYouTube and via our website.

All welcome.

For more information please call 020 8445 3400 or email

Listen to Koleinu singing Hineh Ma Tov by composer Elana Arian.

Forthcoming Koleinu Erev Shabbat services


26 January, 9 February, 17 May, 28 June, 19 July, 26 September and 22 November.


28 February, 28 March, 25 April, 27 June and 18 July.

0-120 Children & All Ages Shabbat Morning services

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0-120 Children & Family Shabbat Morning Services

This is an all-ages interactive Shabbat morning service, where we put our children at the heart of the morning.

With live music, shorter and more creative prayers, Torah, and hands on creative learning. Please note this service is not on zoom or our other online platforms.

Beginning at 10.30 am, ending about an hour later, and always followed by a fantastic Kiddush.

All welcome.

2024 Service dates

24 February, 20 April, 11 May, 22 June, 21 September, 16 November and 14 December.

2025 Service dates

18 January, 8 February, 17 May and 21 June.