Mitzvah Day

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Building our inclusive community at Mitzvah Day

Learning Sign Language: developing our inclusivity, and welcoming Nisa-Nashim Jewish Muslim Women’s Network

Join us on Sunday morning, learn how to have a basic conversation in sign language, and help make our community and your home more inclusive of people with hearing loss.

With Melody Moss of the Jewish Deaf Association.

Meet leaders and members of Southgate Nisa-Nashim, who will be joining our team selling homemade cakes in aid of Children in Need, and available to talk with you about the work of this wonderful organisation.

9.30 am – Havdalah with Religion School pupils

10.00 am – 11.00 am – Learning Sign Language with Melody Moss, JDA

10.00 am – 12.15 pm – Cake sale

All welcome

Chanukah Celebration

By | Events, Festivals

Sunday 29 December, 4.00 pm – 6.00 pm

Klezmer Ceilidh

Dance your socks off with Cravitz / Schleider Klezmer Duo at this event for all ages and abilities. Ilana Cravitz will guide you through circle, couple and square dances of Jewish eastern Europe.

No partner or previous experience needed.

The Cravitz / Schleider Klezmer Duo has a deep understanding of klezmer, the celebratory and soulful music of Eastern European Jews. This is reflected in their exuberant, passionate and accomplished performances that captivate audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

The afternoon will conclude with latkes & doughnuts and Channukkiah Lighting.

All welcome.

For more information please contact the Synagogue Office on 020 8445 3400 or info@shaarei-tsedek.org.uk

 

 

 

Words & Music by Four Jewish Singer/Songwriters

By | Adult Learning

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

 

Judaism and Ageing – a series of discussions with Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner

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“Judaism and Ageing”

Join Senior Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner for the opportunity to discuss what matters in our lives through the prism of Jewish texts, history and literature.

We will meet in honour of the late Rabbi Jeremy Collick (z”l). The class 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, 10.15 am – 11.30 am

2019

17 September

8 & 29 October

5 & 19 November

3 & 17 December

2020

7 & 21 January

4 & 18 February

17 & 31 March

7, 21 & 28 April

5, 19  & 26 May

2, 16 & 30 June

7 & 21 July

We will meet in the Synagogue Hall from 10.15 am – 11.30 am

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 email Rabbi Janner-Klausner on rabbilaura@rjuk.org or call 07977227195.

 

What matters in our lives

By | Adult Learning

Join Senior Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner for a series of weekly 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 October, 5 & 19 November, 3 & 17 December

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

rabbilaura@rjuk.org or 07977 227195

Koleinu Erev Shabbat

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Join us for our monthly Koleinu Erev Shabbat Service.  The service is designed to be inclusive, energizing and warm-hearted for those who come and to inspire the synagogue community as a whole, beyond the service.

All welcome.

For more information please call 020 8445 3400 or email louise.katin@shaarei-tsedek.org.uk

Jewish Tunes: Jews & Musicals Part II

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Rabbi James Baaden continues his series of lively and informative talks exploring “Jewish Tunes—Jews and Musicals” in January 2019. During the course of this series Rabbi Baaden will examine the suggestion that the musical is a uniquely Jewish form of popular music.

Tuesday 8 January, 2.00 pm— Richard Rodgers and South Pacific

Richard Charles Rodgers was an American composer of music, with over 900 songs and 43 Broadway musicals, leaving a legacy as one of the most significant composers of 20th century American music. He is best known for his songwriting partnerships with the lyricists Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II.

Tuesday 15 January, 2.00 pm— Jerry  Herman and Hello Dolly!

Jerry Herman is an American composer and lyricist, known for his work in Broadway musical theatre. He composed the scores for the hit Broadway musicals Hello, Dolly!, Mame, and La Cage aux Folles. He has been nominated for the Tony Award five times, and won twice, for Hello, Dolly! and La Cage aux Folles.

Tuesday 22 january, 2.00 pm— Jerry Brock and Fiddler on the Roof

Jerrold Lewis “Jerry” Bock was an American musical theatre composer. He received the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama with Sheldon Harnick for their 1959 musical Fiorello! and the Tony Award for Best Composer and Lyricist for the 1964 musical Fiddler on the Roof with Sheldon Harnick.

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

For more information please contact the Synagogue Office on info@shaarei-tsedek.org.uk or call 020 8445 3400.

UK Book Launch of ‘God Loves The Stranger’ by Rabbi Sheila Weinberg

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Sha’arei Tsedek North London Reform Synagogue and HAMAKOM invite you to join them for the UK Book Launch of ‘God loves the stranger’ How to find peace and harmony in an unsettled world by Rabbi Sheila Weinberg.

Moderated by Sha’arei Tsedek Associate Rabbi Danny Newman.

Refreshments included. Members & non-members welcome. Suggested donation £5 pp

In partnership with HAMAKOM – Mindfulness, Wellbeing & Transformation

The evening will feature a talk, brief reading from the book, and an opportunity to purchase signed copies of the book.

Synopsis

GOD LOVES THE STRANGER’ – How to find peace and harmony in an unsettled world.

You. Me. The person down the street or halfway around the globe. In this inspiring collection of stories, blessings, poetry, divine teachings, and meditation exercises, Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg conveys a single, powerful message: Let us not be strangers. God loves us all.

Using a blend of ancient and modern ideas, GOD LOVES THE STRANGER carves a clear pathway that enables us to learn how to love one another and create just societies. From teaching us how to handle suffering and aversion in positive, productive ways; how to learn creative skills for mindfulness, meditation, and retreat practice; and how to bring the roots of love and gratitude into our everyday lives, this book is a comprehensive tutorial for navigating today’s interpersonal and situational challenges with grace, spiritual fulfillment, and understanding. It offers tender, thought-provoking insight into the awareness that we are not—are never—alone; and that neither are our family members, our friends, or the strangers everywhere in the world.

About the author

Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg served as a congregational rabbi for seventeen years.  She has also worked in the fields of Jewish community relations, Jewish education and Hillel. She has published widely on such topics as feminism, spiritual direction, parenting, social justice and mindfulness from a Jewish perspective and has contributed commentaries to Kol HaNeshama, the Reconstructionist prayer book. Rabbi Weinberg has taught mindfulness meditation and yoga to rabbis, Jewish professionals and lay people in the context of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. She serves as a spiritual director to a variety of Jewish clergy including students and faculty at HUC-JIR in New York. She is creator and co-leader of the Jewish Mindfulness Teacher Training Program. She is married to Maynard Seider and they have three married children and six grandchildren.

Contact

For further information about this event please contact Rabbi Danny Newman at danny.newman@shaarei-tsedek.org.uk or telephone the Synagogue Office on 020 8445 3400.

God Loves the Stranger book cover