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.
BOOKINGS NOW OPEN!
After the success of our Jersey Four music event in 2019, EHRS proudly presents another musical extravaganza as we welcome the brilliant act ....
A fantastic tribute to the movies with this musical four-piece act, bringing to life the sounds of the big screen!
Sunday 28 June, 20:00 at EHRS
(Complimentary drinks reception 19:30, doors open for seating 19:45, show starts 20:00)
LIVE MUSIC, featuring some of the best loved soundtracks, sung live, from your favourite movies including Saturday Night Fever, Dirty Dancing, Blues Brothers, The Commitments, Grease, to name just a few.
Feel free to wear your best movie themed get up, or come ‘Footloose’ and fancy dress free! Refreshments will be available to purchase during the interval. Please bring your friends & family to this fantastic musical evening.
Theatre style row seating or tables for four available to book (tables for four have limited availability)
Tickets: Adults £20, Under 21’s £15
Please join us because ‘Nobody Does It Better’, and we guarantee you will have the ‘Time of Your Life’!
Book your place below or call 020 8238 1000
Friday 21 February
18:30 Erev Shabbat Service
led by Rabbi Mark Goldsmith
Saturday 22 February
10:30 Main Service
Shacharit Service led by Rabbi Neil Kraft
Torah Service led by Rabbi Mark Goldsmith
Celebrating the Bat Mitzvah of Darcey Coen
11:00 Rock & Ruach Service
led by Rabbi Emily Reitsma-Jurman
Rock & Ruach Service
Saturday 22 February, 11:00
This is EHRS’s high energy Shabbat morning for 0-100’s with rhythm in their souls, featuring a live band, a full Shabbat service, a Torah reading and the chance for everyone to participate in making the music. This month led by Rabbi Emily Reitsma-Jurman.
'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.
Everyone welcome especially families with children and teenagers. Free entry with light refreshments. Donations welcome. Val: 020 8238 1013 ~ Marissa: 020 8238 1015 ~ email@example.com
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.
Young Families Purim Party
Sunday 8 March, 15:00-17:00
Join us for a lovely afternoon celebrating Purim with a fancy dress parade, a family friendly Megillah reading, and of course plenty of Hamantaschen.
For all young families with children aged 5 & under (older siblings welcome)
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.
Sunday 15 March, 09:30 - 12:30
An interactive, informative and imaginative morning!
In the spirit of the popular EHRS Day of Learning in December our Seder Megadrive is a morning for adults & young people to help to make this Pesach the best yet.
Sessions led by our Rabbis and guest teachers will include:
‘How to lead a great Seder that engages children’ and ‘Pesach, the origin story in the Talmud’ with Rabbi Mark
‘From the Street to the Table’ liberation issues in our Seder with Rabbi Emily
‘Passover Cookery – Beyond Matzah – a hands on experience’ with Victoria Prever, Food Editor of the Jewish Chronicle
‘Super Creative Sedarim’ with Student Rabbi Eleanor Davis
‘Learning the Songs of the Seder’ with Rabbi Cantor Gershon Silins
‘Seder as an act of Rebellion’ for teens
For children aged 4-11:
How will you escape from Egypt in our great Escape Room Challenge?
Test your skills in mixing, kneading, pricking and cooking …...
Make matzah in 18 minutes - how edible will yours be?
Take a plague bag home straight to your Seder table! What will be in yours that will make your family quiver?
A Crèche is available for the youngest children so that parents can be with us, please book below.
The cost of the event is £5 for adults, £3 concession, and free for under 18’s.
Please book your place below
Wednesday 8 - Wednesday 15 April
If you are willing to do the mitzvah of hosting a guest, please let Val know. Your Seder does not need to be perfect, people looking for a host family are simply hoping to be together with others.
Please see below for Services and activities this Pesach
EHRS Communal Seder
Thursday 9 April, 18:30
The EHRS Communal Seder will be held on Thursday 9 April at 18:30, for a 18:45 start in the main synagogue hall, ending at approximately 22:15.
Please join us for a lovely and friendly evening of good food and a Seder service led by Rabbi Mark Goldsmith and Rabbi Emily Reitsma-Jurman.
This Seder is suitable for all ages, and will include a session for children with our Rabbis, helping them to enjoy being part of the Seder experience.
The 3 course catered Pesach meal will include either a meat or vegetarian meal (full menu below). Should you have a specific dietary requirement, this must be noted on the booking form at the time of booking as we cannot cater for special requests on the day.
EHRS Members: Adult: £30, Children 10-18yrs: £15, (under 10yrs free)
Guests: Adult: £35, Children 10-18yrs: £15, (under 10yrs free)