Second-night Community Pesach Seder tonight! Sunday Pesach Yoga. New Zoom Cheder classes.

Join us tonight (Thursday) for our second-night online community Seder. It will be co-led by Student Rabbi Eleanor Davis and some of our lay leaders. We will gather online from 6.00pm, starting promptly at 6.30pm and finishing by 8.00pm in time to Clap the Carers. Our Zoom room for our Seder is here.

Full details on how to take part in our virtual Seder along with links to further resources to inspire here.

Here is the adapted short version of the Haggadah we will be using. You will need this in front of you to follow the seder. It’s best to have it on a separate device if you can, or printed out if you wish. If you have a book copy of B’Chol Dor Va-Dor that will give you almost everything we will be using.

Here is the full Liberal Haggadah – B’Chol Dor Va-Dor – which you may need as well, especially if you want the full Birkat Hamazon (thanksgiving after the meal) to read and sing from after you’ve eaten.

Remember Miriam’s Yom Kippur Yoga? Here is her Pesach Yoga! Yoga will be from 4pm-4:45pm and the room will then remain open until about 5:15 for a shmooze and a catch-up. Here is the link to get into the Pesach Zoom Yoga room – come any time from 3:45pm to be ready in time!

Our online Kehillah cheder is up and running!  We are currently meeting from 1pm-2pm every Saturday.  Please email Omar if you would like the details or have any queries.

Our next online Shabbat Morning Service is on 18th April at 11am, followed by cheder at 1pm.

Please join us for a short evening service with space for reflection on Yom haShoah. We are then going to contribute to the Foundation Stones project, by painting stones that will be placed in the foundation of the new UK Holocaust Memorial. In order to do this, see if you can find a palm-sized stone, and some paint or felt tips with which to decorate the stone. We will then decorate these together (on Zoom), after which we suggest that you keep the stones safely at home until we can transport them to the project.

Please do not make a special trip to obtain these supplies as we discourage non-essential travel in line with public health guidance. There will be other ways to participate on the night. Details about the ‘Foundation Stones’ project here.

If you are marking a yahrtzeit, or anniversary of the death of a loved one, and would like someone to say kaddish with you, please do get in touch with us by emailing Ashleigh the administrator info@kehillah.org.uk. We can then arrange for a member of the community to mark the yahrtzeit with you by saying kaddish together via whatever technology you want to use.

If you need help getting into any of our Zoom events, please call (rather than text or email) Ashleigh the Administrator on 07706 354602. Ashleigh plans to have the Kehillah phone on at least 20 minutes before the start of each event and 20 minutes after the start time of each event. If there is no answer please do leave a message: she will call back as soon as possible. She may be helping someone else!

If you need support during this difficult time, please contact Ashleigh the Administrator and she will signpost you to resources that are available if she can. You can also contact our interim Rabbi, Danny Rich. JAMI, the Jewish mental health charity also have a PDF of tips for looking after mental health during the Covid-19 outbreak and further information on their website. they can also be contacted if you know of someone who needs their help at this time.