Aug 26, 2016
22 Av 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.
The seating committee is processing seat requests. Tickets will be desp[atched in mid September.
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.
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.
Personal Rosh Hashana Greetings 5777 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 Tuesday 30 August. To enter your greeting, 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.
Details of the Succot Communal Lunch will follow shortly.
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.
Willesden Cemetery special events 4 and 11 SeptemberAugust 25, 2016
Willesden United Synagogue Cemetery will be especially open on two Sundays in September for B’nai B’rit European Days of Jewish Culture. On 4 September, there is a rare opportunity to tour the site’s highlights with past US president Elkan Levy. On 11 September, the US is also teaming up with the National Trust’s UK-wide Heritage Open Days to offer a panel discussion with heritage experts plus a walking tour led by Rachel Kolsky. The cemetery grounds are open for free visiting on both these days and on September 11 you’ll be able to see inside ceremonial buildings not normally open to the public.
All events are free but must be booked in advance to ensure a place. Visit www.theus.org.uk/opendays to book and like us @USWillesdenCemeteryFriends on facebook.
Sunday 4 September 2016
14.00 - 16.00 “A Good Jew and a Good Englishman” Walking Tour with Elkan Levy To book click HERE.
Sunday 11 September 2016
15.00 -16.00: Doors open 1445. “What makes a Jewish cemetery such a special place?” Panel discussion with Eric Langham and Geoff Hartnell, chair Hester Abrams. To book click HERE.
16.00-17.30: “Postcards, politics, furniture and finance” Walking Tour with Rachel Kolsky To book click HERE.
For further information please contact Hester Abrams firstname.lastname@example.org
Vacancy - Events Coordinator and DeveloperAugust 25, 2016
South Hampstead Synagogue is seeking an Events Coordinator and Developer to work with and as part of the Synagogues’ professional team to deliver and develop an innovative, diverse and attractive, year-round programme of educational, cultural and social events to engage the existing community and attract new audiences. This will include the planning and coordination of routine Shabbat and Festival activities and members’ lifecycle events held at the Synagogue.
As the Synagogue will shortly be moving to temporary accommodation while the current site is redeveloped, this position will include the logistical management of hired premises and equipment that may be required to support each event.
The successful person will have planning skills to be able to work on multiple projects, excellent communication skills, have the ability to develop effective working relationships with colleagues, lay leaders, community professionals and members, be well organised and be able to deliver results under pressure to tight deadlines and have strong IT skills.
To view the job description and apply for this position, please click HERE. Closing date for receipt of applications 5 September.
I am sure we are all familiar with or remember the scene well, either as parent or child. The scene where a parent warns the child not to play outside without shoes because they might cut or injure themselves and the child initially refuses but eventually give in for fear of punishment. The outcome is achieved but as result of two very different mind-sets of fear. The parent has a fear the child will hurt themselves and the young child, feeling invincible and not believing that will happen to them, has a fear that they might be punished if they do not listen to the parent and therefore puts on shoes.