December Adult Education booking now open. Details of New Cheder sessions & LJY Israel tour

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Adult Education will be running Tuesdays 3rd-17th December from 7-8:30pm & booking is now open and can be made via the form here. This 3-week block run by Cantor Tamara will be a Shabbat Song Share Boot Camp! We will cover the melodies we know and love to sing on Shabbat, as well as some lesser-known or new-to-us favourites. This series will explore the link between melodies and the meaning of their texts, and what the Torah of music can teach us about our Shabbat prayers.

At the request of community cheder parents, we are looking to start a series of weekly cheder sessions starting in January during the school term. Tthis would be in addition to our regular cheder during Shabbat Morning services and is for children over 10 years of age. We would encourage in particular those nearing their Bar/Bat Mitzvah to attend though these sessions are in addition to private Bar/Bat mitzvah tuition.

We are planning a structure for weekly, 2-hour sessions: the first hour covering Hebrew and second covering Jewish learning. We are planning 5 consecutive sessions on various Jewish related topics, before breaking for a week for half-term. We would then continue for 2 sessions around Purim in order to explore liberation and to create a corresponding spiel to be performed at our community Purim service.

We are looking to start this course on the week of January 11th. We are planning to choosing a day of the week when as many as possible who are interested have availability. Please email Omar for further information and to let us know what days of the week are convenient: omar@kehillah.org.uk.

Our next Shabbat Morning Service is Saturday 7th December from 11am. Further details to follow shortly.

Online registration for LJY-Netzer’s Israel Tour opens on Thursday 21st of November. You can register via: http://ljy-netzer.org/israel-tour/. Anyone interested should sign up as soon as possible. There’s a Liberal community priority period until the 13th January to ensure those from Liberal communities get first refusal. There is still a first-come-first-served basis and it is possible the tour could sell out during the Liberal priority period.

Further information on LJY’s leaflet here. If you need advice regarding financial assistance, contact Becca Fetterman at becca@liberaljudaism.org & if you have any questions in general about Israel Tour contact Rosa Slater at r.slater@liberaljudaism.org.

For our Shabbat service on this Saturday we have another Bar Mitzvah! Please contact Ashleigh the Administrator if you are able to come a little earlier or stay later to help us set up and clear the Hall. Noah and his family would like to invite members and friends of Kehillah to a celebratiory Kiddush and lunch provided by Noah’s Family after the service. Please note that this is not at our usual venue but instead at the Redmond Community Centre, Kayani Ave, Woodberry Down, London N4 2HF.

Adult Education will now run Tuesdays 3rd-17th December and booking will be opening shortly. This 3-week block run by Cantor Tamara will be a Shabbat Song Share Boot Camp! We will cover the melodies we know and love to sing on Shabbat, as well as some lesser-known or new-to-us favourites. This series will explore the link between melodies and the meaning of their texts, and what the Torah of music can teach us about our Shabbat prayers.

At the request of community cheder parents, we are looking to start a series of weekly cheder sessions starting in January during the school term. Tthis would be in addition to our regular cheder during Shabbat Morning services and is for children over 10 years of age. We would encourage in particular those nearing their Bar/Bat Mitzvah to attend though these sessions are in addition to private Bar/Bat mitzvah tuition.

We are planning a structure for weekly, 2-hour sessions: the first hour covering Hebrew and second covering Jewish learning. We are planning 5 consecutive sessions on various Jewish related topics, before breaking for a week for half-term. We would then continue for 2 sessions around Purim in order to explore liberation and to create a corresponding spiel to be performed at our community Purim service.

We are looking to start this course on the week of January 11th. We are planning to choosing a day of the week when as many as possible who are interested have availability. Please email Omar for further information and to let us know what days of the week are convenient: omar@kehillah.org.uk.

Help care for Europe’s largest urban wetland this Sunday as part of Mitzvah Day. Join a Team, including Kehillah Members, for a day of practical conservation volunteering at the beautiful Walthamstow Wetlands. You may be asked to spend your day chopping down trees, sycthing meadows or building bird boxes. Sessions run from 10am – 12noon and 1pm – 3pm or you can stay for the whole day! Please note that unfortunately this is for over 18s only. Full details of how to take part in the Mitzvah Day website here.

