We are excited to introduce you to RJ Communities TV! The format of our online programming has been changed to reflect the wonderful and inspiring work that our communities provide online for everyone to join.
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.
As we move into this new format there may be a few hiccups, please excuse us for any mistakes and we would love to both hear your feedback and information on regular events you would like to be included – email CommunityPartnership@rjuk.org
If you haven’t used Zoom before try this ‘how-to’ guide so you get off to a flying start. You can also join a test meeting so you are confident when the time comes.
RJ:TV Services and Programmes:
- RJ:TV Lunch and Learn – Fridays 12:30-1:30
A series of study sessions to nourish your mind and soul.
- Audacious Jews with Jonathan Bergwerk (Fridays 14 & 28 August)
14 August – Moses Mendelssohn – the 18th century German philosopher and instigator of Jewish enlightenment. The first modern Jew.
- 28 August – Isaiah Berlin – the liberal philosopher and one of the finest minds of the 20th century. How should people live a moral life in a time of uncertainty?
- New Hope for a New Year – a conversation about how we might choose to live in these times with Justin Wise (Thursday 3 September, 8pm)
Every week since lockdown started in the UK I have hosted a one-hour gathering on Zoom which gives people a chance to talk and listen to one another about what their experience of living during these pandemic times has been like. It’s been an extraordinary experience. There’s something incredibly supportive and healing in the simple act of being connected to one another and being heard… as the writer Margaret Wheatly says “When we seek for connection, we restore the world to wholeness. Our seemingly separate lives become meaningful as we discover how truly necessary we are to each other.” As we head towards Rosh Hashanah I’m going to be hosting a similar session on RJ:TV. It will be highly interactive and conversational, and give you the opportunity to speak with others, and to listen, as we take up questions that are important for this moment: What have we learnt during these past 6 months? What’s been life-giving, and what’s been difficult? And how might we choose to live as we embark on a new year?Justin is a member of Alyth, an educator, writer and parent. He practices and teaches integral development coaching – a way of supporting people in responding well to the big questions of their lives. He’s deeply interested in what it takes to live our lives fully, and how we can say ‘yes’ to our lives in the midst of all the challenges and opportunities life brings us. He’s the founder of Thirdspace, a small organisation that brings all of this to individuals and organisations across the world.
- Shacharit with LBC, Tuesdays and Fridays, 8:30am
- Maariv – Mondays, 8pm
- Talking About Dying– Mon & Fri 2 – 3PM (not on 17 August)
Come once or come regularly – a friendly, open space to talk about dying, and how the pandemic and other experiences of loss affect how we live
- Jewish Mindfulness Meditation (JMM)
JMM 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.
Upcoming JMM on Fridays (5:00-5.4:pm): 28 August & 11th Sept
Upcoming JMM on Saturdays (9:00-9:40am): 22 August & 5th Sept
Click here to join (Meeting ID: 977 611 369 Password: 035091).
Click here to join (Meeting ID: 616 879 143, Password: 797658).
- Baby Den (Friday 14th August 10:30-11:00)
Chug-a-lug into Shabbat with Rabbi Hannah. Sing your favourite Baby Den songs, dance to a shabbat beat and wave to some familiar faces. For families with Young Children.
Click here to join (Meeting ID: 142 813 452, Password: 346202).
- Biblical Hebrew (Sunday 16th August 11:00-12:00)
A programme for those with high level hebrew reading ability. Please email Edward Gold at email@example.com if you would like to join this class so that you can be sent the link and materials in advance.
Beth Shalom, Cambridge
Services by Zoom, led by a weekly-changing team of our members – contact firstname.lastname@example.org for links.
- Every Shabbat morning at 10.30 a.m
- Weekly Saturday night Havdalah at around 9pm but getting earlier!
- Kabbalat Shabbat at 6.30pm on the first and third Fridays of the month
Edgware and Hendon Reform Synagogue
http://www.ehrs.uk/ (under community channel)
- Kaytana & Kadima Reinvented for 2020! (until Friday 28 August)
For ages 5-7 and 8-11
Join us in August for exciting online Zoom activities every day for ages 5-11 starting Monday 3 August, and three mornings a week at EHRS starting on Monday 10 August!
