Sha’arei Tsedek began life in a house in Winchmore Hill in 1961. The congregation grew rapidly and twenty years later we purchased a warehouse in Southgate High Street. Very quickly the rather decrepit building was transformed by home-grown skill and labour, creating a lively and warm Jewish environment.
‘High Street’ was Sha’arei Tsedek’s (at that time – SDRS) home for eighteen years, then in 1999 we moved to our present abode in Whetstone, a spacious building which has given us the room to provide a range of activities and services. What had been a gym became a beautiful prayer hall. A wide variety of internal and external groups use the facilities regularly and we are proud that the synagogue has become a Jewish community centre.
Photo credit Jono David