Youth

At S&P youth we understand that the community must be a warm, educational and enjoyable place where children feel welcome at all times.

With our dedicated team we ensure that our kids are always entertained and engaged. From weekly children services for all ages, shabbatons and activities including ice skating and go karting there’s something for everybody.

We have recently launched two new exciting initiatives: A monthly Youth Minyan where our teens participate in and lead the service followed by a full blown kiddush! Plus once a month we have a special expanded programme for the children on Shabbat including raffles, prizes and a themed kiddush.

 

Meet Our Youth Leaders

Saul Yardley

Saul is 23 years old and was born in Manchester where he also grew up. He first moved down to London when he was 19 to study War Studies at King’s College London. After graduating, Saul spent a year working with Jewish students across Europe, and this year has returned to studying. He is currently embarking on a Master’s degree, also at King’s, with a focus on the History of War. Outside of university, Saul’s hobbies are meeting new people, reading, playing chess, and eating cake. He is looking forward to spending the next few months getting to know all the children from the community and planning some fun and educational events.

 

Jason Lipowicz

Jason is about to start his final year of a Computer Science degree at Imperial College London and previously studied at JFS. He grew up in Mill Hill, and last year he was fortunate to be in charge of their local Bnei Akiva, running activities on a Shabbat afternoon. Jason has also been President of the Jewish Society at Imperial, and is looking forward to using all that experience to bring new events, ideas and programmes to Lauderdale Road this year.
In his spare time, Jason loves playing badminton and is a big fan of all things cars: from go-karting to Formula 1. He enjoys playing around with new devices and also building websites and apps for fun!
A fun fact is also that Jason can solve a Rubik’s cube in roughly a minute so feel free to approach him and test that claim!

 

Tom Garcia

Tom has been attending Lauderdale Road since he was born with many lovely memories. Now he is 20 years and about to start his 3rd year of a Maths degree at Kings College London. He is a choral scholar in the London Youth Choir and plays the trombone and piano. He enjoys playing chess, playing badminton and can sometimes be found cheering on Middlesex at Lords or running around the Outer Circle of Regents Park.

Jason, Saul and Tom hope to run lots of memorable occasions for the youth in the year ahead. With the re-establishment of SPY, they have plenty of events planned. Come and support and help to make 5779 the best year for the youth in the history of the S&P.