All Things Jewish
EHRS Awards: Everyday Heroes Recognised as Stars
Tuesday 26 February 2019
During the time of our being members of the Synagogue, no matter for how many years, we know many people. We see each other at services, within committee or at the various events that we attend. Yet how often can we say that we truly know those whom we greet and with whom we chat? In reality very few.
However, on Tuesday 26 February we had the rare opportunity and, indeed, the privilege of really knowing those inspirational members of our community who have been honoured as “Everyday Heroes Recognised as Stars”.
Tuesday 14 May, 20:00
Who is behind anti-Israel boycott movement?
Who is behind the boycotting and delegitimisation of Israel and how can we combat them? We will be joined by Luke Akehurst, Director of We Believe in Israel, who will lift the lid on the organisations and ideologies behind boycotts and delegitimisation of Israel, and explains how people at the grassroots can help respond to them.
Tuesday 21 May, 20:00
Edgware & Hendon Reform Synagogue and Yitzchak Rabin Lodge - B’nai B’rith UK
Henry Grunwald speaks on “How is our community coping with current Antisemitism?
Henry Grunwald OBE QC was a member of B’nai B’rith’s Leo Baeck Lodge and is now a National member. He was President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews and a founder and first Chairman of the Jewish Leadership Council from 2003 until 2009. After the conclusion of his second term as President he was appointed the President of World Jewish Relief. He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2009 Birthday Honours for services to the Jewish community and to inter-faith relations. His profession is that of a criminal barrister, specialising in serious crime. Due to his success as a barrister he was appointed a Queen's Counsel in 1999. He was a Trustee and Vice-Chair of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust from 2005 until 2013, and now chairs the National Holocaust Centre and Museum.
Tuesday 4 June, 20:00
Get acquainted with our new Senior Minister as he chats about what Judaism means to him. In a candid discussion, hosted by Phil Dave, Rabbi Mark Goldsmith will give an open and honest insight into his religious beliefs. It will be the perfect opportunity to introduce yourself as a member of the EHRS community. This is a one off event that's not to be missed, as we begin an exciting new chapter in our Synagogue's history. Refreshments will be available.
Please book below to confirm your attendance
Sunday 30 June, 11:30
June 2019 would have been Anne Frank’s 90th birthday, had she lived.
The Diary of Anne Frank is one of the most famous and haunting stories to emerge from the 20th Century. The memoirs of this young Jewish girl, forced to hide for nearly two years to escape Nazi persecution, are an essential part of how we remember one of the darkest periods of our human history.
Some of the children of EHRS Orot have studied the story of Anne Frank as part of their Holocaust studies, and will perform the ‘Play of the Diary of Anne Frank’.
Tuesdays 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 July, 19:30 - 21:00
The Bible is the basis of Judaism. But to truly understand Judaism, it is not enough to only read the Bible. Judaism is not only what the Bible says or seems to say. Judaism is what the Rabbis interpret the Bible as saying.
The process of interpreting the Bible is known as Midrash. The word coming from a Hebrew root meaning to study, to investigate, or to search.
In these sessions we will study the two different types of Midrashim; legal and non-legal. Legal/Halachic Midrashim served to derive a law from a Biblical text. Non-Legal/Aggadic Midrashim sought to uplift, inspire, and motivate people to the kind of religious behaviour that Halacha requires.
These sessions will help to us appreciate the mindset of the rabbis and better understand one of Judaism’s richest literary and spiritual resources.
With Rabbi Neil Kraft
Saturday 17 August, 13:00
Each Passover we tell the story of what it was like to be slaves in a foreign land, and remind ourselves to celebrate the gift of freedom. The 23rd of August marks the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition.
Join Rabbi Emily for this bring & share afternoon where we examine how the Jews of America viewed slavery in light of our past.
Please bring a vegetarian dish to share and book below to let us know you will be joining us.
With All Things Jewish at EHRS there’s a chance to learn Hebrew, investigate Jewish responses to contemporary issues, examine the issue of K’vod Ha’briyot (human dignity), try out mindfulness - and much more!
Please take a copy of the current ATJ Brochure available in the synagogue foyer.
Mondays 29 April, 3 June, 1 July & 29 July 20:00
In honour of the New Moon, a traditional women’s holiday, this is a monthly study group for women and men. We think we know our ancestral mothers, but how much do we actually remember about women like Sarah? By delving into Torah and Rabbinic literature we’ll explore the familiar and unfamiliar aspects of these women and what they can teach us. With Eleanor Davis
Shabbats 25 May and 1 June, 9:30
Ideal if you know the Hebrew alphabet but aren’t confident reading whole sentences or paragraphs in Hebrew: before the morning service begins, we’ll tackle one or two prayers at a slower pace, and look at their content and the meaning of Hebrew vocabulary we meet along the way.
Tuesdays 30 April until 10 September, 11:00
An opportunity to brush up on the mameloshen that your Booba used when she got angry with your Zaider.
Tuesdays 30 April until 30 July, 10:00
A fun, conversational class that is suitable for people who can read script and have a basic spoken Hebrew knowledge.
Shabbats 18 May, 15 June, 22 June & 20 July 9:15
Shabbats 11 May & 8 June 9:15