Dec 19, 2014
27 Kislev 5775
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 next UJIA Ethiopian Bar/Bat Mitzvah Twinning Club is on Tuesday 13 January from 6-8pm.
Please note that the venue for meetings will alternate between South Hampstead and St. John's Wood Synagogue, 37/41 Grove End Road, St. John's Wood, London NW8 9NG
The next meeting will be at: South Hampstead.
The dates for forthcoming clubs are:
Please contact Marcelle Glantz: firstname.lastname@example.org or Karen Goodkind: email@example.com if you would like more information.Each month includes a session facilitated by UJIA about the Ethiopian Bar / Bat Mitzvah journey, and also a session led by Youth leaders on becoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Sessions are held monthly for boys and girls in School Year 7.
Save The Date : 7 January Adult Education Evening Session with Gila FineDecember 18, 2014
7 January 2015: Gila Fine
Gila Fine is the Editor in Chief of Maggid Books (Jerusalem), and a gifted teacher of talmudic narrative. Superlatives follow every session she teaches and she is much in demand whenever she is in London. We are delighted that she will be teaching at South Hampstead. Not to be missed.
Watch this space for booking detail.
"No Frills" Friday Night Dinner 26 DecemberDecember 19, 2014
We are once again putting on our annual December "No Frills" Friday night dinner.
As the title suggests this means enjoying a lovely Shabbat meal with members of the community in a home from home setting where we all help in setting up, serving and clearing up but most importantly in sharing a meaningful shabbat meal together.
Date: 26th December 2014
Time: Service at 3:41pm with dinner to follow
Price: £16 per person. To book please click HERE. Booking closes on Tuesday 23 December.
Once In A New Moon Educational Series - Monday 22 December with Maureen KendlerDecember 18, 2014
This month we welcome back, in conjunction with LSJS, Maureen Kendler who will speak on
“The Chutzpah of Rizpah”
How a little-known and forgotten woman in the Book of Samuel defies the elements and the law, stages a vigil, campaigns for justice and wins her battle, and so much more. Despite its tragedy, a story to inspire.
Maureen Kendler is a teaching fellow and lead tutor (academic programmes) at the London School of Jewish Studies. She has a degree in English Literature, a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and an MA in Jewish Education. She is a UJIA Ashdown Fellow and broadcasts regularly for BBC Radio. Maureen loves teaching texts, ancient and modern, preferably at the same time!
The evening will begin with a delicious buffet dinner.
Time: 7:30pm dinner with the talk at 8:15pm
Location: SHY Room
Cost: £12:50 members £17:50 non-members (including dinner) To book, please click HERE.
Don't miss out on what promises to be a fabulous evening!
For more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please support our weekday MinyanimDecember 18, 2014
As many of our regular weekday Minyan attenders are away over the next two weeks, please try to attend our morning and evening services whenever possible. This would especially be appreciated by those saying Kaddish.
Holocaust Memorial Event - Save the date Sunday 25 JanuaryDecember 18, 2014
On Sunday evening 25 January our South Hampstead Synagogue community will gather together to mark 70 years since the Holocaust. As part of the moving programme planned for this event we will hear from a survivor of the camps and we will launch 70 days of reflection, goodness & education to keep alive the memories and spirit of those who perished 70 years ago.
Adults and teenagers please diarise this date now and look out for further details in early January. Following on from the extremely successful Holocaust Memorial Day event at our shul last year this will be another unique evening not to be missed.
Adult Education Course - 6 Weeks starting 18 JanuaryDecember 18, 2014
The South Hampstead Cheder in conjunction with SEED is delighted to offer the community a Crash Course in Hebrew Reading and the opportunity to Explore Your Jewish Roots in a discussion setting.
This is a six week course taking place on Sunday mornings from 9.45am to 11.50am at the Cheder, Parliament Hill School, Highgate Road, NW5 1RL, starting Sunday 18 January.
Cost : £75 for the 6 weeks
Places are limited so please book right away. For further information and to book please click HERE.
Office and SHmaltz next weekDecember 18, 2014
Please note that the office will be closed on Thursday 25 and Friday 26 December.
There will not be an edition of SHmaltz next week. Please refer to the home page of the website, www.southhampstead.org for times of services.
In recent portions we have been reading a lot about dreams. First, there was Jacob’s dream with the ladder and the angels. We then had the dreams of Joseph and his brothers bowing down to him and this week we read about probably the most famous of all of them – Pharaoh’s two dreams with the cows and grain.
In Judaism we attach great importance to dreams, especially recurring ones, or at least we did.