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 in it’s wonderful richness. Zoom link details will be provided in Our Week Ahead email so that you can participate and ask questions.
Saturday 26 September, 09:15-10:00
In this week’s Parashah we hear Moses final speech, in which he talks about the hiding of God’s face. What does this mean and how has it been used throughout Jewish
history? With Rabbi Debbie.
Saturday 17 October, 09:15-10:00
Demigods in the Torah
Obscured by the better known stories in Parashat Bereishit, the very end of the portion serves as the jumping-off point for some of the most imaginative & risk-taking stories in extra-Biblical literature. In this Bite of Torah, Rabbi Emily will be presenting some of the more unusual non-canonical texts in Jewish history.
Saturday 5 September
Getting the most out of Elul
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are (spiritually speaking) like running a marathon. Just as most of us would only attempt such a race after a period of training, the month of Elul is traditionally used to help us prepare mentally, emotionally and spiritually for the High Holidays. Join Rabbi Emily for this first Shabbat Shiur where we will learn how to get the very most out of Elul.
Saturday 3 October
Eco-Shiur for Sukkot
Over this extraordinary year the Earth has had something of a rest from regular damaging human activity. What difference has this actually made and what can we do as Jews to improve the ecological future of the world? With Rabbi Mark.
Soul Candles - a ritual for the 10 days
Wednesday 23 September, 20:00
We will explore the origins of a largely forgotten ritual, traditionally performed in European Shtetls before Yom Kippur, honouring the dead and praying for the living. We will be crafting beeswax candles and sharing memories. These candles may also be used for our special Yizkor service on the Learning and Soul Channel on Yom Kippur (though you may attend one without the other!).
Rosh Hodesh: All About Eve with Eleanor Davis
Begins Monday 19 October, 20:00-21:00, running monthly until July 2021
All About Eve: The New Moon is a traditional women’s holiday, but this monthly study group is open to all. This year we’re exploring Eve’s story in Torah and Rabbinic literature, to investigate the first woman as an individual and as an archetype. Join us to discover how Eve is far more than just a spare rib.
Talmud Class - via Zoom
Sundays 13 & 27 September and 25 October 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!
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