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Upcoming Events

September 2018

Sukkah Building

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Our theme for this year’s Sukkah is Ohel Avraham v’Sarah – Abraham and Sarah’s Tent. We only have two days to get the sukkah up and decorated, so please come along and help us. Saturday 22 September, 18.00 -22.30 Adult community Sukkah building – you bring the fruit, flowers and wine and we will supply the pizza. Sunday 23 September, 11.00-18.00 11.00: Community Sukkah building 16.00: Join the Rabbis, Religion School Team and our families to put the finishing touches…

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Sukkah Building

September 23 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Our theme for this year’s Sukkah is Ohel Avraham v’Sarah – Abraham and Sarah’s Tent. We only have two days to get the sukkah up and decorated, so please come along and help us. Saturday 22 September, 18.00 -22.30 Adult community Sukkah building – you bring the fruit, flowers and wine and we will supply the pizza. Sunday 23 September, 11.00-18.00 11.00: Community Sukkah building 16.00: Join the Rabbis, Religion School Team and our families to put the finishing touches…

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Berkeley Lunch Club

September 25 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Tuesday until December 25, 2018

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 12.30 pm after  which members are free to chat and relax until approx 2pm. Cost for the day is £11. Contact Selina on 07810 153 592 or Elaine on 07850 645 573

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Nisa-Nashim Jewish Muslim Women’s Network

September 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

West London Synagogue hosts a local branch of Nisa Nashim, a national initiative bringing together Jewish and Muslim Women. We host evening meetings six times a year on issues of mutual interest to our group. Rabbi Helen Freeman leads this group, alongside a core group of Jewish and Muslim women. To sign up and get involved please contact Nic Schlagman

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Learn to Lein

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 12, 2018

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 »

Lyons Learning Project – My Jewish London with Searle Kochberg

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Telling my story through images and text…and avoiding the stereotype! With Searle Kochberg £40 - 26 September, 7 November & 5 December After researching and creating a series of mini-documentaries of Jews like you and me walking their London to tell their biography Searle brings this unique narrative form to students of the Lyons Learning Project. Learn how to create your own understanding of ‘My Jewish London’. Searle Kochberg is a maker and writer on cinema and other performing arts. He…

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Cancer Support Group

September 27 @ 6:00 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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YAD Shake it in the Sukkah

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

Invite everyone you know to be a guest in our Sukkah in this unique and fun, multi-faith evening! With a £10 donation you get three alcoholic shakes and all profits will go to our Refugees Community Sponsorship Project. Come and meet the people behind this wonderful project.    

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Seymour Group Lunch in the Sukkah

September 28 @ 12:15 pm - 2:30 pm

‘It’s a Wild Life!’ Lunch in the Sukkah in memory of Ronnie Jacobs, co-founder of the Seymour Group, whose son, Mark will describe his career at the BBC, using beautiful natural history slides and bizarre tales from the bush. £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?…

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B’nai Brith European Days of Jewish Culture & Heritage

September 29 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

We welcome people of all faiths and beliefs to join us for our Open House Shabbat morning service at 11.00am, followed by a kiddush (small lunch). Following this, as part of the B’nai Brith European Day of Jewish Culture and Heritage, we will be giving a guided tour of the 140 year old Grade 1 listed synagogue followed by a storytelling performance by Rachel Rose Reid. The event will finish by 3pm. Guests are welcome to join us for the…

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Religion School

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Every week on Sunday until June 30, 2019

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 (Please note that all the Education Team work an Israeli week, 9-5pm, Sunday through Thursday.)

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Erev Simchat Torah Service + bring and share supper

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

Join us for our annual celebration of the ending and beginning of reading the Torah. The evening starts with a scroll unrolling around the sanctuary – a must for all generations! This will be followed by a festival evening service with Torah processions and dancing to a live band. To complete the evening we’ll be honouring our outgoing Senior Wardens, by sitting down to a bring and share communal supper. Please bring along a vegetarian main course and dessert to…

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October 2018

Simchat Torah Service

October 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join us as we honour our outgoing Senior Wardens and incoming Junior Wardens, as we celebrate those who are Chatan Torah or Kallat Torah, Chatan Bereshit and Kallat Bereshit. We will dance with the scrolls and throw sweets at the children and adults, celebrating the birthday of Torah by finishing Deuteronomy and starting all over again in Genesis.

