Sukkot this week & Shabbat Morning Service this Saturday

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On Sunday night, Kehillah members gathered together to decorate our beautiful Sukkah in Rob and Omar’s Garden:

Rob and Omar have kindly invited members of the community to their home to visit the Kehillah Sukkah for either lunch or dinner during these hours:

  • Tuesday:  Lunch:  11:30-2:30pm
  • Wednesday:  Lunch: 11:30-2:30pm
  • Thursday:  Lunch: 11:30-2:30pm/Dinner: 4pm-8pm
  • Friday: Lunch: 12:00pm-2:30pm
  • Saturday: Not Available
  • Sunday: 11:30pm-2:30pm
  • If you are interested in attending, let Omar know by calling/texting/WhatsApp-ing: 07976 627000

    Our first Shabbat Morning Service of 5780 is this Saturday from 11am. Please bring something vegetarian to share for kiddush.

    Turn it and turn it and turn it again! We’ve reached the conclusion of another cycle of Torah storytelling. And on Sunday from 5pm we will celebrate with song, joyous dancing, and restarting our Torah cycle over again.

    Thank you to everyone who has already donated to our Tsedakah appeal. If you would still like to make a donation to Streets Kitchen or to Kehillah, you do still have time to donate. Details of our appeal and how to donate are available on our Tsedakah appeal leaflet which can be downloaded here.

    Interested in helping us lead services? Liberal Judaism is running a 15 month long Ba’alei Tefillah programme, starting 8th March 2020 and led by Liberal rabbis and lay leaders. The course includes learning to lead Shabbat evening & morning services, writing sermons and Divrei Torah, holiday services, service choreography, liturgy, reading Torah and service music. For full information and details on how to register your interest or secure your place available on Liberal Judaism’s flyer here.

    We at Kehillah are no stranger to temporary dwelling places, and Sukkot is a festival that revolves around the wanderers. Join us as we honour our ancestors, gather in our sukkah, and pray for a more open and welcoming world. We will gather at 5pm to finish decorating, followed by a short service and then a community dinner and please bring vegetarian food to share.

    Due to avalability of volunteers Erev Sukkot will now be taking place in Rob and Omar’s home. Please contact Ashleigh the Administrator if you would like to come and need address information.

    Our first Shabbat Morning Service of 5780 is from 11am. Please bring something vegetarian to share for kiddush.

    At our Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur morning service, we were privildged to have John come along to talk to us about Streets Kitchen. For those interested in volunteering, please contact Streets Kitchen via their website here. If you would like to make a donation to Streets Kitchen or to Kehillah, you still have time to donate. Details of our appeal and how to donate are available on our Tsedakah appeal leaflet which can be downloaded here.

    Streets Kitchen’s ‘Shock to the System’ performance event takes place this Sunday from 3pm at the Union Chapel. Full deatils on the ‘Shock to the System’ flyer here.

    Post Bnei Mitzvah? Now what? Join other young people from Liberal Judaism communities in years 9 and 10 from around the UK to explore ‘Judaism in plain sight’ – what does it mean to be Jewish in today’s world? Full details and programme dates from November into 2020 available on LJ’s event flyer here.

    Yom Kippur services can be booked for non-members via our form here.

    We are still looking for volunteers to set up, particularly on Yom Kippur morning, so please contact Ashleigh the Administrator if you are able to help out.

    Please do also help us decorate the hall for Yom Kippur day by bringing with you any house plants that you can easily transport (and take home again!)

    On Yom Kippur afternoon we will be taking a pause after the afternoon service to focus on our bodies and our breathing with a gentle yoga and mindfulness session. All are welcome and no prior experience necessary.  Please bring a blanket or a yoga mat if you would like to participate.

    We will be doing break fast after Yom Kippur finishes at Ribbons and Taylor cafe.  Please do bring vegetarian food to share – the cafe are providing soup, and the rest of the food will be provided by Kehillah members as usual.

    Full details of timings of services and events on our High Holiday Information leaflet available to view or download here.

    Looking ahead to Sukkot, we need helpers to build our Succah at William Patten School before our festivities on Sunday 13th October. Please get in touch with Ashleigh the Administrator if you are able to help out.

    Faiths Forum London, Finsbury Park Mosque and Strengthening Faith Institutions are organising a pop-up Sukkah in Finsbury Park. They are also looking for volunteers available from 12noon on 17th October to help build the Sukkah, as well as volunteers who can host and bring non-perishable food to the Sukkah to contribute to Finsbury Park Mosque’s ‘meal for all’ project. For more information email Nathan Levy at Islington Faith’s Forum.

