May 05, 2016
27 Nisan 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.
In its 14th year, the UJIA Magic Moments programme brings a delegation of teenagers from the Western Galilee in northern Israel to the UK to spend a week with several Jewish communities, commemorating Yom Hazikaron and celebrating Yom Ha’atzmaut.
South Hampstead will be one of the synagogue communities participating in the programme this year which will give us an opportunity to interact with seven young people from Israel and experience Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha'atzmaut through their eyes.
Next Wednesday evening 11 May, there will be a Yom Hazikaron ceremony in the Shul commencing with Mincha at 6.45pm and followed by a festive Ma'ariv including Hallel and a Yom Ha'atzmaut party with Israeli dinner and music.
Adult Members 12+, £15.00, Non Member Adults 12+ £17.50, Children under 12 £10.00, to book please click HERE.
Poland Trip 17 - 20 NovemberMay 05, 2016
We are planning a Shul trip to Poland, G-d willing from early morning Thursday 17 to late night Sunday 20 November 2016.
Our journey will start in the city of Lublin, famous for its once vibrant Jewish life, moving onto Majdanek concentration camp, then to the town of Lizensk and several other locations of note before spending a powerful Shabbat in the remarkable city of Kraków and ending with a visit to Auschwitz on Sunday.
The trip will be led by our South Hampstead Rabbinic team together with Tzvi Sperber, a hugely knowledgeable and inspirational guide who has led our recent Poland trips for teenagers. If you have children or friends of any age who have experienced Poland with Tzvi they will tell you that he is not to be missed!
This trip is for adults (age 18+) and will be a unique personal and community moment in time. We will focus not just on the camps but on the thriving Judaism that existed and in some cases is somewhat returning to the cities and villages of Poland. Spending Shabbat together will give us the opportunity to make this a truly community focused event. Full details being released in due course.
The price per person is likely to be in the region of £600 (hotels, food, Shabbat meals, guide, transport by private bus etc.) plus the cost of flights.
All currently available places have been reserved but we are trying to add more places. It is possible to join the waiting list by clicking HERE. A deposit of £50 will be required when confirmed.
Please note that there will be a lot of walking and fairly long bus journeys.
Rabbi Eli and Angela Jacobson