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Berkeley Lunch Club

October 2 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Tuesday until December 25, 2018

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 12.30 pm after  which members are free to chat and relax until approx 2pm. Cost for the day is £11. Contact Selina on 07810 153 592 or Elaine on 07850 645 573

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Learn to Lein

October 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 12, 2018

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 »

Lyons Learning Project – Sister Suffragette with Rabbi Sybil

October 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until October 17, 2018

Jewish women in the suffrage movement with Rabbi Sybil Sheridan £30 – 3, 10 & 17 October Join Rabbi Sybil as we journey our way through the incredible contribution to the women’s suffrage movement that was made by Jewish women, frequently connected to West London Synagogue. The course will include a walking tour of significant sites.

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ShabbaTots Service

October 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every month on the first Saturday until December 1, 2018

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.

Find out more »

Winter Night Shelter

October 6 @ 5:00 pm - October 7 @ 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  

Find out more »

Religion School

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Sunday until June 30, 2019

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 (Please note that all the Education Team work an Israeli week, 9-5pm, Sunday through Thursday.)

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Parashat Hashavua

October 8 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 17, 2018

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 »

Berkeley Lunch Club

October 9 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Tuesday until December 25, 2018

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 12.30 pm after  which members are free to chat and relax until approx 2pm. Cost for the day is £11. Contact Selina on 07810 153 592 or Elaine on 07850 645 573

Find out more »

Learn to Lein

October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 12, 2018

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 »

Lyons Learning Project – Sister Suffragette with Rabbi Sybil

October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until October 17, 2018

Jewish women in the suffrage movement with Rabbi Sybil Sheridan £30 – 3, 10 & 17 October Join Rabbi Sybil as we journey our way through the incredible contribution to the women’s suffrage movement that was made by Jewish women, frequently connected to West London Synagogue. The course will include a walking tour of significant sites.

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Bereavement Visitors Group

October 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 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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Kolnoa-Cinema: Hora

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

Dir Eli Cohen (2014) A rich comedy featuring the veteran Israeli actress, Gila Almagor. A chance meeting between old friends leads to the revival of a celebrated dance group for a one time only tribute at the Carmiel Festival. The group broke up after a traumatic incident 35 years ago. Old rivalries surface as they get together again, with hilarious consequences as their older bodies and minds tackle the challenge. 7.00pm snacks and refreshments, 7.45pm screening. Free entry, but donations towards catering…

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Erev Shabbat Communal Dinner

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

Guest speaker: Tristram Hunt British historian, broadcast journalist and former Labour Party politician who served as the Member of Parliament for Stoke-on-Trent Central. In January 2017 he took up the post of director of the Victoria and Albert Museum. The cost is £29.50 per adult member and £35 per adult non-member, which includes a catered 3 course meal.

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Winter Night Shelter

October 13 @ 5:00 pm - October 14 @ 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  

Find out more »

Religion School

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Sunday until June 30, 2019

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 (Please note that all the Education Team work an Israeli week, 9-5pm, Sunday through Thursday.)

Find out more »

Parashat Hashavua

October 15 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 17, 2018

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

October 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…

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Berkeley Lunch Club

October 16 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Tuesday until December 25, 2018

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 12.30 pm after  which members are free to chat and relax until approx 2pm. Cost for the day is £11. Contact Selina on 07810 153 592 or Elaine on 07850 645 573

Find out more »

Learn to Lein

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 12, 2018

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 »

Lyons Learning Project – Sister Suffragette with Rabbi Sybil

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until October 17, 2018

Jewish women in the suffrage movement with Rabbi Sybil Sheridan £30 – 3, 10 & 17 October Join Rabbi Sybil as we journey our way through the incredible contribution to the women’s suffrage movement that was made by Jewish women, frequently connected to West London Synagogue. The course will include a walking tour of significant sites.

Find out more »

Seymour Group Lunch

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

Guest speaker: Ian Marber - Zaki Cooper – ‘The Monarchy and Judaism’ £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

October 18 @ 6:00 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…

Find out more »

ShabbaTots Service

October 20 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every month on the third Saturday until December 15, 2018

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.

Find out more »

Winter Night Shelter

October 20 @ 5:00 pm - October 21 @ 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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Drop-In Centre

October 21 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every month on the third Sunday until December 16, 2018

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.

