SHABBAT & YOM TOV TIMES & FUTURE EVENTS 

1/2 March 2024 – 22 Adar Rishon Shabbat Parashat Tetzaveh (please click here for this week’s Dvar Torah)

  • Mincha at 5.26pm when Shabbat commences
  • Candles to be lit no earlier than 4.33pm
  • Shacharit 9.15am
  • Sof z’man shema 9.27am
  • Mincha at 5.10pm followed by Seudah Shlishit with guest speaker Rabbi Alan Garber delivering part 2 of his shiur
  • Shkia 5.43pm
  • Ma’ariv at 6.29pm when Shabbat terminates

Tuesday 5 March @ 8pm Rabbi Wilkinson’s Weekly Parashat Shiur: please click here to request details of the Zoom link

Shabbat Vayakhel 9 March Chief Rabbi’s Shabbat for Israel: in commemoration of this special Shabbat, we will be having a bumper Israeli Kiddush and special Seudah Shlishit with guest speaker Rabbi Sam Millunchick

Monday 11 March @ 7.30pm Ladies Jewellery Making Rosh Chodesh Event for Adar II: please join us at the home of Rabbi & Ruth Wilkinson for an evening making silver jewellery from a special mouldable clay which becomes pure fine silver once fired. Tickets are £20 each to cover the cost of materials and refreshment. Please click here to book now. Deadline for booking is 6 March.

Thursday 21 March Taanit Esther:

  • Fast commences at 4.22am
  • Fast terminates at 6.56pm

Purim Motsei Shabbat 23 March: please join us for Kriat Megillah followed by a l’chaim.

Shabbat Tzav 30 March Baby Blessing Ceremony followed by special Kiddush

Forthcoming Matzeivahs

  • June Greenbaum a”h on Sunday 17 March at 11.30am at Bushey Old Cemetery
  • Tony Branston a”h on Wednesday 22nd May at 11am  at Bushey New Cemetery
  • Anita Rosen a”h on Sunday 15 September at 9.30am at Bushey New Cemetery

We wish chayim aruchim to Malcolm Greenbaum and his sister Karen Gatrell, to Frankie Branston and her family, and to Simon Rosen, Hayley Simon and Kalman Rosen.

Community Safeguarding Coordinator: Please note that our community safeguarding officer is Annette Koslover.  She can be contacted on info@ahavatyisrael.org.uk. If you become aware of information that leads you to be concerned about the physical, emotional or sexual abuse or possible neglect of a child or vulnerable adult in our community, please tell the Community Safeguarding Coordinator without delay. If this is not possible, please contact the United Synagogue’s central safeguarding team on 0203 758 8440, (you are able to request to speak to either a male or female member of staff). If you are concerned about imminent danger, please contact 999

OUR CORE VALUES


We have come together as a community to celebrate our love for Torah, Israel and our fellow Jew. As an orthodox kehillah under the auspices of the United Synagogue, we look forward to welcoming anyone and everyone who is seeking to increase their own personal knowledge and observance wherever they may currently be on their own particular journey.  We believe that learning should be a joy and we intend to offer inspirational shiruim and divrei Torah for both men and women.  In addition to this, our love of Israel will be celebrated not just through regular Shabbat tefilla but also on key dates such as Yom Ha’atzmaut and we are particularly honoured and delighted to have received this message of support from Eliahu Bendahan, Israel’s Deputy Defence Minister: letter and translation

“I was very happy to receive your letter informing me that on Shabbos Parashas Yisro, B’ezras H’, you will merit to inaugurate the Beit HaKnesset Ahavas Yisrael in Edgware, London.

May it be the will (of the Almighty) that you (all) shall merit to daven at the Beit HaKnesset for the People of Israel, for the Land of Israel and for the State of Israel and, B’ezras H’, we shall all merit, together, the arrival of Moshiach, speedly and in our days.”
With blessing and Kol Tuv,
Rabbi Eliahu Bendahan
Deputy Defence Minister”

The best way to experience all of our values is to join us for our Shabbat services and see for yourself. Children will be particularly welcome either in the main service or in their own children’s service or crèche.


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WHAT TO EXPECT

We hope that everyone will feel comfortable in our services but we do ask that you keep your conversation for the Kiddush afterwards as we will be asking for quiet during the davening. Children are more than welcome and we will, of course, be tolerant of their ability to maintain the desired level of decorum.

In line with many United Synagogue shuls, we ask that ladies who are, or who have been, married wear a hat or otherwise cover their hair in shul. We also respectfully ask all  ladies and men to  dress appropriately for participating in Orthodox religious services.

We currently hold our services in Langdon’s premises off Manor Park Crescent HA8 7FR and we ask for your understanding if the facilities are not as perfect as we hope they will ultimately be. However, whatever we may lack in facilities we hope to more than make up for in a warm, welcoming and inspirational atmosphere.

Contact Details:

Although our services will take place in Langdon’s premises, please do not address any mail there. Instead please contact us at:

e: info@ahavatyisrael.org.uk

t :  020 8050 1613

United Synagogue registered Charity number: 242552. Complaints policy: click here