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Dining with FPS friends

Dining with FPS friends

Maureen Lobatto writes:  Through the “Listening project”, we had heard from members that to feel more connected to FPS, they would like to get to know each other a little better. They felt the big Friday night shul suppers were fine, but it was hard to beat getting half a dozen or so round a [...]

LJY-Netzer Machaneh Aviv  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 the movement workers:  Tom, (tom@liberaljudaism.org), Tamara (Tamara@liberaljduaism.org) or Gabriel (Gabriel@liberaljduaism.org)

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      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 [...]

Rabbi’s Word

Rabbi’s Word

PARASHAT TSAV – SHABBAT HAGADOL Traditionally, Rabbis would preach twice a year. On Yom Kippur, to teach the laws of Teshuva, repentance, and on Shabbat Ha-Gadol, to explain the complex laws of Pesach. Judaism is a religion of deeds, and we try to make sense of this world by abiding by a complex set of [...]

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FPS gets political…

FPS gets political…

Finchley Progressive Synagogue gets Political for Passover Some of the young people with Sarah Sackman, prospective Labour MP for Finchley and Golders Green. They are asking her to agree to the Citizens UK pledge. FPS is particularly concerned about the commitments related to care for the elderly and vulnerable in society. The children worked on [...]

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Remembering Yom Hashoah – 16 April 7.30pm (Beit Midrash)

Remembering Yom Hashoah – 16 April 7.30pm (Beit Midrash)

“Changing Memories: Reflections on remembering Yom Hashoah and the changing nature of recall and remembrance” Five speakers will consider ways in which personal and collective memory of the Shoah has changed over the years. We will consider how we, as a Jewish community, wish to reflect these changes in our commemoration of the Shoah, both now [...]

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Rabbi’s Word

Rabbi’s Word

Today is the general election in Israel. A charged political moment whose outcome will affect Israelis and Jews beyond her borders. We are gearing up for Pesach. It’s come round again and I like the teaching by Rabbi Yitz Greenberg that, periodically, scholars survey historians’ opinions as to what is the most influential event of [...]

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The ‘Esther Experience’

The ‘Esther Experience’

Maureen Lobatto writes: ”The Esther Experience” last night (7 March) was a big success, moving away from the traditional Purim story to a creative updating of the lives of Mordechai, Haman, Esther, Vashti etc. The 80 people or so who attended found it all great fun. This year our playwrights and producers Philippa and James, set [...]

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Discussion with Rabbi Rene

Discussion with Rabbi Rene

Save the date:  Shabbat the 14th of March (Vayakhel-Pequde) FPS has a unique take on Jewish identity in North Finchley. As a constituent of Liberal Judaism, we recognize as Jewish a person when at least one parent is Jewish. That means that a person whose father is Jewish is, according our regulations, considered fully Jewish. [...]

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Postcard from (Jewish) Burma

Postcard from (Jewish) Burma

  FPS member Wika Dorosz is fascinated by the survival of Jewish life in many unlikely places round the world.  After her recent visit to Burma/Myanmar she writes: In the pre-war days of the British Empire Burma had a thriving Jewish community. Jewish merchants migrated to Burma in the late 1880s – most of them [...]

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Purim @ FPS

Purim @ FPS

This year we have a two part Purim celebration. A Diptych, if you like, an ironic reading and singing and general mocking on Wednesday evening. Obliged to hear the Megillah, every woman, man and cat we’ll do so in our own way, lubricated no doubt by whisky as we do so. 6pm Megillah (of sorts!) [...]

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Rabbi’s Word

Rabbi’s Word

“And the priest’s office shall be theirs for a perpetual statute” - Exodus 29:9 I spent last Shabbat in Stockholm. I was invited to visit the community to perform a Bar Mitzvah for two families. I have maintained a connection to Stockholm since my days as a student, when we formed the Progressive Jews of [...]

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Beit Midrash is back!

Beit Midrash is back!

  New 4-part series starts on 5 March: Informed Choice: The History and Journey of Liberal Judaism. Full details on the Beit Midrash webpage: under Adult Learning drop down menu.

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