For our Shabbat service on this Saturday we have another Bar Mitzvah! Please contact Ashleigh the Administrator if you are able to come a little earlier or stay later to help us set up and clear the Hall. Noah and his family would like to invite members and friends of Kehillah to a celebratiory Kiddush and lunch provided by Noah’s Family after the service. Please note that this is not at our usual venue but instead at the Redmond Community Centre, Kayani Ave, Woodberry Down, London N4 2HF.

Adult Education will now run Tuesdays 3rd-17th December and booking will be opening shortly. This 3-week block run by Cantor Tamara will be a Shabbat Song Share Boot Camp! We will cover the melodies we know and love to sing on Shabbat, as well as some lesser-known or new-to-us favourites. This series will explore the link between melodies and the meaning of their texts, and what the Torah of music can teach us about our Shabbat prayers.

At the request of community cheder parents, we are looking to start a series of weekly cheder sessions starting in January during the school term. Tthis would be in addition to our regular cheder during Shabbat Morning services and is for children over 10 years of age. We would encourage in particular those nearing their Bar/Bat Mitzvah to attend though these sessions are in addition to private Bar/Bat mitzvah tuition.

We are planning a structure for weekly, 2-hour sessions: the first hour covering Hebrew and second covering Jewish learning. We are planning 5 consecutive sessions on various Jewish related topics, before breaking for a week for half-term. We would then continue for 2 sessions around Purim in order to explore liberation and to create a corresponding spiel to be performed at our community Purim service.

We are looking to start this course on the week of January 11th. We are planning to choosing a day of the week when as many as possible who are interested have availability. Please email Omar for further information and to let us know what days of the week are convenient: omar@kehillah.org.uk.

Help care for Europe’s largest urban wetland this Sunday as part of Mitzvah Day. Join a Team, including Kehillah Members, for a day of practical conservation volunteering at the beautiful Walthamstow Wetlands. You may be asked to spend your day chopping down trees, sycthing meadows or building bird boxes. Sessions run from 10am – 12noon and 1pm – 3pm or you can stay for the whole day! Please note that unfortunately this is for over 18s only. Full details of how to take part in the Mitzvah Day website here.

Our next Shabbat evening service tonight. Please arrive from 6pm for a 6:30pm start. We will finish by around 7:30pm as usual.

For our Shabbat service on 16th November we have another Bar Mitzvah! Noah and his family would like to invite members and friends of Kehillah to his Bar Mitzvah service taking place at the Redmond Community Centre, Kayani Ave, Woodberry Down, London N4 2HF. Further details to follow shortly

At the request of community cheder parents, we are looking to start a series of weekly cheder sessions starting in January during the school term. Tthis would be in addition to our regular cheder during Shabbat Morning services and is for children over 10 years of age. We would encourage in particular those nearing their Bar/Bat Mitzvah to attend though these sessions are in addition to private Bar/Bat mitzvah tuition.

We are planning a structure for weekly, 2-hour sessions: the first hour covering Hebrew and second covering Jewish learning. We are planning 5 consecutive sessions on various Jewish related topics, before breaking for a week for half-term. We would then continue for 2 sessions around Purim in order to explore liberation and to create a corresponding spiel to be performed at our community Purim service.

We are looking to start this course on the week of January 11th. We are planning to choosing a day of the week when as many as possible who are interested have availability. Please email Omar for further information and to let us know what days of the week are convenient: omar@kehillah.org.uk.

Our next Shabbat evening service is this Friday. Please arrive from 6pm for a 6:30pm start. We will finish by around 7:30pm as usual.

For our Shabbat service on 16th November we have another Bar Mitzvah! Noah and his family would like to invite members and friends of Kehillah to his Bar Mitzvah service taking place at the Redmond Community Centre, Kayani Ave, Woodberry Down, London N4 2HF. Further details to follow shortly

If you still want to donate to our Yom Kippur Tsedakah appeal – you don’t have much time left. Please send your donations ASAP, details of our appeal and how to donate are available on our Tsedakah appeal leaflet which can be downloaded here. Thank you once again to everyone who has already donated.

Help care for Europe’s largest urban wetland on Sunday November 17th as part of Mitzvah Day. Join a Team, including Kehillah Members, for a day of practical conservation volunteering at the beautiful Walthamstow Wetlands. You may be asked to spend your day chopping down trees, sycthing meadows or building bird boxes. Sessions run from 10am – 12noon and 1pm – 3pm or you can stay for the whole day! Please note that unfortunately this is for over 18s only. Full details of how to take part in the Mitzvah Day website here.

