Edgware and Hendon Reform Synagogue (EHRS) is an inclusive, progressive, vibrant and welcoming Holy community, which strongly values tradition whilst responding to the challenges of modern day Jewish living.
There are so many activities and opportunities at EHRS, which make it much more than a synagogue, it is a community centre for all ages, or as someone described us, a multiplex cinema offering something for everyone.
The synagogue building is a place of worship and also a community centre with many different regular and special activities for all ages. We are delighted to offer a huge range of Synagogue services and activities to cater for all ages. These include Nagila, our Early Years Nursery; Orot, our Religion School; Youth Clubs; Uniformed Groups; our Day Centre for the elderly, plus a wide range of adult education and social groups.
Friday 22 November
18:30 Erev Shabbat Service
led by Rabbi Emily Reitsma-Jurman
Saturday 23 November
10:30 Kavannah Service
led by Rabbi Mark Goldsmith
10:30 Main Service
Shacharit led by Rabbi Emily Reitsma-Jurman
Torah Service led by Rabbi Emily Reitsma-Jurman
Celebrating the Bat Mitzvah of Tamira Wien-Lubin
The sermon will be given by Rabbi Steven Katz
11:00 Family Service
led by Laurence Stein
Saturday 23 November, 10:30-12:15
Rabbi Mark is leading this Shabbat morning service using a selection from our regular prayers, poetry - ancient & contemporary, silence, meditation, a contemplative reading of the Torah and the space to experience a special sense of rest (menuchah) on Shabbat.
Tea & Tots Take 2!
Sunday 24 November, 15:00 - 17:00 at EHRS
Please join us for an afternoon of entertainment for the little ones, much needed refreshments for parents, and an opportunity to meet other young Jewish families. Members and non-members welcome. For all young families with children aged 5 & under. Enjoy Singing & Dancing, Rabbis’ Story Time, Baby and Toddler Toys, Art activities, Dinner for the children and Adult Refreshments.
EHRS Day Of Learning - Jews are the 'People of the book'- but do we all know how to open it?
Dynamic, inspirational, provocative workshops for all ages
Sunday 1 December, 9:30-12:30 at EHRS
Come and join our Rabbis and guests on a day of learning dedicated to the books that have shaped Judaism and the Jewish people from our earliest times right up to today. Our rabbis will help you to understand the beauty and teachings of the major classical Jewish texts from Torah to Talmud to the mystical Zohar. Our guest authors will share the Jewish meaning of their books for children and adults with a chance to take home signed copies. There will also be an opportunity to go beyond the book to see what is happening online and on your mobile to bring Jewish learning direct to you.
Workshops suitable for everyone aged 4 to 100! Creche available & refreshments. Adults £5, Concessions £3 (18-36 and over 65), under 18 Free. See below for more information and to book your place.
EHRS General Election Hustings
Monday 2 December, 19:30 - 21:30
My Child the Scientist: EHRS day trip to the Science Museum
Wednesday 4 December
14:45 - 17:30 at the Science Museum
We all know that Albert Einstein was Jewish but when did Jews begin to become scientists and what was their contribution. Dr Robert Bud, eminent historian and Emeritus Keeper of the Science Museum will be our guide to a unique Jewish tour of the museum. We will meet at the Science Museum.
This trip led by Rabbi Mark, only 8 places remaining, at a cost of £7.50 per person with proceeds donated to the Weiner Library for the Study of the Holocaust. Please book below.
Creating Magic Moments with your Child
‘Building Jewish confidence for children aged 5-10 and parents together’ 2nd Sunday of the Month, 11:00-12:30 at EHRS
Judaism is beautiful when lived l’dor vador, (from generation to generation). Do you want your child to experience the best of Judaism and inspire a love that could last a life time? Come to EHRS’s brand new monthly parent and child together programme to celebrate important aspects of Jewish culture, tradition and values and meet other families from your community in an environment that is fun and meaningful for parents and children.This programme is for families with primary school aged children (5-10) who attend Jewish day schools or mainstream schools of any type. Everyone welcome whatever your knowledge, background or family make-up. There is no charge and you can come to any one or all sessions as you choose.
8 December - Magic of growing up Jewish. Jewish life develops and grows from the moment of birth to our last breaths (and according to our tradition beyond as well!). This morning play the great game of Jewish life together as we trace two people throughout their life from birth to b’nei Mitzvah through Chuppah and forever. Includes an expert workshop on Jewish parenting while your children are playing the game. This magic led by Rabbi Mark
EHRS Youth Centre Shabbaton Sleepover
Friday 20 - Saturday 21 December, for all those aged 9 - 13
Join us for an interactive and fun Shabbaton, exciting activities, dynamic Shabbat Services, delicious food and a special mega event! Bring your friends to this incredible experience! Items you will need to bring: A pillow, sleeping bag and pyjamas, smart clothing for our services, casual & comfy clothing for our activities and boys will need a Kippah.
£10 per child (Early bird price available until 30 November), £12 per child (available from 1 - 16 December)
Please book below. Bookings Monday close 16 December
Young Families Chanukah Party!
Sunday 22 December, 10:00 - 12:00
EHRS Goes To Limmud for a Day - Tuesday 24 December
Leaving EHRS by minibus at 8:00 and returning at 22:00
Have you thought of going to Limmud, the fantastic Anglo Jewish learning phenomenon, but not sure if you would enjoy it? Join Rabbi Mark, a Limmud fan, to attend one day of this remarkable four day event at Birmingham NEC. You will learn from any of more than 60 presenters on the day with sessions on all aspects of Jewish tradition, culture, arts, politics, community issues, Israel and more.
Bookings are now open at the special EHRS only rate of £87.00 for the day + £25 for return transport from the Synagogue. This total includes a 10% discount on the regular day rate for our members and includes all meals
Bookings close on Monday 2 December. Please book your place below, and visit Limmud at www.limmud.org/festival to find out more about what is in store for you.
On Friday 27 December we welcome you to EHRS Doughnut & Latke Fest!
Come and join our Rabbis from 17:30 for Chanukah activities for children & the young at heart of all ages including dreidle games, Chanukah treats and the chance to make you own olive oil Chanukah light.
We will light our Chanukiahs before our Erev Shabbat Chanukah Service at 18:30.
Please bring yours from home, if you can, to join our Synagogue Chanukiahs. We will end with Chanukah Kiddush at 19:15.
Mondays, 6, 13, 20 & 27 January, 3, 10, 24 February & 2 March (no class 17 February due to half term)
19:30 - 21:30
Due to the popularity of our Art Class throughout the Winter of 2019, we have a new 8 week course starting in January 2020. An enjoyable and friendly art class where all abilities are welcome. All materials are supplied and the class is run again by the wonderful Claire Bright.
Donations for costs of art supplies:
Adults - £40 (£5 per week), Concession (over 60’s and students) - £24 total (£3 per week)
10 places available. To secure your place please book and pay for the 8 week course below
EHRS Intergenerational Shabbat Service & Lunch
Saturday 1 February 2020, 10:30-14:30
Please join us as we celebrate EHRS generations by holding an Intergenerational Shabbat Service, followed by a catered lunch.
So no matter your age, whether you are a family, single, a couple, please join us and be part of a wonderful Shabbat.