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D’var Torah – Emor

Shabbat Shalom, During the process of my Bat Mitzvah I have grown up, I think. In my family, no one will force you to do your Hebrew practice, and eventually I have learned I have to do things for myself! It has made me more mature, and made me realise that when you try hard, [...]

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Beit Midrash: new course starting 19 May

Beit Midrash: new course starting 19 May

Closing the Gap: Interfaith Dialogue in an Age of Conflict Eminent speakers from the Jewish, Muslim and Christian communities will address current issues of discord and examine some of the efforts being made to ‘close the gap’.  The context will range from local to national to international.  We hope you will be able to join [...]

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Pesach in Mogilev – thank you, FPS!

Pesach in Mogilev – thank you, FPS!

Dear friends at FPS! The “Keshet” community in Mogilev would like to send you our gratitude for “making things happen”! Thanks to your generous support we have been able to organise a wonderful Pesah Family Festival.  The venue for our big events is a nightclub, so you can imagine how difficult it is to create [...]

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D’var Torah – Metzora

   Shabbat Shalom everybody. Welcome to visitors to our synagogue and of course the regulars who come every week. A My Bar Mitzvah is today. Bar Mitzvah is something which happens when a Jewish boy turns 13, (a girl is Bat Mitzvah when she turns 13 here too). They lead the service and read from [...]

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D’var Torah – Vayikra

My Torah portion is called Vayikra, it is the first portion in the book of Leviticus. My portion is about giving sacrifices made of flour to God. The instructions to make a sacrifice are very detailed, Leviticus is the third of the five books of the Torah which means it is in the centre. Perhaps [...]

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Chanukah in Mogilev

Chanukah in Mogilev

Our twinned community Keshet (Mogilev, Belarus) is celebrating Chanukah in style! The festival began with master-classes for kids and adults. The congregants were taught the techniques of pottery and ceramics, Riesel art and Jewish cuisine. Everybody got the opportunity to make souvenirs – Jewish symbols, magnets and also decorated the Hanukkah doughnuts with Jewish symbols [...]

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Situations Vacant at FPS

The following jobs are currently available and if you are interested in filling one of these posts and would like further information, please speak to the rabbi or contact either the Chairman at chair@fps.org or the Honorary Secretary at honsec@fps.org, or see one of us during kiddush after services. Kindly note that the remuneration is [...]

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Invitation to  CHAVRUTA STUDY DAY on Shabbat Shuvah 19 September 2015

Invitation to CHAVRUTA STUDY DAY on Shabbat Shuvah 19 September 2015

“FOOD AND NO FOOD, FEASTING AND FASTING”: Rabbis James Baaden and Judith Levitt of Sha-arei Tsedek synagogue will investigate key themes of the Days of Awe: spirituality and ritual; hunger and satisfaction; feasting and fasting. The event will start after the Shabbat Shuvah morning service and finish with Havdalah at around 5:00pm. A catered lunch will [...]

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D’var Torah – Mattot-Massei

D’var Torah – Mattot-Massei

SHABBAT SHALOM! My portion is called Mattot (which means tribes) from the Book of Numbers and is the last one as a double with Massei, which means journeys. You can follow me in your Chumash as we are reading Chapter 30 verses 2-17. The piece I will read is all about vows and keeping your [...]

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Tikkun Olam at FPS

Tikkun Olam at FPS

Our synagogue is at the forefront of increasing local efforts to offer help and practical solutions to the Syrian refugees crisis. Together with Citizens UK, we are are trying to find private landlords in Barnet prepared to house 50 Syrian refugees, so that the local council will agree to accept them. As our Rabbi Rebecca [...]

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