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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 [...]

ELDERS DAY – Sat 7 March ’15

ELDERS DAY – Sat 7 March ’15

Our Ivriah (Religion School) Headteacher Adele Silk writes: On March 7th 2015 at Ivriah, we are organising a special day for the community - Elders Day. We aim to mix together the generations of our community and find connections across the years. We aim to create some special moments between people who can share both their stories and [...]

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)

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 [...]

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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Tu B’Shvat in Belarus

Tu B’Shvat in Belarus

Rabbi Grisha Abramovich – who also serves our twinned community in Mogilev – writes from Minsk: This year, in Beit Simcha Center in Minsk three Tu B’Shvat Seders were held. One for the new members and students of the school of conversion. The  Second Tu B’Shvat Seder was held for the members of Simcha,  Sheket [...]

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THE ESTHER EXPERIENCE – Saturday 7 March, 6 pm

THE ESTHER EXPERIENCE – Saturday 7 March, 6 pm

  Philippa Carr writes: This year’s Purim drama will be different from any that has gone before! Join us for The Esther Experience: a promenade theatre experience followed by a feast. Remember that movie about the Purim story which Brian de Charmer was directing? Whatever happened to that project?  A wealthy businessman has now sunk millions [...]

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‘We will never forget’ – 70 years after Auschwitz

‘We will never forget’ – 70 years after Auschwitz

Michael Lassman writes:  It was great to see such a fantastic turnout of FPS members at the local Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration at St Mary’s Church in Finchley Central [Sunday 1 February]. With representatives from the local churches, synagogues and mosques and local politicians too, the service included prayers, readings and memories from ministers and [...]

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Tu B’Shvat Seder

Tu B’Shvat Seder

31 January was a busy Shabbat for the FPS community: after the service led by both our rabbis – with the traditional rendition of Shirat HaYam by Rabbi Rebecca – we combined kiddush with Tu B’Shvat Seder. Four cups of wine/juice of appropriate colours were duly consumed, together with vast quantities of fruit of four [...]

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Rabbi’s Word

Rabbi’s Word

At the top of the wall marking the entrance at the Mémorial de la Shoah in Paris is written a text by the poet Shneur Zalman: “Remember what the Amalek of modern times did to you, killing six hundred myriads, bodies and souls, without a war”, adapted from Deuteronomy 25:17. The story Amalek is told [...]

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Holocaust Memorial Day: Sunday 1 February

Holocaust Memorial Day: Sunday 1 February

On Sunday 1 February at 6.00 pm FPS joins other local communities for Holocaust Memorial Day reflections in words and music on the theme of ‘Keeping the Memory Alive’, held in a local church. This year we will be recalling the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Members of our community have in the past [...]

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