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Book signing @ FPS: 26 Nov. 2014, 7.30pm Beit Midrash new series starts this week! Our new Assistant Rabbi writes: Ivriah 2013-14 Parents and Young People Feedback Survey
 
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 [...]

Beit Midrash new series starts this week!

Beit Midrash new series starts this week!

October – December 2014:   WHAT DID THE RABBIS SAY?         Scholars  passionate about rabbinic literature will share with you some rabbinic jewels, whether from Aggada (stories) or Halakhah (laws).         For DETAILS OF THE NEW SERIES please look on the Adult Learning page.       The series  has been organised [...]

Our new Assistant Rabbi writes:

Our new Assistant Rabbi writes:

  Dear friends, I am really excited to join FPS this year, as yours and Rabbi Rebecca’s assistant Rabbi. When I attended my first evening Shabbat service in London, in August 2010, immediately after I came back from Israel, I would have never dreamed then that one day I would be part of this story. [...]

Ivriah 2013-14 Parents and Young People Feedback Survey

Ivriah 2013-14 Parents and Young People Feedback Survey

Your voice and views are crucial to us at Ivriah, and so here is a short feedback survey with space for you to comment on how the year has been for both your child/ren and you and your family, and to give us your ideas for our future planning. Please take a few minutes with your child [...]

Rabbi’s Word

Rabbi’s Word

Parashat Noah (Genesis 6:9 – 11:32) After the entire earth has been flooded, all the living creatures but the ones in Noah’s ark wiped out of the surface of the earth, God says: “”I will no longer curse the earth because of man, for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth, and [...]

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Simchat Torah

Simchat Torah

A huge mazal Tov to our Kallat Torah Louise Gellman and Chatan Bereshit Adrian Lister on this Simchat Torah. Louise and Adrian are Vice Chairs of our community. Adrian leads our Adult Learning and Beit Midrash in particular (his scientific interest in creation and the beginning made him choose to begin Genesis!). Louise leads and supports Ivriah and [...]

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One World Week @ FPS

One World Week @ FPS

This coming Shabbat (18 October) we will be joined during the morning service by members of local churches.  As every year during the One World Week, members of St.Mary-at-Finchley Anglican Church, St. Philip Roman Catholic Church, the Methodist Church and Quakers will finish their walk with the Peace Candle at FPS, where they join us [...]

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Update from our twinned community

Update from our twinned community

UPDATE OCTOBER 2014 Our twinned community in Mogilev had the rare joy of having their Rosh Hashana services led by Rabbi Grisha Abramovich from Minsk. It is not often they can have a rabbi leading a service – Rabbi Grisha is serving all 13 Progressive communities in Belarus! The community’s kindergarten children are sending best [...]

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FPS Lay Leadership: ‘Who is who?’

FPS Lay Leadership: ‘Who is who?’

Our Council (in alphabetical order):        Alan Banes          I have been a member for many years and now have the privilege and honour of being the President of our synagogue. Attending Council meetings shows how committed its members are to making our synagogue a vibrant community.       [...]

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Rabbi’s Yom Kippur sermons

Rabbi’s Yom Kippur sermons

Below you can find the full texts of Rabbi Rebecca’s sermons given at the Erev Yom Kippur Kol Nidrei service (3 Oct. 2014) and the Yom Kippur morning service (4 Oct. 2014). The first deals with the nature of suffering, all the more poignant in view of our Rabbi’s difficult personal situation. The second concerns [...]

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Rabbi’s Word

I was just reminded of the simple poem by Abba Kovner on the wall of the Museum of the Diaspora in Tel Aviv, Beit Hatfutsot. To remember the past To live the present To trust the future. Whilst it’s a call that never ceases in relevance for each generation of Jews, whether in London or Lublin, it’s also a personal reminder as we [...]

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‘Last Train to Tomorrow’              9 Nov. 2014

‘Last Train to Tomorrow’ 9 Nov. 2014

Last Shabbat, the film maker and writer Naomi Gryn reminded us of the emotional (as well as geographical) journey undertaken by children who arrived in the UK on the Kindertransport. FPS is privileged to count some members of the Kindertransport as part of our community. FPS members may be interested to find out that some [...]

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‘Library’ kiddush: a success!

‘Library’ kiddush: a success!

We hope this unusual kiddush last shabbat (20 Sept.)  will help to put the library ‘on the map’. After the service the congregants piled up – with some difficulty! – into the small room to listen to our special guest, Naomi Gryn. She shared with us the experience of writing her own book (co-authored with her [...]

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Mogilev at (Belarus) Limmud!

Mogilev at (Belarus) Limmud!

  Over 600 people from FSU, Israel and North America participated in the second Art Limmud in Vitebsk (Belarus) 12-14 September 2014, organised in this attractive town best known as the birthplace of Marc Chagall. Many other prominent Jews hail from this part of the world: Eliezer ben Yehuda (whose great grandson gave a lively talk), Chaim Weizmann, Shimon Peres, the parents [...]

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