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Our new Assistant Rabbi writes: NOW BOOKING Ivriah 2013-14 Parents and Young People Feedback Survey Please help
 
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. [...]

NOW BOOKING

NOW BOOKING

SUNDAY 14 September, 9.00 – 5.00:  FPS Pre-Rosh Hashanah outing to Newman Fruit Farm and Orchard in Kent. Free travel by coach from FPS and back again. All you need to bring is a picnic. Book via FPS office or email pauline@fps.org

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 [...]

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!  

D’var Torah – Shoftim

D’var Torah – Shoftim

  Like every piece of homework I do I left writing this till the very last minute. This was partly because it took me a while to figure out what to write. So first off, before we get deep into the portion, let’s start with the basics: My portion is Shoftim from Deuteronomy and I [...]

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Rabbi’s Word

Rabbi’s Word

  PARASHAT SHOFTIM   Elul is the last month of the Jewish year. In a month from now, we will celebrate the New Year 5775. It is a time for personal reflection, for cheshbon ha-Nefesh, self-assessment. We ask ourselves difficult questions, such as: have I been faithful to myself? To the others? To my values? I [...]

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Inter-Synagogue Quiz

Inter-Synagogue Quiz

  Sunday 7 September 2014 Hosted by Finchley Progressive Synagogue   We invite your congregation to send a team to compete against other synagogues and some cross-community teams: Emerging Leaders Network, Kadimah Alumni, combined small communities.   LIGHT REFRESHMENTS FROM 3.30; QUIZ STARTS AT 4.15 pm   Marathon: Famous and Infamous   FIRST HALF   [...]

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Rabbi’s visit at Kadimah

Rabbi’s visit at Kadimah

Very happy FPS kids at Kadimah. It was lovely visiting them. I paid them with chocolate for the photo! All seemed good, even first timers, I think. Jonty and Kezia leading. Joe Bloom was busy and Rebecca S-B was feeling poorly. Best wishes to all,   Rebecca

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Rabbi’s Word

Rabbi’s Word

PARASHAT EIKEV talks of the hardships the people were tested with in the desert anotecha l’nasotecha. The same word for hardships was used to describe Egyptian hard labour. But there they suffered under Pharaoh and in the desert it was for their own good so we’re told. There is no greater theological challenge than the improving powers of suffering. [...]

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Ivriah is recruiting!

Dear Parents and Families of Ivriah and FPS, I hope that you have been enjoying the lovely, sunny summer and your children are enjoying the break from school. I am writing to open up the conversation about the teaching team at Ivriah next year. A number of our established teachers are continuing into another year, although some, due to commitments [...]

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Rabbi’s Word

Rabbi’s Word

PARASHAT VA-ETCHANAN Summer in the Jewish tradition is not necessarily a happy time. On Tisha B’Av (Tuesday the 5th of August), we mourn the destruction of both Temples, as well as other catastrophes in our history. In Mishnah Ta’anit 4:6, the sages added three other calamities: the Israelites heard and complained after the report made by the twelve spies [...]

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Conversation on Israel, 9 August 10am

Conversation on Israel, 9 August 10am

Continuing Words: Looking to the Future of Our Israel  with Rabbi Rebecca and members of FPS. 10am -10.40am:  discussion 10.45-10.55am: reflection and meditation before the service. All very welcome!

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D’var Torah – Hukkat

D’var Torah – Hukkat

The Big Question The Torah portion this morning is Hukkat from the Book of Numbers. When I looked through the three choices of sections in this portion that fell on my Bat-Mitzvah there was no doubt in my mind which one I would choose. This is because this portion triggers lots of interesting questions such [...]

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Midsummer Shabbat at Moat Mount Outdoor Centre

Midsummer Shabbat at Moat Mount Outdoor Centre

  Ann Goldstein writes about the community Shabbat on 20 June 2014: What would induce me to leave a cosy Friday night supper and my own bed, for the prospect of a cold meal and sleeping in a field? Plus getting all the camping stuff together for just one night ? Well, the vision of [...]

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