- Shabbat Morning Service – Tomorrow 2nd May – starting 11am prompt
Join us on Zoom or via Meeting ID 899-668-970 for a morning of prayer, song and reflection – the room will open by 10:30am, and we plan to start our service on time at 11am. The Torah and Haftarah readings are available here, and our selection of pages from Siddur Lev Chadash here. Stay as long as you like after kiddush – the zoom room will remain open for conversation and connection for as long as anyone stays!
Cheder will be in a separate Zoom room from 1pm – email Omar if your 10-13-year-old wants to come and is not yet registered. Cheder continues every Saturday in May at 1pm.
Our next Shabbat Morning Service will be on 16th May.
- Weekly video message
Rabbi Danny Rich’s weekly video message is still available on the home page of our website here where you will also find links to recent writings from Rabbi Danny and Rabbi Leah. The new message will be available from next Monday.
- Tea With The Rabbi – Wednesday 6th May – 3pm-4pm
Tea With The Rabbi continues every Wednesday at 3pm. Meeting ID 840-9516-1772. Turn up, chat about this and that or delve into big ideas. Bring your own tea.
- Come Learn with Rabbi Danny: Resilience and Recovery – Can Jewish texts past and present serve as comfort and/or inspiration in our current circumstances? – Thursday 7th May – 7-8:30pm
Come Learn With Me continues, 7th-21st May, 7-8:30pm in this zoom room Meeting ID 885-3082-3893 with Rabbi Danny Rich. Classical Mishnah, medieval midrash, contemporary thought and our own reflections. Starting next week 7th May: Introduction to the Talmudic tractate Ta’anit with a close study of ‘A person should always be soft like a reed and not stiff like a cedar’ (Ta’anit 7a).
- Erev Shabbat Service – next Friday 8th May – 6 for a prompt 6:30pm start
Our usual short evening service also at Meeting ID 899-668-970 will finish by 7:30pm. A chance to be with other Kehillah members at the end of another week, welcome in shabbat, sing, pray, make kiddush together. Stay as long as you like after the service is over.
- Later in May
- Havdalah gathering on 23rd May 9-10pm – Havdalah at 9:30pm
- Tikkun Leil Shavuot – we welcome our new leader Rabbi Leah Jordan for the first time on 28th May for an evening of learning.
You can also always find all of our planned events listed on our Google Calendar.
Khelloh! – our newest initiative for social closeness while physical distancing – is almost ready to launch! It includes ‘Khelloh! Contacts’ – being paired up with another member to keep in touch on the phone, a new private Facebook group for sharing anything of interest, and a new WhatsApp group for Kehillah members. Kehillah members, look out for an email announcement coming to your inbox soon!
- Liberal Judaism – Online LJ resources & events. Kehillah in LJ Today.
The latest edition of LJ Today is out online, available here. See page 6 for a picture of our communal Seder plate with webcam ready trained on it!
All sorts of resources are available on the LJ website and anyone who wants can register FREE for the LJ Biennial 22nd-24th May. Watch Rabbi Leah Jordan and Rabbi Danny Rich, both on the panel of the Hot Potatoes Pesach discussion on COVID-19 here and find out about the next Hot Potatoes on 6th May at 7pm, Is there a future for Liberal Zionism, here.