For more information and our online booking forms for each age group, please go to the Youth page on the EHRS Website www.ehrs.uk
Kuddle Up Shabbat (Friday 14 August, 16:15-16:45)
Join Rabbi Emily Reitsma-Jurman and the Shabbat Dinosaur for Shabbat stories and songs through our livestream. Best for younger children. by EHRS Livestream, www.ehrs.uk/live
- Shabbat B’Bayit (Saturday 15 August, 11:00-12:00)
Join Rabbi Emily LIVE on the EHRS Facebook page for Shabbat B’Bayit, a fun Shabbat morning service with songs, stories, and reflections to give you Shabbat flavour without the formality. Please email email@example.com for Zoom details.
Voices Across Continents: Jewish Business Ethics in Lockdown London & Boston (Wednesday 19 August, 18:00-19:00 London Time, 13:00-14:00 Boston Time)
Join us on Zoom for a Jewish Business Ethics Shiur with Rabbi Mark Goldsmith and members of the Edgware and Hendon Reform Synagogue Business Breakfast Group in London studying together with members of Mishcan Tefillah in Boston (this time its cocktail hour in London and lunchtime in Boston!). We will be studying our Jewish sources over millennia about trading across borders at times of shortage and the dangers of overseas trade as well as celebrating the advantages of international connections which were constant within Jewish communities. We will also of course talk with each other about the challenges of doing business today in the USA and the UK. All welcome. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom details
Andalusian Adventure: Join us on a Virtual Trip to Cordoba and Toledo (Thursday 20 August, 17:00-19:00)
Join Spain’s first native Rabbi since 1492, Rabbi Haim Casas, for a virtual tour of Cordoba and Toledo, two of the main centres of Judaism in Andalusia and the cradle of our Jewish learning and traditions from the 10th Century until the expulsion of Spain’s Jews in 1492. Hosted by Rabbi Mark (to whet our appetite for a real tour in the future!). Please book your place at www.ehrs.uk/atj cost £5, and we will send you the Zoom details to join us.
- Kuddle Up Shabbat, Fridays, 4.15pm
Join Rabbi Miriam and Tevye the Torahsaurus to bring in Shabbat every Friday
Menorah Synagogue – Cheshire Reform Congregation
- Virtual Tea with Rabbi Fabian (Thursdays 3-4pm)
An online “check-in” and virtual tea.
To join: Meeting ID: 857 2572 2295; Password: 980808.
- Opera @ Menorah (at selected Wednesdays 2pm)2 September: Britten: Albert Herring30 September: Strauss: Arabella4 November: Mozart: Don Giovanni2 December: Donizetti: Maria StuardaClick Here for further details and to book
- Shabbat Study Circle (Saturday 15th August 1:30pm)
Let the sages and commentators, past and present, come alive as we discuss contemporary topics and share wisdom from Jewish textual sources together with the Rabbi. Meeting ID:196 160 098 Password:056697
- Book Club (Monday 17th August 2:00pm)
‘Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere’ by Jan Morris. Introduced by Sue and Graham Ash. Meeting ID: 972 0835 7835 Password:082191
Mosaic Reform Synagogue
- Sharing our Hobbies (Sunday 16th August – 4.00 pm)
Karen Pollak will be explaining her love of clay and will show you some of the work she enjoys. Karen will also be sharing and explaining some of her own pottery work .
- Meet the Author (Tuesday 18th August – 2.30 pm)
Adele Franklin is a retired Chartered Librarian and has spent her professional life working with young people, trying to foster in them a love of literature and provide for them a safe space in which they could flourish and grow. Reading and writing have always been a huge part of her life and, having given up work, she now runs Hillingdon U3A and their Creative Writing Group. Her first book, ‘Silver Whimsy’ is a collection of short stories and Adele says she will be ready for her second book in a few months. She describes her style as quirky and runs the gamut from autobiographical pieces, to science fiction, humour to plays and murderous tales!
- Sharing our Hobbies – Collecting (Sunday 23rd August – 4.00 pm)
Three collectors share their collections: Michael Reik – Playing Cards; