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!
Our popular Saturday morning Torah study. This time though you will have to provide your own bagel at home as it is returning online! The Zoom link details will be provided in Our Week Ahead email so that you can participate and ask questions or you can watch on the EHRS livestream. The texts what we are studying will also be provided as a link on the front page of the EHRS Website, www.ehrs.uk
Saturday 18 July, 09:15-10:00
Join Rabbi Mark and the 12 tribes of Israel in the last months before they enter the Promised Land. How are they going to sort out who lives where?
Saturday 15 August, 09:15-10:00
Join Rabbi Emily for the Torah portion where Moses summarises the ritual traditions of Judaism gathered from the previous books of the Torah.
Saturday 4 July
Pride Shabbat Shiur with Keshet
Saturday 1 August
Halachah - how does it work in Reform Judaism?
Rosh Hodesh: More Matriarchs!!
Monday 20 July 20:00-21:00
Talmud Class - via Zoom
Sundays 5 & 19 July and 2 & 30 August 10:00-11:00
EHRS’s stimulating and friendly Talmud class is open to all levels of Jewish knowledge. Join Rabbi Mark to grapple with the ideas of our classical Rabbis. Join the discussion of 2000 years ago and its remarkable relevance to issues today. No previous Talmud study experience necessary, just a thirst to get deep into the foundational texts of Judaism. This class is conducted online through Zoom as discussion and argument is what it is all about!
An evening with Heather Morris, author of ‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’
Wednesday 22 July, 20:00
We are delighted that Heather Morris, author of ‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’ and ‘Cilka’s Journey’ will be talking to us from Australia on Zoom and other channels.
Based on the powerful and moving true story of Lale Sokolov, ‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’ has deservedly received wide acclaim all over the world. This is unquestionably one of the most life-affirming, unforgettable, and human stories of the Holocaust.
Heather Morris, author of the internationally bestselling novels The Tattooist of Auschwitz and Cilka's Journey, grew up on a farm in rural New Zealand. On her way back across the paddocks from school, Heather would visit her great-grandfather and listen to his experiences of war - stories he told only Heather. From a young age Heather discovered that people would tell her their stories if she stopped and listened.
Erev Tisha B’Av Service and Reading of Eichah
Wednesday 29 July, 20:00-21:00
Tisha B’Av commemorates the destruction of the Temple and other tragedies in Jewish history. Join our Rabbis and community for Ma’ariv, the reading of the Book of Lamentations/Eichah and a fascinating session on Jewish responses to chaos and tragedy with Rabbi Lou Feldstein. This year we are joining with Sha’arei Tzedek (North London) Reform Synagogue for the evening. Available on the EHRS Livestream, www.ehrs.uk/livestream
Tu B’Av Shiur: All You Need is Love
Wednesday 5 August, 20:00
While we may be sorrowful on Tisha B’Av, the following week gives us the opportunity to celebrate love. Join Rabbi Emily as we explore art, poetry, & music dedicated to this most powerful emotion. Zoom details in Our Week Ahead email watch via EHRS Facebook Live.
Comedian Ashley Blaker Comes to EHRS
Thursday 6 August, time to be confirmed, livestreamed via Zoom or Facebook
Join Comedian Ashley Blaker as he gives a special ONE OFF performance for EHRS.
This is not to be missed, Ashley has made an international name for himself by appearing on countless TV and radio shows and now he's coming to Edgware & Hendon Reform - well, online. He's widely thought of as the finest orthodox Jewish comedian in the country - arguably there's slim competition!
Tickets £10 per household (concession £5). Please note this event is strictly for EHRS Members only.
Andalusian Adventure: Join us on a Virtual Trip to Cordoba and Toledo
Thursday 20 August, 17:00-19:00
Join Spain’s first native Rabbi since 1492, Rabbi Haim Casas, for a virtual tour of Cordoba and Toledo, two of the main centres of Judaism in Andalusia and the cradle of our Jewish learning and traditions from the 10th Century until the expulsion of Spain’s Jews in 1492. Hosted by Rabbi Mark (to wet our appetite for a real tour in the future!).
Please book your place below at a cost of £5 and we will send you the Zoom details to join us.
'100 Faces' in the Jewish Community
Tuesday 25 August, 20:00
100 Faces was made in 2018 by film maker and composer, Benjamin Till, who - upon discovering that he was Jewish (a fact which had been kept from him and his mother by his maternal Grandmother) - set about trying to find one British Jewish person born every year from 1918 to 2017.
His odyssey took him from London to Northampton, Leeds and Manchester and then to Tel Aviv to record the Israel Camerata orchestra. Each person in the film is asked to say (or sing) what being Jewish means to them, and the end product is an eccentric, moving, funny, life-affirming and very British short film. Rabbis and chazans rub shoulders with holocaust survivors, kinder transportees and people who fought at Cable Street. And watch out for a few very famous faces!
Benjamin’s journey from conception to completion was packed with jeopardy. One of his 100 faces sadly died a week before filming and another had a stroke whilst filming was taking place. Benjamin describes the film, which won gold at the Robinson’s International Film Competition, as one of his greatest achievements.
Tuesdays 7 January - 24 March, 11:00
An opportunity to brush up on the mameloshen that your Booba used when she got angry with your Zaider.
THIS GROUP IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED
Tuesdays 7 January - 31 March, 10:00
A fun, conversational class that is suitable for people who can read script and have a basic spoken Hebrew knowledge.
THIS GROUP IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED
Shabbats 11 January, 8 February & 14 March, 9:15