Book Circle

The FRS Book Circle meets once a month on a Sunday morning at members' houses to discuss the book we have previously chosen.  You don’t have to be knowledgeable about books and literature to join – books that are too long are often rejected! Recent titles include: Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates,

The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry, Deaf Sentence by David Lodge and Mr. Rosenblum's List by Natasha Solomons.

Bridge Club

Every Thursday from 2.00pm to 4.00pm we welcome beginners and intermediate bridge players to FRS. The current charge is £3 for members and £4 for non-members, including refreshments. For more information call the synagogue office 020 8446 3244 or email Annie

A Breath of Fresh Air

This is the name of the FRS Walking Group, which meets one Sunday a month. Walks are around north London and usually cover 4 to 5 miles, ending with an optional pub lunch. Members can take turns organising the walks and lifts can be arranged for those who need them.


FRS has an inter-generational choir who enjoy singing together at various synagogue services and events. You do not need to read music, though it is provided, but enthusiasm for singing is essential, and a good ear will definitely help! Rehearsals take place on weekday evenings in the lead up to events, and all are very welcome. For more information contact

Friendship Club

We have music recitals, parties to celebrate the festivals, talks and also organise trips to places of interest. We have been to Westcliffe, on a Thames river cruise, and had a very enjoyable visit to the Brick Lane Theatre to see an Old Tyme Music Show. Anyone aged 60+ can join us; non-FRS members are most welcome. The Friendship Club meets every Wednesday from 1.00 to 3.30pm at FRS.

Theatre Group

We organise three theatre outings a year. If you enjoy theatre but don’t like going alone, the theatre group is a great way to meet other like minded people.

Finchley Social and Cultural

This social and cultural society was spawned from a request for the actively retired to provide some day time activities ranging from bridge to a musical master-class, to visits to places of interest in and around London. Due to its popularity we have widened the programme to welcome anyone who would like to attend regardless of age.