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Week of 25-31 January

We are excited to introduce you to RJ Communities TV! By clicking on the image below, you will be directed to a PDF with embedded links to each event as given to us by the communities. Some will be Zoom/ Facebook links and some are the shul’s website with information about the links and passwords.

This schedule presents only a selection of weekly events run by the communities. Ad hoc events are listed below.

We would love to both hear your feedback and information on regular events you would like to be included – email CommunityPartnership@rjuk.org

RJ:TV Services and Programmes:
https://zoom.us/j/407196863

  • Shacharit-
    Whether you are recently bereaved, remembering someone, or would just like to start an ordinary day with our small supportive online community – please do join us.

    • Mon-Thu, 8:30am with Leo Baeck College
      We look forward to welcoming you if you first contact CommunityPartnership@rjuk.org for the link and password (for security reasons we don’t publish it here).
    • Fridays 8am with RJ:TV
    • Sundays 9:30 with EHRS
  • Maariv – Mondays, 7pm with FRS; Tuesday 7pm with RJ:TV; Wednesday 8pm with Alyth. Thursday 5:30pm with BHRS (contact accounts@bh-rs.org for link and password).
  • Talking About Living– Mondays 2 – 3PM
    We began ‘Talking about Dying’ at the height of the pandemic – everyone knew someone who had been impacted.  In reality, we talk about LIVING and how changing and uncertain times affect our life choices and priorities.  Our friendly group meets every Monday.

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Alyth Synagogue
www.alyth.org.uk/alythonline.

Click Here for the full Alyth’s January Programming

  • Jewish Mindfulness Meditation
    Jewish Mindfulness Meditation helps us to open our hearts and find peace through our spiritual heritage, especially in these challenging times. Join for contemplation, breathing, movement and meditation. Suitable for all.
    Fridays 5.15-6.15pm: 22 January; 5 & 19 February; 5 & 19 March
    Click Here to join Fridays sessions; Meeting ID: 977 611 369, Password: 035091
    Saturdays 9.15-10.15am: 30 Jan; 13 & 27 Feb; 13 & 27 March
    Click Here to join Saturdays sessions; Meeting ID: 844 520 435, Password: 753749
  • Monday Shacharit (Mondays 8:30-9:15am)
    Online Shacharit Services with Cantor Tamara or Rabbi Elliott.
    Click here to join by zoom; (Meeting ID: 854 5403 7876, Passcode: 785089)
  • Thursday Shacharit (Thursdays 8:30-9:15am)
    Online Shacharit Services with Cantor Tamara or Rabbi Elliott.
    Click here to join by zoom; (Meeting ID: 854 8574 6664, Passcode: 785089)

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Beth Shalom, Cambridge

Services by Zoom, led by a weekly-changing team of our members – contact admin@beth-shalom.org.uk for links.

  • Every Shabbat morning at 10.30 a.m
  • Weekly Saturday night Havdalah at 5pm
  • Kabbalat Shabbat at 6pm on the third Friday of the month

Plus weekly ‘Parashat Hashavua’ on Thursdays at 8pm

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Brighton & Hove Reform Synagogue
www.bh-rs.org

  • Erev Shabbat Service at 6.30pm – join us as we bid farewell to the past week and welcome in Shabbat by streaming our service via Zoom.
    Please contact the Synagogue office for log-in details.
  • Shabbat Services:
    Shabbat Service at 10.30am –  Please contact the Synagogue office for log-in details.
    Havdalah at 5pm every Saturday – Join our streaming service via Zoom.
    Please contact the Synagogue office for log-in details.
  • Daily Weekday Services:
    Shachrit every morning at 7.30am (Sundays to Fridays)
    Go to: https://zoom.us/join   ~   type 790-285-615
    Mincha everyday at 2pm (Sundays to Fridays)
    Go to: https://zoom.us/join   ~   type 571-620-138
    Ma’ariv at 5.30pm (Sundays to Thursdays!)
    Thursday’s Ma’ariv service is followed by Rabbi’s weekly shiur
    Go to: https://zoom.us/join   ~   type 258-315-566

Please contact the Synagogue Office on accounts@bh-rs.org for the relevant passwords.

For Children’s services and Cheder, please contact: chederbhrs@bh-rs.org

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Bromley Reform Synagogue
www.bromleyshul.org.uk/
  • Study Sessions with Rabbi Mati 
    Saturday 23 January (12.30pm): On the Parashah after Shabbat service
    Click here to join on zoom
  • Holocaust Memorial Day (Sunday 24 January, 12pm)
    The children’s author Tom Palmer will talk about his book After The War
    Click here to join on zoom
  • Shabbat Candle Lighting (Fridays at 7pm)
    Join us on zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/578441665 to light candles, sing z’mirot, say kiddush and bless challah.
  • Shabbat Morning Service (Saturdays 10.30am)
    YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/BromleyReformSynagogue.

