All Things Jewish
With All Things Jewish at EHRS there’s a 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!
Please take a copy of the current ATJ Brochure available in the synagogue foyer.
Tuesday 20 November, 20:00
When we think about practising our religion, we often think of attending synagogue services, but for hundreds of years before these buildings, Judaism and Jews flourished in the wilderness. Led by Rabbi Emily Reistma-Jurman, this session will explore Judaism's roots in the natural world, exploring and celebrating our history with the land. Why has so much of Jewish life moved indoors? How can we reconnect with this crucial part of our people's past? In what way can we develop our spirituality by deepening our knowledge of the world around us? Please join us for this special evening.
Tuesday 27 November, 20:00
Rabbi Dr. Professor Jonathan Magonet qualified as a Medical Doctor before studying for the rabbinate. For two decades he was Principal of Leo Baeck College. He has been at the forefront of Interfaith Dialogue in Europe, author of several books, and the editor of the prayer books that we use in our services.
Since ‘retirement’ he spends part of each year teaching Bible to University students in Japan. Rabbi Magonet is also a poet and songwriter.
Throughout his varied career he has written pieces about the countries, cultures and situations that he experienced. These are collected in his new book ‘Ghostwalk and other poems’.
There will also be singing accompanied by the guitar, harmonica, the accordion played by Chani Smith and the piano played by Eleanor Davis.
An enjoyable and entertaining evening is guaranteed, please join us.
Tuesday 4 December, 20:00 at EHRS
Did we save your family? Discover your family history with World Jewish Relief commemorating the 80th year of the Kindertransport.
World Jewish Relief helped save 65,000 people from Nazi Europe in the 1930s and 40s, including some of the 10,000 children on the Kindertransport.
Join us for a fascinating evening with Rafi Cooper from WJR, as we discover new information about Jewish refugees hidden for decades in the archives.
Kindertransport Exhibition at EHRS, 3 – 9 December
The Last Goodbye - The Rescue of Children from Nazi Europe
The story of the 10,000 unaccompanied child refugees admitted to Britain on the Kindertransport, highlighting issues relating to prejudice, racism and indifference.
Mondays 8 October, 5 November, 3 December, 20:00
In honour of the New Moon, a traditional women’s holiday, this is a monthly study group for women and men. 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. With Eleanor Davis
Shabbats 6 & 27 October, 3 & 24 November, 1 December, 9:30
Ideal if you know the Hebrew alphabet but aren’t confident reading whole sentences or paragraphs in Hebrew: before the morning service begins, we’ll tackle one or two prayers at a slower pace, and look at their content and the meaning of Hebrew vocabulary we meet along the way.
Tuesdays 9 October - 18 December, 11:00
An opportunity to brush up on the mameloshen that your Booba used when she got angry with your Zaider.
Tuesdays 9 October - 18 December, 10:00
A fun, conversational class that is suitable for people who can read script and have a basic spoken Hebrew knowledge.
Shabbats 20 October, 17 November, 15 December, 9:15
Shabbats 13 October, 10 November, 8 December, 9:15