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.

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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)
For more information please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and visit EHRS Young Families on Facebook. £5 per family. Please book below.

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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

The Circus Party will take place in the Community Centre with snacks, activities, and an entertainer, after which we will move over to the Synagogue for the Service & Megillah reading. Then join us for Cocktails & Canapes in the synagogue hall where you can enjoy alcoholic & non-alcoholic drinks, tasty treats and hamantaschen. It’s not to be missed! Purim is for the whole community, feel free to come to all or part of this spectacular evening. For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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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.

If you have attended training and volunteered at EHRS in 2019, you should have received an email asking you to sign up on the 2020 rota already. If you are an existing volunteer and have not received that email, please let us know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you have not volunteered for the night shelter before and would like to join us in 2020, you will need to register as a volunteer and we be holding essential volunteer training on Thursday 13 February at 20:00. Please register your attendance at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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

The EHRS team is delighted to help anyone who wants to attend a family Seder on the first night to do so. Please contact Val Joseph, Head of Community Care, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 020 8238 1013 as soon as possible if you would like to find a host family to join for first night Seder.
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

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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)

If you would like to discuss payment in strict confidence, please do not hesitate to contact Martine Allen, on 020 8238 1011 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Please book your place below

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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

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)
Friday 15th May 17:00-Sunday 17th May, 14:00: Personal Resilience in a Changing World with Dr Alan Morinis, Rabbi Avi Fertig, Rabbi Monique Mayer and Rabbi Mark Goldsmith. An extended Shabbaton full of Mussar learning, practice, prayer and spirituality. Workshops, lectures, chavrutah, specialist  Mussar bookstall, outdoor Mussar in Canons Park, Mussar theatre performance. A caring weekend of growth. Held at EHRS, 118 Stonegrove, Edgware, Middx, HA8 8AB. Weekend Fee £95 (includes lunches and dinners). A full programme of this weekend can be requested from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Do you want to know more? Send an email to Rabbi Monique Mayer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0117 403 3458, or Rabbi Mark Goldsmith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 020 8238 1020.

There are Early Bird Prices available if booked before 2 March. Please book for any of these sessions below.

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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

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