May 21, 2013
12 Sivan 5773
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.
The Annual General Meeting and election of Honorary Officers and Board of Management took place on Wednesday 8th May 2013.
The following continue in or were elected to office:
Chairman - David Turner
Honorary Vice President - Stephen Lawson
Vice Chairman - Nicola Rosenfelder
Wardens - Leslie Berger, Robert Bray, Danny Kay
Financial Representative - Warren Baker
Male members of the Board of Management
John Baker, Jonathan Colman, Gabriel Doctor, Ashley Donoff, Michael Hatchwell, Michael Hurwitz, David Joseph, Jonathan Kandel, Tim Kendal, David Levin, Andrew Maurice, Neil Moss, Sanjoy Mukherjee, Salomon Sebbag, Richard Taylor, Alan Traub, David Ward
Female members of the Board of Management
Ruth Bray, Joanna Deller-Hatchwell, Estelle Doctor, Wendy Filer, Miri Freud-Kandel, Debbie Hatchwell, Denise Joseph, Charlotte Leon, Alex Maurice, Lana Saffrin-Betesh, Karin Shmueli
To download an update on the new Shul Building, please click Building.
To download a report on the Family Programmes, please click Families.
South Hampstead Community Cares - Time BankingMay 14, 2013
Remember: You can download a time banking card at any time just by clicking here. Tag your card and send it to Rachel in the Shul office. For more information about SHCC email email@example.com
South Hampstead Community Cares confidential telephone helpline - 020 7586 7786May 14, 2013
The SHCC telephone helpline is there to let us know if you or someone else you would like to tell us about needs help or support DIAL 020 7586 7786. Please remember that in order to help we need to be informed.
Back by popular demand!
The South Hampstead Synagogue Supper Quiz (in aid of The Shul Israel Fund) will be on Sunday 9 June, at 7 pm. An evening of fun guaranteed !
Price: £25 per person including dinner and drinks. To book, please click here.
If you would like to make up a team of 8 people, please email the names of the team members to Ros Rawson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Single tickets welcome too, friendly table assured !
A person who voluntarily adopts the status of a Nazirite takes upon himself three restrictions as set out in this weeks’ portion chapter 6 verses 1-8. One of these restrictions is that they may not become contaminated by a human corpse. As stated in verse 7 there are no exceptions to this restriction which includes “to his father or to his mother, to his brother or to his sister – he shall not contaminate himself to them upon their death”. The reason given for this is because “…the crown of his G-d is upon his head. All the days of his abstinence he is holy to Hashem”.
This all-encompassing restriction is in stark contrast to that of a Kohen (priest) who, because of his holiness, is also not allowed to contaminate himself to a human corpse. However, in the case of a Kohen an exception is made for immediate family (7 close relatives - father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter and wife) to whom he is allowed to contaminate himself.
This begs the question – why? Why is a Kohen permitted to contaminate himself to immediate family and a Nazirite is not?