Rosh Hashanah

possible home pageRosh Hashanah falls on the first new moon of the autumn, this year on the evening of the 29th and day of the 30th September. It marks both the turning inward of the year, and the turning inward of a human begin toward themselves. It is a celebration of new beginnings but a solemn one. The ram’s horn, the shofar blast we repeat so many times on this long day, calls us to account. What are we doing with our lives? Who have we hurt, what harm have we done? How can we take the practical steps to make amends?

This is a serious time but also a celebration. Ultimately though, Rosh Hashanah celebrates looking forwards and not turning back.

We welcome many visitors to our Rosh Hashanah services, which we follow, after the morning service, with a short trip to Clissold Park, where over a body of moving water we symbolically scatter crumbs into moving water- throwing out the crumbs of actions we regret in the past. We return for a community lunch, with lots of apples, honey and honey cake, for a sweet new year.

Where we are

As the New Community Rooms are under refurbishment at least until the end of 2019, we are temporarily holding most of our regular services at: 

William Patten Primary School, Stoke Newington Church St, Stoke Newington, London N16 0NX

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Kehillah North London
(Formerly North London Progressive Jewish Community)

71-75 Shelton Street 
Covent Garden
London WC2H 9JQ

Tel: administrator (part time) 07706 354602  
In the event of a death or other emergency, please call: 07521 308923

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