SHABBAT & YOM TOV TIMES & FUTURE EVENTS
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In line with the Chief Rabbi’s recent statement, which you can download by clicking here, we have taken the very difficult decision not to hold any more services until b’eH we return to more normal times.
Please click here to read Rabbi Wilkinson’s heartfelt message to each of us.
Please remember that we are all here for each other so please do not hesitate to email email@example.com or call 020 8050 1613 if you need any help or support or would just like a friendly chat.
Tuesday 26th May @ 8.00 pm Special Shavuot Learning: with the following guest speakers each giving a five minute Dvar Torah followed by a discussion: Avi Son, Luis Herschaft, Rabbi Aron Hass, His Honour Michael Simons and Jonathan Bernstein.
Shavuot 28th – 30th May/6th & 7th Sivan: another Yom Tov when we cannot gather together but we can still daven together in our own homes at the times below. Wishing everyone a Chag Sameach and looking forward to the time when we will all meet again in person:
Thursday 28th May Erev Shavuot
* Eruv Tavshillin *
- Mincha when Yom Tov commences at 8.49 pm
- Candles must be lit before 8.49 pm
- Ma’ariv @ 10:00 pm
Friday 29th May First Day Shavuot
- Shacharit at 9.15 am
- Mincha followed by Ma’ariv at 7.30 pm
- Shabbat and second day Shavuot commences at 7.50 pm
- Candles must be lit BEFORE 7:50 pm from an existing flame
Shabbat 30th May Second Day Shavuot Day
- Shacharit (Megillat Ruth / Yizkor) at 9.15 am
- Mincha at 8.40 pm
- Ma’ariv when Shabbat and Shavuot terminate at 10.09 pm
Sunday 31st May @ 11.00 am Ladies’ Coffee Morning: please join us for a coffee and chat via Zoom. Please click here for the link
We are delighted to announce the following forthcoming Guest Speakers (please click here for the link to any of these events):
- Sunday 7th June @ 8.00 pm His Honour Judge Michael Simon: COVID & The Courts discussing how the court system has adapted to cope with lockdown and social distancing
- Sunday 21st June @ 8.00 pm Pnina Savery: Tanach through the lens of the Ancient Near East
- Sunday 5th July @ 8.00 pm Professor Laurence Lovat: Seeking a Cure for Covid-19: Professor Lovat is the Chief Investigator for an international trial into treatment of Covid 19 called the CROWN CORONATION trial
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