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Mitzvah Day 16 November 2014

Mitzvah Day 16 November 2014

  Each year on Mitzvah Day people in Jewish communities all over the world take this special opportunity to do a Good Deed for the wider community. Here at FPS, as in previous years: There will be a group of musicians visiting Rosetrees Residential Home. Dean Staker has already volunteered to lead this group. Residents also appreciated [...]

Book signing @ FPS: 26 Nov. 2014, 7.30pm

Book signing @ FPS: 26 Nov. 2014, 7.30pm

A Jewish Book of Comfort by Charles Middleburgh & Andrew Goldstein: Whether you are a person of faith or not, there are times in every human life when we need to find comfort to sustain us through pain, loss or bereavement. Throughout three millennia of Jewish history, Jewish sages have written words of encouragement, reassurance [...]

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!  

People of Faith ‘Bring and Share’

People of Faith ‘Bring and Share’

The day after the One World Day visit to FPS on Saturday the 25th of October, I  met up, with some of those visitors who had joined us, at North Finchley’s Methodist Church. The programme was  billed as ‘Cake & Reflections & Prayer’. FPS member Jane Rosenberg led the singing. A couple who accompanied us [...]

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Musical Havdalah @ FPS is one year old!

Musical Havdalah @ FPS is one year old!

The first anniversary of our increasingly popular musical Havdalah had a record number of participants this month (25 October).  Nearly forty people – including many guests from the One World Week group (local churches) -came for the traditional ceremony of farewell to Shabbat, followed by a concert by the young all female Zeitgeist Ensemble who [...]

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Rabbi’s Word

Rabbi’s Word

Parashat Noah (Genesis 6:9 – 11:32) After the entire earth has been flooded, all the living creatures but the ones in Noah’s ark wiped out of the surface of the earth, God says: “”I will no longer curse the earth because of man, for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth, and [...]

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Simchat Torah

Simchat Torah

A huge mazal Tov to our Kallat Torah Louise Gellman and Chatan Bereshit Adrian Lister on this Simchat Torah. Louise and Adrian are Vice Chairs of our community. Adrian leads our Adult Learning and Beit Midrash in particular (his scientific interest in creation and the beginning made him choose to begin Genesis!). Louise leads and supports Ivriah and [...]

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One World Week @ FPS

One World Week @ FPS

This coming Shabbat (18 October) we will be joined during the morning service by members of local churches.  As every year during the One World Week, members of St.Mary-at-Finchley Anglican Church, St. Philip Roman Catholic Church, the Methodist Church and Quakers will finish their walk with the Peace Candle at FPS, where they join us [...]

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Update from our twinned community

Update from our twinned community

UPDATE OCTOBER 2014: Our twinned community in Mogilev had the rare joy of having their Rosh Hashana services led by Rabbi Grisha Abramovich from Minsk. It is not often they can have a rabbi leading a service – Rabbi Grisha is serving all 13 Progressive communities in Belarus! The community’s kindergarten children are sending best [...]

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Beit Midrash new series starts this week!

Beit Midrash new series starts this week!

October – December 2014:   WHAT DID THE RABBIS SAY?         Scholars  passionate about rabbinic literature will share with you some rabbinic jewels, whether from Aggada (stories) or Halakhah (laws).         For DETAILS OF THE NEW SERIES please look on the Adult Learning page.       The series  has been organised [...]

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FPS Lay Leadership: ‘Who is who?’

FPS Lay Leadership: ‘Who is who?’

Our Council (in alphabetical order):        Alan Banes          I have been a member for many years and now have the privilege and honour of being the President of our synagogue. Attending Council meetings shows how committed its members are to making our synagogue a vibrant community.       [...]

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Rabbi’s Yom Kippur sermons

Rabbi’s Yom Kippur sermons

Below you can find the full texts of Rabbi Rebecca’s sermons given at the Erev Yom Kippur Kol Nidrei service (3 Oct. 2014) and the Yom Kippur morning service (4 Oct. 2014). The first deals with the nature of suffering, all the more poignant in view of our Rabbi’s difficult personal situation. The second concerns [...]

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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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