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Chanukah Party at FPS:  5-7pm, 20 December 2014 Shelter in Barnet (Homeless Action) Please help SCREEN ON THE GROVE
 

Chanukah Party at FPS: 5-7pm, 20 December 2014

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 [...]

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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D’var Torah – Vayeshev

D’var Torah – Vayeshev

  Shabbat shalom, The parasha Vayeshev describes the classic tale of Joseph and his brothers. Just when we thought Jacob had faced all his challenges, and believed that his children were making steps towards building a nation in Canaan, everything appears to be in danger of collapsing.   Fuelled by jealousy and rage, Joseph’s brothers [...]

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Concert in support of charity

Concert in support of charity

Although it was a cold December Sunday night in Friern Barnet (7.12.14), St. John’s Church was packed to hear the Barnet Symphony Orchestra’s concert. Not only were the BSO’s regulars in force, but also many FPS members who came to enjoy the music and support Ruben Qassim’s fundraising for the Teenage Cancer Trust. As a [...]

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Consecration Service 9 December 2014

Consecration Service 9 December 2014

Five new students of our Kita Aleph were formally introduced to the community last Shabbat and received their own little Torah Scrolls. They participated in the service – each saying a few words. Our Ivriah (religion school) headteacher, Adele Silk, said:  ’These children who are joining Ivriah formally in today’s Consecration Service are at the [...]

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Rabbi’s Word

Rabbi’s Word

Parashat Va-yishlach:   I’ve been so pleased to be more in the synagogue these past two weeks and see more of you. Again I thank you for the kind messages and gifts. We appreciate them. In the complicated jungle of social interaction  the gauging of others’ reactions is difficult at the best of times. This is all [...]

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D’var Torah – Vayetzei

D’var Torah – Vayetzei

My portion is Vayatzei, from Genesis: Chapter 28, verses 10 to 22. It is about Jacob (the third patriarch) and his dream. In this dream, Jacob has a vision of God who makes a promise to him. Jacob has run away from his home in Be’er Sheva because he was in BIG trouble. He stole [...]

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Baby Blessing at FPS Musical Havdalah

Baby Blessing at FPS Musical Havdalah

Our November Musical Havdalah was packed with people and special events. It was a “wider family” occasion: the FPS community was celebrating the baby blessing of Reuben Jack Israel with his family – the Kingstons – who have been instrumental in shaping such distinctive elements of FPS life as Shabbat Resouled and Rikud. The evening [...]

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Chavurah Supper

Chavurah Supper

B’nei Mitzvah families got together on Friday 7th November for a Chavurah supper. Everyone brought a dish, shared stories and got to know each other’s family. Over supper the children introduced themselves and their parents, and talked about when their BM date. Rabbi Rebecca led a quiz about Jewish communities around the world. Thanks to [...]

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AJEX visits FPS

On the 8th November FPS honoured Jewish ex-servicemen and women with a special Shabbat service. It was also an opportunity for our Ivriah students to find out about the Jewish role in past conflicts in a lively and interesting assembly led by Ron Shelley from AJEX. We were quizzed on military knowledge (impressive answers) and [...]

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Update from our twinned community in Mogilev

Update from our twinned community in Mogilev

NOVEMBER 2014:  “Hello! Here are some photos of our programmes for children. In the Kidergarten Alef children learn Hebrew letters and use brightly coloured pencils. In the Sunday Club Shemesh the youngsters have made colourful birds to put in the garden. Together we are preparing for the holiday of Hanukkah by learning about its history and [...]

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