Sep 20, 2014
25 Elul 5774
South Hampstead Synagogue is a vibrant, growing modern orthodox Jewish community in metropolitan London with a reputation for warmth, humour, informality, innovation and a non-judgemental approach.
I would like to thank members who have already written again promptly to Camden Council to re-iterate their support for the updated proposals for the new synagogue. The further short consultation exercise has now been extended until 3 October 2014 ahead of a full planning committee meeting in the coming weeks.
The revised plans incorporate a number of improvements to the building, improving its relationship with neighbouring buildings, reducing height and massing and incorporating further planting whilst improving the design quality of the synagogue. The revised plans can be viewed at www.camden.gov.uk/planning; our application reference number remains 2013/7887/P.
Please do take the time again to submit your comments/letters of support.
You may make your views known in writing, marking your comments or letter as an Application Comment, quoting the application reference number 2013/7887/P:
· by adding your comments online (please remember to include your full postcode) at www.camden.gov.uk/planningonline
· emailing a letter of support to firstname.lastname@example.org (please remember to include your full postal address also)
· completing and returning the comments form enclosed with Camden’s letter (you might wish to attach a copy of your original letter and simply confirm your support for the recent changes), or
· sending your letter to: Regeneration and Planning Development Management, London Borough of Camden, Town Hall, Judd Street, London WC1H 8ND (again you might wish to attach a copy of your original letter and confirm your support for the recent changes).
Comments submitted to Camden Council may be accepted up to 3 October 2014.
Your support is vital to the success of our application. Please do take the time to re-iterate your support. It will also assist us greatly if you would kindly send a copy of your letter or email to me via the synagogue office so that we can keep track of responses.
If you require any further information please email the synagogue office.
High Holydays 2014 - 5775September 18, 2014
Four Species – Arba Minim ***ordering closes Wednesday 1 October***
To purchase the Four Species (Arba Minim) via the Shul, please place your order by clicking HERE.
Price is the same as last year £32 per set. Closing date for orders is Wednesday 1 October.
Memorial Prayer – Yizkor ***deadline 28 September ***
Please complete and return the Memorial Prayer (Yizkor) form by Sunday 28 September. To download the form, please click here, Memorial Prayer Form.
Succot Communal Lunch
There will be a communal lunch in the Succah on the second day of Succot, Friday 10 October.
Prices: Adults 12+ £23.50, Adults 70 + £13.50, Children aged 5 – 11 £13.50, Children under 5 free.
Advance booking essential, no later than Wednesday 1 October please. To book click HERE.
Please pay your part in helping to keep the community safe, throughout the year and especially over the High Holydays. Please read the letter from the Security leaders and volunteer your services whenever possible by returning the form. To download them please click Security Letter and Security Form. Thank you.
Join us at South Hampstead for dinner on the first night of Yom Tov, Wednesday evening 24th September.
South Hampstead has built a great reputation for hosting top class enjoyable Yom Tov meals providing those who are away from home at these special times a place to celebrate Yom Tov in traditional style as well as meet other Young Professionals.
Date: 24th September 2014
Age: 21 - 49
Services 6:40pm Dinner following the service.
Advance booking essential. To book click here.
For more information email Shlomo.email@example.com
The Late, Late Show - Motzei Shabbat at 11.30pmSeptember 18, 2014
Join us for a special South Hampstead Selichot service this Saturday night at 11.30pm to usher in the High Holyday spirit. As in previous years it will be conducted simply and melodiously and will last approximately 45 minutes.
Shabbat UK - 24/25 October 2014September 18, 2014
Together with communities across the UK, our Shul will be actively participating in the international Shabbat Project which was so successfully pioneered in South Africa. It will take place around the world on 24/25 October 2014. To feel the energy of this unique project please take a moment to watch an extremely informative and gripping movie clip by clicking HERE.
To get this special Shabbat off to a sensational start in our own South Hampstead Synagogue community, we are launching an ‘open your home for Friday night dinner’ campaign. We are looking for dinner hosts who will open their homes on Friday night 24 October and invite other members of our Shul who live in neighbouring streets. Hosts will open their homes to all fellow South Hampstead members regardless of whether these neighbours are friends or not yet friends. We hope that there will be clusters of homes across the breadth of our Shul membership which will all celebrate Shabbat together. If you would like to be a host for this important occasion please email Cara Blitz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other exciting events to be announced shortly will be held at the Shul during the day of Shabbat the 25 October.
There will also be a London wide challah bake on Thursday evening the 23 October which will take place at Brent Cross Shopping centre. Women and girls from South Hampstead Synagogue will have the opportunity to attend as a group.
Further details to follow.
Please diarise the date – Shabbat UK…what will you do?
Moses gathers the entire nation together so he can address them for the last time before he passes away. It is a poignant moment for the Jewish people: sad at the thought of having to part from their beloved mentor; excited and nervous at their imminent journey into Israel.
In his stirring speech he speaks to them about the centrality of their faith and of its most fundamental precepts. He speaks about the supreme value of life, the accessibility of Judaism, love of God and responsibility.