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PURIM @ FPS Shelter in Barnet (Homeless Action) Please help SCREEN ON THE GROVE
 
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!  

SCREEN ON THE GROVE

SCREEN ON THE GROVE

Dear fellow film lovers, We would welcome your suggestions for  films to be shown in our FPS Screen on the Grove. If there are any films you would like to suggest – either your old favourites or something new that you missed and would like to see – please email your suggestions to either Marty [...]

Farewell to Morris

Farewell to Morris

Last Friday (23 January) we buried a much loved member of our community – Morris 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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From our friends in Belarus

Dear FPS Community, We would like to send you our warmest regards, wishing you and your families all the best for this  Holiday of Lights! May your home be filled with light and blessed during this celebration! May the warmth and glow of each candle you light make your heart  happy, and your Hanukkah bright. The chair [...]

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Rabbi’s Word

Rabbi’s Word

This Chanukiah by Nina Bonos  is interesting. Tuesday was the first day of Chanukah, our candles lit for the first time that night. For me Chanukah is never far from the notion of ‘Chanukat habayit’, renewing and dedicating our home. And the gift of peace is precious in and out of our houses. I listened [...]

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