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Cardiff Reform Synagogue

Services by Zoom, led by our Wardens and a team of our members
contact admin@cardiffreformsynagogue.uk for links.
• Kabbalat Shabbat at 6.30 pm every Friday
• Shabbat morning service at 10.30 a.m, weekly.

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Edgware and Hendon Reform Synagogue
http://www.ehrs.uk/ (under community channel)
Please email admin@ehrs.uk for Zoom details.

  • HaKol B’Seder Service (Saturday 23 January, 10:30-12:15)
    Join Rabbi Mark and Student Cantor Rachel Weston for our musical service which includes new music from the Reform and Conservative Jewish world, an interpretative Torah reading and plenty of participation. HaKol B’Seder means ‘voices are fine’ or ‘everything is OK!’ The service uses our regular Reform Judaism Siddur. You can join us on the EHRS Facebook page or on Zoom. Please email admin@ehrs.uk for details.
  • Schmoozing with the Rabbis (Tuesday 26 January, 11:30-12:30)
    A light hearted topical discussion, in an informal setting. This month with Rabbi Debbie Young-Somers. For Zoom details please email admin@ehrs.uk
  • Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration (Wednesday 27 January, 8-9pm)
    Holocaust Memorial Day is the day when the United Kingdom ensures that today’s and future generations know how far human evil can take us as we commemorate the Nazi Shoah suffered by the Jewish people and genocides suffered by other peoples at that time and #subsequently around the world. The year we will hear testimony from EHRS member Ivan Shaw who survived the Nazi invasion of Serbia. We will also hear from Yoletta Nyange, Rwandan born journalist. who will speak about how Rwanda is or is not recovering from the trauma of genocide. Hosted by Rabbi Mark on Zoom, please email admin@ehrs.uk for details, or watch on the EHRS Classic Channel Livestream, www.ehrs.uk
  • Kuddle-Up Bedtime Stories
    The Edgware and Hendon Reform Synagogue Young Families team, including our Rabbis, have recorded a short bed time story for seven nights. The perfect end to a lockdown day for all young children and the people who care for them! So Kuddle-Up and enjoy a story of Jewish meaning whenever you would like. Click here for the link to the EHRS YouTube channel to enjoy.

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Finchley Reform Synagogue
www.frs.org.uk
To join all meetings on: https://zoom.us/j/6861340661
(Meeting ID: 6861340661)
For further info and password, please contact: suzi.becker@frsonline.org

  • Kuddle Up Shabbat, Fridays, 4.15pm
    Join Rabbi Miriam and Tevye the Torahsaurus to bring in Shabbat every Friday
  • Tot Time – songs for pre-schoolers. (Tuesdays, 10.15am)
  • The Liberation of Belsen – My Father’s Story (Wed 27 Jan, 2pm)
    With John Wood. The book Liberating Belsen Concentration Camp was written by the late Lt-Col Leonard Berney. His son, John Wood, will tell his father’s story: the drama and horror encountered by the British Army, and the heroic efforts by the liberating troops to rescue the thousands of survivors, providing them with food and medical care before their eventual repatriation.
    https://www.frs.org.uk/event/the-liberation-of-belsen—my-fathers-story.html 
  • Learn With Rabbi Golan – Gems of Judaism (Wednesdays 27 Jan, 24 Feb, 24 March, 7:30pm)
    Rabbi Golan Ben Chorin takes us on a journey through the Jewish texts that most speak to him about
    the fundamental issue: ‘What does it mean to be Jewish?’ Travelling through Torah, Mishnah, Talmud and contemporary writing, he will share texts that have brought him joy and meaning, and deeply shaped his Jewish world view. https://www.frs.org.uk/event/golangems
  • Learn With Rabbi Golan – Israel: a Loving Struggle (Mondays 8 Feb, 8 March 7.45pm)
    Rabbi Golan Ben Chorin leads an honest and open discussion about current events in Israel, where we are not afraid to challenge and be challenged. Participants are invited to send in topic requests in advance. Please email avimarcouk@gmail.com. Possible subjects are politics, ecology, Reform Judaism and Israel’s youth – but please feel free to put forward other ideas as well!
    https://www.frs.org.uk/event/golanisrael
  • Learn With Rabbi Golan – Zoom into Torah (16 Feb, 16 March, 2pm)
    What can the Torah tell us about living Jewishly today?
    Rabbi Golan Ben Chorin will show how we can use the weekly portion as a tool for gaining insight into our lives.He will pick out verses, phrases and ideas, in an exploration of the intersection between Torah text and mindful Jewish living. https://www.frs.org.uk/event/golantorah

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Harlow Jewish Community

Harlow Jewish Community is currently holding Friday night and Shabbat services over zoom. Most services are led by Rabbi Irit Shillor. Everyone is welcome to attend. For login details please email admin@harlowjewishcommunity.org.uk

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Kol Chai
https://www.kolchai.org/

  • Virtual Young Adults’ Friday Night (Friday 22 January at 7pm)
    Catch up with old friends and meet some new faces
    Join us on Zoom Meeting
  • Kabbalat Shabbat Live & Tu B’Shevat (Friday 29 January 6.30-7.15)
    A special Friday night with a short Tu B’Shevat seder for the New Year for Trees, candles & Kiddush.
    Zoom links: https://zoom.us/j/7816511141

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Leo Baeck College
www.lbc.ac.uk/

Leo Baeck College Lehrhaus Spring 2021 Adult Learning Programme.
Enrich your mind. Feed your soul.

