JUDAISM. (fn. 9)
It was not until the 1930s, long after
the opening of a Jewish school (fn. 10) and a Federation
cemetery, (fn. 11) that Jews began moving into Old and New
Southgate. Palmers Green and Southgate synagogue
was registered for worship at no. 131 Palmerston
Road in 1933. (fn. 12) It was affiliated to the United
Synagogue and in 1936 became a District synagogue
on the congregation's move to a new building in
Brownlow Road, (fn. 13) which was severely damaged
during the war and replaced in 1957. (fn. 14)
Southgate and District Progressive (formerly
Liberal) synagogue originated in services held in
members' houses in 1943. From 1944 until 1954
services were held in the community hall in Southgate. A house at no. 75 Chase Road was acquired in
1954 and used for worship until a new synagogue
was erected in the grounds in 1959. (fn. 15)
Cockfosters and North Southgate District synagogue, a member of the United Synagogue, was
founded as an offshoot of Palmers Green synagogue
in 1948. A synagogue was built in Old Farm Avenue,
Southgate, in 1953 and consecrated in 1954. A new
community hall and classrooms were opened in
1965. (fn. 16) The synagogue served about 1,200 families
in 1972, mainly from Cockfosters. (fn. 17)
Southgate and District Reform synagogue and
communal centre was opened at the junction of
Queens Avenue and Farm Road in 1963.
A Jewish youth centre, Southgate Habonim,
originated in 1962 as a branch of Stamford Hill
Habonim. It met in a British Legion hall in Nursery
Road, Southgate, and afterwards as a small group
in private houses. Nos. 375 and 377 Bowes Road
were purchased in 1966 and demolished in 1969,
when a wooden meeting-place or moadon was
erected on the site. (fn. 18)
||Except where otherwise stated, this section is based
upon Jewish Yr. Bks.
||See p. 202.
||See p. 180.
||G.R.O. Worship Reg. no. 54314.
||Ibid. no. 56649; O.S. Map 1/2,500, Mdx. VII. 14
Formation of Palmers Green and Southgate Dist.
Synagogue [pamphlet hist.].
Southgate and Dist. Liberal Synagogue, 25th Anniversary [pamphlet].
||Datestone on bldg.
||Ex inf. the rabbi.
||Ex inf. the sec.