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Parashat Hashavua

Parashat Hashavua

April 1 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

The portion of the week means so much more if you have studied it before. Join Rabbi Helen Freeman in the Stourcliffe Mezzanine and bring along a light non-meat lunch. Look forward to seeing you there.

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Berkeley Lunch Club

Berkeley Lunch Club

April 2 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Every Tuesday From 10.30am: welcome tea and coffee. At 11.00am: Gentle Pilates followed by a discussion about the week’s news. A hot three-course lunch is served at 12.30pm after which members are free to chat and relax until approximately 2pm. Cost for the day is £11.  

Grief Works – Julia Samuel In Conversation with Rabbi Julia

Grief Works – Julia Samuel In Conversation with Rabbi Julia

April 2 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

Refreshments from 6.15pm, start promptly at 6.45pm Julia Samuel and Rabbi Julia will be ‘in conversation’ about Julia Samuel’s best-selling book, ‘Grief Works’. Julia Samuel is a trained psychotherapist, working in the field of grief, and she has many insights to impart. The two Julias are old friends, and Rabbi Julia will be asking Julia […]

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Learn to Lein

Learn to Lein

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to chant from the Torah? It’s never too late to learn to lein. Mastering the age-old Jewish art of reading the musical cantillation marks will give you new insight into the pace, tone and rhythm of the Torah. It will also help you with Hebrew reading and understanding. This easy-going and […]

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Erev Shabbat Service

Erev Shabbat Service

April 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Shabbat Shira

Shabbat Shira

April 5 @ 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm

This is a very special Friday night service that takes place on the marble in front of the Bimah starting after our classic service at 7.15pm. We have our wonderful Shira musicians using drums and guitar and violin and cello too, reflecting the fact that it is a very musical and participatory service. The name […]

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Shabbat Morning Service

Shabbat Morning Service

April 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:45 pm

Winter Night Shelter

Winter Night Shelter

April 6 @ 5:00 pm - April 7 @ 7:30 am

We work alongside Seymour Place,  twelve local churches, and Al Manaar mosque to provide emergency accommodation for people experiencing homelessness on Saturday night each week. Please join our team in providing a number of services on and throughout the night, including set-up and hosting; cooking; and staying overnight and preparing breakfast. For more information or to volunteer, email Nic Schlagman  

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Winter Night Shelter

Winter Night Shelter

April 6 @ 5:00 pm - April 7 @ 7:30 am

We work alongside Seymour Place,  twelve local churches, and Al Manaar mosque to provide emergency accommodation for people experiencing homelessness on Saturday night each week. Please join our team in providing a number of services on and throughout the night, including set-up and hosting; cooking; and staying overnight and preparing breakfast. For more information or to volunteer, email Nic Schlagman  

Contact the Elderly Tea Party

Contact the Elderly Tea Party

April 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Lovely get-togethers of different generations of the community which everyone involved in – guests, volunteers, rabbis and hosts – tremendously enjoys. They’re so popular that we now need more volunteer drivers! Let us know if you can spare one Sunday afternoon a month for this very enjoyable event, you’ll be rewarded with tea and cake! […]

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Parashat Hashavua

Parashat Hashavua

April 8 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

The portion of the week means so much more if you have studied it before. Join Rabbi Helen Freeman in the Stourcliffe Mezzanine and bring along a light non-meat lunch. Look forward to seeing you there.

Social Care & Action Volunteers Training

Social Care & Action Volunteers Training

April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Light supper provided Why do we volunteer? Where do we volunteer? How do we volunteer? Induction and refresher for new or potential volunteers and for existing WLS Volunteers. With Jo Michaels and Tirza Waisel, Social Care team and Nic Schlagman, Head of Social Action. For more information please contact Tirza Waisel on 020 7535 0278 or […]

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Berkeley Lunch Club

Berkeley Lunch Club

April 9 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Every Tuesday From 10.30am: welcome tea and coffee. At 11.00am: Gentle Pilates followed by a discussion about the week’s news. A hot three-course lunch is served at 12.30pm after which members are free to chat and relax until approximately 2pm. Cost for the day is £11.  