Our Lehrhaus Spring 2021 Programme is now taking bookings. From Intermarriage in the Rabbinic Imagination to Magic to Divination and Witchcraft in the Bible to How to Leyn in 6 Lessons … we have an extensive range of wonderful courses to suit all tastes, all taught by our outstanding faculty and specialists teachers.

For the full programme and more information please go to:

https://lbc.ac.uk/study-with-us/additional-learning-opportunities/lehrhaus/

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Lyons Learning Project
https://www.lyonslearning.org.uk/

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Makor Hayim
www.willesdenminyan.com/

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Mosaic Reform Synagogue
https://choosemosaic.org/reform/

  • Collecting Weird & Wonderful Objects (Sunday 24th January, 4pm)
    MOSAIC is delighted to be welcoming Maurice Collins OBE to talk about some of the items in his extraordinary collection and engaging you to fathom out the functions of some the gadgets on display. Maurice has earned himself a unique reputation as a collector of gadgets, distinguished by their eccentricity as well as the sheer enterprise of many British inventors through the last two centuries, determined to plug a gap in the consumer market. Deservedly awarded the title “Britain’s Best Collector” of Victorian gadgets. He has been amassing these marvellous items for over 40 years, sharing them, together with a wealth of ephemera and posters, many housed in museums including The British Library and talking about them to numerous audiences. As an author he has written several books on his Eccentric Collections and other subjects. This promises to be an enlightening and humorous afternoon with surprises.
  • The Impact of the Holocaust on Jewish Music (Tuesday 26th January, 2.30 pm)
    Join Viv Bellos, MBE, at 2.30 pm for an overview of music in Synagogues, concert halls and the home before, during and after WW2 with musical illustrations
  • Speaker for Holocaust Memorial Day (Wednesday 27th January 8pm)
    Rabbi Kathleen will introduce us to Fred Weil. To commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day we shall learn from Fred through a presentation of the events that occurred to his Grandmother Helena when she was transported to Theresienstadt on January 29th, 1942. While there she kept a diary on the backs of family photographs which she had taken with her. Fred’s grandmother perished, but the diary survived and was given to Fred’s aunt after the war. The presentation uses some of the diary entries to give an insight into her life in Theresienstadt. Fred Weil’s parents were both refugees from Hitler and came to the UK from Czechoslovakia in 1939. They met and married in England where Fred was born. He grew up in Oxford amidst a refugee Jewish community. Fred has been active in Holocaust education for several years helping at the annual Finchley Reform Synagogue Holocaust education sessions given to schools and to teacher training students from Middlesex University. He has given the presentation about his grandmother at The Wiener Holocaust Library, The biennial conference of the European Union for Progressive Judaism in Prague and at several synagogues.
  • 2020 A Year in Turmoil for Israel. What Can We Expect in 2021? (Thursday 28th January, 7pm)
    Paul Gross will be speaking to us directly from Jerusalem on this subject. As part of our “Israel Events”, Michael Reik will be introducing Paul. Paul Gross made Aliyah at the end of 2007 having worked for two years in public affairs at the Embassy of Israel in London and prior to that completing a Masters in Middle East Politics from SOAS. Today he is a Senior Fellow at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center, with responsibility for developing educational programming and public events in English at the national institute commemorating Israel’s sixth Prime Minister. He lectures to a variety of groups on Israeli history and politics and has written on Israeli and Middle East current affairs for several publications in Israel, the UK, the US and Canada. He has also appeared as a political commentator on two Israeli English-language news channels, i24 and ILTV. Paul lives in Jerusalem with his wife and three children. He stays connected to the “old country” primarily by watching English football and getting depressed by the current state of Arsenal.
  • Online Quiz (Sunday 31st January, 4pm)
    John Ashmele will present another entertaining on-line quiz for the Mosaic Jewish Community & friends. No winners, no prizes, just a lot of fun. Refreshments: whatever is left over from lunch!

