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2nd Day Rosh Hashanah Service

2nd Day Rosh Hashanah Service

October 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:45 pm

in the Sanctuary A more informal service with beautiful alternative readings to supplement the regular prayers and Shofar blowing and, instead of a sermon, a chance to learn with Rabbi Neil and the Lyons Learning Project.

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JPrep

JPrep

October 2 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Lyons Learning Project: Magic of Midrash

Lyons Learning Project: Magic of Midrash

October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

£10 per session, pay as you go Join Rabbi Neil Janes in an exploration of the rabbinic mind from 2000 years ago. Encounter ancient imagination, visions and theological dilemmas as we study one of the greatest literary genres to develop around the interpretation of our sacred text – the Torah. These sessions are also intended […]

Lyons Learning Project: Insights from Pirke Avot

Lyons Learning Project: Insights from Pirke Avot

October 2 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

£10 per session, pay as you go The Pirke Avot – or Sayings of the Fathers – are an astonishing collection of rabbinic teachings. Neither law nor lore, they provide ideas, challenges and sometimes problematic ideas on how to live a good life. Join Rabbi Neil Janes as we study these ancient texts with fresh […]

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Erev Shabbat Service

Erev Shabbat Service

October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Shabbat Shira

Shabbat Shira

October 4 @ 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

October 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:45 pm

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Religion School

Religion School

October 6 @ 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

October 7 @ 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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Kol Nidre Choral Community Service

Kol Nidre Choral Community Service

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The haunting cello playing Kol Nidre, plus the choir and organ repeating and embellishing it, begins the most solemn day of the year. The music, and the liturgy, challenge us and go straight to the heart. Please click here for more information and to download our services booklet

Koleinu Shira Kol Nidre Service

Koleinu Shira Kol Nidre Service

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On the holiest night of the year, join Rabbis David and Neil together with Maya Levy and our Shira musicians for a gentle, participative service. Starting with Bruch’s haunting Kol Nidre melody, we will work our way into the spiritual depths of Yom Kippur as we pray, shoulder to shoulder and voice to voice, using […]

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Yom Kippur Shacharit Services

Yom Kippur Shacharit Services

October 9 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

11.00-14.00: CHORAL COMMUNITY SERVICE in the Sanctuary The classical WLS choral service probably hasn’t changed a great deal in a century, but it still packs a punch, makes us think, and gets us in the mood for the long, reflective, moving day of Yom Kippur. 11.00-13.30: KOLEINU: SHIRA SHACHARIT in the 2nd Floor Conference Room A […]

Yom Kippr Musaph Services

Yom Kippr Musaph Services

October 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

14.00-16.00: CHORAL COMMUNITY SERVICE in the Sanctuary During the deepest and most sacred part of the Day, the growing quiet of the Sanctuary is enhanced by a gentle, historical journey through the Avodah Temple Worship. Our lay historians bring alive the ancient penitential practices of Temple Judaism. As we transition into the Martyrology, we are […]

Yom Kippur Minchah Services

Yom Kippur Minchah Services

October 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

16.00-17.00: CHORAL COMMUNITY SERVICE in the Sanctuary Come and join us for the beautiful Minchah service with its epic reading of the Book of Jonah, set against our WLS traditional liturgy with choral and organ music. 16.00-16.45: KOLEINU JONAH STUDY SESSION in the Stern Hall It can be said that Jonah was the most successful […]

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Kolnoa-Cinema: Mistor/Shelter

Kolnoa-Cinema: Mistor/Shelter

October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

MISTOR/SHELTER (2017, Dir. Eran Riklis) A Mossad agent is sent on a mission to protect a Lebanese informer who is changing identity at a safe house. It should have been simple, but espionage and intrigue take the upper hand as the relationship develops between them and their identities curiously begin to merge. In the skilled […]

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Erev Shabbat Service

Erev Shabbat Service

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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LLP – Decoding the Siddur

LLP – Decoding the Siddur

October 12 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am

DECODING THE SIDDUR – A BEGINNER’S GUIDE Join experienced and passionate volunteer teacher David Strang to unlock the secrets of the siddur. A chance to discover some of the grammar, syntax and vocabulary of the siddur and deepen your encounter with the liturgy. This course will run all year and is ideal for those of […]

Shabbat Morning Service

Shabbat Morning Service

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

Sukkah Building

Sukkah Building

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Our theme for this year’s Sukkah is Minor Miracles: Saving the Children – looking back at our congregation’s remarkable history of providing a shelter for child refugees. We only have two days to get the Sukkah up and decorated, so please come along and help us. Saturday 12 October, 18.00 -22.30 Adult community Sukkah building […]

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Sukkah Building

Sukkah Building

October 13 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Our theme for this year’s Sukkah is Minor Miracles: Saving the Children – looking back at our congregation’s remarkable history of providing a shelter for child refugees. We only have two days to get the Sukkah up and decorated, so please come along and help us. Saturday 12 October, 18.00 -22.30 Adult community Sukkah building […]

Erev Sukkot Service

Erev Sukkot Service

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Our family-friendly service will include a chance to shake the lulav (palm branch) along with myrtle and willow, and etrog (citron), as we pray together and honour those who’ve helped build our Sukkah. This brief but beautiful service will conclude with kiddush in the Sukkah.

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ShabbaTots Special

ShabbaTots Special

October 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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.

