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Postcard from (Jewish) Tbilisi, Georgia

Wika Dorosz writes: One of the most impressive buildings I visited on my recent trip to Armenia and Georgia is the Great Synagogue in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi. In this ancient and cosmopolitan city you can find a synagogue, a mosque, a Georgian basilica, an Armenian church and a Zoroastrian Fire-Worshippers’ temple all within a [...]

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Support FSU twinning – play bridge!

Support FSU twinning – play bridge!

Bridge lunch in support of the Kerch Jewish community (Crimea) on 11 July 2015, for details click below on ‘Read the full story’ and when a new window open, click the words:  BRIDGE LUNCH

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Letter from Beijing

FPS member John Olbrich, ‘our China correspondent’, writes: My employment came to an end two years ago, to my employers’ and my own dismay, as the police informed us that as I would turn 65 in December, they could no longer extend my permission to work in China (and hence to live here). Now in [...]

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The Wiener Library outing

The Wiener Library outing

Simone Lee writes: There were nearly twenty of us from FPS who went to The Wiener Library on a rainy 30th April 2015. Wiener’s unique collection on the Holocaust and genocide was rehoused in 2011 in this glorious Georgian building in Russell Square. Dr Toby Simpson was our guide. He outlined the history of the [...]

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Mazal tov, Clive!

Mazal tov, Clive!

The FPS community honoured Clive Winston last Shabbat (18 April) with a special Kiddush in celebration of his 90th birthday. FPS President, Alan Banes, said: “… nothing could give me greater pleasure than being able to wish you, Clive, a very happy birthday.  This is a very special occasion not just for you but also for [...]

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Yom Ha’Atzmaut at FPS

Israel’s Independence Day: join us on Thursday 23 April at 6.30pm for a bite to eat (a small dish would be welcome, but not necessary), an informal chat about our relationship with Israel and a screening of last year’s Israeli hit, Cupcakes.   The film will start at 7.30pm.   “WATCHING CUPCAKES IS LIKE TAKING [...]

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A special Shabbat Resouled

     At the ever popular Shabbat Resouled service this week (17 April 2015) we celebrated a special coming of (Jewish) age. The leader and ‘soul’ of ‘Resouled’ is Dean Staker and his only son Eimonn has just turned 13! While the father played the guitar, sang and led the band as usual (but with [...]

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Czech Scrolls Service

Last Shabbat (11 April), as every year, we held a special service to honour our Czech Scrolls. They were among the nearly 1600 Torah scrolls which were rescued from the Holocaust by the Prague Jewish community and later found their way to London. Many were restored and sent out on permanent loan to dozens of [...]

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D’var Torah – Tsav

D’var Torah – Tsav

A critical part of my Batmitzvah ceremony involves me reading from the Torah scroll. The portion of the Torah that I will read is called Tsav and is from Leviticus Chapter 7. Learning to chant these 16 verses has taken many months of practice but I recognise that understanding the meaning of my portion is just as [...]

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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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