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Upcoming Events

March 2019

Berkeley Lunch Club

March 19 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Every week on Tuesday until April 30, 2019

Every Tuesday From 10.30am: welcome tea and coffee. At 11.00am: Gentle Pilates followed by a discussion about the week’s news. A hot three-course lunch is served at 12.30pm after which members are free to chat and relax until approximately 2pm. Cost for the day is £11.  

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Let It Be Purim!

March 20 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Seymour Group Lunch

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

Guest Speaker: Roger Rose – “Now I Come to Think of It” – The making of an Autobiography £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 accepted before 10am on the preceding Monday. Otherwise you will be charged. Parking? We aim to finish by 2.30pm

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Winter Night Shelter

March 23 @ 5:00 pm - March 24 @ 7:30 am
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Every week until March 30, 2019

We work alongside Seymour Place,  twelve local churches, and Al Manaar mosque to provide emergency accommodation for people experiencing homelessness on Saturday night each week. Please join our team in providing a number of services on and throughout the night, including set-up and hosting; cooking; and staying overnight and preparing breakfast. For more information or to volunteer, email Nic Schlagman  

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Parashat Hashavuah

March 25 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Every week on Monday until April 15, 2019

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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Bereavement Support Group

March 25 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Have you suffered the loss of a partner, relative or friend? Would you welcome the opportunity to meet others in a similar position to yourself?

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Berkeley Lunch Club

March 26 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Every week on Tuesday until April 30, 2019

Every Tuesday From 10.30am: welcome tea and coffee. At 11.00am: Gentle Pilates followed by a discussion about the week’s news. A hot three-course lunch is served at 12.30pm after which members are free to chat and relax until approximately 2pm. Cost for the day is £11.  

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Cancer Support Group

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This is a support group for people who have had or currently have cancer. There is no age limit and it is open for both male and female attendees. WLS is a safe environment to come to in which to share issues in confidence with people who understand what you are going through. Each meeting is facilitated by Jo Michaels and Rabbi David Mitchell. Please contact Jo Michaels at jo.michaels@wls.org.uk on 020 7535 0290 if you would like to attend or…

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Bereavement Visitors Group

March 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

West London Synagogue rightly claims to serve its membership in many aspects of their lives, from birth through each of life’s cycles. To do so, it relies on its members who contribute in so many ways. Helping others is probably the most rewarding of all activities. Perhaps the most neglected are those who suffer the loss of a loved one. Maybe a parent, a relative, even a child. Or a close colleague or special friend. We at WLS have our…

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Learn to Lein

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Every week on Wednesday until April 10, 2019

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 insight into the pace, tone and rhythm of the Torah. It will also help you with Hebrew reading and understanding. This easy-going and enjoyable course, is open to all, irrespective of musical ability.

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Winter Night Shelter

March 30 @ 5:00 pm - March 31 @ 7:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until March 30, 2019

We work alongside Seymour Place,  twelve local churches, and Al Manaar mosque to provide emergency accommodation for people experiencing homelessness on Saturday night each week. Please join our team in providing a number of services on and throughout the night, including set-up and hosting; cooking; and staying overnight and preparing breakfast. For more information or to volunteer, email Nic Schlagman  

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April 2019

Parashat Hashavuah

April 1 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Monday until April 15, 2019

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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Berkeley Lunch Club

April 2 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Tuesday until April 30, 2019

Every Tuesday From 10.30am: welcome tea and coffee. At 11.00am: Gentle Pilates followed by a discussion about the week’s news. A hot three-course lunch is served at 12.30pm after which members are free to chat and relax until approximately 2pm. Cost for the day is £11.  

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Grief Works – Julia Samuel In Conversation with Rabbi Julia

April 2 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

Refreshments from 6.15pm, start promptly at 6.45pm Julia Samuel and Rabbi Julia will be ‘in conversation’ about Julia Samuel’s best-selling book, ‘Grief Works’. Julia Samuel is a trained psychotherapist, working in the field of grief, and she has many insights to impart. The two Julias are old friends, and Rabbi Julia will be asking Julia about how we can think differently about approaching grief. RSVP to Jenny Browning on 0207 535 0273

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Learn to Lein

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Every week on Wednesday until April 10, 2019

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 insight into the pace, tone and rhythm of the Torah. It will also help you with Hebrew reading and understanding. This easy-going and enjoyable course, is open to all, irrespective of musical ability.

