History of our Shul

The Cockfosters an N Southgate community began in embryo in 1945, as an offshoot of the Palmers Green and Southgate Synagogue, which had been established for many years. Rapidly expanding, it moved to its site in Old Farm Avenue within a few years and grew two satellite minyanim, in Cockfosters and Hadley Wood. The Hadley Wood community has now developed as a separate community within the United Synagogue family and  became independent in early 2013: we wish them well.

A small team of people are currently researching archive and historical information about the Shul at Old Farm Avenue, to mark our seventieth anniversary  in 2014 and the eightieth anniversary of documented Jewish life in the area. This will include be encapsulated in two articles written for our journal, Shofar, during 2014.

If you have information or would like to volunteer to help this project please email news@ourshul.co.uk.

Over the years, we have been served with great dedication by the following rabbis and chazanim:

Rabbi R Lubofsky z”l, Rabbi RW Cymberg z”l and, until December 2013, Rabbi Y Fine.

Chazan J Herman z”l and Chazan A Segal z”l

And as for the question ‘What does the N stand for?’, that is part of the research!