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Lyons Learning Project – Israeli Literature as a Window on Israeli Society

Lyons Learning Project – Israeli Literature as a Window on Israeli Society

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Wednesdays 7-8.30pm 6, 13 & 27 Feb | 6, 13 & 27 Mar| 3, 10, 17 Apr (The WLS Eretz programme tour to Israel, 27 March – 4 April, will include sessions) £160 for ten weeks plus handbook A literary journey that offers a fresh and fascinating examination of Israeli society since the birth of the […]

Learn to Lein

Learn to Lein

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to chant from the Torah? It’s never too late to learn to lein. Mastering the age-old Jewish art of reading the musical cantillation marks will give you new insight into the pace, tone and rhythm of the Torah. It will also help you with Hebrew reading and understanding. This easy-going and […]

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Kolnoa-Cinema: Laavor Et Hakir/The Wedding Plan

Kolnoa-Cinema: Laavor Et Hakir/The Wedding Plan

April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dir. Rama Burshtein 2016, Israel This beautifully paced romantic comedy by that rare thing, an Orthodox woman film director, is destined to become a Kolnoa classic. After her fiancé calls off their wedding only a month before the ceremony, an Orthodox woman decides to keep the reservation, and trusts that God will provide her within […]

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Erev Shabbat Service

Erev Shabbat Service

April 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Friday Night Dinner

Friday Night Dinner

April 12 @ 7:15 pm - 10:00 pm

Guest speaker: KAREN ARMSTRONG, OBE Karen Armstrong, OBE is a leading author and commentator. A former Roman Catholic religious sister, Karen’s work focuses on the commonalities of the major religions such as the importance of compassion and the Golden Rule – the principle of treating others as oneself would wish to be treated. The cost is £29.50 […]

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Shabbat Morning Service

Shabbat Morning Service

April 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:45 pm

The Library Hour

The Library Hour

April 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Guest speaker: TBC The Bob Shafritz Library opens its doors to all, immediately after the Kiddush following the Shabbat morning service. You can browse the shelves, talk to the Librarian, and borrow and return books. Every month we invite a speaker to give a short talk about a favourite book of theirs in the collection. This is […]

Winter Night Shelter

Winter Night Shelter

April 13 @ 5:00 pm - April 14 @ 7:30 am

We work alongside Seymour Place,  twelve local churches, and Al Manaar mosque to provide emergency accommodation for people experiencing homelessness on Saturday night each week. Please join our team in providing a number of services on and throughout the night, including set-up and hosting; cooking; and staying overnight and preparing breakfast. For more information or to volunteer, email Nic Schlagman  

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Winter Night Shelter

Winter Night Shelter

April 13 @ 5:00 pm - April 14 @ 7:30 am

We work alongside Seymour Place,  twelve local churches, and Al Manaar mosque to provide emergency accommodation for people experiencing homelessness on Saturday night each week. Please join our team in providing a number of services on and throughout the night, including set-up and hosting; cooking; and staying overnight and preparing breakfast. For more information or to volunteer, email Nic Schlagman  

Drop-In Centre

Drop-In Centre

April 14 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

There are many ways to support our Drop-In Centre, from donating nappies, basmati rice and clothing (in good, wearable condition), to pitching in at the centre on the third Sunday of each month. Keep in mind that all of our volunteers were once first-time volunteers, so inexperience need not be an impediment to your participation! […]

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Parashat Hashavua

Parashat Hashavua

April 15 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

The portion of the week means so much more if you have studied it before. Join Rabbi Helen Freeman in the Stourcliffe Mezzanine and bring along a light non-meat lunch. Look forward to seeing you there.

