For details of all courses, dates and times please click on the relevant tab below.

For further information please contact Rabbi Shulamit Ambalu on  or call 020 8445 3400.

This course is for complete beginners and very rusty readers.

During the course you will learn to read Hebrew and understand key ideas from the prayer book and Torah.

We will follow the ‘Aleph Isn’t Tough’ course, and will let participants know about the cost of the book, which you will have to order from us if you would like to join this course.

Please contact Rabbi Shulamit Ambalu on or 020 8445 3400 for more details.

The class will run on Wednesday evenings on the following dates:


2019 – 6.00 pm – 6.45 pm

Sept – 4, 11, 18 & 25

Oct – 2, 16 & 30

Nov – 6, 13, 20 & 27

Dec – 4, 11 & 18

2020 – 7.00 pm – 7.45 pm

Jan – 8, 15, 22 & 29

Feb – 5, 12 & 26

Mar – 4, 11, 18 & 25

Apr – 1, 22 & 29

May – 6, 13 & 20

Jun – 3, 10, 17 & 24

Jul – 1, 8, 15 & 22

Join Senior Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner for a series of discussions in honour of the late Rabbi Jeremy Collick (z”l). During these sessions we will have the opportunity to discuss what matters in our lives through the prism of Jewish texts, history and literature.

The group will have an informal, thought provoking and joyful atmosphere with no prior knowledge assumed and where we will pool our knowledge of Judaism and life.

Session dates

Tuesdays at 10.15 am—11.30 am


17 September, 8 & 29 October,

5 & 19 November, 3 & 17 December


7 & 21 January, 4 & 18 February

17 & 31 March, 7, 21 & 28 April, 5, 19 & 26 May

2, 16 & 30 June, 7 & 21 July

Feel free to come and see if you like what we do and also impact on what we discuss and study together.

Any questions, please contact Rabbi Janner-Klausner on or 07977 227195

Considering Conversion, Wednesdays, 7.00 pm – 8.15 pm

At Sha’arei Tsedek we are delighted to be supporting so many people on their Jewish journey, including those who are choosing to become Jewish with us. We hold a weekly Access to Judaism class, a lively, warm and supportive group, taught by outstanding educator, Steve Levenson. Rabbi Shulamit Ambalu provides support to individuals and couples, and is very happy to meet and speak to anyone who is considering embarking on this Jewish journey. We work closely with the Beit Din (Rabbinical Court) of the Assembly of Rabbis/Movement for Reform Judaism, and are delighted to see so many members of our classes over the years become full and active members of the Sha’arei Tsedek community. Every one of our current students is unique…all currently have Jewish partners, some plan to marry, some are already married, some already have children together, and others hope to have a family one day. We warmly welcome individuals who are interested in conversion for themselves without a connection to a significant other. We are delighted to be creating a space for each one to grow their own Jewish life.



Jan – 22 & 29

Feb – 5 & 12



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This November Rabbi James Baaden returns with a series of lively and informative talks exploring “Words and music by … ” Four Jewish Singer Songwriters – Carole King, Leonard Cohen, Naomi  Shemer and Bob Dylan.

The focus of these sessions is on people who did it all: wrote the lyrics, composed the tunes, sang the songs.

Session dates:

Thursday 7, 14, 21 & 28 November at 2.00 pm

  • Open to members and guests of Sha’arei Tsedek
  • Suggested donation of £5.00 pp/session
  • Includes refreshments


Dynamism, inclusivity and change: Deafness in the Jewish Past and Today

This short Talmud course is for anyone who ever wanted to learn from the Talmud itself.

Following our Days of Awe Appeal launch on 5 October, supporting the Jewish Deaf Association and MyIsrael Charity – ReSpecs cause, we will be exploring the changing status of deaf people in Jewish law, and understanding how it is that Jewish law can and does change over time.

Come along and join us, we are open to every level of experience, and translations will be provided.

Course dates

Wednesdays at 8.00 pm – 30 October, 6 & 13 November, 4 December

For more information please contact Rabbi Shulamit Ambalu on or 020 8445 3400