Cheder Student

DSC_0210I have been attending the crèche and cheder at Kehillah North London with my elder sister Esther since I was a baby. I look forward to going to synagogue every fortnight. I have got to know many of the adult members of the community and have made a lot of good friends.We start with a Hebrew lesson, and this is followed by cheder.

When I was younger we did a lot of craft activities, cooking and acted out stories, but now that I am older we have discussions about Jewish history, what being Jewish means, and the different kinds of Judaism. We also discuss daily life and how we would act in certain situations. And of course I always look forward to cheder snack time, particularly the hummus or cream cheese bagels.

My favourite memories are of marching up Stoke Newington Church Street at night behind musicians playing klezma at Simchat Torah; eating under the sukkah draped in palm leaves; playing in the synagogue band; cheder expeditions to Bevis Marks and Walford Road synagogues; and camping trips with our families.

I have now started preparing for my Batmitzvah and am really enjoying studying the Torah and learning my Parshah with my tutor Levi.

Where we are

Services are held at: 

The New Community Rooms, Spensley Walk, Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 9ES.

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A Prayer for London

Eternal God, now more than ever do we understand that everyone of us is connected, none of us is alone. None of us untouched by the suffering in our city, in London. Our ears are filled with the sounds of sirens, our eyes and minds are full of the sight of terrible terrible suffering. None of us is left untouched. We think of those who lost their lives in Grenfell tower. They and their families are like us and our grandparents and parents. They came here for a better life and a life of peace. We think about the terrible wounds, and the terrible deaths of those in Borough Market and London Bridge, and Westminster, and now outside the Finsbury Park Mosque and we search for the courage it takes to carry on. To live with such loss and such pain. Give us the courage to fight for what is right, and the gentleness to be open to our grief, and let every scar that we Londoners must bear, be one day part of what will make us strong, and let us say, amen.

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Kehillah North London
(Formerly North London Progressive Jewish Community)

71-75 Shelton Street 
Covent Garden
London WC2H 9JQ

Tel: +44 (0)20 8123 5752
Rabbi Shulamit Ambalu: 020 7403 3779

Registered United Kingdom charity no.1097713

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