Jan 30, 2015
10 Shevat 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 10 February 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: St John's Wood.
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.
Young Professionals Friday Night Dinner 6 FebruaryJanuary 29, 2015
Wash out your winter blues by joining us for a traditional Friday Night Dinner with good food, wine and great company as standard - it's that simple!
South Hampstead are proud to be pioneers in providing dedicated events for the "30+" age group and we look forward to welcoming you at this dinner.
Date: 6 February 2015
Services 7:00pm Dinner 7:30pm (approx)
Location: South Hampstead Synagogue, 21/22 Eton Villas, Eton Road, London NW3 4SG
Price: Members £15, Non members £20 To book please click HERE.
For more information email Shlomo.firstname.lastname@example.org
Shabbaton Weekend Away 2015January 29, 2015
Date & Venue: We are delighted to launch our South Hampstead Shabbaton week-end away 2015. It will take place from Friday afternoon 24 April until Sunday morning 26 April (ending after breakfast). Following the tremendous success of our Windsor 2013 week-end we are moving on to a venue with enhanced facilities, the Horwood House Hotel in Buckinghamshire (Milton Keynes). For more information on the hotel please see www.horwoodhouse.co.uk.
Purpose: The primary purpose of the Shabbaton is to bring members of our Shul community together in a unique way. A special residential getaway strengthens existing friendships, creates new ones and deeply rouses community spirit. Children and youth carry these positive Jewish community experiences with them well into the future!
Exclusivity: Several other synagogues have caught on to the Shabbaton vibe and on this occasion the Hadley Wood Synagogue community will be sharing the hotel premises with us. This will create the huge advantage of our communities having enough combined guests to demand pretty much exclusive use of the entire hotel space and facilities without other guests on-site. There are two separate function areas and each shul will be running its own shul service, Shabbat meals and activities without interference from the other. There will essentially be two separate Shabbaton events going on at the same venue. Of course, there will be the chance to mingle with and link into programming with Hadley Wood should we want to do so.
Guest scholars in residence: The Chief Rabbi and Valerie Mirvis will also attend the event, spending some of their time with Hadley Wood and some of it with us. They have proven themselves to be an easy going and personable Chief Rabbi and Rebbetzin and we look forward to making sure that we show the way on how to enjoy Shabbat in South Hampstead style. Their participation in part of our week-end programme will add a valuable dimension to our activities and discussions.
Booking & Prices: Thanks to grants from the Office of the Chief Rabbi and Tribe, we have been able to bring down the prices from our last Shabbaton and hope that you will encourage your friends to join you in booking a.s.a.p. Places are limited because the hotel has a fixed number of rooms and there are two communities using the space. Please note the prices below and also note that from 1 March there will be an additional £50 booking fee. Nomi Goldberg at the United Synagogue will very kindly be handling our bookings and logistics. She is a master of her art and will do anything she can to help with your booking requirements. Please book directly with Nomi at NGoldberg@theus.org.uk.
Prices for Shabbaton 2015 including two nights, full board and on-site facilities (swimming pool, games room etc)
2 Adults (one room) £299
Family of 3 (one room) £349
Family of 4 (one room) £399
Family of 4 (two rooms) £439
Family of 5 (two rooms) £499
Family of 6 (two rooms) £549
N.B. from 1 March an additional £50 booking fee applies.
Someone once approached me with a pressing question following the synagogue service. She had noticed that in the central amida prayer we mention the belief in the resurrection of the dead – was this really true? And I found myself squirming somewhat. I muttered, “Yes, it’s a fundamental tenet of Judaism” under my breath, and then went on to more confidently discuss with her the symbolism of such a prayer. Symbolically, professing this belief three times a day reminds us of the Omnipotence of G-d; He can do anything – even resurrect the dead.