Find out more »

Contact the Elderly Tea Party

April 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every month on the first Sunday until August 4, 2019

Lovely get-togethers of different generations of the community which everyone involved in – guests, volunteers, rabbis and hosts – tremendously enjoys. They’re so popular that we now need more volunteer drivers! Let us know if you can spare one Sunday afternoon a month for this very enjoyable event, you’ll be rewarded with tea and cake! For more information, contact: Tirza Waisel on 020 7535 0278.

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Parashat Hashavuah

April 8 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Every week on Monday until April 15, 2019

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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Social Care & Action Volunteers Training

April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Light supper provided Why do we volunteer? Where do we volunteer? How do we volunteer? Induction and refresher for new or potential volunteers and for existing WLS Volunteers. With Jo Michaels and Tirza Waisel, Social Care team and Nic Schlagman, Head of Social Action. For more information please contact Tirza Waisel on 020 7535 0278 or email tirza.waisel@wls.org.uk

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Berkeley Lunch Club

April 9 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Tuesday until April 30, 2019

Every Tuesday From 10.30am: welcome tea and coffee. At 11.00am: Gentle Pilates followed by a discussion about the week’s news. A hot three-course lunch is served at 12.30pm after which members are free to chat and relax until approximately 2pm. Cost for the day is £11.  

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Lyons Learning Project – Israeli Literature as a Window on Israeli Society

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Every week on Wednesday until April 17, 2019

Wednesdays 7-8.30pm 6, 13 & 27 Feb | 6, 13 & 27 Mar| 3, 10, 17 Apr (The WLS Eretz programme tour to Israel, 27 March – 4 April, will include sessions) £160 for ten weeks plus handbook A literary journey that offers a fresh and fascinating examination of Israeli society since the birth of the State in 1948. An encounter with Israeli society through the pens of Israel’s leading writers, where students will discover an Israeli society that is original,…

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Learn to Lein

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Wednesday until April 10, 2019

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 insight into the pace, tone and rhythm of the Torah. It will also help you with Hebrew reading and understanding. This easy-going and enjoyable course, is open to all, irrespective of musical ability.

Find out more »

Kolnoa-Cinema: Laavor Et Hakir/The Wedding Plan

April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dir. Rama Burshtein 2016, Israel This beautifully paced romantic comedy by that rare thing, an Orthodox woman film director, is destined to become a Kolnoa classic. After her fiancé calls off their wedding only a month before the ceremony, an Orthodox woman decides to keep the reservation, and trusts that God will provide her within that month with a suitable replacement husband. A zany, unconventional and utterly charming film that gives an insight into dating and romance in the Chassidic…

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Friday Night Dinner

April 12 @ 7:15 pm - 10:00 pm

Guest speaker: KAREN ARMSTRONG, OBE Karen Armstrong, OBE is a leading author and commentator. A former Roman Catholic religious sister, Karen’s work focuses on the commonalities of the major religions such as the importance of compassion and the Golden Rule – the principle of treating others as oneself would wish to be treated. The cost is £29.50 per adult member and £35 per adult non-member, includes a catered 3 course meal. Bookings: Kathryn Forro on 020 7535 0259 Please note that places…

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The Library Hour

April 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Guest speaker: TBC The Bob Shafritz Library opens its doors to all, immediately after the Kiddush following the Shabbat morning service. You can browse the shelves, talk to the Librarian, and borrow and return books. Every month we invite a speaker to give a short talk about a favourite book of theirs in the collection. This is followed by a lively discussion. For further information please email Debbie Sonin at dsonin22@gmail.com

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Drop-In Centre

April 14 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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 impediment to your participation! We are there to support each other as much as to assist the mothers, fathers and children who come for our help.

Find out more »

Parashat Hashavuah

April 15 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Monday until April 15, 2019

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.

Find out more »

Carers’ Support Group

April 15 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Sometimes the role of a carer is overwhelming, isolating and hard, even if it is difficult to admit this to ourselves and to others. The sharing of experiences with others in the same position may strengthen our ability to cope and can make a real difference. This is a chance to get advice and information and have space to socialise with others who are often struggling with the same kind of issues and who understand the challenges being faced. If…

Find out more »

Berkeley Lunch Club

April 16 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Tuesday until April 30, 2019

Every Tuesday From 10.30am: welcome tea and coffee. At 11.00am: Gentle Pilates followed by a discussion about the week’s news. A hot three-course lunch is served at 12.30pm after which members are free to chat and relax until approximately 2pm. Cost for the day is £11.  

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Bereavement Visitors Group

April 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Our trained Bereavement Visitors help members of the community who have suffered the loss of a loved one. This group is tiny in comparison with the numbers that it might be supporting, so the more such visitors we have the better service we can offer. People from all walks of life may become trained visitors. If this is something you would like to consider further then please contact: Jo Michaels on 020 7535 0290.

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Lyons Learning Project – Israeli Literature as a Window on Israeli Society

April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Wednesday until April 17, 2019

Wednesdays 7-8.30pm 6, 13 & 27 Feb | 6, 13 & 27 Mar| 3, 10, 17 Apr (The WLS Eretz programme tour to Israel, 27 March – 4 April, will include sessions) £160 for ten weeks plus handbook A literary journey that offers a fresh and fascinating examination of Israeli society since the birth of the State in 1948. An encounter with Israeli society through the pens of Israel’s leading writers, where students will discover an Israeli society that is original,…

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1st Night Seder

April 19 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for the family friendly Community Seder for all ages in the Stern Hall. Seder starts at 6.00pm and ends by 9.45pm. Please note that we will have Pesach prayers  before the Seder in the Stern Hall instead of an Erev Pesach service in the Sanctuary. Contact Micky Nathanson on 020 7535 0284 for more information or to book your place.  

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ShabbaTots Pesach Special

April 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Run by Avivit Katzil, 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.

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1st Day Pesach Service

April 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:45 pm
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Berkeley Lunch Club

April 23 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Tuesday until April 30, 2019

Every Tuesday From 10.30am: welcome tea and coffee. At 11.00am: Gentle Pilates followed by a discussion about the week’s news. A hot three-course lunch is served at 12.30pm after which members are free to chat and relax until approximately 2pm. Cost for the day is £11.  

Find out more »

Cancer Support Group

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This is a support group for people who have had or currently have cancer. There is no age limit and it is open for both male and female attendees. WLS is a safe environment to come to in which to share issues in confidence with people who understand what you are going through. Each meeting is facilitated by Jo Michaels and Rabbi David Mitchell. Please contact Jo Michaels on 020 7535 0290 if you would like to attend or wish to…

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Parents Learning Project

April 28 @ 11:15 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Sunday until June 23, 2019

For the second year, we are working with the Lyons Learning Project to create a series of sessions that will enrich your own learning, give you tools to practice Judaism at home and offer space to think through challenging issues around parenting. The sessions will be friendly, informal and an opportunity to meet other parents too. They will be taught by our rabbinic team. The programme is led by Rabbi Neil Janes who is the rabbinic lead for Education at…

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Bereavement Support Group

April 29 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Have you suffered the loss of a partner, relative or friend? Would you welcome the opportunity to meet others in a similar position to yourself? The direction this group takes will be determined by the group itself and will be facilitated by Jo Michaels and Rabbi Helen Freeman. For more information or to discuss this further please contact Jo Michaels on 020 7535 0290.

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Berkeley Lunch Club

April 30 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Tuesday until April 30, 2019

Every Tuesday From 10.30am: welcome tea and coffee. At 11.00am: Gentle Pilates followed by a discussion about the week’s news. A hot three-course lunch is served at 12.30pm after which members are free to chat and relax until approximately 2pm. Cost for the day is £11.  

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May 2019

Parents Learning Project

May 5 @ 11:15 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Sunday until June 23, 2019

For the second year, we are working with the Lyons Learning Project to create a series of sessions that will enrich your own learning, give you tools to practice Judaism at home and offer space to think through challenging issues around parenting. The sessions will be friendly, informal and an opportunity to meet other parents too. They will be taught by our rabbinic team. The programme is led by Rabbi Neil Janes who is the rabbinic lead for Education at…

Find out more »

Contact the Elderly Tea Party

May 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every month on the first Sunday until August 4, 2019

Lovely get-togethers of different generations of the community which everyone involved in – guests, volunteers, rabbis and hosts – tremendously enjoys. They’re so popular that we now need more volunteer drivers! Let us know if you can spare one Sunday afternoon a month for this very enjoyable event, you’ll be rewarded with tea and cake! For more information, contact: Tirza Waisel on 020 7535 0278.

Find out more »

Cancer Support Group

May 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This is a support group for anyone who has had or currently has cancer. WLS is a safe environment to come to in which to share issues in confidence with people who understand what you are going through. Please contact Jo Michaels on 020 7535 0290 if you would like to discuss this further.

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Yom Ha’Atzmaut Oneg Shabbat

May 10 @ 7:15 pm - 10:00 pm

6pm: Traditional Friday night service with our own SHABBAT SHIRA musicians – free admission, all welcome 7.15pm: Oneg Shabbat dinner plus singing and dancing with klezmer band – ticket holders only One of the most popular events in the calendar. Each year at the Yom Ha’atzmaut Oneg, our generations come together to celebrate Israel’s Independence in dancing and song, sharing good food and wine in a convivial atmosphere, with music provided by our favourite klezmer band, SHIR. Tickets on line from…

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Carers Support Group

May 13 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Sometimes the role of a carer is overwhelming, isolating and hard, even if it is difficult to admit this to ourselves and to others. The sharing of experiences with others in the same position may strengthen our ability to cope and can make a real difference. This is a chance to get advice and information and have space to socialise with others who are often struggling with the same kind of issues and who understand the challenges being faced. If…

Find out more »

Bereavement Visitors Group

May 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:15 pm

West London Synagogue rightly claims to serve its membership in many aspects of their lives, from birth through each of life’s cycles. To do so, it relies on its members who contribute in so many ways. Helping others is probably the most rewarding of all activities. Perhaps the most neglected are those who suffer the loss of a loved one. Maybe a parent, a relative, even a child. Or a close colleague or special friend. We at WLS have our…

Find out more »

Lyons Learning Project – Jewish Mysticism

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Wednesday until June 26, 2019

JEWISH MYSTICISM: TRACING THE HISTORY OF KABBALAH Getting beyond Madonna, red strings, and hocus pocus, this study provides a deep, accurate, and intellectually honest understanding of the historical backdrop that led to the birth of an esoteric Jewish tradition, alongside the societal and cultural changes that shaped and reshaped that tradition throughout the centuries, until this very day. Jewish Mysticism: Tracing the History of Kabbalah offers students the framework to understand the development of Jewish mysticism while utilizing the primary…

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Seymour Group Lunch

May 16 @ 12:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Guest speaker: Vera Grodzinski, art 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 accepted before 10am on the preceding Monday. Otherwise you will be charged. Parking? We aim to finish by 2.30pm

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Kolnoa-Cinema: Next to Her/At Li Layla

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, we screen a story of two sisters, one of whom has learning difficulties and behaves in a challenging way which provokes the other. Their relationship has its ups and downs, but ultimately they are loyal to one another. A hard watch, but we can see why the film took the Cannes Film Festival by storm. The WLS Social Care team will join us for the after-screening Q&A. Doors open at 7pm, with screenings starting at 7.45pm.

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Drop-In Centre

May 19 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every month on the third Sunday until August 18, 2019

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 impediment to your participation! We are there to support each other as much as to assist the mothers, fathers and children who come for our…

Find out more »

Bereavement Support Group

May 20 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

A monthly support group for those who have suffered the loss of a partner, relative or friend and an opportunity to meet others in a similar position. For more information or to discuss this further please contact Jo Michaels on 020 7535 0290.

Find out more »

Lyons Learning Project – Jewish Mysticism

May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Wednesday until June 26, 2019

JEWISH MYSTICISM: TRACING THE HISTORY OF KABBALAH Getting beyond Madonna, red strings, and hocus pocus, this study provides a deep, accurate, and intellectually honest understanding of the historical backdrop that led to the birth of an esoteric Jewish tradition, alongside the societal and cultural changes that shaped and reshaped that tradition throughout the centuries, until this very day. Jewish Mysticism: Tracing the History of Kabbalah offers students the framework to understand the development of Jewish mysticism while utilizing the primary…

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Lyons Learning Project – Jewish Mysticism

May 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Wednesday until June 26, 2019

JEWISH MYSTICISM: TRACING THE HISTORY OF KABBALAH Getting beyond Madonna, red strings, and hocus pocus, this study provides a deep, accurate, and intellectually honest understanding of the historical backdrop that led to the birth of an esoteric Jewish tradition, alongside the societal and cultural changes that shaped and reshaped that tradition throughout the centuries, until this very day. Jewish Mysticism: Tracing the History of Kabbalah offers students the framework to understand the development of Jewish mysticism while utilizing the primary…

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June 2019

Contact the Elderly Tea Party

June 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every month on the first Sunday until August 4, 2019

Lovely get-togethers of different generations of the community which everyone involved in – guests, volunteers, rabbis and hosts – tremendously enjoys. They’re so popular that we now need more volunteer drivers! Let us know if you can spare one Sunday afternoon a month for this very enjoyable event, you’ll be rewarded with tea and cake! For more information, contact: Tirza Waisel on 020 7535 0278.

Find out more »

Meet the Author – Where Moses Stood

June 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

‘WHERE MOSES STOOD – SHATTERING BIBLICAL & HISTORICAL ILLUSIONS’ Robert Feather’s explorations in the Sinai Desert over four years, have confirmed the Exodus did take place, and revealed the exact location where Moses stood to receive the Ten Commandments, and the circumstances of the progression of the Exodus from Egypt to the Promised Land. Join us to hear these fascinating theories, from a seasoned author on the Copper Scroll of Qumran, who has also researched the origins of the Abrahamic…

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Lyons Learning Project – Jewish Mysticism

June 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Wednesday until June 26, 2019

JEWISH MYSTICISM: TRACING THE HISTORY OF KABBALAH Getting beyond Madonna, red strings, and hocus pocus, this study provides a deep, accurate, and intellectually honest understanding of the historical backdrop that led to the birth of an esoteric Jewish tradition, alongside the societal and cultural changes that shaped and reshaped that tradition throughout the centuries, until this very day. Jewish Mysticism: Tracing the History of Kabbalah offers students the framework to understand the development of Jewish mysticism while utilizing the primary…

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Tikkun Leyl Shavuot – Chosen?

June 8 @ 6:00 pm - June 9 @ 6:00 am
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Bereavement Visitors Group

June 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

West London Synagogue rightly claims to serve its membership in many aspects of their lives, from birth through each of life’s cycles. To do so, it relies on its members who contribute in so many ways. Helping others is probably the most rewarding of all activities. Perhaps the most neglected are those who suffer the loss of a loved one. Maybe a parent, a relative, even a child. Or a close colleague or special friend. We at WLS have our…

Find out more »

Lyons Learning Project – Jewish Mysticism

June 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Wednesday until June 26, 2019

JEWISH MYSTICISM: TRACING THE HISTORY OF KABBALAH Getting beyond Madonna, red strings, and hocus pocus, this study provides a deep, accurate, and intellectually honest understanding of the historical backdrop that led to the birth of an esoteric Jewish tradition, alongside the societal and cultural changes that shaped and reshaped that tradition throughout the centuries, until this very day. Jewish Mysticism: Tracing the History of Kabbalah offers students the framework to understand the development of Jewish mysticism while utilizing the primary…

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Seymour Group Lunch

June 13 @ 12:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Guest Speaker: Prof Malcolm Singer – Yehudi Menuhin School of Music £15 payable at the door. Book early by phoning Hermy Jankel on 020 7722 8489. If unavailable please leave a clear message. Cancellations only accepted before 10am on the preceding Monday. Otherwise you will be charged. Parking? We aim to finish by 2.30pm

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Cancer Support Group

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

This is a support group for anyone who has had or currently has cancer. WLS is a safe environment to come to in which to share issues in confidence with people who understand what you are going through. Please contact Jo Michaels on 020 7535 0290 if you would like to discuss this further.

Find out more »

Kolnoa-Cinema: Akhim/Brothers

June 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Two long estranged brothers, one observant and the other secular, come back into contact and work out their own differences, whilst a court battle is fought over the rights of yeshiva students to claim exemption from Army duty. The production is unsophisticated, but gives us a keen feel for the unsolved issue of separation of State and religion in Israel. 7.00pm snacks and refreshments, 7.45pm screening. Free entry, but donations towards catering are invited.

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Friday Night Dinner

June 14 @ 7:15 pm - 10:00 pm

ROSE HUDSON-WILKIN Ordained in 1994 in the first year that the Church of England ordained women to the priesthood, Rose Hudson-Wilkin is a Church of England Priest who, since November 2014, has been the Priest-in-Charge of St. Mary-at-Hill, City of London.  She is also Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons, priest vicar at Westminster Abbey and Chaplain to the Queen. Rose is a pioneer as the first ever black priest to be appointed Chaplain to the Queen…

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The Library Hour

June 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Guest speaker: TBC The Bob Shafritz Library opens its doors to all, immediately after the Kiddush following the Shabbat morning service. You can browse the shelves, talk to the Librarian, and borrow and return books. Every month we invite a speaker to give a short talk about a favourite book of theirs in the collection. This is followed by a lively discussion. For further information please email Debbie Sonin at dsonin22@gmail.com

Find out more »

Parents Learning Project

June 16 @ 11:15 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Sunday until June 23, 2019

For the second year, we are working with the Lyons Learning Project to create a series of sessions that will enrich your own learning, give you tools to practice Judaism at home and offer space to think through challenging issues around parenting. The sessions will be friendly, informal and an opportunity to meet other parents too. They will be taught by our rabbinic team. The programme is led by Rabbi Neil Janes who is the rabbinic lead for Education at…

Find out more »

Drop-In Centre

June 16 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every month on the third Sunday until August 18, 2019

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 impediment to your participation! We are there to support each other as much as to assist the mothers, fathers and children who come for our…

Find out more »

Carers’ Support Group

June 17 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Sometimes the role of a carer is overwhelming, isolating and hard, even if it is difficult to admit this to ourselves and to others. The sharing of experiences with others in the same position may strengthen our ability to cope and can make a real difference. This is a chance to get advice and information and have space to socialise with others who are often struggling with the same kind of issues and who understand the challenges being faced. If you recognise yourself…

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WLS AGM

June 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Lyons Learning Project – Jewish Mysticism

June 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Every week on Wednesday until June 26, 2019

JEWISH MYSTICISM: TRACING THE HISTORY OF KABBALAH Getting beyond Madonna, red strings, and hocus pocus, this study provides a deep, accurate, and intellectually honest understanding of the historical backdrop that led to the birth of an esoteric Jewish tradition, alongside the societal and cultural changes that shaped and reshaped that tradition throughout the centuries, until this very day. Jewish Mysticism: Tracing the History of Kabbalah offers students the framework to understand the development of Jewish mysticism while utilizing the primary…

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Parents Learning Project

June 23 @ 11:15 am - 12:30 pm
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Every week on Sunday until June 23, 2019

For the second year, we are working with the Lyons Learning Project to create a series of sessions that will enrich your own learning, give you tools to practice Judaism at home and offer space to think through challenging issues around parenting. The sessions will be friendly, informal and an opportunity to meet other parents too. They will be taught by our rabbinic team. The programme is led by Rabbi Neil Janes who is the rabbinic lead for Education at…

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Parents’ Association Supper Quiz

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Book your babysitter now! This is a grown-up event for Religion School parents and members of the WLS community. We need volunteers to make the night a success! MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW SOON If you would like to volunteer, please contact us: RS.Parents@wls.org.uk or stop by the PA Coffee Table on Sunday morning

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Bereavement Support Group

June 24 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Have you suffered the loss of a partner, relative or friend? Would you welcome the opportunity to meet others in a similar position to yourself?

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Lyons Learning Project – Jewish Mysticism

June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Every week on Wednesday until June 26, 2019

JEWISH MYSTICISM: TRACING THE HISTORY OF KABBALAH Getting beyond Madonna, red strings, and hocus pocus, this study provides a deep, accurate, and intellectually honest understanding of the historical backdrop that led to the birth of an esoteric Jewish tradition, alongside the societal and cultural changes that shaped and reshaped that tradition throughout the centuries, until this very day. Jewish Mysticism: Tracing the History of Kabbalah offers students the framework to understand the development of Jewish mysticism while utilizing the primary…

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July 2019

Contact the Elderly Tea Party

July 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Every month on the first Sunday until August 4, 2019

Lovely get-togethers of different generations of the community which everyone involved in – guests, volunteers, rabbis and hosts – tremendously enjoys. They’re so popular that we now need more volunteer drivers! Let us know if you can spare one Sunday afternoon a month for this very enjoyable event, you’ll be rewarded with tea and cake! For more information, contact: Tirza Waisel on 020 7535 0278.

