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Musical Havdalah @ FPS

Musical Havdalah @ FPS

Michael Lassman writes:  As you probably know we have had a year of music recitals as part of our monthly havdalah events at the synagogue. Some of these have been professional concerts whist others have been an opportunity for the young members of FPS to perform on a small and very friendly stage. The next [...]

NIGHT SHELTER @ FPS: MARCH – APRIL 2016

NIGHT SHELTER @ FPS: MARCH – APRIL 2016

NIGHT SHELTER MARCH – APRIL 2016 – INFORMATION FOR VOLUNTEERS   Volunteers are required for the following jobs. Please read through what is required and return your completed ‘sign up’ form to Pauline in FPS office by 20 March. Call Andrea Narcin on 07969 471522 or email andrea_narcin@yahoo.co.uk for further information Evening meal: 3-4 volunteers [...]

Homeless Shelter

We are now preparing the rota for the Christmas Homeless shelter. The shelter will be open from Christmas Eve through the Monday 28th December. We are looking for volunteers to fill the usual collection of roles: cooks, breakfast volunteer shift, hosting and sleeping over. The rotas are being prepared now, so if you would like [...]

Situations Vacant at FPS

The following jobs are currently available and if you are interested in filling one of these posts and would like further information, please speak to the rabbi or contact either the Chairman at chair@fps.org or the Honorary Secretary at honsec@fps.org, or see one of us during kiddush after services. Kindly note that the remuneration is [...]

D’var Torah – Metzora

   Shabbat Shalom everybody. Welcome to visitors to our synagogue and of course the regulars who come every week. A My Bar Mitzvah is today. Bar Mitzvah is something which happens when a Jewish boy turns 13, (a girl is Bat Mitzvah when she turns 13 here too). They lead the service and read from [...]

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D’var Torah – Vayikra

My Torah portion is called Vayikra, it is the first portion in the book of Leviticus. My portion is about giving sacrifices made of flour to God. The instructions to make a sacrifice are very detailed, Leviticus is the third of the five books of the Torah which means it is in the centre. Perhaps [...]

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Update from Mogilev

Update from Mogilev

Members of our twinned community ‘Keshet’ in Belarus are busy spring cleaning! Chairperson Mila Izakson writes: The process of office redecoration is in full swing. I’m lucky enough to find a helping hand at a reasonable price. He has painted the walls of the room and now is trimming the floor.  I’m getting rid of [...]

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New post at FPS

We are looking for a Community Development Manager to work with our Rabbi and help to grow our community. This new post will involve engaging members of our community and enabling them to take greater responsibility for various aspects of the synagogue life: children’s education, welfare, fundraising, synagogue building and membership. If you are interested [...]

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FPS Trip to Antwerp!

FPS Trip to Antwerp!

Join Rabbi Rebecca and members of FPS community for a short trip to the Belgian city of Antwerp: medieval architecture, Diamond District, Jewish community, Rubens Museum, good food…   Date: 17 – 18 May 2016 Transport: Eurostar from London St. Pancras (NOTE: self-booking) Departure: Tues 08:04, change in Brussels, arrival in Antwerp 12:21. Departure from [...]

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Letter from Japan

FPS member Braham Fredman writes:  Having just returned from Japan, I thought I would share with you some of my experiences about this fascinating Country. The first thing that struck me was the apparent lack of any other cultures especially black people, Asians from the Indian sub-continent and Europeans. In fact I could only discern [...]

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Cooking together!

  Women only of all ages, faiths and nationalities come together to create and share food and memories. Click on image to enlarge:  

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Youth orchestra from Haifa in N14, 24 March

Youth orchestra from Haifa in N14, 24 March

Leo Baeck Big Band Youth Orchestra in Concert: performing a Purim medley, jazz, classical and popular selections, on Thursday 24 March 2016, reception 7pm, concert 7.45pm Please click on image to enlarge:  

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Tu B’Shvat in Mogilev

Tu B’Shvat in Mogilev

Dear FPS Community! Despite the cold weather and lots of snow here in Mogilev our Keshet community celebrated Tu B’Shvat. The children from the kindergarten learnt and performed songs and dances, recited poetry dedicated to the festival. Together with their parents they planted the trees before the Shabbat service and held the art exhibition of [...]

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Tu B’Shvat Kiddush cum Seder

Tu B’Shvat Kiddush cum Seder

Last Shabbat (23 Jan.) the whole community enjoyed a Tu B’Shvat seder – complete of the four glasses of wine (well, juice…) and all the required species of fruit. The seder was led by Richard Green with the help of our young people, featured in the photos below:        

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