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Parashat Hashavua

October 22 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 17, 2018

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 »

Berkeley Lunch Club

October 23 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Tuesday until December 25, 2018

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 12.30 pm after  which members are free to chat and relax until approx 2pm. Cost for the day is £11. Contact Selina on 07810 153 592 or Elaine on 07850 645 573

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The Library Hour

October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Guest speaker: Debbie Sonin, speaking on the evolution of Jewish food 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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Winter Night Shelter

October 27 @ 5:00 pm - October 28 @ 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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Ultimate Egghead Challenge – Supper Quiz

October 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Parashat Hashavua

October 29 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 17, 2018

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 »

Bereavement Support Group

October 29 @ 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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Bereavement Support Group

October 29 @ 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.

Find out more »

Berkeley Lunch Club

October 30 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Tuesday until December 25, 2018

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 12.30 pm after  which members are free to chat and relax until approx 2pm. Cost for the day is £11. Contact Selina on 07810 153 592 or Elaine on 07850 645 573

Find out more »

Learn to Lein

October 31 @ 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 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 »
November 2018

ShabbaTots Service

November 3 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every month on the first Saturday until December 1, 2018

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.

Find out more »

Winter Night Shelter

November 3 @ 5:00 pm - November 4 @ 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  

Find out more »

Religion School

November 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Sunday until June 30, 2019

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 (Please note that all the Education Team work an Israeli week, 9-5pm, Sunday through Thursday.)

Find out more »

Parashat Hashavua

November 5 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 17, 2018

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 »

Eretz: Insight Israel

November 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

7pm wine and nibbles, 7.30pm talk begins In view of the Nation State Bill passed by the Knesset in July, we have invited back our friends Ron Gerlitz and Rawnak Natour from SIKKUY (a Jewish / Arab organisation in Israel, dedicated to a shared society) to give us an insight and to answer your questions in a safe supportive environment. The new Law has thrown areas of Israeli society into confusion, forcing us to rethink how a shared society, and…

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Berkeley Lunch Club

November 6 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Tuesday until December 25, 2018

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 12.30 pm after  which members are free to chat and relax until approx 2pm. Cost for the day is £11. Contact Selina on 07810 153 592 or Elaine on 07850 645 573

Find out more »

Learn to Lein

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 12, 2018

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 »

Lyons Learning Project – My Jewish London with Searle Kochberg

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Telling my story through images and text…and avoiding the stereotype! With Searle Kochberg £40 – 26 September, 7 November & 5 December After researching and creating a series of mini-documentaries of Jews like you and me walking their London to tell their biography Searle brings this unique narrative form to students of the Lyons Learning Project. Learn how to create your own understanding of ‘My Jewish London’. Searle Kochberg is a maker and writer on cinema and other performing arts.…

Find out more »

Kolnoa-Cinema: The Eichmann Show

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

Dir Paul Andrew Williams (2015) This classy BBC production, billed as the greatest ever courtroom drama, gives an insight into the art of cinematography as well as covering the 1961 Adolf Eichmann war crimes trial itself. Featuring Martin Freeman and Anthony LaPaglia as well as original TV footage, it makes for gripping watching. Doors open 7pm for drinks and snacks, 7.45pm screening, and admission is free, but donations towards catering are very welcome.

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Winter Night Shelter

November 10 @ 5:00 pm - November 11 @ 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  

Find out more »

Religion School

November 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Sunday until June 30, 2019

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 (Please note that all the Education Team work an Israeli week, 9-5pm, Sunday through Thursday.)

Find out more »

Parashat Hashavua

November 12 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 17, 2018

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

November 12 @ 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…

Find out more »

Berkeley Lunch Club

November 13 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Tuesday until December 25, 2018

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 12.30 pm after  which members are free to chat and relax until approx 2pm. Cost for the day is £11. Contact Selina on 07810 153 592 or Elaine on 07850 645 573

Find out more »

Cancer Support Group

November 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 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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Bereavement Visitors Group

November 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 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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Learn to Lein

November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Every week until December 12, 2018

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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Erev Shabbat Communal Dinner

November 16 @ 7:15 pm - 10:00 pm

Guest speaker:  Arlene Phillips, CBE  Since trailblazing with her dance troupe Hot Gossip in the 1970s, Arlene Phillips CBE has become a household name internationally, synonymous with dance. She has choreographed for Hollywood films, pop and rock stars and some of our best loved Broadway and West End shows. As a TV talent judge on So You Think You Can Dance? and Strictly Come Dancing, Arlene attracted a whole new generation of follows. We are deeply privileged to be hosting this dance legend for our November Friday Night Communal Dinner.…

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ShabbaTots Service

November 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Every month on the third Saturday until December 15, 2018

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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The Library Hour

November 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Guest speaker: Orlando Ortega -Medina speaking on Phillip Roth and Woody Allen 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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Winter Night Shelter

November 17 @ 5:00 pm - November 18 @ 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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Religion School

November 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Every week on Sunday until June 30, 2019

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 (Please note that all the Education Team work an Israeli week, 9-5pm, Sunday through Thursday.)

