Whilst we can't get together in person, below you will find links to the videos and resources created by your EHRS team.
Here is a link to the entire Reform Judaism Siddur to use on weekdays and Shabbat: Seder HaTefillot - Forms of Prayer. All you need to do to find your way around the Siddur is to type the page number you need in the box at the top next to the word 'pages'. Thank you to Reform Judaism for making this facility available.
Here is a link to the Torah and Haftarah portion for this week Parashat Tzav and Shabbat HaGadol - click here
We are delighted to enable you to use the EHRS Haggadah L'dor va'Dor - click here and you can download it to use on Seder night.
If you are joining a funeral service from home you can follow this service in this on-line Siddur provided by Reform Judaism. Click here to download it.
Here is a link to the Reform Judaism Machzor to use on Pesach first and seventh morning: Pesach Machzor. You will see that it is an updated version of the Machzor we have been using in Synagogue since 1995, which cannot be adapted to be put on line.
Have you signed up to the Edgware and Hendon Reform Synagogue - EHRS Facebook page yet? If you do you will find live events from the Synagogue, videos of what has been happening and the easiest and most fail-safe way of joining us online. You need to join Facebook (at www.facebook.com) and then click here. We also have a thriving page for EHRS Young Families here and for all EHRS Young People here.
For the last weekday of this week, when we have been trying to do what we can from home, Rabbi Mark and Miriam Goldsmith have a song about how good it is to be together, in whatever way we can. If you stood outside your home at 20:00 on Thursday night and heard all the clapping and pan striking to salute the NHS and all health workers you will know what that means! Click here to enjoy.
Shabbat Stay & Play
every first and last Friday of the month, 10:30 - 11:45
Join us for a morning of fun and creativity at our Shabbat Stay & Play, for babies and toddlers. There will be singing, toys, a lovely Kiddush and refreshments. We welcome parents, carers and grandparents.
THIS GROUP IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED
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 at 7.30am, after our guests leave the premises.
* 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
Please note there is no Erev Pesach Service on Seder Night Wednesday 8 April
Thursday 9 April: First Day Pesach
9 April 2020, 15 Nisan 5780
Go to www.ehrs.uk/live to live stream our services
Main Service 10:30
Please click https://www.reformjudaism.org.uk/online-pesach-machzor/ for the Pesach Morning Service siddur
A link to our Torah and Haftarah Portions for the festival will appear at the top of our EHRS Community Channel on the front page of the EHRS website.
Shacharit led by Rabbi Mark Goldsmith
Torah Service led by Rabbi Mark Goldsmith
First Reading – Exodus 12:37-51
(Etz Hayim p.388) (Hertz p.259)
Second Reading – Deuteronomy 8:10-18
(Etz Hayim p.1041) (Hertz p.783)
Haftarah Ezekiel 37:1-14
(Etz Hayim p.1308) (Hertz p.1015)
Pesach B'Bayit 10:30-11:15
Join Rabbi Emily LIVE on the EHRS Facebook page for Pesach B'Bayit, a Pesach morning service with songs, stories, and reflections to give you un-leavened Passover flavour without the formality.
Pesach for Kids 11:30-12:15
Join Rabbi Emily LIVE on the EHRS Facebook page for Pesach for Kids, a Pesach morning family service to make our festival come alive with a true charoset of song, prayer, Torah tales and interaction.
EHRS Communal Seder - Interactive!
Thursday 9 April, 19:00
We regret that due to the government advice on holding gatherings we have had to cancel the EHRS Communal Seder in the Synagogue building this year. If you have already booked for the Seder then your payment will be refunded in due course. We will instead be holding a ‘virtual’ Seder through Zoom, led by our Rabbi Mark and Rabbi Emily from their respective homes. For those who find Zoom difficult to use it will also be available on the Livestream on the front page of the EHRS website.
We invite the whole community to join us from the safety of your homes from 19:00-22:00 on Thursday 9 April. If you have Seder supplies at home then do make up a Seder plate but please do not put yourself in danger to obtain them. We are delighted to enable you to use the EHRS Haggadah L'dor va'Dor - click here and you can download it to use on Seder night. Our Seder timing will work like so: 19:00-20:00 First half of Seder 20:00-20:30 Break for you to enjoy your meal (you can keep your Zoom on or come back in later) 20:30-21:30 Second half of Seder - ending with "Next Year in Jerusalem!"
Please keep reading to see how you can join us from any computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone or even by your regular land line phone.
Choral Evening Service for Yom Hashoah
A beautiful service of songs, prayers and reflections
Monday 20 April, 19:00
On the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camp, this year we will hear testimony from EHRS member Norman Stone whose parents were survivors of Auschwitz.
The EHRS Culture & Heritage Group invites you to Israel’s Independence Day ~ Yom Ha’atzma’ut Celebrations
Tuesday 28 April 2020, from 19:15 at EHRS
Come along to this fabulous evening on Yom Ha'Atzma'ut, where we will
celebrate together with Israel and Jews worldwide. We will begin with a Yom Hazikaron Ceremony, followed by music and Israeli nibbles, then sit down to enjoy a comedy-drama film, and discuss over hot cocoa. It's not to be missed.
19:15 – Yom Hazikaron Tekes (Ceremony) Please join us for an emotional memorial ceremony led by our Rabbis to commemorate Israel’s soldiers and victims of terrorism who have fallen throughout the unique but troubled history of the Jewish state.
19:40 – Eight Decades of Israeli Music Whilst noshing on Israeli food and socialising, Rabbi Mark and Jo Sigalov will lead a fun and informative presentation on “The Music that Makes Israel Sing”
20:15 – Film Israel: “Maktub” Stay and watch this 2018 Israeli comedy-drama which tells the story of two reformed Israeli mobsters who set about making strangers’ prayers, placed in the stones of the Cotel, come true. With English subtitles.
22:00 – Open Discussion Let’s take a few moments to think about the picture of Israel today that this film paints. Hot Cocoa available.
Mussar London 2020/5780 Personal Resilience in a Changing World
The organisers of Mussar London 2020, Rabbi Mark Goldsmith and Rabbi Monique Mayer sadly have to let you know that our events cannot now take place from Wednesday 13 May to Sunday 17 May. This is because the Coronavirus outbreak prevents our teachers Alan Morinis, Rabbi Avi Fertig and Rabbi Marcia Plumb from travelling to the UK respectively from Canada, Israel and the USA.
We will of course aim to hold all of these Mussar learning events at Edgware and Hendon Reform Synagogue, Leo Baeck College and Finchley Progressive Synagogue over a week in the future and hope that you will be able to join us then. We are also hoping to offer online Mussar learning with Alan, Avi and Marcia during the week in May that we were originally planning to learn with them face to face. We will let you know when we are able to organise that. If you are among the many people who have already booked and paid to join us then we will contact you directly in the coming couple of weeks to refund your payment. We hope that you will stay well over the coming weeks and wish you and your loved ones good health.
*A tribute to the movies with LIVE MUSIC*
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)
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED