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Chanukah Party at FPS:  5-7pm, 20 December 2014 Shelter in Barnet Book signing @ FPS: 26 Nov. 2014, 7.30pm Please help
 

Chanukah Party at FPS: 5-7pm, 20 December 2014

Shelter in Barnet – OCTOBER Newsletter

Shelter in Barnet – OCTOBER Newsletter

www.shelter-in-barnet.org Welcome one and all to our first update:        DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR 3rd November –Volunteer registration rota drafted 9th November – 2nd Leadership Meeting 12 November – rota letters to volunteers 8 and 11th December – Training Day for Volunteers 24th December – Opening Day of Shelter 27th December – Closing Day [...]

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 [...]

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!  

Chavurah Supper

Chavurah Supper

B’nei Mitzvah families got together on Friday 7th November for a Chavurah supper. Everyone brought a dish, shared stories and got to know each other’s family. Over supper the children introduced themselves and their parents, and talked about when their BM date. Rabbi Rebecca led a quiz about Jewish communities around the world. Thanks to [...]

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AJEX visits FPS

On the 8th November FPS honoured Jewish ex-servicemen and women with a special Shabbat service. It was also an opportunity for our Ivriah students to find out about the Jewish role in past conflicts in a lively and interesting assembly led by Ron Shelley from AJEX. We were quizzed on military knowledge (impressive answers) and [...]

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Update from our twinned community in Mogilev

Update from our twinned community in Mogilev

NOVEMBER 2014:  “Hello! Here are some photos of our programmes for children. In the Kidergarten Alef children learn Hebrew letters and use brightly coloured pencils. In the Sunday Club Shemesh the youngsters have made colourful birds to put in the garden. Together we are preparing for the holiday of Hanukkah by learning about its history and [...]

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Mitzvah Day 2014

Many FPS members contributed to the success of this year’s Mitzvah Day – thank you! Throughout the day (11am-5pm) a group of people was encouraging shoppers outside the local Waitrose to purchase additional items to be donated to HAB (Homeless in Barnet), the charity we liaise with for the Together in Barnet Night Shelter. We ended [...]

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Fundraising Concert: 7 December 2014

Fundraising Concert: 7 December 2014

Sunday 7 December 2014 7.30 pm Barnet Symphony Orchestra: “If Music Be the Food of Love”  Concert at St John’s Church, Friern Barnet Road, London, N11 3EQ, supporting Ruben Qassim’s fundraising for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Programme includes pieces by Beethoven, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky and Elgar. Tickets £12.50 or £15.00 from FPS member Gillian Stern gillybethstern@hotmail.com     You may [...]

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Meeting with Ishmael Khaldi on 20 December 2014

Meeting with Ishmael Khaldi on 20 December 2014

  Ishmael Khaldi is Israel’s first Muslim senior foreign diplomat and is currently a Middle East advisor to deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs. His ‘One Man’s story’ will deal with Israel’s culture, society and politics – from the perspective of Bedouin minority in the Jewish state. Join us in welcoming Ishmael to [...]

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Rabbi’s Word

Rabbi’s Word

Parashat Chayyei Sarah:  This week’s parashat Chayyei Sarah, “the life of Sarah”, starts with the account of Sarah’s death (Genesis 23:1-2). We see Abraham in deep sorrow, mourning for his beloved wife, buying a cave in Makhpela to bury her. It is actually the first piece of the Holy Land belonging to our ancestors. It is [...]

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Letter from Beijing

FPS member John Olbrich, ‘our China correspondent’, writes: For the past eighteen months I have been living in a hutong, one of the small alleyways in the centre of Beijing, within the second ring road. For the curious, Beijing is designed around the Forbidden City, or the old Imperial Palace, which of course under imperial [...]

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Sunday Seminars on Israel

Sunday Seminars on Israel

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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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