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Drop-In Centre

November 18 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Every month on the third Sunday until December 16, 2018

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.

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Parashat Hashavua

November 19 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Every week until December 17, 2018

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

November 20 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Every week on Tuesday until December 25, 2018

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 12.30 pm after  which members are free to chat and relax until approx 2pm. Cost for the day is £11. Contact Selina on 07810 153 592 or Elaine on 07850 645 573

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Learn to Lein

November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Every week until December 12, 2018

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

November 24 @ 5:00 pm - November 25 @ 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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Religion School

November 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Every week on Sunday until June 30, 2019

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 (Please note that all the Education Team work an Israeli week, 9-5pm, Sunday through Thursday.)

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Parashat Hashavua

November 26 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Every week until December 17, 2018

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

November 27 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Every week on Tuesday until December 25, 2018

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 12.30 pm after  which members are free to chat and relax until approx 2pm. Cost for the day is £11. Contact Selina on 07810 153 592 or Elaine on 07850 645 573

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Seymour Group Lunch

November 29 @ 12:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Guest speaker: Marie Van der Zyl – President of the Board of Deputies £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 2.30 pm  

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December 2018

ShabbaTots Service

December 1 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Every month on the first Saturday until December 1, 2018

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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Winter Night Shelter

December 1 @ 5:00 pm - December 2 @ 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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Religion School

December 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Every week on Sunday until June 30, 2019

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 (Please note that all the Education Team work an Israeli week, 9-5pm, Sunday through Thursday.)

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Parashat Hashavua

December 3 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Every week until December 17, 2018

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

December 4 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Every week on Tuesday until December 25, 2018

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 12.30 pm after  which members are free to chat and relax until approx 2pm. Cost for the day is £11. Contact Selina on 07810 153 592 or Elaine on 07850 645 573

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Learn to Lein

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Every week until December 12, 2018

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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Lyons Learning Project – My Jewish London with Searle Kochberg

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Telling my story through images and text…and avoiding the stereotype! With Searle Kochberg £40 – 26 September, 7 November & 5 December After researching and creating a series of mini-documentaries of Jews like you and me walking their London to tell their biography Searle brings this unique narrative form to students of the Lyons Learning Project. Learn how to create your own understanding of ‘My Jewish London’. Searle Kochberg is a maker and writer on cinema and other performing arts.…

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Cancer Support Group – evening out

December 6 @ 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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Winter Night Shelter

December 8 @ 5:00 pm - December 9 @ 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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Religion School

December 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Every week on Sunday until June 30, 2019

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 (Please note that all the Education Team work an Israeli week, 9-5pm, Sunday through Thursday.)

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Parashat Hashavua

December 10 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Every week until December 17, 2018

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

December 11 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Every week on Tuesday until December 25, 2018

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 12.30 pm after  which members are free to chat and relax until approx 2pm. Cost for the day is £11. Contact Selina on 07810 153 592 or Elaine on 07850 645 573

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Seymour Group Lunch

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

Guest Speaker: TBC £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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Kolnoa-Cinema: Maktub/Fate

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

Dir Oded Raz (2017) To mark this month’s festival of miracles (Chanukah) we screen a story of miracles and redemption featuring a cast of colourful characters. Two small-time crooks (roles acted by acclaimed Israeli TV stars) survive a terrorist attack, a wake up call which leads them to turn their lives around. They act as angels to answer the prayers of ordinary people and fulfil their dreams. A moral tale but also a heart-warming story full of wry humour. Doors open…

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ShabbaTots Service

December 15 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Every month on the third Saturday until December 15, 2018

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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Winter Night Shelter

December 15 @ 5:00 pm - December 16 @ 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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Drop-In Centre

December 16 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Every month on the third Sunday until December 16, 2018

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.

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Parashat Hashavua

December 17 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 17, 2018

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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Carers’ Support Group

December 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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Berkeley Lunch Club

December 18 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Every week on Tuesday until December 25, 2018

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 12.30 pm after  which members are free to chat and relax until approx 2pm. Cost for the day is £11. Contact Selina on 07810 153 592 or Elaine on 07850 645 573

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Bereavement Support Group

December 18 @ 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.

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