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SUPPER QUIZ @ FPS

SUPPER QUIZ @ FPS

FPS Fundraising Supper Quiz Saturday 17 October. Save the evening for this event, our major fundraiser for the synagogue and the community. A fabulous fun-filled evening including quiz, food, auction and prizes.  More details to follow.

Come to FPS Adult Learning  (Beit Midrash) Summer term 2015

Come to FPS Adult Learning (Beit Midrash) Summer term 2015

SUMMER 2015   Beit Midrash presents an exciting series of speakers who will discuss topics we all need to talk about:  ”We need to talk about….”                Thursday 7th May:  We need to talk about God. Led by Rabbi Rene Pfertzel (FPS) Thursday 14th May: We need to talk about Israel. Led by [...]

Dining with FPS friends

Dining with FPS friends

If you would like to host a supper or be invited as guests to deepen your engagement with the synagogue and its members, do contact Rabbi Rebecca at the synagogue. DINNER UPDATES: ——- MARCH: Emma Prinsley writes:   “We hosted our dinner in March. As always with FPS dinners we always have a great evening, [...]

Please help

      FPS is sharing a FOOD BANK with St Barnabas Church, Holden Road – please bring your contributions – tins of fruit, vegetables, boxes of cereal etc. – to the designated place in the synagogue corridor.  Thank you!  

Shofar July August 2015

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Ruben meets Nadal

Ruben meets Nadal

Ruben Qassim writes:  On the 15th of June, Dora, Rafael, my Mum, my Dad and I went  to Queens Tennis tournament to meet Rafael Nadal. I was treated to this because I used my wish from a charity called Starlight who give wishes to many children who have had, or have cancer. I was very grateful. [...]

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Action on Sanctuary: this Wednesday!

Action on Sanctuary: this Wednesday!

Please join several FPS congregants  this Wednesday at Liverpool St Station 24th June 9am  (or later at Parliament) 09:00 – 50 people from Citizens UK representing communities across the UK meet at the Kindertransport statue at Liverpool St to hear from survivors of the Kindertransport 09:15 – the 50 people march to the House of Commons [...]

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Support FSU twinning – play bridge!

Support FSU twinning – play bridge!

Bridge lunch in support of the Kerch Jewish community (Crimea) on 11 July 2015, for details click below on ‘Read the full story’ and when a new window open, click the words:  BRIDGE LUNCH

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D’var Torah – Korach

D’var Torah – Korach

Class KT2 (Kabbalat Torah) will lead the FPS Shabbat services on 19 and 20 June 2015. Here is their D’var Torah for this week’s parashah: “Our Torah portion is from the Book of Numbers and it’s called Korach. Korach is the name of an Israelite who leads an uprising against Moses’ leadership. We found it [...]

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Rabbi’s Word

Rabbi’s Word

Parashat Shelach L’cha: Positive thinking has caught the zeitgeist of the moment. Whether it’s mindfulness or meditation the power of positivity is well understood.  It’s a matter of discipline and commitment so Daniel Gilbert the Harvard Professor suggests  in his book Stumbling upon Happiness. He writes that the one really remarkable achievement of the the human [...]

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Parashat Beha’alotcha:   I love this painting from the School of Roberti: The Israelites Gathering Manna. Food has long been a Jewish preoccupation.  And for me, a definite foodie, this feel right. There is nothing modern or developed about this interest, it dates back to Toraitic descriptions of the Israelites in the desert collecting manna. This parasha describes manna ‘like coriander seed [...]

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Letter from Beijing

FPS member John Olbrich, ‘our China correspondent’, writes: My employment came to an end two years ago, to my employers’ and my own dismay, as the police informed us that as I would turn 65 in December, they could no longer extend my permission to work in China (and hence to live here). Now in [...]

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Rabbi’s Word

Rabbi’s Word

PARASHAT NASO (Numbers 4:21 – 7:89) This week’s parasha contains two strange rituals. The first has been called the Sotah ritual, and tells about a wife who is suspected by her husband to have been secretly unfaithful with another man. It is called Torat Ha-Kena’ot, the Torah of jealousy, and I suspect it is more a [...]

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FPS Film Club scoop!

FPS Film Club scoop!

FPS FILM CLUB PRESENTS A UK SCOOP—THE FIRST PUBLIC SHOWING OF THE PBS BROADCAST OF “BROADWAY MUSICALS, A JEWISH LEGACY”.   The BBC tried to get permission to show this brilliant broadcast but were unsuccessful. Instead they concocted their own version which simply didn’t compare as they didn’t have access to the original material used [...]

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