Jewish life Prayer Weekly Services On all Fridays we have a traditional Reform choral service at 6pm, with a sermon and beautiful music to help close the working week and enter Shabbat. On the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month we also have an informal and uplifting band-led Shira service, at 7.15pm. “Shira” means singing and the emphasis is on a vibrant, participatory service with lots of singing and modern music. On the 2nd Friday of each month, the 6pm service becomes a Combo service, bringing together our choir, our Director of Music, our Community Musician, and the Shira band, to create an energetic and participative communal prayer-experience. Often this Combo service will be followed by a community dinner (for which prebooking is preferred). On Saturdays we have a weekly Shacharit Service at 11.00am. The Torah is read, and there is usually a sermon. Many members choose to mark their lifecycle moments at these services, whether this is a bar/bat mitzvah, baby blessing, pre-marriage celebration or significant birthday/anniversary. Morning services are preceded by coffee and cake from 10.30am. At the conclusion of every service there is a kiddush (blessing with wine, and light reception). On Saturdays there is also a children’s service (Shabbatots) commencing 10.30am. On Wednesdays during term-time there are evening Ma’ariv prayers at 6.30pm. Prayers can be arranged on other days for those bereaved who wish to mark their loss through Shiva at the synagogue.