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Erev Yom Hashoah

Erev Yom Hashoah

May 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

at Westminster Synagogue, Kent House, Rutland Gardens, SW7 1BX 6:00pm – Reflective Memorial Service 6:45pm – Refreshments 7:30pm – Screening of ‘Forgotten Soldier’ 8:45pm – Q&As with the Production Team Rabbi Benji Stanley together with Rabbi David Mitchell invite the communities of West London Synagogue and Westminster Synagogue to commemorate Erev Yom HaShoah with reflective […]

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Erev Shabbat Service

Erev Shabbat Service

May 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Shabbat Shira

Shabbat Shira

May 3 @ 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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ShabbaTots

ShabbaTots

May 4 @ 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

May 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:45 pm

Winter Night Shelter

Winter Night Shelter

May 4 @ 5:00 pm - May 5 @ 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

May 4 @ 5:00 pm - May 5 @ 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

May 5 @ 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

May 5 @ 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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Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Group

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

This is a support group for anyone who has had or currently has cancer. WLS is a safe environment to come to in which to share issues in confidence with people who understand what you are going through. Please contact Jo Michaels on 020 7535 0290 if you would like to discuss this further.

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Erev Shabbat Service

Erev Shabbat Service

May 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Yom Ha’Atzmaut Oneg Shabbat

Yom Ha’Atzmaut Oneg Shabbat

May 10 @ 7:15 pm - 10:00 pm

6pm: Traditional Friday night service with our own SHABBAT SHIRA musicians – free admission, all welcome 7.15pm: Oneg Shabbat dinner plus singing and dancing with klezmer band – ticket holders only One of the most popular events in the calendar. Each year at the Yom Ha’atzmaut Oneg, our generations come together to celebrate Israel’s Independence in […]

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ShabbaTots

ShabbaTots

May 11 @ 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

May 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:45 pm

Winter Night Shelter

Winter Night Shelter

May 11 @ 5:00 pm - May 12 @ 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

May 11 @ 5:00 pm - May 12 @ 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

May 12 @ 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 […]

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Parashat Hashavua

Parashat Hashavua

May 13 @ 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

May 13 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 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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Bereavement Visitors Group

Bereavement Visitors Group

May 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:15 pm

West London Synagogue rightly claims to serve its membership in many aspects of their lives, from birth through each of life’s cycles. To do so, it relies on its members who contribute in so many ways. Helping others is probably the most rewarding of all activities. Perhaps the most neglected are those who suffer the […]

Lyons Learning Project – Jewish Mysticism

Lyons Learning Project – Jewish Mysticism

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

JEWISH MYSTICISM: TRACING THE HISTORY OF KABBALAH Getting beyond Madonna, red strings, and hocus pocus, this study provides a deep, accurate, and intellectually honest understanding of the historical backdrop that led to the birth of an esoteric Jewish tradition, alongside the societal and cultural changes that shaped and reshaped that tradition throughout the centuries, until […]

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Seymour Group Lunch

Seymour Group Lunch

May 16 @ 12:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Guest speaker: Vera Grodzinski, art historian £15 payable at the door. Book early by phoning Hermy Jankel on 020 7722 8489. If she is unavailable please leave a clear message. Cancellations will only be accepted before 10am on the preceding Monday. Otherwise you will be charged. Parking? We aim to finish by 2.30pm

Kolnoa-Cinema: Next to Her/At Li Layla

Kolnoa-Cinema: Next to Her/At Li Layla

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, we screen a story of two sisters, one of whom has learning difficulties and behaves in a challenging way which provokes the other. Their relationship has its ups and downs, but ultimately they are loyal to one another. A hard watch, but we can see why the film took the Cannes Film Festival […]

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Erev Shabbat Service

Erev Shabbat Service

May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Shabbat Shira

Shabbat Shira

May 17 @ 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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ShabbaTots

ShabbaTots

May 18 @ 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

May 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:45 pm

The Library Hour

The Library Hour

May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 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. […]

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Winter Night Shelter

Winter Night Shelter

May 18 @ 5:00 pm - May 19 @ 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

May 19 @ 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 […]

Drop-In Centre

Drop-In Centre

May 19 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

How You Can Help: 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 […]

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Parashat Hashavua

Parashat Hashavua

May 20 @ 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

May 20 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

A monthly support group for those who have suffered the loss of a partner, relative or friend and an opportunity to meet others in a similar position. For more information or to discuss this further please contact Jo Michaels on 020 7535 0290.

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Lyons Learning Project – Jewish Mysticism

Lyons Learning Project – Jewish Mysticism

May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

JEWISH MYSTICISM: TRACING THE HISTORY OF KABBALAH Getting beyond Madonna, red strings, and hocus pocus, this study provides a deep, accurate, and intellectually honest understanding of the historical backdrop that led to the birth of an esoteric Jewish tradition, alongside the societal and cultural changes that shaped and reshaped that tradition throughout the centuries, until […]

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Erev Shabbat Service

Erev Shabbat Service

May 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Shabbat Morning Service

Shabbat Morning Service

May 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:45 pm

Winter Night Shelter

Winter Night Shelter

May 25 @ 5:00 pm - May 26 @ 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

May 25 @ 5:00 pm - May 26 @ 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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Lyons Learning Project – Jewish Mysticism

Lyons Learning Project – Jewish Mysticism

May 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

JEWISH MYSTICISM: TRACING THE HISTORY OF KABBALAH Getting beyond Madonna, red strings, and hocus pocus, this study provides a deep, accurate, and intellectually honest understanding of the historical backdrop that led to the birth of an esoteric Jewish tradition, alongside the societal and cultural changes that shaped and reshaped that tradition throughout the centuries, until […]

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Erev Shabbat Service

Erev Shabbat Service

May 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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