Our new Community Education & Development Manager

Finchley Progressive Synagogue is delighted to announce the appointment of Zoe Jacobs as our new Community Education & Development Manager. She will take up her post in August.

Zoe (pictured right) will be known to many of our members for running exciting activities for our tots, and is coming to us after a year as a community youth worker for RSY-Netzer, visiting synagogues up and down the country to run activities, build youth groups and inspire young people.

Her role at FPS will include running our religion school Ivriah as well as setting up a new youth group and training the next generation of young FPS leaders.

Zoe says: “I am delighted to be joining FPS. Over the past year I have been welcomed into the community with such kindness and warmth and I am very excited now to begin working alongside the congregation and Rabbi Rebecca. FPS is an extraordinary, loving and friendly place, and I can't wait to become a bigger part of it.”

Rabbi Rebecca Birk welcomed Zoe’s appointment: “We immediately recognised that Zoe's qualities include positivity, thoughtfulness, tenacity and enthusiasm. We are thrilled that she will be joining us from the summer and look forward to the impact she will make on our community's young people.”

Gabriel Webber, our current Community Development Manager, is leaving us in July to begin training as a rabbi. We wish him all the best in his new role.