Selichot, Saturday 12 September, 9.00 pm
A creative and inspiring beginning, featuring the unique and beautiful melodies of the Sha’arei Tsedek choir led by Louise Katin, Musical Director. Service led by Rabbi James Baaden and Rabbi Shulamit Ambalu. Rabbi Ambalu will give the sermon.
Erev Rosh Hashanah, Friday 19 September, 6.45 pm
Welcome Rosh Hashanah in your own home and join with others for a short and musical service led by our clergy and with music from Louise Katin and the choir. Rabbi Shulamit Ambalu will give the sermon.
Rosh Hashanah I, Shabbat 20 September
10.30 am Community Morning Service
Join Rabbi James Baaden, Louise Katin and our virtual choir for this Classical Reform Rosh Hashanah community morning service. Rabbi Baaden will give the sermon. Service will be followed by virtual Kiddush.
Zoom Channel 2
10.30 am ‘Off The Page’ 0-120 Creative Service
A ‘book free’ creative celebration of Rosh Hashanah for anyone aged 0-120 with Rabbi Shulamit Ambalu and Natasha Kafka. This service ends at 11.30 am so that the whole community can join together to hear the shofar in the main community service.
Rosh Hashanah II, Sunday 20 September
Outdoor Taschlich in the community
Unfortunately due to new government guidelines around social distancing we will be unable to meet for Tashlich outdoors in person in the Community.
If the situation changes before Sunday 20 September and we are able to meet in small groups further information will be published here. Members will be updated via internal newsletter.
Erev Shabbat Shuvah, Friday 25 September
6.45 pm Erev Shabbat Shuvah Service
Shabbat Shuvah, Saturday 26 September
10.30 am Shabbat Shuvah Morning Service
Kol Nidre, Sunday 27 September
6.33 pm Fast begins
7.00 pm Kol Nidre Service
A reflective, moving and musical service with Rabbi James Baaden, Louise Katin and the Sha’arei Tsedek choir. Rabbi Shulamit Ambalu will give the sermon.
Yom Kippur, Monday 28 September
Main Zoom Channel
10.30 am Classical morning service with Rabbi James Baaden, Louise Katin and the Sha’arei Tsedek choir. Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner will give the sermon.
1.00 pm Mussaf – This powerful and participatory service, with Rabbi Shulamit Ambalu and Louise Katin takes place in the heart of the day.
2.30 pm ‘Off The Page’ Creative 0-120 Afternoon Service – This entirely new ‘Off The Page’ book free service, for everyone aged 0-120, features a new drama based on the book of Jonah written by Liam Schriebeman. Led by Rabbi Shulamit Ambalu and Natasha Kafka.
4.00 pm Boost your Yom Kippur Resilience, a study session with Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner
Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner reads from her new book, Bitesize Resilience. A Crisis Survival Diary, which she has just published in a personal capacity.
5.30 pm Yizkor
We remember all those we have lost. Service led by Rabbi James Baaden.
6.30 pm Neilah
Our community joins together to end Yom Kippur together with music, words and feeling.
7.32 pm Fast ends
Zoom Channel 2
10.30 am Pre-school fun
With Rabbi Shulamit Ambalu and Roz Levenson.
11.15 am Creative ways to say sorry
With Natasha Kafka. Suitable for everyone in school years 2 to 6.
12.30 pm ‘How does being Jewish make all the difference to posting on Insta or Tik Tock?
With Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner. Suitable for everyone in school years 7 and beyond.
2.30 pm Our Very Own Golems, a study session with Gill Lazarus – According to legend, Rabbi Judah Loew created a man out of clay, a Golem, whose task was to serve and defend the beleaguered Jewish people of Prague. The Golem had a mind of his own and, before long, was out of control. In modern times, we find other ways of defending ourselves but do we need to defend ourselves from the defenders?
Community Sukkah Building – Wednesday 30 September, 4.00 pm
Please contact the Office if you would like to help decorate the Sukkah. Contributions of foliage and fruit will be gratefully received. Please contact the Office to arrange drop off any donations.
Erev Sukkot, Friday 2 October
6.45 pm Erev Sukkot / Shabbat Service
Join us online for an evening service beamed to you from our own community sukkah. Build a sukkah in your own garden this year, and join us from yours.
Sukkot, Shabbat 3 October
10.30 am Festival Morning Service – from our sukkah to yours.
Erev Simchat Torah, Friday 9 October
6.45 pm ‘Off The Page’ 0-120 Community Service
Join us for creative and musical celebratory service, for all ages from 0-120.
Simchat Torah, Shabbat 10 October
10.30 am Community Simchat Torah Service
We end as we begin, celebrating the cycle of Torah with our Rabbis Shulamit Ambalu, Colin Eimer and James Baaden; musicians, and wonderful Sha’arei Tsedek members; join us for this unique creative online celebration.