There is a long history of progressive Judaism in our corner of North London. When the North London Progressive Synagogue finally closed, a small group of members and others had already started to establish a new community as they wanted to a local community . This would be based on the traditions of the past and be innovative ,welcoming, diverse offering an inspiring and inclusive experience of Judaism relevant to the 21st century.
Some Key Moments
There have been some key moments in the life of the community:
2002 – Steering group established, initial services and meetings
2002 – First High Holiday services
2003 – North London Progressive Jewish Community was formally established (constitution adopted)
2003 – we found a permanent home, at the Community Rooms of St Mary’s Church, Stoke Newington
2003 – Appointed first part-time administrator – a must!
2004 – Employment of our first Rabbi, Shulamit Ambalu
2012 – we celebrated our 10th Birthday, and chose a new Hebrew name, Kehillah North London
2014 – we began our Year of Innovation, so that we could try new things, work with different partners, learn from our experiences and enrich and grow the Kehillah.
2017- We said farewell to Rabbi Shulamit Ambalu as she left her role as Rabbi for KNL
2018 – Employment of Cantor Tamara Wolfson as our new Spiritual Leader