I have been a member for many years and now have the privilege and honour of being the President of our synagogue.
Attending Council meetings shows how committed its members are to making our synagogue a vibrant community.
I was very involved in the Liberal youth movement (LJY-Netzer) for many years, working for the movement full time after a gap-year in Israel. Formerly from Kingston Liberal, I joined Finchley Progressive some 20 years ago. I live in North Hertfordshire with my wife Paula and two boys: Jacob and Asher.
I joined FPS after my son, Adam, returned from his first LJY-Netzer camp singing Hebrew songs. Liberal Judaism's inclusive values, as embodied by FPS, sit very well with my family; we have enjoyed a sense of belonging, friendship, rich learning, fun and opportunities to contribute meaningfully within the wider community.
Viktoria (aka Wika) Dorosz
This is my second ‘stint’ on Council. I am currently responsible for our twinning with Keshet, the Jewish community in Mogilev (Belarus), the Rosh Chodesh Group and the Library. I also work with Beit Tefillah (Rites and Practices).
I am joint Vice Chair at FPS with special responsibility for our Ivriah (religion school), working with our head teacher Adele and our young, inspiring teachers to deliver an enriching and fun experience for our children. I’ve always been involved in Liberal Judaism, and am delighted that my two girls are now going to camps and events run by our youth movement, LJY-Netzer, as I did in my teenage years.
In the 30 odd years I have been a member of FPS, I have served on several committees, but this will be my first time on Council. As a co-opted member. I hope to contribute my acquired knowledge of life, people and organisations, to aiding FPS continuing its progress of going from strength to strength.