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2nd Day Rosh Hashanah Service

2nd Day Rosh Hashanah Service

October 1, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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Erev Shabbat Service ONLINE ONLY

Erev Shabbat Service ONLINE ONLY

October 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

CLICK HERE - http://www.optimait.com/wlslive.html

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Religion School

Religion School

October 6, 2019 @ 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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Kol Nidre Choral Community Service

Kol Nidre Choral Community Service

October 8, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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Erev Shabbat Service ONLINE ONLY

Erev Shabbat Service ONLINE ONLY

October 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

CLICK HERE - http://www.optimait.com/wlslive.html

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LLP – Decoding the Siddur

LLP – Decoding the Siddur

October 12, 2019 @ 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 […]

Sukkah Building

Sukkah Building

October 12, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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JPrep

JPrep

October 16, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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Erev Shabbat Service ONLINE ONLY

Erev Shabbat Service ONLINE ONLY

October 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

CLICK HERE - http://www.optimait.com/wlslive.html

Shira & Supper in the Sukkah

Shira & Supper in the Sukkah

October 18, 2019 @ 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.  

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LLP – Decoding the Siddur

LLP – Decoding the Siddur

October 19, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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.

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Erev Simchat Torah Service + Supper

Erev Simchat Torah Service + Supper

October 20, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Eretz: Insight Israel – Need Weed?

Eretz: Insight Israel – Need Weed?

October 23, 2019 @ 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 ONLINE ONLY

Erev Shabbat Service ONLINE ONLY

October 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

CLICK HERE - http://www.optimait.com/wlslive.html

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MiliM Modern Hebrew

MiliM Modern Hebrew

October 29, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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