    Do we have a homeless problem or a problem with homeless people? Streets Kitchen brings a community response to the Union Chapel, featuring live performances from the Museum of Homelessness and the premier of Changed Times, a doccumentary about the Glass House Solidarity Shelter. Streets Kitchen. Full details on Streets Kitchen’s Shock to the System flyer here.

    Our Tsedakah appeal this year is raising money for Streets Kitchen.
    Details about what Streets Kitchen do and how you can donate are available on our Tsedakah appeal leaflet here.

    Yom Kippur services can be booked for non-members via our form here.

    We are still looking for volunteers to set up, particularly on Yom Kippur morning, so please contact Ashleigh the Administrator if you are able to help out.

    Please do also help us decorate the hall for Yom Kippur day by bringing with you any house plants that you can easily transport (and take home again!)

    On Yom Kippur afternoon we will be taking a pause after the afternoon service to focus on our bodies and our breathing with a gentle yoga and mindfulness session. All are welcome and no prior experience necessary.  Please bring a blanket or a yoga mat if you would like to participate.

    We will be doing break fast after Yom Kippur finishes at Ribbons and Taylor cafe.  Please do bring vegetarian food to share – the cafe are providing soup, and the rest of the food will be provided by Kehillah members as usual.

    Full details of timings of services and events on our High Holiday Information leaflet available to view or download here.

    It is traditional to attend the mikvah as part of the process in getting ready for Yom Kippur and marking the transition that occurs as we move from one Jewish year to the next. We will be jumping into the ponds and then going for bite to eat (and a warm drink!) at the Parliament Hill Lido cafe. Please do email Ashleigh the Administrator for more details and to let us know in advance if you would like to join.

    Looking ahead to Sukkot, we need helpers to build our Succah at William Patten School before our festivities on Sunday 13th October.Please get in toch with Ashleigh the Administrator if you are able to help out.

    There will be twelve sites in Westminster, and Extinction Rebellion Jews will be at Lambeth Bridge throughout with their beautiful Sukkah at Lambeth Bridge, starting on 10th October 6-8pm. It’s possible that there will be a last-minute change of location, if the Faith Bridge is moved on. Please keep an eye on the XR Jews Facebook Page or WhatsApp group

    They will then have gatherings through the week, including a Havdalah in the streets on Saturday night (October 12th), led by Rabbi Laura Janner Klausner, and a Jewish Song circle with Jess Gold and Judith Silver on Thursday 10th, 3.30pm. Email xrjews@gmail.com if you have any questions or ideas for their contribution to the Faith Bridge.

    How can we honour the histories we inherit whilst breaking free from them? Can the weight of inheritance be turned into a gift?

    Holocaust Brunch is a dark comedy exploring whether we can heal from ancestral trauma. Over beigels and cream cheese, Tamara Micner brings to life the true stories of two Holocaust survivors connected to her. This solo show tears open an intergenerational wound, probing why we remember the Holocaust – and what it might look like to forget. More information and tickets available on the Arts Depot website here.

    Full details are now available regarding our High Holiday services on our information leaflet available to view and download here.

    Please bring honey cake to share for a kiddush after the Erev Rosh Hashanah service. We are also still looking for volunteers to set up at all High Holiday services, so please contact Ashleigh the Administrator if you are able to help out.

    If you would like to join us for Rosh Hashanah Lunch after the service We ask you to book via our High Holiday booking form before 2pm on Friday 27th September. We may have some extra capacity on the day for lunch, but booking helps us to plan for numbers.

    It is traditional to attend the mikvah as part of the process in getting ready for Yom Kippur and marking the transition that occurs as we move from one Jewish year to the next. We will be jumping into the ponds and then going for bite to eat (and a warm drink!) at the Parliament Hill Lido cafe. Please do email Ashleigh the Administrator for more details and to let us know in advance if you would like to join.

    On Yom Kippur afternoon we will be taking a pause after the afternoon service to focus on our bodies and our breathing with a gentle yoga and mindfulness session. All are welcome and no prior experience necessary.  Please bring a blanket or a yoga mat if you would like to participate.

    Tomorrow, the UK student climate network is inviting members to a Candlelit vigil in parliament square at 7 pm to remember environmental defenders without the same privilege of protest as us.

    For the month of Elul, Cantor Tamara is running an exploration of the Jewish tradition of ethics and character development, known as Mussar. Each Tuesday evening from 3rd-24th September will include an opportunity to combine text study with reflection on topics such as patience and trust. We will also be running other Adult Education topics on Tuesdays in November and March. Please contact Cantor Tamara to register your interest in any Adult Education study block.

    Full details are now available regarding or High Holiday services are on our information leaflet available to view and download here.

