Edgware and Hendon Reform Synagogue (EHRS) is an inclusive, progressive, vibrant and welcoming Holy community, which strongly values tradition whilst responding to the challenges of modern day Jewish living.
There are so many activities and opportunities at EHRS, which make it much more than a synagogue, it is a community centre for all ages, or as someone described us, a multiplex cinema offering something for everyone.
The synagogue building is a place of worship and also a community centre with many different regular and special activities for all ages. We are delighted to offer a huge range of Synagogue services and activities to cater for all ages. These include Nagila, our Early Years Nursery; Orot, our Religion School; Youth Clubs; Uniformed Groups; our Day Centre for the elderly, plus a wide range of adult education and social groups.
Friday 31 January
18:30 Erev Shabbat Service
led by Rabbi Neil Kraft
Val Joseph will provide a short address on our Mental Health awareness initiative ‘Let’s Talk’
Saturday 1 February
9:15 Shabbat Shiur
with Rabbi Emily Reitsma-Jurman
10:30 Main Service
Intergenerational Shabbat and Mental Health Awareness
Shacharit Service led by Rabbi Emily Reitsma-Jurman
Torah Service led by Rabbi Neil Kraft
11:00 Tots & Torah Service
led by Rabbi Mark Goldsmith
The Intergenerational Shabbat Service will be followed by lunch for those who have pre-booked.
Saturday 1 February, 9:15 - 10:15
This Shabbat morning marks Mental Health Shabbat. Is our concern over mental health and wellbeing a modern invention? How was mental health discussed & approached in ancient times? In this shiur we turn to our classical rabbinic texts to find out. Led by Rabbi Emily Reitsma-Jurman.
EHRS Intergenerational Shabbat Service & Lunch
Saturday 1 February 2020, 10:30-14:30
Please join us as we celebrate EHRS generations by holding an Intergenerational Shabbat Service, followed by a catered lunch.
So no matter your age, whether you are a family, single, a couple, please join us and be part of a wonderful Shabbat.
I'm Jewish, My Partner Isn't
Sunday 2 February 15:00 - 17:30
This EHRS event offers mixed-faith couples the opportunity to chat about your experiences of being in a multi-faith relationship, sharing your ups & downs, as well as exploring ways that the shul can be welcoming and helpful towards you and your family. It will be led by Rabbi Mark Goldsmith and members of the community. Entry is for anyone, whether or not you are Synagogue members, and is for both the Jewish and non-Jewish partners alike. We are also welcoming parents or grandparents of mixedfaith relationship couples, where we will have opportunities for you to also share your experience.
There is a charge of £5 per couple and you can book below.
Tu B’Shevat Tree Planting
Sunday 9 February, 11:30 - 12:30
Join Rabbi Mark for coffee and a Tu B’Shevat Seder, the mystical meal which celebrates the fruits we enjoy from trees. We will end by planting a tree in the EHRS garden. Tu B’Shevat is the Jewish New Year for trees.
Keep out of the cold and join us for our Winter Warmer Scheme!
Monday 17 - Wednesday 19 February, from 9:15 - 16:00
Welcome to our BRAND NEW Scheme for 2020 taking place at Edgware & Hendon Reform Synagogue. The scheme will consist of 3 fun packed days for those aged 5-7, 8-10 and 11-14 (School Years Reception - 9).
Activities include arts & crafts, drama, music, cookery, team games, competitions, sport, and plenty of fun!
Special offer: Discount available when booking both our 3 day Winter Warmer Scheme & our 4 day Pesach Play Scheme together! More details and booking form below. Spaces are limited so please book early!
'Lets Talk' - Mental Health Awareness Evening
Sunday 23 February, 18:00 - 20:00
The focus of the evening will be the wellbeing and mental health of children, youth, young adults, and their families in our community.
Keynote speaker JONNY BENJAMIN MBE followed by a Q&A panel chaired by Phil Dave.
We also welcome LAURIE RACKIND the CEO at Jami, JOE SHEARER from the Amy Winehouse Foundation, and SHARON DANIELS from Reform Judaism, who will talk about the support their organisations provide.
RABBI MARK GOLDSMITH will facilitate a discussion of our needs and potential as a community to support each other’s mental health.
Please book your attendance below
Everyday Heroes Recognised as Stars
Thursday 27 February, 20:00 (Reception at 19:30)
Join us for our second EHRS Awards.
EHRS is lucky enough to have members who make a massive impact in society, it's only right that their community honours them.
This will continue to be our premier event of the year, so make sure you don't miss out - especially if you couldn't make it last year! Dress to impress.
Join us at EHRS this Purim for The Greatest Show in Edgware!
*THE SHUSHAN CIRCUS* Monday 9 March from 17:15 - 20:15
Family Circus Party 17:15 - 18:15
Purim Service & Megillah Reading 18:30 - 19:30
Cocktails & Canapes 19:30 - 20:15
Please book below so that we know you are coming.