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PURIM @ FPS Shelter in Barnet (Homeless Action) Please help
 

LJY-Netzer weekends and Machaneh Aviv  February Activity Weekends - 13-15 February for Ananim & Plagim (school years 3-6) and Nechalim (School years 7-8) are taking place in Nottingham  and the details for the Yamim (School years 9-10) will be out shortly!Machaneh Aviv 5775 -  28 March to 2 April - amazing five day Spring Camp running at Cottesmore School.Further information on all LJY-Netzer activities from [...]

PURIM @ FPS

PURIM @ FPS

Philippa and James Carr are planning something quite extraordinary for Purim 2015. Gone are the corny jokes and hackneyed old scenes featuring Queen Esther and her bumbling uncle Mordechai.  Make way for a theatrical extravaganza.  If you or your family would like to take part please let us know. On 17 January the rehearsal includes a special [...]

Shelter in Barnet (Homeless Action)

Shelter in Barnet (Homeless Action)

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 Welcome one and all to our first update Several months ago a [...]

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!  

Rabbi’s Word

Rabbi’s Word

At the top of the wall marking the entrance at the Mémorial de la Shoah in Paris is written a text by the poet Shneur Zalman: “Remember what the Amalek of modern times did to you, killing six hundred myriads, bodies and souls, without a war”, adapted from Deuteronomy 25:17. The story Amalek is told [...]

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Holocaust Memorial Day: Sunday 1 February

Holocaust Memorial Day: Sunday 1 February

On Sunday 1 February at 6.00 pm FPS joins other local communities for Holocaust Memorial Day reflections in words and music on the theme of ‘Keeping the Memory Alive’, held in a local church. This year we will be recalling the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Members of our community have in the past [...]

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Farewell to Maurice

Farewell to Maurice

Last Friday (23 January) we buried a much loved member of our community – Maurice Needleman (87). He was an integral part of the FPS family – and we were all the family he had…  Together with his parents, he was at the inception of the synagogue over sixty years ago, so there is nobody [...]

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‘Just Water’ campaign

Laura Lassman writes:  Wateraid invited people to undertake a sponsored ‘Just Water’ for the month of January to help prevent people from needless sickness and death through lack of clean water. It seemed an excellent way to mark the arrival of my first grandchild who is fortunate to have been born into an environment flowing [...]

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Vision for FPS – 31 January ’15

Vision for FPS – 31 January ’15

2.45 pm, FPS Vision Afternoon: An afternoon to explore our vision for FPS and plan for the future. An opportunity to hear where Council thinks we are going, to debate and shape our plans and to be part of joining up our activities behind a common view of what we want as a community. Everyone is welcome, [...]

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Rabbi’s Word

Rabbi’s Word

I write this on Democracy Day. I’ve been told of a new film, Suffragette, which will hit our screens with a star-studded cast later this year: the Sun newspaper has abandoned page 3 and we continue to protest against the public floggings and beheadings in countries officially our friends. The day and the ensuring news [...]

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Ivriah ‘Bring a Friend Day’ 24 January ’15

Ivriah ‘Bring a Friend Day’ 24 January ’15

Register now to Bring a Friend on Saturday 24th Jan to Ivriah! We will be hosting Bring a Friend Day at Ivriah next week, when your children can bring someone who doesn’t usually come to Ivriah, for the morning. They may be someone interested in what a cheder is, someone interested in Judaism, or someone who might one day like to [...]

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Israel Behind the Headlines

Israel Behind the Headlines

            Starting 15 January: Beit Midrash presents a series of six sessions led by Adam Ognall, CEO of the New Israel Fund (UK). The series will explore some of the key issues within Israel – both those hitting the headlines as we head towards elections, and those less in the spotlight [...]

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Rabbi’s Word

Rabbi’s Word

Another morning and we’ve woken up to yet another incident and crisis at a casualty department.  This time at Addenbrookes hospital in Cambridge. Nurses and doctors being tweeted a plea to come in even off duty. Our beloved NHS. Words I wouldn’t have anticipated saying six months ago…but I know all the more so now [...]

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Chanukah Havdalah

Chanukah Havdalah

On 20 December our FPS monthly Musical Havdalah – combined with Chanukah lighting (5 candles) – turned into a big party: with a concert given by our youngest members as well as two of the regular musicians, a seasonal quiz and lots of food, mainly latkes and doughnuts, of course. Here are some of the pictures [...]

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