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Our new Assistant Rabbi writes: Ivriah 2013-14 Parents and Young People Feedback Survey Please help SCREEN ON THE GROVE
 
Our new Assistant Rabbi writes:

Our new Assistant Rabbi writes:

  Dear friends, I am really excited to join FPS this year, as yours and Rabbi Rebecca’s assistant Rabbi. When I attended my first evening Shabbat service in London, in August 2010, immediately after I came back from Israel, I would have never dreamed then that one day I would be part of this story. [...]

Ivriah 2013-14 Parents and Young People Feedback Survey

Ivriah 2013-14 Parents and Young People Feedback Survey

Your voice and views are crucial to us at Ivriah, and so here is a short feedback survey with space for you to comment on how the year has been for both your child/ren and you and your family, and to give us your ideas for our future planning. Please take a few minutes with your child [...]

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!  

SCREEN ON THE GROVE

SCREEN ON THE GROVE

Dear fellow film lovers, We will be soon selecting films for next year’s season of films for our FPS Screen on the Grove. If there are any films you would like to suggest – either your old favourites or something new that you missed and would like to see – please email your suggestions to [...]

Rabbi’s Word

I was just reminded of the simple poem by Abba Kovner on the wall of the Museum of the Diaspora in Tel Aviv, Beit Hatfutsot. To remember the past To live the present To trust the future. Whilst it’s a call that never ceases in relevance for each generation of Jews, whether in London or Lublin, it’s also a personal reminder as we [...]

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‘Last Train to Tomorrow’              9 Nov. 2014

‘Last Train to Tomorrow’ 9 Nov. 2014

Last Shabbat, the film maker and writer Naomi Gryn reminded us of the emotional (as well as geographical) journey undertaken by children who arrived in the UK on the Kindertransport. FPS is privileged to count some members of the Kindertransport as part of our community. FPS members may be interested to find out that some [...]

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‘Library’ kiddush: a success!

‘Library’ kiddush: a success!

We hope this unusual kiddush last shabbat (20 Sept.)  will help to put the library ‘on the map’. After the service the congregants piled up – with some difficulty! – into the small room to listen to our special guest, Naomi Gryn. She shared with us the experience of writing her own book (co-authored with her [...]

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Mogilev at (Belarus) Limmud!

Mogilev at (Belarus) Limmud!

  Over 600 people from FSU, Israel and North America participated in the second Art Limmud in Vitebsk (Belarus) 12-14 September 2014, organised in this attractive town best known as the birthplace of Marc Chagall. Many other prominent Jews hail from this part of the world: Eliezer ben Yehuda (whose great grandson gave a lively talk), Chaim Weizmann, Shimon Peres, the parents [...]

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FPS Pre-Rosh Hashanah outing

FPS Pre-Rosh Hashanah outing

It’s not often there’s the opportunity for FPS members to prepare for Rosh Hashanah by a Coach trip to Kent!  But thanks to the generous hospitality of our members, the Newman family, we visited their fruit farms and picked strawberries, pears and of course apples from their extensive orchards. It was a lovely, early September [...]

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Induction of Assistant Rabbi Rene Pfertzel on 13 September 2014

Induction of Assistant Rabbi Rene Pfertzel on 13 September 2014

    Last Shabbat saw our community warmly welcome our new Assistant Rabbi Rene Pfertzel at an intimate induction marking the start of his year at FPS. Rabbi Rebecca chose inspirational words from theBook of Joshua ‘ I charge you: Be strong and resolute; do not be terrified or dismayed…’ and the congregation joined in [...]

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High Holidays 2014

The High Holydays are almost upon us.  This is a time of reflection and renewal.  At FPS we have a lot to offer our congregants and visitors. Please take time to download and read our High Holyday booklet so that you can reflect and renew with us.  Shanah Tovah!

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Special General Meeting – 7 October 2014, 7.30pm

FPS members are invited to an extraordinary meeting called to approve annual accounts and confirm Joan Shopper as Vice-President. For full details see the letter included in your High Holyday mailing.

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“Kiddush in the Library”:          20 September 2014

“Kiddush in the Library”: 20 September 2014

  “Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.”   Did you know that our synagogue has a well stocked library? You are kindly invited to join us after the service on 20 September for Kiddush in the library – we will be happy to [...]

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D’var Torah – Shoftim

D’var Torah – Shoftim

  Like every piece of homework I do I left writing this till the very last minute. This was partly because it took me a while to figure out what to write. So first off, before we get deep into the portion, let’s start with the basics: My portion is Shoftim from Deuteronomy and I [...]

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