- Shabbat morning service – Tomorrow Saturday, 7th March from 11am with guest Dr. Keith Kahn-Harris & memorial Kiddush for Davina Good.
Join us for a special Shabbat at Kehillah Tomorrow. We will be joined by Dr. Keith Kahn-Harris from Leo Baeck College who will be guest-preaching during the service and will shed some light on the important role that Leo Baeck College plays in sustaining progressive Judaism in the UK.
Additionally, we will be honoring the memory of our long-standing member Davina Good at a special Kiddush provided by her family. There will be an opportunity towards the end of the service to share reflections and memories of Davina, so please get in touch with Cantor Tamara asap if you would like to participate.
Our next Shabbat Morning Service, on 21st March will be Cantor Tamara’s last Shabbat with us. See below.
- Purim Party! Monday 9th March – 6:30pm – The Tower Theatre
We are pleased to announce that Hackney council has approved the cross-community Hamantaschen proposal, which states that home cooked hamantaschen can now be used as legal tender in place of the 50p Brexit coin for purchases in participating businesses across the borough!
Come celebrate and hear the story of Purim! All ages welcome, fancy dress encouraged! Please bring food, drink and hamantaschen to share. Please note that this event will be taking place at the Tower Theatre on Northwold Road.
- Adult Education – continues next Tuesday 10th March – 7pm
Please book and pay by filling in our Adult Education booking form here (suggested donation per session £10).
This four-week block which runs every Tuesday until 24th March, is called “Trans-formations: The multiple genders of the Talmud”. As our society explores new and varied concepts of gender and transgender identity, this four-week course will introduce key texts in Rabbinic literature – the Tosefta and the Talmud – which discuss intersex, gender-indeterminate and gender-nonconforming bodies and their halachic status. What space do our texts create for trans, non-binary and queer people today?
These sessions will be lead by Rabbi Mark L. Solomon: Rabbi Solomon was born in Sydney, Australia and studied at the Lubavitcher Yeshivah Gedolah in Melbourne and Kfar Chabad in Israel. He came to Britain in 1988 to study at Jews’ College, London, the modern Orthodox seminary where he was ordained in 1991. Having left Orthodoxy and joined Liberal Judaism, Rabbi Solomon studied at Leo Baeck College, where he has taught since 1991, and is currently Senior Lecturer in Talmud, Rabbinics and Jewish philosophy. Rabbi Solomon is also an honorary rabbi of the Jewish Gay and Lesbian Group.
- Cantor Tamara’s final Shabbat morning service with us with farewell kiddush – Saturday 21st March
For Cantor Tamara’s final Shabbat morning service at Kehillah, members are encouraged to come along and communally lead our Shabbat service. Those who want to contribute should contact Cantor Tamara. There will also be a special farewell kiddush after the service. Further information to follow shortly.