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Learn to Lein

Learn to Lein

April 1 @ 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 insights into the pace, tone and rhythm of the Torah. This relatively easy-going and enjoyable course is open to all basic Hebrew readers, musical ability is a […]

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Erev Shabbat Service ONLINE ONLY

Erev Shabbat Service ONLINE ONLY

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

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

Shabbat Shira

Shabbat Shira

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

To share in the experience of welcoming Shabbat, please have ready your Shabbat candles, matches, Kiddush wine/grape juice and challah. The zoom link will open at 7.00pm for a chat, ready to start the service at 7.15pm. Email Student Rabbi Elliott for the Zoom details.

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Shabbat Morning Service ONLINE ONLY

Shabbat Morning Service ONLINE ONLY

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

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

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1st Night Seder LIVE

1st Night Seder LIVE

April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

“In each and every generation we must view ourselves as if we have personally come out of Egypt.” (Exodus 13:8) When most of us began planning our 2020 Sedarim, we had no idea that we would be socially distancing from our family, friends and community. The language of plagues felt antiquated and the thought of […]

Learn to Lein

Learn to Lein

April 8 @ 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 insights into the pace, tone and rhythm of the Torah. This relatively easy-going and enjoyable course is open to all basic Hebrew readers, musical ability is a […]

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1st Day Pesach Service

1st Day Pesach Service

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

Please click here to join our live stream

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Erev Shabbat Service ONLINE ONLY

Erev Shabbat Service ONLINE ONLY

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

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

Shabbat Shira

Shabbat Shira

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

To share in the experience of welcoming Shabbat, please have ready your Shabbat candles, matches, Kiddush wine/grape juice and challah. The zoom link will open at 7.00pm for a chat, ready to start the service at 7.15pm. Email Student Rabbi Elliott for the Zoom details.

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Shabbat Morning Service ONLINE ONLY

Shabbat Morning Service ONLINE ONLY

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

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

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Lyons Learning Project – Ascent to Sinai with Rabbi Neil

Lyons Learning Project – Ascent to Sinai with Rabbi Neil

April 14 @ 6:30 am - 7:10 am

Rabbi Neil is offering a daily reflection between Pesach and Shavuot and invites you to join him in learning, with a weekly optional session. Details below: Exploring Freedom and Responsibility through ancient Jewish wisdom, a journey with 49 steps from Pesach to Shavuot, weaving the Hebrew Bible, liturgy and literature of our sages, to explore our freedom […]

Lyons Learning Project – Ascent to Sinai with Rabbi Neil

Lyons Learning Project – Ascent to Sinai with Rabbi Neil

April 14 @ 3:00 pm - 3:40 pm

Rabbi Neil is offering a daily reflection between Pesach and Shavuot and invites you to join him in learning, with a weekly optional session. Details below: Exploring Freedom and Responsibility through ancient Jewish wisdom, a journey with 49 steps from Pesach to Shavuot, weaving the Hebrew Bible, liturgy and literature of our sages, to explore our freedom […]

Lyons Learning Project – Ascent to Sinai with Rabbi Neil

Lyons Learning Project – Ascent to Sinai with Rabbi Neil

April 14 @ 8:30 pm - 9:10 pm

Rabbi Neil is offering a daily reflection between Pesach and Shavuot and invites you to join him in learning, with a weekly optional session. Details below: Exploring Freedom and Responsibility through ancient Jewish wisdom, a journey with 49 steps from Pesach to Shavuot, weaving the Hebrew Bible, liturgy and literature of our sages, to explore our freedom […]

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7th Day Pesach Service

7th Day Pesach Service

April 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

As our Festival of Freedom draws to a close, join Rabbis Helen and David, via the live stream (http://optimait.com/wlslive/) for our 7th Day Pesach service, including the beautiful Song of the Sea. After the service, please join them at 12.15pm on Zoom for a virtual kiddush – you bring the snacks and wine, they’ll bring […]

Learn to Lein

Learn to Lein

April 15 @ 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 insights into the pace, tone and rhythm of the Torah. This relatively easy-going and enjoyable course is open to all basic Hebrew readers, musical ability is a […]

End of Pesach Contemplative Service

End of Pesach Contemplative Service

April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

At Pesach we celebrate our freedom, but then we move into the wilderness of the Omer – from the certain oppression of slavery to the uncertain wilderness leading to Sinai and revelation. As we move from slavery into the wilderness, join Student Rabbi Elliott for a contemplative service with chanting and reflection, leading into Mimouna […]

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Erev Shabbat Service ONLINE ONLY

Erev Shabbat Service ONLINE ONLY

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

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

Shabbat Shira

Shabbat Shira

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

To share in the experience of welcoming Shabbat, please have ready your Shabbat candles, matches, Kiddush wine/grape juice and challah. The zoom link will open at 7.00pm for a chat, ready to start the service at 7.15pm. Email Student Rabbi Elliott for the Zoom details.

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ShabbaTots

ShabbaTots

April 18 @ 10:45 am - 11:45 am

Tots should have noise makers, musical instruments with them, and also food and drink fro kiddush. Please email Jenny Browning for the Zoom room details.

Shabbat Morning Service ONLINE ONLY

Shabbat Morning Service ONLINE ONLY

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

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

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Theory of Relativity

Theory of Relativity

April 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

We all know the Bible stories… but… do we really ‘KNOW’ them? When did we last READ them? How do we RELATE to them? In the Torah, and particularly in the Book of Genesis, we are introduced to an array of complex relationships. Although some of these relationships are delightful, most are dysfunctional, and some […]

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Parashat Hashavua with Rabbi Helen

Parashat Hashavua with Rabbi Helen

April 20 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

The portion of the week means so much more if you have studied it before. Please email Rabbi Helen for the Zoom details  

Erev Yom Ha’Shoah Service

Erev Yom Ha’Shoah Service

April 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Livestream: http://optimait.com/wlslive/

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Lyons Learning Project – Ascent to Sinai with Rabbi Neil

Lyons Learning Project – Ascent to Sinai with Rabbi Neil

April 21 @ 6:30 am - 7:10 am

Rabbi Neil is offering a daily reflection between Pesach and Shavuot and invites you to join him in learning, with a weekly optional session. Details below: Exploring Freedom and Responsibility through ancient Jewish wisdom, a journey with 49 steps from Pesach to Shavuot, weaving the Hebrew Bible, liturgy and literature of our sages, to explore our freedom […]

Lyons Learning Project – Ascent to Sinai with Rabbi Neil

Lyons Learning Project – Ascent to Sinai with Rabbi Neil

April 21 @ 3:00 pm - 3:40 pm

Rabbi Neil is offering a daily reflection between Pesach and Shavuot and invites you to join him in learning, with a weekly optional session. Details below: Exploring Freedom and Responsibility through ancient Jewish wisdom, a journey with 49 steps from Pesach to Shavuot, weaving the Hebrew Bible, liturgy and literature of our sages, to explore our freedom […]

Lyons Learning Project – Ascent to Sinai with Rabbi Neil

Lyons Learning Project – Ascent to Sinai with Rabbi Neil

April 21 @ 8:30 pm - 9:10 pm

Rabbi Neil is offering a daily reflection between Pesach and Shavuot and invites you to join him in learning, with a weekly optional session. Details below: Exploring Freedom and Responsibility through ancient Jewish wisdom, a journey with 49 steps from Pesach to Shavuot, weaving the Hebrew Bible, liturgy and literature of our sages, to explore our freedom […]

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The Dead Sea Scrolls: Why Do They Fascinate People?

The Dead Sea Scrolls: Why Do They Fascinate People?

April 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

When the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947 by a Bedouin shepherd boy chasing a lost goat, they changed an awful lot about our understanding of the Bible. They were almost a thousand years older than any other manuscript, written in archaic Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek. The earliest archaeologists who worked at Qumran were […]

Daily Ma’ariv Prayers

Daily Ma’ariv Prayers

April 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Monday – Thursday 30 Minutes of prayer and reflection with your Rabbis. Please email Student Rabbi Elliott for the Zoom room details.

Learn to Lein

Learn to Lein

April 22 @ 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 insights into the pace, tone and rhythm of the Torah. This relatively easy-going and enjoyable course is open to all basic Hebrew readers, musical ability is a […]

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Inclusive Judaism – Reading Group

Inclusive Judaism – Reading Group

April 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

One of the best-kept secrets in Anglo-Jewry has been the revolution that has been quietly taking place over the last two decades. This revolution includes how to respond to mixed-faith marriages, gay relationships, women’s empowerment, declining numbers, atheism, etc. Progressive Judaism has shown a remarkable willingness to grapple with those biblical laws which conflict with […]

Daily Ma’ariv Prayers

Daily Ma’ariv Prayers

April 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Monday – Thursday 30 Minutes of prayer and reflection with your Rabbis. Please email Student Rabbi Elliott for the Zoom room details.

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Erev Shabbat Service ONLINE ONLY

Erev Shabbat Service ONLINE ONLY

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

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

Daily Ma’ariv Prayers

Daily Ma’ariv Prayers

April 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Monday – Thursday 30 Minutes of prayer and reflection with your Rabbis. Please email Student Rabbi Elliott for the Zoom room details.

Shabbat Shira

Shabbat Shira

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

To share in the experience of welcoming Shabbat, please have ready your Shabbat candles, matches, Kiddush wine/grape juice and challah. The zoom link will open at 7.00pm for a chat, ready to start the service at 7.15pm. Email Student Rabbi Elliott for the Zoom details.

