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Cooking together! Beit Midrash Homeless Shelter Situations Vacant at FPS
 

Cooking together!

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

Beit Midrash – new series starting 21 January 2016

Beit Midrash – new series starting 21 January 2016

An Illustrated History of the Jews in England   with Lionel King Lassman 21 January: Mediaeval England : an overview of English Jewry from 7th to 13th Century 28 January: The Dark Ages, 1290 to 1655. There are no Jews in England – or are there? 4 February: Re-admission of Jews from 1653 11 February: [...]

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 [...]

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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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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D’var Torah – Vaera

  Shabbat Shalom everybody and welcome to my Bar Mitzvah. Today’s parashah is Vaera which means ‘I appeared’ and by this, god means “I appeared to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob”.  The parashah is about Moses together with his brother Aaron, and under the guidance of God beginning the struggle to free the people of Israel.  [...]

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D’var Torah – Vayigash

D’var Torah – Vayigash

My portion is from the Book of Genesis, the first book of the Torah. The story right now is that of Joseph and his brothers. Joseph was sold into slavery by his brothers, because they hated him, because they were jealous their father preferred him over them. He ended up in Egypt, promoted by the [...]

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FPS Library news

We have just added a newly published book to our collection:   WOMEN RABBIS IN THE PULPIT.    A collection of sermons:    this book marks the 80th anniversary of the ordination of the first woman Rabbi, Rabbi Regina Jonas, and the 40th anniversary of the ordination of Rabbi Jackie Tabick, the first woman in Britain and [...]

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D’var Torah – Miketz

Shabbat Shalom everybody! I’m so pleased your all here today and I’d like to welcome and thank each one of you for that. Many of you are here every week, but for some of you this is the first time inside Finchley Progressive so I hope your are enjoying it so far. The Torah portion [...]

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Rabbi’s Word

Rabbi’s Word

A light in the darkness is what Chanukah offers. Past the materialism, presents and oil, it’s a light in the darkness. More than ever this is important now. Amidst the chilling stories around this notion that Chanukah, the possibility of hope, of endeavour for others, of memory of our own struggles, it is a light in the [...]

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Chanukah in Mogilev

Chanukah in Mogilev

Our twinned community Keshet (Mogilev, Belarus) is celebrating Chanukah in style! The festival began with master-classes for kids and adults. The congregants were taught the techniques of pottery and ceramics, Riesel art and Jewish cuisine. Everybody got the opportunity to make souvenirs – Jewish symbols, magnets and also decorated the Hanukkah doughnuts with Jewish symbols [...]

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