With All Things Jewish at EHRS there’s chance to learn Hebrew, investigate Jewish responses to contemporary issues, examine the issue of K’vod Ha’briyot (human dignity), try out mindfulness - and much more!
Tuesday 23 January, 20:00
Born in Poland in 1930, Mala Tribich (née Helfgott) survived life in the ghetto, in hiding, and in Ravensbruck, then Bergen-Belsen concentration camps.
Reunited with her brother in England in 1947, she married, had a family, and only much later began to talk about her experiences; now she is a regular speaker in schools & beyond.
Hear her story for yourself as broadcaster Phil Dave interviews Mala Tribich ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day and discover the power of words from one of the ever-diminishing number of living witnesses to the Holocaust.
Interfaith Honour in a Time of Hatred
Tuesday 16 January, 20:00
Please join us for an interfaith open evening:
Matt Caro of Yad Vashem will present “Besa: A Code of Honour,”
our visiting exhibition which is on display 11-17 January 2018.
Albania, the only European country with a Muslim majority, succeeded in the place where other European nations failed: almost all Jews living within Albanian borders during the German occupation were saved.
Besa literally means “to keep the promise”; its significance was that once a family was hosted by Albanians, they could trust them with their lives.
Discover the story with this photo-exhibition, a collaboration between Yad Vashem and the Joseph Interfaith Foundation, made possible by the support of The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation.
Rabbi Smith will also give a short account of the Council of Imams and Rabbis trip to Srebrenica.
The evening will include an opportunity to have a brief conducted tour of the EHRS sanctuary.
Tuesday 30 January 8pm
Please join us to celebrate this wonderful festival;
We will taste 15 fruits on three Seder plates with wine or non-alcoholic juice,
exploring our physical and spiritual relationship to trees, land and nature, with blessings, songs and stories
also joining us will be guests from local Anglican churches.
Mondays 15 January, 12 February, 12 March, 9 April, 20:00
We think we know our ancestral mothers, but how much do we actually remember about women like Sarah?
By delving into Torah and Rabbinic literature we’ll explore the familiar and unfamiliar aspects of these women and what they can teach us.
In honour of the New Moon, a traditional women’s holiday, a monthly study group for women and men..
Tuesdays 9 January to 20 March, 11:00
An opportunity to brush up on the mameloshen that your Booba used when she got angry with your Zaider.
Tuesdays 9 January to 20 March, 10:00
A fun, conversational class that is suitable for people who can read script and have a basic spoken Hebrew knowledge.
Shabbats 20 January, 17 February, 17 March, 21 April, 9:15