Sukkot Service

Sukkot Service

October 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

After the self-reflection of Yom Kippur, it is important to return our attention to the wider world around us. The festival of Sukkot brings us back to nature, and nature back to us, right into our Sanctuary through the ancient ritual of waving the lulav (palm branch) along with myrtle and willow, and etrog (citron). […]

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MiliM Modern Hebrew

MiliM Modern Hebrew

October 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join one of our Hebrew classes this autumn! Tuesdays 6.30-8.30pm 15, 22, 29 October | 5, 12, 19, 26 November | 3, 10, 17 December Full price £250. Special prices for WLS Members, YAD and Kishkushim. 10% discount for Milim Summer Ulpan students (Full price £250) For more information and signing up contact Adi on […]

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JPrep

JPrep

October 16 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Lyons Learning Project: Magic of Midrash

Lyons Learning Project: Magic of Midrash

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

£10 per session, pay as you go Join Rabbi Neil Janes in an exploration of the rabbinic mind from 2000 years ago. Encounter ancient imagination, visions and theological dilemmas as we study one of the greatest literary genres to develop around the interpretation of our sacred text – the Torah. These sessions are also intended […]

Lyons Learning Project: Insights from Pirke Avot

Lyons Learning Project: Insights from Pirke Avot

October 16 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

£10 per session, pay as you go The Pirke Avot – or Sayings of the Fathers – are an astonishing collection of rabbinic teachings. Neither law nor lore, they provide ideas, challenges and sometimes problematic ideas on how to live a good life. Join Rabbi Neil Janes as we study these ancient texts with fresh […]

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Rabbi Julia In Conversation with David Aaronovitch

Rabbi Julia In Conversation with David Aaronovitch

October 17 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm

Doors: 6pm, Start 6.30pm One of the UK’s most celebrated writers, broadcasters and regular columnist for The Times, David Aaronovich, will be chatting with our much-loved Senior Rabbi Julia Neuberger as she prepares to become Rabbi Emerita and reflects on her life and career. She will also discuss the impetus behind writing her recently published […]

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Erev Shabbat Service

Erev Shabbat Service

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Shira & Supper in the Sukkah

Shira & Supper in the Sukkah

October 18 @ 7:15 pm - 10:00 pm

Join Rabbis David and Neil for a Shira service with a difference as we               celebrate Sukkot, the happiest of  festivals, with our musicians in our stunning Sukkah followed by a bring and share dinner. This is open to all,  please bring some food (vegetarian or permitted fish) to share with everyone.  

Shabbat Shira

Shabbat Shira

October 18 @ 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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LLP – Decoding the Siddur

LLP – Decoding the Siddur

October 19 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am

DECODING THE SIDDUR – A BEGINNER’S GUIDE Join experienced and passionate volunteer teacher David Strang to unlock the secrets of the siddur. A chance to discover some of the grammar, syntax and vocabulary of the siddur and deepen your encounter with the liturgy. This course will run all year and is ideal for those of […]

Open House Shabbat Service

Open House Shabbat Service

October 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:45 pm

We welcome people of all faiths and none, and ambassadors from around the world, to our Open House Shabbat during Sukkot. There will be celebratory kiddush in the Sukkah, and everyone will have the chance to wave a lulav.

Shabbat Morning Service

Shabbat Morning Service

October 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:45 pm

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Erev Simchat Torah Service + Supper

Erev Simchat Torah Service + Supper

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The happiest evening of the year involves a musical service, dancing with the scrolls, throwing sweets and reflecting on the journey from Creation to the Promised Land as we unwind a Torah Scroll around our Sanctuary. Every year we honour the contributions of our retiring Senior Wardens and final year teenage volunteers. This year we […]

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ShabbaTots Special

ShabbaTots Special

October 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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.

Simchat Torah Service

Simchat Torah Service

October 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join us as we honour our outgoing  Senior Wardens, as we celebrate those who are Chatan Torah or Kallat Torah, Chatan Bereshit and Kallat Bereshit. We will dance with the scrolls and throw sweets at the children and adults, celebrating the birthday of Torah by finishing Deuteronomy and starting all over again in Genesis.  

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MiliM Modern Hebrew

MiliM Modern Hebrew

October 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join one of our Hebrew classes this autumn! Tuesdays 6.30-8.30pm 15, 22, 29 October | 5, 12, 19, 26 November | 3, 10, 17 December Full price £250. Special prices for WLS Members, YAD and Kishkushim. 10% discount for Milim Summer Ulpan students (Full price £250) For more information and signing up contact Adi on […]

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JPrep

JPrep

October 23 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Eretz: Insight Israel – Need Weed?

Eretz: Insight Israel – Need Weed?

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Doors: 7pm, Start 7.30pm In proud association with the Technion – one of Israel’s great centres of scientific advancement based in Haifa – we are delighted to welcome one of its leading scientists, Dr Dedi Meiri, Head of the Cancer Biology and Cannabinoid Research. Dr Meiri will be joining us to talk about his ground-breaking […]

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Erev Shabbat Service

Erev Shabbat Service

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Shabbat Morning Service

Shabbat Morning Service

October 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:45 pm

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Drop-In Centre

Drop-In Centre

October 27 @ 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

October 28 @ 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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MiliM Modern Hebrew

MiliM Modern Hebrew

October 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join one of our Hebrew classes this autumn! Tuesdays 6.30-8.30pm 15, 22, 29 October | 5, 12, 19, 26 November | 3, 10, 17 December Full price £250. Special prices for WLS Members, YAD and Kishkushim. 10% discount for Milim Summer Ulpan students (Full price £250) For more information and signing up contact Adi on […]

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JPrep

JPrep

October 30 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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