Israel’s 2020 Elections - an opportunity for change?
Tuesday 25 February, 20:00 - 21:30 at EHRS
Amnon-Be’eri Sulitzeanu, co-CEO of The Abraham Initiatives (over from Israel), will give a unique perspective on the forthcoming elections, potential outcomes, the growing political voice of Israel’s Arab citizens & prospects for peace.
Amnon will be interviewed by EHRS member Laurence Kaye, past Chair of EHRS’s Israel Committee and a Trustee of Abraham Initiatives UK. There will be lots of opportunity for questions and discussion in this event, hosted by Rabbi Mark Goldsmith.
The Abraham Initiatives works to promote positive Jewish-Arab relations in Israel. Their goal is to fulfil the promise of full and equal citizenship and complete equality of social and political rights for Jewish and Arab citizens, as embodied in Israel's Declaration of Independence: A state which is the national homeland of the Jewish people and a full, complete and equal home for its Arab-Palestinian national minority.
Please book below so we know that you are coming through.
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.
EHRS Night Shelter
Following our success hosting the Together In Barnet night shelter in 2019, we will be hosting the night shelter again in 2020, this time for 12 Monday nights and Tuesday mornings from Monday 17 March until Monday 1 June inclusive.
Lisa Bard & Audrey Zarach, Night Shelter Co-ordindators
We will need volunteers to:
* prepare one course of an evening meal and deliver it to EHRS
* prepare the Youth Centre space ready for our homeless guests to arrive
* donate fresh food for breakfast and deliver it to EHRS on Monday
* welcome our guests, serve the evening meal and sit down and dine with our guests
* sleep overnight in the Youth Centre with our guests
* prepare and serve breakfast in the morning
* clean up after our guests leave the premises at 07:45
* drive bedding on to the next venue
* call and remind volunteers who have signed up for the upcoming week
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)
Mussar London 2020/5780
Personal Resilience in a Changing World
Wednesday 13th-Sunday 17th May 2020
What is Mussar?
Mussar is a 1000-year-old Jewish tradition that gives concrete instructions on how to live a meaningful and ethical life. Mussar teaches how not get to stuck in the same place again and again.
What is Mussar London?
Mussar London is the U.K.’s first opportunity to learn from two of the world’s foremost teachers of Mussar: Dr Alan Morinis, author of the two classics of modern Mussar, “Climbing Jacob’s Ladder” and “Everyday Holiness” and Rabbi Avi Fertig, Director of Mussar at The Mussar Institute. To find out more about Mussar go to www.mussarinstitute.org
Join us for one or more of these unique Mussar learning opportunities
Wednesday 13th May, 19:30-21:30: Everyday Holiness - Introducing Mussar with Alan Morinis and Avi Fertig. An evening to introduce you to the basic concepts of Mussar. Held at Finchley Progressive Synagogue (FPS), 54 Hutton Grove, Finchley, N12 8DR. Admission £8.
Thursday 14th May, 10:30-15:00: Learning Mussar to Teach It with Alan Morinis and Avi Fertig. A tailor-made seminar for Rabbis, Student Rabbis, Cantors and Educators who want to bring Mussar to their communities as well as into their own lives. Held at Leo Baeck College, 80 East End Road, Finchley, N3 2SY. Admission £25 (includes lunch)
There are Early Bird Prices available if booked before 2 March. Please book for any of these sessions below.
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