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Cancer Support Group – evening out

July 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This is a support group for anyone who has had or currently has cancer. WLS is a safe environment to come to in which to share issues in confidence with people who understand what you are going through. Please contact Jo Michaels on 020 7535 0290 if you would like to discuss this further.

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Kolnoa-Cinema: Montana

July 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

A young woman returns home following the death of her grandfather, and begins a most unexpected affair with a married teacher, in this powerful and intimate debut feature from Israeli filmmaker Limor Shmila. As she explores once again her old home town, she confronts secrets from her past, and relives the stifling nature of her early years in this, the Akko (Acre) community. Last year’s cinema sensation in Israel, and the winner of many awards. No charge for admission, but contributions…

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Carers’ Support Group

July 15 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Sometimes the role of a carer is overwhelming, isolating and hard, even if it is difficult to admit this to ourselves and to others. The sharing of experiences with others in the same position may strengthen our ability to cope and can make a real difference. This is a chance to get advice and information and have space to socialise with others who are often struggling with the same kind of issues and who understand the challenges being faced. If you recognise yourself…

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Bereavement Support Group

July 16 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Have you suffered the loss of a partner, relative or friend? Would you welcome the opportunity to meet others in a similar position to yourself?

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Seymour Group Lunch

July 18 @ 12:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Guest speaker: Gillian Walnes-Perry – ‘The Legacy of Anne Frank’ £15 payable at the door. Book early by phoning Hermy Jankel on 020 7722 8489. If unavailable please leave a clear message. Cancellations only accepted before 10am on the preceding Monday. Otherwise you will be charged. Parking? We aim to finish by 2.30pm.

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The Library Hour

July 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Guest speaker: TBC The Bob Shafritz Library opens its doors to all, immediately after the Kiddush following the Shabbat morning service. You can browse the shelves, talk to the Librarian, and borrow and return books. Every month we invite a speaker to give a short talk about a favourite book of theirs in the collection. This is followed by a lively discussion. For further information please email Debbie Sonin at dsonin22@gmail.com

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Drop-In Centre

July 21 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Every month on the third Sunday until August 18, 2019

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 impediment to your participation! We are there to support each other as much as to assist the mothers, fathers and children who come for our…

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Bereavement Visitors Group

July 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Our trained Bereavement Visitors help members of the community who have suffered the loss of a loved one. This group is tiny in comparison with the numbers that it might be supporting, so the more such visitors we have the better service we can offer. People from all walks of life may become trained visitors. If this is something you would like to consider further then please contact: Jo Michaels on 020 7535 0290.

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August 2019

Contact the Elderly Tea Party

August 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Every month on the first Sunday until August 4, 2019

Lovely get-togethers of different generations of the community which everyone involved in – guests, volunteers, rabbis and hosts – tremendously enjoys. They’re so popular that we now need more volunteer drivers! Let us know if you can spare one Sunday afternoon a month for this very enjoyable event, you’ll be rewarded with tea and cake! For more information, contact: Tirza Waisel on 020 7535 0278.

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Carers’ Support Group

August 12 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Sometimes the role of a carer is overwhelming, isolating and hard, even if it is difficult to admit this to ourselves and to others. The sharing of experiences with others in the same position may strengthen our ability to cope and can make a real difference. This is a chance to get advice and information and have space to socialise with others who are often struggling with the same kind of issues and who understand the challenges being faced. If you recognise yourself…

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Bereavement Support Group

August 13 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

A monthly support group for those who have suffered the loss of a partner, relative or friend and an opportunity to meet others in a similar position. For more information or to discuss this further please contact Jo Michaels on 020 7535 0290.

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Drop-In Centre

August 18 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Every month on the third Sunday until August 18, 2019

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 impediment to your participation! We are there to support each other as much as to assist the mothers, fathers and children who come for our…

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