    Please bring honey cake to share for a kiddush after the Erev Rosh Hashanah service. We are also still looking for volunteers to set up at all High Holiday services, so please contact Ashleigh the Administrator if you are able to help out.

    Members are at no cost but may want to book Rosh Hashanah lunch or order a High Holiday prayer book. High Holiday tickets and Rosh Hashanah Lunches can be booked, and High Holiday prayer books ordered via this form.

    It is traditional to attend the mikvah as part of the process in getting ready for Yom Kippur and marking the transition that occurs as we move from one Jewish year to the next. We will be jumping into the ponds and then going for bite to eat (and a warm drink!) at the Parliament Hill Lido cafe. Please do email Ashleigh the Administrator for more details and to let us know in advance if you would like to join.

    Shnat Netzer is LJY’s 5 month gap year programme, which runs February-June 2020. Places are still available for the upcoming year and there are bursaries available for those who need them. If you or your child might be interested, please contact Ashleigh the Administrator or Cantor Tamara. You can also find further information on the LJY Netzer website


    Our Shabbat Morning Service is from 11am. There is no children’s Hebrew and Cheder will be taken by Cantor Tamara for the first hour this week. Cheder students are then invited to join family members in the main service. Please bring something vegetarian to share for kiddush.

    Later in the day, we will be visiting Alyth Reform Synagogue in Golders Green following our tradition of visiting other progressive communities for Selichot. Alyth are showing the 1991 film ‘The Quarrel’ at 9pm, which is set in Montreal in 1948 – Two Jews, a writer and a Rabbi, who are friends from pre-war Lithuania but had different experiences during the war, argue about their relationship with Judaism. The Selichot service will start after the film and we expect the service to finish around midnight.
     
    Full details of the event on the Alyth website here. Please get in touch with Ashleigh the Administrator if you would like to travel from Stoke Newington with some of our members.

    For the month of Elul, Cantor Tamara is running an exploration of the Jewish tradition of ethics and character development, known as Mussar. Each Tuesday evening from 3rd-24th September will include an opportunity to combine text study with reflection on topics such as patience and trust. We will also be running other Adult Education topics on Tuesdays in November and March. Please contact Cantor Tamara to register your interest in any Adult Education study block.

    Full details are now available regarding or High Holiday services are on our information leaflet available to view and download here.

    Please bring honey cake to share for a kiddush after the Erev Rosh Hashanah service. We are also still looking for volunteers to set up at all High Holiday services, so please contact Ashleigh the Administrator if you are able to help out.

    Members are at no cost but may want to book Rosh Hashanah lunch or order a High Holiday prayer book. High Holiday tickets and Rosh Hashanah Lunches can be booked, and High Holiday prayer books ordered via this form.

    It is traditional to attend the mikvah as part of the process in getting ready for Yom Kippur and marking the transition that occurs as we move from one Jewish year to the next. We will be jumping into the ponds and then going for bite to eat (and a warm drink!) at the Parliament Hill Lido cafe. Please do email Ashleigh the Administrator for more details and to let us know in advance if you would like to join.
    This Friday, youth and adults across the UK will be joining together for the largest climate mobilisation in history! All across the world, people from all walks of life will be striking for the climate, join us on Millbank at 11 am to push our government to enact the radical change the climate and ecological crisis requires.
     
    Afterwards, there will be an interfaith prayer event that has been organised in part one of our own young members, Isla. Further information and free registration here.

    For the month of Elul, Cantor Tamara is running an exploration of the Jewish tradition of ethics and character development, known as Mussar. Each Tuesday evening from 3rd-24th September will include an opportunity to combine text study with reflection on topics such as patience and trust. We will also be running other Adult Education topics on Tuesdays in November and March. Please contact Cantor Tamara to register your interest in any Adult Education study block.

    Our Shabbat Morning Service is from 11am. There is no children’s Hebrew and Cheder will be taken by Cantor Tamara for the first hour this week. Cheder students are then invited to join family members in the main service. Please bring something vegetarian to share for kiddush.

    Later in the day, we will be visiting Alyth Reform Synagogue in Golders Green following our tradition of visiting other progressive communities for Selichot. Alyth are showing the 1991 film ‘The Quarrel’ at 9pm, which is set in Montreal in 1948 – Two Jews, a writer and a Rabbi, who are friends from pre-war Lithuania but had different experiences during the war, argue about their relationship with Judaism. The Selichot service will start after the film and we expect the service to finish around midnight.
     
    Full details of the event on the Alyth website here. Please get in touch with Ashleigh the Administrator if you would like to travel from Stoke Newington with some of our members.

    Full details are now available regarding or High Holiday services are on our information leaflet available to view and download here.

