Gemach Fund

A Chance To Help - The Gemach Fund

Many of you may be aware that our Rabbis hold a discretionary fund to provide help to members who may need financial assistance for a specific event, or are going through a particularly challenging period in their lives. Examples of the help given previously include support for children to go on Israel tour, RSY camps and basic needs for families in cases of hardship.

The aim of The Gemach (good deeds) Fund, is to enable the community to continue to provide this financial assistance where and when it is needed, but also to relieve the increasing strain on general funds.

Monies from The Gemach Fund would be distributed as follows: 75% of the money donated would go towards providing assistance to our members and would be managed by our rabbis, and 25% would be directed towards relieving the synagogue’s support for reduced fees.

If you wish to set up a monthly direct debit you can so via the website or by contacting the Office for a direct debit form.

Thank you for your support.




At Sha’arei Tsedek we are grateful to the many members who volunteer their time to help our paid staff with activities and events in and around our community. Read on to find out how you can get involved and contribute your skills, time and resources

to help us make a difference.



Zemel Choir

Rehearsals, Monday evenings, 8.00 pm

We are delighted to be the chosen rehearsal venue of Zemel Choir, the UK's leading mixed voice Jewish choir.

You are welcome to come along to a few rehearsals and see if you enjoy it.

For more information about Zemel Choir contact their Membership Secretary, Doreen Havardi on 020 8868 8423 or send her an email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



Thank you to everyone who nominated a charity for our Days of Awe Appeal.  We are delighted to announce that we will be supporting:

Israel Religious Action Center

Hagar: Jewish Arab Education for Equality

More information about these two charities and how your donation could make a difference will be published shortly



Our aim is to provide help and fundraising support to the Religion School and its Head Teacher, Roz Levenson.

We have been involved in the ‘Welcome Breakfasts’ for new and returning parents, where over coffee and bagels we introduce ourselves and provide an opportunity for parents to socialise. We also assist with refreshments at the events that the Religion School teaching team enthusiastically organise, such as parallel learning at festivals.

Parents have enjoyed accompanying pupils and teachers on outings, with trips to the Jewish Museum in Camden and a walking tour of the Jewish East End.



Sha'arei Tsedek is a loving, caring community. We offer support, both practical and emotional, from our rabbis and fellow congregants

Read more: Chesed


Sha'arei Tsedek Choir

The Sha'arei Tsedek choir, under the leadership of Musical Director Louise Katin, is made up of voluntary members of the synagogue.

The choir meet fortnightly for rehearsals and sing regularly during one Shabbat morning service per month.

During the Days of Awe the choir can be heard throughout the holiday season from the beautiful choral Selichot service through Rosh Hashanah culminating with Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur.

We also sing at weddings (by arrangement) and at other festivals such as Chanukah.

As the choir is made up of members of the synagogue there is a familial friendly atmosphere among the singers. As well as aiming to make a great sound musically we all try to have a good time doing it! New members of the choir are always welcome – the ability to sing is essential but not the ability to read music.

Click here to download a snippet from our recent concert.

If you would like to join us, please contact Louise Katin.