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North West Surrey Synagogue
https://www.nwss.org.uk
For details on how to join contact admin@nwss.org.uk

  • In Conversation with Rabbi Kath – A three-part series at 7.30pm
    ‘Women: Human Beings or Human Givers? Is Torah responsible for Patriarchy?
    Part 2 on 28th January
    Part 3 on 4th February
  • Reflections (Saturday 30th January, 9.15am-10.15am)
    Join us for our popular monthly gathering of poetry, music, friendship and refreshment of the spirit.
    For details on how to join contact seniorwarden@nwss.org.uk
  • Singing Circle (Sunday 31st January, 12pm-1pm)
    Come and sing Contemporary Jewish music together, no experience necessary.

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Radlett Reform Synagogue
https://www.radlettreform.org.uk/
watch us on https://www.radlettreform.org.uk/live or https://www.facebook.com/RadlettReform
Please contact office@radlettreform.org.uk for zoom details.

  • Flower arranging demonstration for Tu B’Shavat (Wednesday 27 January 2.30pm)
    By florists “Lilac & Willow” to celebrate Tu BiSh’vat.
  • Clergy Kavvanah Connect – (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
    Join a member of Radlett clergy at 11am on the synagogue website/Facebook

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Sha’arei Tsedek North London Reform Synagogue
https://shaarei-tsedek.org.uk/
Join all sessions via www.stnl.rs/zoom

  • Key Questions and Covid: Responses from Jewish Texts with Rabbi Shulamit Ambalu (Mondays 8pm)
    Explore key ideas in Jewish texts for addressing the challenges we face today.
  • A Time and A Place Music Series with Rabbi James Baaden (Thursdays 3.00 pm)

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Sinai Synagogue, Leeds
www.sinaileeds.uk
Join our streamed services directly through the website:

  • Kabbalat Shabbat, Fridays 6:30pm;
  • Shabbat Morning, Saturday 10.30am
  • Sinai Book Club, (2nd Tuesday of the month @ 7pm)
    For zoom details please contact bookclub@sinaileeds.uk
  • Visit the website for Zoom details of weekly Kaddish and Kiddush and for more information about what’s happening at Sinai.

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South West Essex & Settlement Reform Synagogue (SWESRS)
swesrs.org.uk

Registration in advance is appreciated at www.ticketsource.co.uk/swesrs

For further information about this event, please contact Robert Young, Facilitator, SWESRS: Social and Community Group (Tel: 0208 530 2514 and rmyoung1942@yahoo.co.uk)

There is no charge for any of our on-line events, but registration in advance is appreciated at www.ticketsource.co.uk/swesrs where a donation can also be made to the charity, SAVE A CHILD’S HEART, if you so wish.

  • Susie Barnett, Holocaust Survivor (Tuesday 26 January,7.30pm)
    Susie Barnett will be retelling her story of survival during the Holocaust. To register and receive the zoom link for this presentation, please contact Sam at administrator@elels.org.uk
  • Story of Survival! (Monday 1 February, 8- 9:15pm)
    Eva Clarke has a unique story to tell about the circumstances of her birth at the Mathausen concentration camp with the weight of 3lb and her mother’s subsequent survival and journey. This event is being organised to mark Holocaust Memorial Day (which takes place annually on 27 January) and we are very fortunate to draw on the services of Eva Clarke, an eloquent witness to the holocaust and passionate about the importance of education and learning from the tragedies of the past.The log-in details are as follows: https://zoom.us/j/92617828920Meeting ID: 926 1782 8920 Dial by your location –   +44 208 080 6591
  • Tales of the Riverside and Old Father Thames (Monday 22 February, 8pm)
    Eleanor Bloom will be our guide for the evening, taking us on an ‘Armchair Walk’ along the South side of the River Thames which has a very old and salacious history.
    Click Here to join Zoom Meeting
    Meeting ID:940 7304 4090
    Dial by your location 0208 080 6591 or 0208 080 6592

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The Wimbledon Synagogue
https://www.wimshul.org/

  • Lunch and Learn – Weekly Torah Study Group with Rabbi Adrian (Wednesdays at 11am)
    Our famous Lunch and Learn is back in the form of an open Torah study via Zoom. The Shiur is open for everyone who wants to learn about and study the treasures of our holy scripture. Everyone is welcome, not only to join, but also to take part in the discussion, to ask questions and/or to raise a difficulty they have with the text of the Torah. You don’t need to know Hebrew; you don’t need to be an expert of the Torah. If you can’t make it on a regular basis, no problem. Just join when you can. To join on zoom, please contact the office 0208 946 4836 for details.
  • Shabbat Services (Friday & Shabbat )We invite you to join us for Shabbat services this Friday at 18.30 and again on Saturday at 10.30. The Friday night service will be led by our B’nei Mitzvah Group. To join on zoom, please contact the office 0208 946 4836 for details. All are welcome to join and experience the warmth of our services.

To learn more about our vibrant Synagogue and our online services, please visit our website: http://www.wimshul.org or contact our office on 0208 946 4836

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