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ShabbaTots

ShabbaTots

April 25 @ 10:45 am - 11:45 am

Tots should have noise makers, musical instruments with them, and also food and drink fro kiddush. Please email Jenny Browning for the Zoom room details.

Shabbat Morning Service ONLINE ONLY

Shabbat Morning Service ONLINE ONLY

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

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

Daily Ma’ariv Prayers

Daily Ma’ariv Prayers

April 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Monday – Thursday 30 Minutes of prayer and reflection with your Rabbis. Please email Student Rabbi Elliott for the Zoom room details.

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Religion School

Religion School

April 26 @ 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 […]

Theory of Relativity

Theory of Relativity

April 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

We all know the Bible stories… but… do we really ‘KNOW’ them? When did we last READ them? How do we RELATE to them? In the Torah, and particularly in the Book of Genesis, we are introduced to an array of complex relationships. Although some of these relationships are delightful, most are dysfunctional, and some […]

Daily Ma’ariv Prayers

Daily Ma’ariv Prayers

April 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Monday – Thursday 30 Minutes of prayer and reflection with your Rabbis. Please email Student Rabbi Elliott for the Zoom room details.

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Parashat Hashavua with Rabbi Helen

Parashat Hashavua with Rabbi Helen

April 27 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

The portion of the week means so much more if you have studied it before. Please email Rabbi Helen for the Zoom details  

Daily Ma’ariv Prayers

Daily Ma’ariv Prayers

April 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Monday – Thursday 30 Minutes of prayer and reflection with your Rabbis. Please email Student Rabbi Elliott for the Zoom room details.

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Lyons Learning Project – Ascent to Sinai with Rabbi Neil

Lyons Learning Project – Ascent to Sinai with Rabbi Neil

April 28 @ 6:30 am - 7:10 am

Rabbi Neil is offering a daily reflection between Pesach and Shavuot and invites you to join him in learning, with a weekly optional session. Details below: Exploring Freedom and Responsibility through ancient Jewish wisdom, a journey with 49 steps from Pesach to Shavuot, weaving the Hebrew Bible, liturgy and literature of our sages, to explore our freedom […]

Lyons Learning Project – Ascent to Sinai with Rabbi Neil

Lyons Learning Project – Ascent to Sinai with Rabbi Neil

April 28 @ 3:00 pm - 3:40 pm

Rabbi Neil is offering a daily reflection between Pesach and Shavuot and invites you to join him in learning, with a weekly optional session. Details below: Exploring Freedom and Responsibility through ancient Jewish wisdom, a journey with 49 steps from Pesach to Shavuot, weaving the Hebrew Bible, liturgy and literature of our sages, to explore our freedom […]

End of Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Remembrance Day, and the start of Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence 72nd birthday

End of Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Remembrance Day, and the start of Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence 72nd birthday

April 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

6.30pm: Ma’ariv online 7.00pm: Celebratory Kiddush – join us from home with your own wine, cake etc 7.15-8.30pm: KOLNOA@Home – Kolnoa Special introduced by ERETZ Chair Jim Fletcher – a special online screening of award winning documentary The Museum (2017), portraying Israel’s quirky and complex character through the poignant stories of visitors and staff at […]

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The Dead Sea Scrolls: Why Do They Fascinate People?

The Dead Sea Scrolls: Why Do They Fascinate People?

April 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

When the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947 by a Bedouin shepherd boy chasing a lost goat, they changed an awful lot about our understanding of the Bible. They were almost a thousand years older than any other manuscript, written in archaic Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek. The earliest archaeologists who worked at Qumran were […]

Daily Ma’ariv Prayers

Daily Ma’ariv Prayers

April 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Monday – Thursday 30 Minutes of prayer and reflection with your Rabbis. Please email Student Rabbi Elliott for the Zoom room details.

Learn to Lein

Learn to Lein

April 29 @ 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 insights into the pace, tone and rhythm of the Torah. This relatively easy-going and enjoyable course is open to all basic Hebrew readers, musical ability is a […]

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Inclusive Judaism – Reading Group

Inclusive Judaism – Reading Group

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

One of the best-kept secrets in Anglo-Jewry has been the revolution that has been quietly taking place over the last two decades. This revolution includes how to respond to mixed-faith marriages, gay relationships, women’s empowerment, declining numbers, atheism, etc. Progressive Judaism has shown a remarkable willingness to grapple with those biblical laws which conflict with […]

Daily Ma’ariv Prayers

Daily Ma’ariv Prayers

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

Monday – Thursday 30 Minutes of prayer and reflection with your Rabbis. Please email Student Rabbi Elliott for the Zoom room details.

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