Sep 27, 2016
24 Elul 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.
Memorial Prayer – Yizkor
If you have not yet returned the Memorial Prayer (Yizkor) form please do so urgently. To download the form, please click HERE.
Yom Tov Appeal
Each year before Rosh Hashanah, Rabbi Shlomo collects funds for families in North West London. Before Yom Tov several hundred needy families receive food packages or cash vouchers to food and clothes shops. The gifts are delivered anonymously to preserve the dignity of the recipients. The project is run by a group of extraordinary volunteers who collect and distribute tens of thousands of pounds worth of donations. If you would like to participate in this appeal please make out a cheque or charity voucher to South Hampstead Synagogue and mark the envelope 'Rosh Hashanah Appeal'. Alternatively you can drop cash in to the office, transfer direct into our NatWest account, 69894582, 60-10-22 ‘United Synagogue re Sth Hampstead Amenities’ using the reference “RH Appeal” or give it to Rabbi Shlomo.
Four Species - Arba Minim
To purchase The Four Species (Arba Minim) see the special entry in Notice Board.
Succot Communal Lunch - Booking open until Sunday 2 October
Booking is now open for the Communal lunch on the Second Day of Succot which will be a fish menu.
Join us in the Succah at 12.15pm on Tuesday 18 October.
Member Prices: Adult (13-69) £23.50, Children (4-12) & Adults 70+ £13.50 Children under 4 Free
Non Member Prices: Adult (13-69) £26.00, Children (4-12) & Adults 70+ £15.00 Children under 4 Free
Pre-booking essential, no later than Sunday 2 October please by clicking HERE.
This year we are offering two options for buying your Four Species - Arba Minim.
Good quality sets can be bought in the usual way by placing your order HERE no later than 1pm on Friday 7 October, or by sending a cheque to the Office stating how many sets you require and for whom they are being purchased. Price £35 per set.
If you would like to do something a bit special, join us at the exclusive South Hampstead Arba Minim Market which this year for the first time we are bringing to your doorstep in the Shul hall. You will be able to choose your own set and gain insight into the different styles and origins of the items on sale. The market will open at 10.00am in the hall on Sunday 9 October with a special presentation from our expert suppliers. There will be a range of qualities of Lulav, Etrog, Haddassim and Aravot available to buy with the experts on hand to help you. Prices for a set will start at £30. The market will be open until 11.30am.
Green Park Hotel DocumentarySeptember 22, 2016
Many of our members, or perhaps their parents, will have stayed at the Green Park Hotel in Bournemouth during its heyday in the 1940s, 50s, 60s and 70s, until it finally closed in 1986.
Our member, Marsha Lee, has made an award winning dramatised documentary with lots of archive footage interviews and re-creations. You will find it memorable and enjoyable.
The UK Jewish Film Festival has arranged six screenings at JW3 from September 26 to 29. For more details and booking, please click HERE.
There will be additional showings from October 19 to 23 at The Reel Cinema, Borehamwood and around the country. Tickets for these showings are not yet on sale.
Young Professionals Dinner - Second Night Rosh Hashanah Monday 3 OctoberSeptember 22, 2016
Join us at South Hampstead for dinner on second night Rosh Hashanah, Monday evening 3 October.
South Hampstead has built a great reputation for hosting top class enjoyable Yom Tov meals providing those who are away from home at these special times a place to celebrate Yom Tov in traditional style as well as meet other Young Professionals.
Whilst we realise that many if not most of you will be with your families and/or friends for Yom Tov, some of you may not be. If you are not, or know someone who is not, please do join us for dinner to usher in the New Year in traditional style and help make your Yom Tov special.
Very limited capacity!
Look forward to seeing you and wishing you a happy and healthy sweet New Year.
Date: 3 October 2016 Age: 21 - 49
Services 6:20pm followed by dinner Location: South Hampstead Synagogue
Price: Members £17.50, Non members £25 Pre-booking essential by clicking HERE.
For more information email Shlomo.email@example.com
In this week’s parsha, Moses continues with his farewell speech. As he comes to the tail end, he is encouraging the nation about just how ‘do-able’ Judaism is. The Torah “is not in Heaven so that you should say ‘who shall go up to Heaven and bring it to us so that we can hear it and keep it?’…it is something that is very close to you. It is in your mouth and in your heart so that you can keep it” (Devarim 13:12 & 15).