    Members are at no cost but may want to book Rosh Hashanah lunch or order a High Holiday prayer book. A reminder of prices for non-members and Supporting Friends is in the table below. High Holiday tickets and Rosh Hashanah Lunches can be booked, and High Holiday prayer books ordered via this form.

    It is traditional to attend the mikvah as part of the process in getting ready for Yom Kippur and marking the transition that occurs as we move from one Jewish year to the next. We will be jumping into the ponds and then going for bite to eat (and a warm drink!) at the Parliament Hill Lido cafe. Please do email Ashleigh the Administrator for more details and to let us know in advance if you would like to join.

    JCORE’s Rosh Hashanah manifesto for race and asylum is ‘Reclaiming the Jewish social justice agenda’. See how this manifesto calls on the government to commit to supporting refugees and asylum seekers in six key way, here. If you support this initiative, please sign the letter on the JCORE website.

    This Friday at our evening service we will be preparing for the High Holidays with Elul prayers led by Cantor Tamara Wolfson and Rebekka Wedell. We will be marking the month of Elul, a period of reflection leading up to Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, with a service that will weave some prayers from the High Holidays into our usual Friday night liturgy. Come and join us to learn some new sung prayers, and refresh the ‘theme’ tunes of the festivals as a community.

    For the month of Elul, Cantor Tamara is running an exploration of the Jewish tradition of ethics and character development, known as Mussar. Each Tuesday evening from 3rd-24th September will include an opportunity to combine text study with reflection on topics such as patience and trust. We will also be running other Adult Education topics on Tuesdays in November and March. Please contact Cantor Tamara to register your interest in any Adult Education study block.

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    We are pleased to announce this year’s Tsedakah appeal raising money for Streets Kitchen. We also ask you to make a donation to our Kehillah to help sustain and grow our community throughout the year. Further details on our appeal and how to donate are available on our Tsedakah appeal leaflet here.

    Full details are now available regarding or High Holiday services are on our information leaflet available to view and download here.

    Members are at no cost but may want to book Rosh Hashanah lunch or order a High Holiday prayer book. A reminder of prices for non-members and Supporting Friends is in the table below. High Holiday tickets and Rosh Hashanah Lunches can be booked, and High Holiday prayer books ordered via this form.

    non-members concession Supporting Friend
    All services tickets £90 £40 £42
    Single holiday ticket £52 £20 £42
    This year, we will be visiting Alyth Reform Synagogue in Golders Green, following our tradition of visiting other progressive communities for the Selichot service. Alyth are showing the 1991 film ‘The Quarrel’ at 9pm, which is set in Montreal in 1948 – Two Jews, a writer and a Rabbi, who are friends from pre-war Lithuania but had different experiences during the war, argue about their relationship with Judaism. The Selichot service will start after the film.
     
    Full details of the event on the Alyth website here. Please get in touch with Ashleigh the Administrator if you would like to travel from Stoke Newington with some of our members.

    For the month of Elul, Cantor Tamara is running an exploration of the Jewish tradition of ethics and character development, known as Mussar. Each Tuesday evening from 3rd-24th September will include an opportunity to combine text study with reflection on topics such as patience and trust. We will also be running other Adult Education topics on Tuesdays in November and March. Please contact Cantor Tamara to register your interest in any Adult Education study block.

    This Friday at our evening service we will be preparing for the High Holidays with Elul prayers led by Cantor Tamara Wolfson and Rebekka Wedell. We will be marking the month of Elul, a period of reflection leading up to Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, with a service that will weave some prayers from the High Holidays into our usual Friday night liturgy. Come and join us to learn some new sung prayers, and refresh the ‘theme’ tunes of the festivals as a community.

    This year, we will be visiting Alyth Reform Synagogue in Golders Green, following our tradition of visiting other progressive communities for the Selichot service. Alyth are showing the 1991 film ‘The Quarrel’ at 9pm, which is set in Montreal in 1948 – Two Jews, a writer and a Rabbi, who are friends from pre-war Lithuania but had different experiences during the war, argue about their relationship with Judaism. The Selichot service will start after the film.
     
    Full details of the event on the Alyth website here. Please get in touch with Ashleigh the Administrator if you would like to travel from Stoke Newington with some of our members.

    Members are at no cost but may want to book Rosh Hashanah lunch or order a High Holiday prayer book. A reminder of prices for non-members and Supporting Friends is in the table below. High Holiday tickets and Rosh Hashanah Lunches can be booked, and High Holiday prayer books ordered via this form.

    non-members concession Supporting Friend
    All services tickets £90 £40 £42
    Single holiday ticket £52 £20 £42

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