Oct 23, 2014

29 Tishri 5775

  • Parsha


  • Friday 17 October Simchat Torah
  • Candle Lighting, Mincha followed by Kabbalat Shabbat


  • Shabbat 18 October
  • Early-bird Shiur

    9.00 am

  • Shacharit


  • Mincha


  • Ma'ariv followed by Havdalah


  • 19 - 24 October 2014
  • Sunday
  • Shacharit


  • Mincha followed by Ma'ariv


  • Monday
  • Shacharit


  • Ma'ariv


  • Tuesday
  • Shacharit


  • Ma'ariv


  • Wednesday
  • Shacharit


  • Wednesday Breakfast


  • Ma'ariv


  • Thursday
  • Shacharit


  • Ma'ariv


  • Friday - Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan
  • Shacharit


  • Candle Lighting, Mincha followed by Kabbalat Shabbat



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.




Adult Education Course - 6 Weeks starting 2 NovemberOctober 22, 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, starting Sunday 2nd November.

Cost : £75

Places are limited so please book right away. For further information and to book please click HERE.


Once in a New Moon - Monday 27 OctoberOctober 22, 2014

Once in a new moon , Monthly education Programme, Monday 27 October.

This month we are delighted to be welcoming back, in conjunction with LSJS, Debbie Meyer who will speak on Joshua - A Suitable Leader?" 

With the completion of the Torah cycle on Simchat Torah we read about the death of our greatest leader Moshe and the hand over to his disciple Joshua.

But why was Joshua chosen? Which qualities had he demonstrated to prove that he would be a worthy successor and suitable leader?

The answers are surprising and provide an insight into the complexities of creating a nation and the nature of leadership. 

Debbie Meyer has a degree in Law from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and qualified as a solicitor both in Israel and the UK. She is a graduate of the LSJS Susi Bradfield Women Educators’ Fellowships. She is interested in the characters and personalities in Tanach and the portrayal of women and women's issues. She has taught and developed courses on King David, King Solomon, Joshua, Judges and the women of Tanach.

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)

Click HERE to book online.                                           

Don't miss out on what promises to be a fabulous evening! 

Shica - (South Hampstead International Cruising Association)October 22, 2014

Save the date – Our next SHICA sailing trip will be Sunday 31 May to Sunday 7 June 2015.

No sailing experience is necessary for this fantastic holiday, which will be our 14th trip. Sun, sea, great company, communal Friday night and Shabbat are the norm, combined with the thrill of sailing the beautiful Ionian islands in comfortable, well-equipped sailing boats.

Not to be missed! You need to do one of these before you die. Or I do.

We are over half full already, so get on it NOW.     

Enquiries to:

Shabbat UK - 24/25 October 2014October 14, 2014

On 24th/25th October Jewish communities across the UK and around the world are celebrating Shabbat with a special sense of focus and unity. South Hampstead is participating in this unique project through a number of engaging activities. We are undertaking the massive task of trying to invite and include all of the several hundred households that are part of our South Hampstead community but can only do so if you kindly help us by reading and responding to this email.

 Please note the following events and RSVP where applicable.  


Thurs 16th October (Shemini Atzeret) after Kiddush at the shul: How to make your Shabbat table fun! Join Rabbi Shlomo for 30mins after Kiddush.

Tues. 21st October  8pm at the home of Karen & Peter Goodkind: How to prepare for Shabbat – user friendly tips & your questions answered! Join Rebbetzin Lynndy. RSVP

Thurs 23rd October at Allianz Park, London NW4 1RL: The Great Challah Make! Join thousands of other Jews at this wonderful challah ceremony. Pre booking is essential for security. To book click here. South Hampstead will be gathering together to make challah in a group led by Rebbetzin Lynndy, Lauren & Leat. In order to join them you must park your car at Allianz Park and make your way to the entrance of the challah make area. Then look out for a banner saying SOUTH HAMPSTEAD. The meeting time is 6pm prompt. For further details in advance or on the night please contact Lauren 07540 461 557 or

FRI NIGHT 24th October:

Musical Friday Night with the shul choir at the shul @ 5.35pm

Friday night dinner at host families. If you would like to participate as a host or a guest please click here. Prior contact is essential for catering purposes - please let us know by the latest Sunday 19th October.

 SHABBAT 25th October:

 Shabbat lunch at the shul

Activities for children & youth at shul during lunch and the afternoon

Seuda shlishit & a magical musical havdala ceremony with Levi Levin. This will take place from 5pm –8pm at St Johns Wood Synagogue with our neighbouring communities of St Johns Wood, Saatchi,  Anshei Shalom & Lauderdale Rd.

BOOKING FOR SHABBAT DAY EVENTS: Click here The ticket prices include Shabbat lunch + Seuda shlishit + Havdala concert. This is a bargain deal at a significantly subsidised rate which we hope will make it possible for everyone to participate. If you would like to help contribute towards sponsorship please click here


Everyone marks Shabbat in their own personal way. However, as a community to mark Shabbat UK South Hampstead is going green and cutting out the screen. This means that we are encouraging as many people as possible to walk to shul and as many people as possible to keep their mobile phones turned off for the entire Shabbat (just until 6.35pm on Sat!) We are highlighting these 2 particular aspects of Shabbat observance to enhance the family & communal focus of Shabbat. #Keeping it together! Please commit by name or anonymously by clicking here

Mitzvah day - 16th NovemberOctober 22, 2014

Save the date> Lots of volunteering opportunities for all ages throughout the day


  • Every Thursday starting October 23, 2014
    Mother & Toddlers Music
    A lovely group for mums and their toddlers each Thursday at the Synagogue.
    Time: 10:30am till 11:30am
    Location: South Hampstead Synagogue - Small Hall

Simchat Torah

By: Rebbetzin Lauren Levin

Insight into the true essence of Simchat Torah can be gained by exploring a Simchat Torah (rejoicing of the Torah) that takes place in the Tanach.

Ironically it is an extremely poignant if not tragic moment in history.

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