Jan 30, 2015

10 Shevat 5775

  • Parsha


  • Friday 30 January
  • Candle Lighting, Mincha followed by Kabbalat Shabbat


  • Shabbat Shira 31 January
  • Hashkama Minyan followed by kiddush


  • Early-bird Shiur


  • Shacharit


  • Mincha


  • Ma'ariv followed by Havdalah


  • 1 - 6 February
  • Sunday
  • Shacharit


  • Mincha followed by Ma'ariv


  • Monday
  • Shacharit


  • Ma'ariv


  • Tuesday
  • Shacharit


  • Ma'ariv


  • Wednesday - Tu B'Shvat
  • Shacharit


  • Wednesday Breakfast


  • Ma'ariv


  • Thursday
  • Shacharit


  • Ma'ariv


  • Friday
  • Shacharit


  • Candle Lighting, Mincha followed by Kabbalat Shabbat


  • Weekday Mincha Minyan
  • The Village Shul please call 07849 075455 to check time & location


  • St John's Wood Shul



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.




SHKoyach - Our South Hampstead & UJIA Ethiopian Bar/Bat Mitzvah Twinning Club - 10 FebruaryJanuary 29, 2015

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:

                                     HOSTING SHUL

3 March


21 April


19 May


16 June


12 July


Please contact Marcelle Glantz: or Karen Goodkind: 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

Age: 30+

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


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

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

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.


  • Every Wednesday starting February 04, 2015
    Wednesday Gemara shiur
    Talmud Class
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Shul Flat

  • Every Thursday starting February 05, 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

  • Friday February 06, 2015 -
    Young Professional Friday Night Dinner

    30+ Age Group
    Time: 7:00pm
    Location: Hall

  • Tuesday February 10, 2015 -

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


By: Rebbetzin Lauren Levin

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.

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