Carers’ Support Group

Carers’ Support Group

April 15 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Sometimes the role of a carer is overwhelming, isolating and hard, even if it is difficult to admit this to ourselves and to others. The sharing of experiences with others in the same position may strengthen our ability to cope and can make a real difference. This is a chance to get advice and information […]

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Berkeley Lunch Club

Berkeley Lunch Club

April 16 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Every Tuesday From 10.30am: welcome tea and coffee. At 11.00am: Gentle Pilates followed by a discussion about the week’s news. A hot three-course lunch is served at 12.30pm after which members are free to chat and relax until approximately 2pm. Cost for the day is £11.  

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Out & About: H Forman & Son, salmon smokers

Out & About: H Forman & Son, salmon smokers

April 17 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Smoked salmon is serious business at H. Forman & Son, the East End’s last smokehouse, founded by Harry Forman in Stepney in 1905, and run today by his great-grandson Lance Forman at Fish Island in Hackney Wick who will talk to us about the business, his battle with the Olympic Authority and the history of […]

Bereavement Visitors Group

Bereavement Visitors Group

April 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Our trained Bereavement Visitors help members of the community who have suffered the loss of a loved one. This group is tiny in comparison with the numbers that it might be supporting, so the more such visitors we have the better service we can offer. People from all walks of life may become trained visitors. […]

Lyons Learning Project – Israeli Literature as a Window on Israeli Society

Lyons Learning Project – Israeli Literature as a Window on Israeli Society

April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Wednesdays 7-8.30pm 6, 13 & 27 Feb | 6, 13 & 27 Mar| 3, 10, 17 Apr (The WLS Eretz programme tour to Israel, 27 March – 4 April, will include sessions) £160 for ten weeks plus handbook A literary journey that offers a fresh and fascinating examination of Israeli society since the birth of the […]

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1st Night Seder

1st Night Seder

April 19 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for the family friendly Community Seder for all ages in the Stern Hall. Seder starts at 6.00pm and ends by 9.45pm. Please note that we will have Pesach prayers  before the Seder in the Stern Hall instead of an Erev Pesach service in the Sanctuary. Contact Micky Nathanson on 020 7535 0284 for more […]

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ShabbaTots Pesach Special

ShabbaTots Pesach Special

April 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Our Shabbat morning services are informal and fun, with English and Hebrew songs, accompanied by guitar and ukulele, and percussion instruments for children to join in. The Rabbis join us for Kiddush.

1st Day Pesach Service

1st Day Pesach Service

April 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:45 pm

Winter Night Shelter

Winter Night Shelter

April 20 @ 5:00 pm - April 21 @ 7:30 am

We work alongside Seymour Place,  twelve local churches, and Al Manaar mosque to provide emergency accommodation for people experiencing homelessness on Saturday night each week. Please join our team in providing a number of services on and throughout the night, including set-up and hosting; cooking; and staying overnight and preparing breakfast. For more information or to volunteer, email Nic Schlagman  

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Winter Night Shelter

Winter Night Shelter

April 20 @ 5:00 pm - April 21 @ 7:30 am

We work alongside Seymour Place,  twelve local churches, and Al Manaar mosque to provide emergency accommodation for people experiencing homelessness on Saturday night each week. Please join our team in providing a number of services on and throughout the night, including set-up and hosting; cooking; and staying overnight and preparing breakfast. For more information or to volunteer, email Nic Schlagman  

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Berkeley Lunch Club

Berkeley Lunch Club

April 23 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Every Tuesday From 10.30am: welcome tea and coffee. At 11.00am: Gentle Pilates followed by a discussion about the week’s news. A hot three-course lunch is served at 12.30pm after which members are free to chat and relax until approximately 2pm. Cost for the day is £11.  