All members and visitors are invited to celebrate the Bar Mitzvah of Nadav with his family tomorrow. There will be a Cheder and Creche for younger members as well as guests. A celebratory kiddush after the service is kindly being provided by Nadav’s family.

Our next Shabbat evening service is on 8th November. Please arrive from 6pm for a 6:30pm start. We will finish by around 7:30pm as usual.

For our Shabbat service on 16th November we have another Bar Mitzvah! Noah and his family would like to invite members and friends of Kehillah to his Bar Mitzvah service taking place at the Redmond Community Centre, Kayani Ave, Woodberry Down, London N4 2HF. Further details to follow shortly

Hackey Girlguiding has reached out to us as they are desperately in need of volunteers, particularly in Stoke Newington, in order to stop Girlguiding units having to close. Anyone aged 18 or over, male or female, can volunteer with Girlguiding – all you need is a sense of humour and to undergo some referencing & DBS checks. Full training will be provided, including First Aid and safeguarding!

Full details on the Hackney Girlguiding leaflet available to download here.

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.

All members and visitors are invited to celebrate Bar Mitzvah of Nadav with his family this Saturday. There will be a Cheder and Creche for younger members as well as guests. A celebratory kiddush is also kindly being provided by Nadav’s family.

Unfortunately we have had to cancel our planned Adult Education for November because we have not been able to secure a teacher for this block. We do plan to run another block of Adult Eduction on Tuesdays 3rd – 24th March 2020.

Our next Shabbat evening service is on 8th November. Please arrive from 6pm for a 6:30pm start. We will finish by around 7:30pm as usual.

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.

All members and visitors are invited to celebrate with Nadav’s family. Further details to follow shortly.

Our next Shabbat evening service is on 8th November. Please arrive from 6pm for a 6:30pm start. We will finish by around 7:30pm as usual.

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.

The bellow statement was accepted by the Kehillah Management Commitee during the Committee’s meeting in July 2019. This will also be added to the new Kehillah website, which is in progress.

It is the minhag (custom) at Kehillah North London that we do not keep a yahrzeit list to read each time we meet, nor do we allocate mitzvot or aliyot in advance of the service except in the case of a Bar/Bat Mitzvah. The Spiritual Leader does not recite names of yahrzeits; the person marking the yahrzeit does so when prompted.

Creating a yahrzeit list is a considerable administrative undertaking that requires not only using a fully updated database (which in itself is an ongoing work in progress) but also compiling information about members going back decades; information we likely do not have, or would have difficulty obtaining. Maintaining the list would require similar hours of upkeep and update. As our administrator is part-time, this is not a good use of time or resources at this point for our community but in the future, this could be an incredibly valuable resource for the community if we are in a position to undertake the project.

Allocating aliyot for yahrzeits is not something that progressive synagogues typically do (with the possible exception of some Masorti communities), and would be a departure from our current custom. Aliyot are given within our community on the day and from within the community gathered in the room at the start of the service, as with all of our mitzvot. We warmly welcome any members wishing to obtain an aliyah or other mitzvah in the service to arrive on time, if not slightly early, to make their preferences known to the warden and service leader.

Yahrzeits are announced by the mourner who is observing at the time that Kaddish is recited. Exceptions to this rule include members who are unable to attend but have asked in advance for their yahrzeit to be mentioned; national or local community tragedies that warrant special mention; or widely-
known secular or Jewish figures of particular note to the community.

If a member does have a bereavement or a yahrzeit that they would like commemorated in some way, please do reach out to Cantor Tamara and she would be more than happy to have a conversation about how best to support both pastorally and ritually during times of grief and bereavement.

Cantor Tamara Wolfson
Spiritual Leader, Kehillah North London

Our first Shabbat Morning Service of 5780 is this Saturday from 11am. As before the High Holidays, there is no Children’s Hebrew and Cheder will be taken by Cantor Tamara for the first hour week. Cheder students are then invited to join family members in the main service. 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.

All members and visitors are invited to celebrate with Nadav’s family. Further details to follow shortly.

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.

On Sunday November 17th help care for Europe’s largest urban wetland! Join a Team for a day of practical conservation volunteering at the beautiful Walthamstow Wetlands. You may be asked to spend your day chopping down trees, sycthing meadows or building bird boxes. Sessions run from 10am – 12noon and 1pm – 3pm or you can stay for the whole day! Full details of how to take part in the Mitzvah Day website here.

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