Mar 11, 2014
9 AdarII 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.
Children 0 - 4yrs: Fancy dress party, arts & crafts, face painting and music. At the Shul Hall. To book click here.
7:15pm – Main Shul
9.00pm – Next door the Shul (Flat 1, 14 Steeles Road, entrance on Eton Villas, grey door and grey gate, two doors away from the Shul).
9.45pm - SHY Room
8.15pm - Approximately, following the main Megilla Reading
Adults: Great party in the Shul hall with entertainment by Henry Knobil and Simon Hochhauser. To book click here.
SHY (youth in secondary school): Fabulous event which will be held at Lauderdale Road. Synagogue bringing together young people from South Hampstead, Lauderdale Road, St Johns Wood and Pinner Synagogues. There will be a bus one-way from South Hampstead to Lauderdale Road. Please pick up your child promptly from Lauderdale Road Synagogue at 10.45pm. To book click here.
Children in school years reception - year 6: Purim carnival featuring a wonderful array of age relevant activities for all children in primary school. Please pick up your children promptly at 9.30pm. Please note that instead of Cheder on Sunday morning our Cheder teachers will join us on Saturday night to provide a live Purim experience for your children. To book click here.
9:15 a.m. (approx.) – After Shacharit in the Shul.
11:00 a.m. – Women’s Megilla reading in the Shul.
1:00 p.m. – Latest Megilla reading - SHY Room.
Back by popular demand after last year’s tremendous success at Isolabella we have taken a larger venue in Golders Green Rd. for a Purim 'seuda' Dinner and Charity evening featuring an American diner menu, music and a wild party for the whole community to enjoy together. Spaces are very limited so please book quickly. To book click here.
If you would also like to reserve a table for 10 people, please send the list of names to Rabbi Eli by clicking here.
Please note that in addition to the advertised price per person there is a £50 charity donation per family which will be distributed to charities during the evening.
The next Hashkama Service will start at 8am on 5th April in the SHY room .
Davening, Leining, Haftara and kiddush sponsorship all up for grabs - first come, first served.
Please email Rabbi Shlomo Odze if you plan to attend firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-Pesach British Museum Tour With Rabbi Dr Raphael Zarum, Dean of LSJS, Sunday 23 March at 10.00amMarch 06, 2014
Transform your Seder Experience…
Founded in 1753, the British Museum is one of the greatest museums in the world. It houses countless treasures from the biblical era. To invigorate your Seder we are offering you a unique chance to discover how the museum’s Egyptian artefacts impact on the Haggadah in unforgettable ways. Unpack key ideas on the Haggadah and learn how Egyptology can be magically and meaningfully brought into your Seder.
Rabbi Dr Raphael Zarum is Dean of the London School of Jewish Studies (LSJS). He received semicha from Emeritus Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, is a graduate Jerusalem’s Mandel Leadership School, holds a PhD in Physics and an MA in Education. Raphael created the Torah L’Am Crash Course and his creative educational materials are used across the Jewish world.
Date: Sunday 23rd March 2014
Only a few places left. Please email email@example.com to book your place.
Relationships Workshop Wednesday 12 March at 7.45pmMarch 06, 2014
Why do many relationships get stuck? In this fun and illuminating workshop, a relationship coach will reveal why so many relationships get stuck and what to do about it.
Psychology of relationships with a bit of madness thrown in.
The session will be delivered by Rabbi Dr. Yossi Ives who is a qualified life coach specialising in singles relationship issues and has a PhD in coaching psychology. His book on relationship coaching will be published in 2014, and his book Goal-Focused Coaching was published in 2012. Yossi is the co-founder of JEP (Jewish European Professionals) that organises major events for young professionals from across Europe and beyond (www.jep.eu).
Yossi is also the founder and chairman of Tag International Development, a humanitarian organisation that shares expertise with developing countries (tagdevelopment.org), and Tag Institute for Social Development (taginstitute.org), a think tank and research centre that addressed pressing social challenges.
When: Wednesday 12th March
Time: 7:45pm Felafel and drinks 8:15pm workshop
Where: South Hampstead Synagogue
Cost: £5 (inc food and drink!) To book click HERE.
Don't miss out on what promises to be a fabulous evening!
For further inquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sacrifices were so central to the functioning of Jewish society and much time is dedicated to it in the Torah, but it is exceptionally difficult to relate to in today’s society.
There is a fascinating debate between Rambam (1135-1204) and Ramban (1194-1270) as to the meaning of sacrifices.
Rambam explains that God commands us to offer sacrifices as a concession to religious concepts of the ancient world.
Ramban vehemently disagreed, objecting to sacrifices being perceived as a response to pagan worship.