MiliM – Adult Modern Hebrew School

MiliM – Adult Modern Hebrew School

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

WLS Education & the Lyons Learning Project are proud to present our new Adult Modern Hebrew School – MiliM Join one of our three small group classes with native-speaking, experienced and qualified teachers. The course runs for 10 weeks and offers Beginners and Advanced levels, as well as unique themed KishKushim breaks. All participants will […]

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Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Group

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This is a support group for people who have had or currently have cancer. There is no age limit and it is open for both male and female attendees. WLS is a safe environment to come to in which to share issues in confidence with people who understand what you are going through. Each meeting is […]

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Combo Service & Maimouna

Combo Service & Maimouna

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

  Friday 26 April, Combo service 6.00pm, catered supper 7.15pm   After seven days of matzah, end the festival of unleavened bread in style with the Jewish North African tradition of a communal chametz meal. This celebration of all things leavened will include many traditional Moroccan dishes and a demonstration by a chef. Places at […]

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ShabbaTots

ShabbaTots

April 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Our Shabbat morning services are informal and fun, with English and Hebrew songs, accompanied by guitar and ukulele, and percussion instruments for children to join in. The Rabbis join us for Kiddush.

Shabbat Morning Service

Shabbat Morning Service

April 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:45 pm

Winter Night Shelter

Winter Night Shelter

April 27 @ 5:00 pm - April 28 @ 7:30 am

We work alongside Seymour Place,  twelve local churches, and Al Manaar mosque to provide emergency accommodation for people experiencing homelessness on Saturday night each week. Please join our team in providing a number of services on and throughout the night, including set-up and hosting; cooking; and staying overnight and preparing breakfast. For more information or to volunteer, email Nic Schlagman  

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Winter Night Shelter

Winter Night Shelter

April 27 @ 5:00 pm - April 28 @ 7:30 am

We work alongside Seymour Place,  twelve local churches, and Al Manaar mosque to provide emergency accommodation for people experiencing homelessness on Saturday night each week. Please join our team in providing a number of services on and throughout the night, including set-up and hosting; cooking; and staying overnight and preparing breakfast. For more information or to volunteer, email Nic Schlagman  

Religion School

Religion School

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

FOR MORE INFORMATION Gil Reshef: 020 7535 0260 Gil is our Head of Education and runs the Religion School, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, TRIPOD and Jewish Preparation programmes. Adi Ben-Naim 020 7535 0291 Adi is the Religion School administrator and supports and manages all Religion School and Youth matters. Rabbi Neil Janes Neil is the Rabbi of the Religion School […]

Parents Learning Project

Parents Learning Project

April 28 @ 11:15 am - 12:30 pm

For the second year, we are working with the Lyons Learning Project to create a series of sessions that will enrich your own learning, give you tools to practice Judaism at home and offer space to think through challenging issues around parenting. The sessions will be friendly, informal and an opportunity to meet other parents […]

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Parashat Hashavua

Parashat Hashavua

April 29 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

The portion of the week means so much more if you have studied it before. Join Rabbi Helen Freeman in the Stourcliffe Mezzanine and bring along a light non-meat lunch. Look forward to seeing you there.

Bereavement Support Group

Bereavement Support Group

April 29 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Have you suffered the loss of a partner, relative or friend? Would you welcome the opportunity to meet others in a similar position to yourself? The direction this group takes will be determined by the group itself and will be facilitated by Jo Michaels and Rabbi Helen Freeman. For more information or to discuss this […]

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Berkeley Lunch Club

Berkeley Lunch Club

April 30 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Every Tuesday From 10.30am: welcome tea and coffee. At 11.00am: Gentle Pilates followed by a discussion about the week’s news. A hot three-course lunch is served at 12.30pm after which members are free to chat and relax until approximately 2pm. Cost for the day is £11.  

MiliM – Adult Modern Hebrew School

MiliM – Adult Modern Hebrew School

April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

WLS Education & the Lyons Learning Project are proud to present our new Adult Modern Hebrew School – MiliM Join one of our three small group classes with native-speaking, experienced and qualified teachers. The course runs for 10 weeks and offers Beginners and Advanced levels, as well as unique themed KishKushim breaks. All participants will […]

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