Feb 11, 2016
2 AdarI 5776
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.
Jewish Heritage in Europe
World War II caused a huge break in the continuity of centuries of European Jewish Heritage.
Professor Michael Turner is the UNESCO Chairholder of Urban Design and Conservation Studies, the Head of the Research and Innovation Authority at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem and has a special interest in Jewish Heritage in Europe.
In three fascinating Shabbat sessions Prof. Turner will provide a unique insight into the issues relating to preserving Jewish Heritage in Europe.
Friday Night Dinner - 19 February:
Rashi and Pope Urbin II – Mediaeval Ashkenaz
Understanding the broader contexts of Jewish life in mediaeval Europe provides a valuable insight into their lasting Jewish values and significance – and their modern-day heritage value.
6.30 pm (following the Shabbat service which commences at 5.07pm)
Prices: £17.50 (70+) £25 per adult (13-69) £10 per child (5-12) Child under 5 Free Family Reductions Available. To book please click HERE.
Shabbat Nosh ‘n Drosh – 20 February:
What Lessons from Auschwitz-Birkenau?
How do we conserve the spirit of place and feeling. Whose heritage are the camps?
Following the morning service.
Seudah Shlishit - 20 February:
To Whom Does the Jewish Past Belong?
What is the place of Jewish heritage in today’s Europe? Whose responsibility is it to maintain sites, remnants and histories?
5.30pm (following Mincha which commences at 4.50pm)
With regard to the command from Hashem to the children of Israel to donate to the sanctuary, the second verse of this week’s portion states "Ve'yikchu li terumah - that they take for Me a portion". The great Biblical commentator Rashi, anticipating the fact that we may find the word "li - for me" unnecessary and superfluous, explains the word 'li' 'to mean 'lishmi ' - to My name. The donations to the sanctuary must be given with Kavanah - intention for the sake of Heaven and not for any other reason or purpose.