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Erev Shabbat Service

Erev Shabbat Service

November 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Shabbat Shira

Shabbat Shira

November 1 @ 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

November 2 @ 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 […]

ShabbaTots

ShabbaTots

November 2 @ 10:25 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.

Shabbat Morning Service

Shabbat Morning Service

November 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:45 pm

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Religion School

Religion School

November 3 @ 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 […]

Far From the Home I Love with Margaret Fingerhut  

Far From the Home I Love with Margaret Fingerhut  

November 3 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

A special piano recital with narration by Margaret Fingerhut Doors: 5.30pm | Reception: 6.00pm | Concert: 6.30pm We are delighted to be welcoming ‘home’ our member, the distinguished concert pianist Margaret Fingerhut. In this, the penultimate stop on her concert tour, Margaret tells stories through music about exile and yearning for home. At the same […]

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Parashat Hashavua

Parashat Hashavua

November 4 @ 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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C.B.T Café

C.B.T Café

November 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The topic is: “Finding the Words”, Talking about Mental Health The CBT Café is a partnership between WLS and Sophie and Emma, who founded their company, ‘Unravelling Minds’, in order to help lessen the stigma surrounding mental health. The CBT Café is a place for those with lived experience of mental health, whether in their own […]

MiliM Modern Hebrew

MiliM Modern Hebrew

November 5 @ 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

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

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Erev Shabbat Service

Erev Shabbat Service

November 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Friday Night Dinner

Friday Night Dinner

November 8 @ 7:15 pm - 10:00 pm

Guest speaker: ALEXANDER BODIN SAPHIR Alexander Bodin Saphir is a British filmmaker, writer and co-director and producer of the Heymann Brothers documentary Who’s Gonna Love Me Now?, an intimate portrait of a family coping with their son’s positive HIV diagnosis. Alexander will be in conversation with the Danish Ambassador to commemorate Denmark’s resistance in WW2. The cost is […]

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ShabbaTots

ShabbaTots

November 9 @ 10:25 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.

Remembrance Shabbat Morning Service

Remembrance Shabbat Morning Service

November 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:45 pm

This beautiful and meaningful service includes a list of West London members who died in the First and Second World Wars, the Last Post played on the bugle and the lowering and raising of the AJEX flag. It allows us to honour those who gave their lives for their country and the   participation of those […]

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Religion School

Religion School

November 10 @ 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 […]

Ultimate Egghead Challenge – Supper Quiz

Ultimate Egghead Challenge – Supper Quiz

November 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Doors Open: 6.30pm Quiz & Supper (BYOB) 7.00pm Would you believe it – for the fourth year running Jeremy Paxman and Jeremy Vine send their apologies as they have previous engagements, so we will be supplying our very own Quiz Master. Join us for an evening of fun, food and an opportunity to display your […]

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Parashat Hashavua

Parashat Hashavua

November 11 @ 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

November 12 @ 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

November 13 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Parkes Institute Lecture

Parkes Institute Lecture

November 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

West London Synagogue together with the Council of Christians and Jews and CCJ Central London Branch invite you to PARKES INSTITUTE LECTURE: THE REFUGEE CRISIS THEN AND NOW Wednesday 13 November, 7pm At WLS, 33 Seymour Place, London, W1H 5AU Keynote speaker Barbara Winton, daughter and biographer of Sir Nicholas Winton (who famously saved 669 […]

LLP – Be’er Chayyim/Living Well

LLP – Be’er Chayyim/Living Well

November 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Judaism has plenty to offer us in terms of resilience, health and living well. We have spiritual practices and an obligation to learn regularly, we have a philosophy around food and materialism and we value silence and acts of kindness over excess verbiage. We also have lots to help us think about relationships and caring […]

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Erev Shabbat Service

Erev Shabbat Service

November 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Shabbat Shira

Shabbat Shira

November 15 @ 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

November 16 @ 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 […]

ShabbaTots

ShabbaTots

November 16 @ 10:25 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.

Shabbat Morning Service

Shabbat Morning Service

November 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:45 pm

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Religion School

Religion School

November 17 @ 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

November 17 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 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

November 18 @ 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

November 19 @ 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

November 20 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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Seymour Group Lunch

Seymour Group Lunch

November 21 @ 12:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Guest speaker: David Jacobs – ‘Reflections of a 68-year old Retiree’.  David is a former Director of Synagogue Partnership of Reform Judaism an is also an archivist and 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 […]

Mira Awad UNPLUGGED

Mira Awad UNPLUGGED

November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

  Doors 7.00m | Start 7.30pm   Internationally acclaimed singer, Mira Awad, makes a long-awaited return to West London Synagogue. Her concert in our magnificent Italian-Moorish sanctuary three years ago captured the hearts of an enraptured audience with a unique and beguiling fusion of East and West, weaving the stunning ornaments of the Arabic language […]

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Erev Shabbat Service

Erev Shabbat Service

November 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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ShabbaTots

ShabbaTots

November 23 @ 10:25 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.

Shabbat Morning Service

Shabbat Morning Service

November 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:45 pm

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Religion School

Religion School

November 24 @ 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

November 25 @ 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

November 26 @ 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

November 27 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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Kolnoa-Cinema Special: Elohei Ha’psanter/God of the Piano

Kolnoa-Cinema Special: Elohei Ha’psanter/God of the Piano

November 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

KOLNOA SPECIAL – DIRECT FROM THE JERUSALEM FILM FESTIVAL: ELOHEI HA’PSANTER/GOD OF THE PIANO (2019, Dir. Itay Tal) By kind permission of the Director, we present this intriguing new film which debuts on the world stage this month. A pianist takes drastic action when it appears her newborn child is deaf and will not have […]

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Erev Shabbat Service

Erev Shabbat Service

November 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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LLP – Decoding the Siddur

LLP – Decoding the Siddur

November 30 @ 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 […]

ShabbaTots

ShabbaTots

November 30 @ 10:25 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.

Shabbat Morning Service

Shabbat Morning Service

November 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:45 pm

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