Jul 04, 2015

17 Tammuz 5775

  • Parsha


  • Friday 3 July
  • Mincha followed by Kabbalat Shabbat


  • Latest candle lighting


  • Shabbat 4 July
  • Hashkama Minyan followed by kiddush


  • Early-bird Shiur


  • Shacharit


  • Bet Hamedrash Study Programme


  • Mincha


  • Ma'ariv followed by Havdalah


  • 5 - 10 July
  • Sunday - Fast of Tammuz
  • Fast Begins


  • Shacharit


  • Mincha followed by Ma'ariv


  • Fast Ends


  • Monday
  • Shacharit


  • Mincha followed by Ma'ariv


  • Tuesday
  • Shacharit


  • Mincha followed by Ma'ariv


  • Wednesday
  • Shacharit


  • Mincha followed by Ma'ariv


  • Thursday
  • Shacharit


  • Mincha followed by Ma'ariv


  • Friday
  • Shacharit


  • Mincha followed by Kabbalat Shabbat


  • Latest candle lighting



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.




High Holydays 2015 - 5776July 02, 2015


All the relevant forms for High Holyday bookings have been emailed and those without email will be receiving them by post. It would be most appreciated if you would please complete and return the seating request form by Monday 27 July. To download the seating covering letter and form please click HERE and HERE. 


Memorial Prayer – Yizkor

Please complete and return the Memorial Prayer (Yizkor) form by Monday 27 July. To download the form, please see click HERE.


Four Species – Arba Minim

To purchase the Four Species (Arba Minim) via the Shul, please place your order by clicking HERE.

Price is the same as last year £32 per set. Closing date for orders is Friday 18 September.


Succot Communal Lunch

There will be a communal lunch in the Succah on the second day of Succot, Tuesday 29 September.

Prices: Adults 13+ £23.50, Adults 70 + £13.50, Children aged 4 – 12 £13.50, Children under 4 free.

Advance booking essential, no later than Sunday 20 September please. To book please click HERE.



Please pay your part in helping to keep the community safe, throughout the year and especially over the High Holydays. Please read the letter from the Security leaders and volunteer your services whenever possible by returning the form. To download them please click HERE and HERE. Thank you.


Personal Rosh Hashana Greetings 5776 in SHamas 

Include your names or a personalised greeting on the Shana Tova greetings page in the Rosh Hashana edition of the SHamas South Hampstead magazine and wish the entire community a Happy New Year in one fell swoop !  Donation of £10 for names only, £25 for a personalised greeting. Bookings close on Sunday 26 July. To enter your details online, please click HERE or call the office on 020 7722 1807.


Shkoyach -- Ethiopian Bar/Bat Mitzva Programme Special Celebration Weekend 11/12 JulyJuly 02, 2015

We are delighted to invite the whole community to a special Shabbat on 11 July to celebrate our SHkoyach Bar and Bat Mitzvah Programme. Please come and hear our unique guest, Ethiopian speaker Silenat Mekomen from Israel tell her story on Shabbat morning. 

On Sunday 12 July there is a 10th Anniversary Celebration of the UJIA Ethiopian Bar and Bat Mitzvah (EBBM) Programme in which our shul has actively participated. All past, current and future Bar and Bat Mitzvah families are invited.

10.30am - 12.00pm Ethopian activities, exhibition and brunch

12.00 - 1.00pm Graduation ceremony with guest speaker Silenat Mekomen. 

Admission: Free for current participants and their families. For past participants, £20 per adult, £15 for ages 13 and below.

Please book your place as soon as possible by clicking HERE.

If you would like more information, please contact Marcelle Glantz: or Karen Goodkind: or Melanie Kelly at the UJIA on 020 7424 6422,



United Summer Friday Night Dinner, 10 JulyJuly 02, 2015

Members only

Date:10 July at 7.15pm

'Carlebach' style service - followed by kiddush, cocktails and dinner

Venue: South Hampstead Synagogue

Age:21 - 39

Tickets: £25**. To book, please click here

Featuring - sushi made to order starter.

* only 70 tickets available

** book before 29 June for £5 discount.


  • Saturday July 04, 2015 -
    Womens Shabbat Evening Table Tennis

    Table Tennis
    Time: 6:00pm
    Location: SHY room

  • Every Wednesday starting July 08, 2015
    Wednesday Gemara shiur
    Talmud Class
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Shul Flat

  • Every Thursday starting July 09, 2015
    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

  • Sunday July 12, 2015 -

    Our South Hampstead & UJIA Ethiopian Bar/Bat Mitzvah Twinning Club
    Time: 6:00pm till 8:00pm
    Location: St John's Wood Synagogue

  • Sunday July 12, 2015 -
    Book Club

    The work of Toibin and your other favourite authors
    Time: 8:00pm
    Location: The home of Andrew Gasson


By: By Rebbetzin Lauren Levin

Two men saddled their own donkeys despite having servants. Both men embarked on their journeys accompanied by two servants. Both men were given a command by God and had it taken back by an angel. Both men carried out the word of God. And yet their stories are so different…

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