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Judging the Judges

Judging the Judges

May 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Rabbi David for a weekly Zoom Bible reading group with a difference to explore the plots, twists and turns of the book of Judges. If you like a good epic, some literary analysis or just a gripping tale, then this course has your name on it. Please email Rabbi David for the Zoom details.

Erev Shabbat Service ONLINE ONLY

Erev Shabbat Service ONLINE ONLY

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

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

Online version of our annual family celebration of Israel Oneg

Online version of our annual family celebration of Israel Oneg

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

6.00pm: Kabbalat Shabbat combi service with guest speaker 7.00pm: Special Kiddush – join us with your own wine and challah 7.15pm: As you start dinner at home, ever popular klezmer band Shir will play a few of our favourites, specially recorded for this Yom Ha’atzmaut (in association with Technion UK) 8.00pm: Please rejoin us for […]

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ShabbaTots

ShabbaTots

May 2 @ 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

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

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

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Theory of Relativity

Theory of Relativity

May 3 @ 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

May 4 @ 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

May 4 @ 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

May 5 @ 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

May 5 @ 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 […]

Daily Ma’ariv Prayers

Daily Ma’ariv Prayers

May 5 @ 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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The Dead Sea Scrolls: Why Do They Fascinate People?

The Dead Sea Scrolls: Why Do They Fascinate People?

May 6 @ 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

May 6 @ 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

May 6 @ 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

May 7 @ 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

May 7 @ 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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Judging the Judges

Judging the Judges

May 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Rabbi David for a weekly Zoom Bible reading group with a difference to explore the plots, twists and turns of the book of Judges. If you like a good epic, some literary analysis or just a gripping tale, then this course has your name on it. Please email Rabbi David for the Zoom details.

Erev Shabbat Service ONLINE ONLY

Erev Shabbat Service ONLINE ONLY

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

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

Shabbat Shira

Shabbat Shira

May 8 @ 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

May 9 @ 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

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

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

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Theory of Relativity

Theory of Relativity

May 10 @ 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

May 11 @ 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

May 11 @ 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

May 12 @ 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

May 12 @ 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 […]

Daily Ma’ariv Prayers

Daily Ma’ariv Prayers

May 12 @ 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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The Dead Sea Scrolls: Why Do They Fascinate People?

The Dead Sea Scrolls: Why Do They Fascinate People?

May 13 @ 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

May 13 @ 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

May 13 @ 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

May 14 @ 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

May 14 @ 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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Judging the Judges

Judging the Judges

May 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Rabbi David for a weekly Zoom Bible reading group with a difference to explore the plots, twists and turns of the book of Judges. If you like a good epic, some literary analysis or just a gripping tale, then this course has your name on it. Please email Rabbi David for the Zoom details.

Erev Shabbat Service ONLINE ONLY

Erev Shabbat Service ONLINE ONLY

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

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

Shabbat Shira

Shabbat Shira

May 15 @ 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

May 16 @ 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

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

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

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Theory of Relativity

Theory of Relativity

May 17 @ 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

May 18 @ 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

May 18 @ 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

May 19 @ 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

May 19 @ 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 […]

Daily Ma’ariv Prayers

Daily Ma’ariv Prayers

May 19 @ 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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Daily Ma’ariv Prayers

Daily Ma’ariv Prayers

May 20 @ 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

May 20 @ 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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Daily Ma’ariv Prayers

Daily Ma’ariv Prayers

May 21 @ 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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Judging the Judges

Judging the Judges

May 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Rabbi David for a weekly Zoom Bible reading group with a difference to explore the plots, twists and turns of the book of Judges. If you like a good epic, some literary analysis or just a gripping tale, then this course has your name on it. Please email Rabbi David for the Zoom details.

Erev Shabbat Service ONLINE ONLY

Erev Shabbat Service ONLINE ONLY

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

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

Shabbat Shira

Shabbat Shira

May 22 @ 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

May 23 @ 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

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

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

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Parashat Hashavua with Rabbi Helen

Parashat Hashavua with Rabbi Helen

May 25 @ 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

May 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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Lyons Learning Project – Ascent to Sinai with Rabbi Neil

Lyons Learning Project – Ascent to Sinai with Rabbi Neil

May 26 @ 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

May 26 @ 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 […]

Daily Ma’ariv Prayers

Daily Ma’ariv Prayers

May 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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Daily Ma’ariv Prayers

Daily Ma’ariv Prayers

May 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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Erev Shavuot Service

Erev Shavuot Service

May 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us online, followed at 7.15pm by a Le’Chaim (bring your own wine) and an introduction to this evening’s KOLNOA SPECIAL screening. Service Livestream: http://optimait.com/wlslive/

Kolnoa Special Screening

Kolnoa Special Screening

May 28 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

A Fish Tale (2019, directed by Emmanuelle Mayer) Immediately following the WLS Erev Shavuot Service, we are delighted to be hosting the UK premiere of this directorial debut by Emmanuelle Mayer, direct from the Jerusalem Film Festival 2019. We bring this film to West London Synagogue, to focus on the remarkable work of our Social […]

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Shavuot Morning Service

Shavuot Morning Service

May 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:45 pm

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

Erev Shabbat Service ONLINE ONLY

Erev Shabbat Service ONLINE ONLY

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

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

Tikkun Leyl Shavuot – All Night Study

Tikkun Leyl Shavuot – All Night Study

May 29 @ 7:15 pm

Together with the Liberal Jewish Synagogue. We’ll be joined by special guest speakers for study with our WLS rabbis and rabbis from further afield (a mixture of Zoom and Livestreamed sessions), ending with morning prayers together at 4.30am. For the Tikkun Leyl, please register at our dedicated website: https://shavuot2020.wordpress.com/ or email elliott@wls.org.uk with any questions.

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ShabbaTots

ShabbaTots

May 30 @ 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

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

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

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