SHABBAT & YOM TOV TIMES & FUTURE EVENTS
We are delighted to announce that Rabbi Alan Wilkinson has agreed to become our Rabbinic Leader not only for the Yomim Norayim but also for the foreseeable future: Rabbi Wilkinson has an extensive secular as well as religious background with degrees from a number of universities including Harvard as well as having learnt with Rabbi Isadore Twerski z’tl and Rav J.B. Soloveichik z’tl among others. Please click here for more information about Rabbi Wilkinson
We look forward to welcoming you to our services and shiurim
Sunday 20th October Hoshana Rabba
- Shacharit 7:30 am
- Mincha, followed by Ma’ariv when Yom Tov Commences 5:42 pm
SHMINI ATZERET & SIMCHAT TORAH (Please click here for Rabbi Wilkinson’s D’var Torah on Shmini Atzeret & Simchat Torah)
We wish a hearty mazaltov to our Chatanim and their families:
- Chatan Torah: Rabbi Alan Wilkinson
- Chatan Bereishit: Malcolm Greenbaum
Monday 21st Shmini Atzeret & Simchat Torah
- Shacharit 9:00 am
- Yizkor (approximately) 10:30 am
- Mincha at 5:35 pm followed by a shiur from Rabbi Wilkinson
- Ma’ariv when Simchat Torah commences at 6:42 pm followed by Hakafot (candles to be lit at home from an existing flame after this time )
- Please join us for our Simchat Torah Supper after davening hosted by our Chatanim
Tuesday 22nd October Simchat Torah
- Shacharit 8:45 am
- Please join us for a Ladies’ Learning Session with Penina Savery during Hakafot at c 9.45 am
- Presentations to the Chatanim will take place after Mussaf and before our Special Simchat Torah Kiddush
- Mincha 5:35 pm
- Ma’ariv, when Yom Tov terminates at 6:40 PM
A Series of Motsei Shabbat Discussions with Rabbi Wilkinson on 21st Century Challenges – a Jewish Perspective:
- 2nd November: Abuse Behind Closed Doors – Lessons from Parashat Vayera
- 1st December: Organ Donation – Opting Out?? A Moral, Ethical & Halachic Dilemma
- 11th January: Gender Fluidity – Can Zie Make A Minyan?
- 2nd February: Topic to be decided based on popular demand/hot topic of the day!
15th November & 24th January: the return of our Friday Night Onegs please click here for information about the venues
Motsei Shabbat 21st December: the return of our very popular Fish & Chip Supper Quiz
22nd – 25th December To Chanukah And Beyond: Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary Times: A programme at Stanmore & Canons Park Shul each morning with four tracks to choose from and a different keynote speaker each day. Please click here for more information
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:
“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.
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.
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.
Although our services will take place in Langdon’s premises, please do not address any mail there. Instead please contact us at:
m: PO Box 796, Edgware, Middlesex, HA8 4RY.
t : 020 8050 1613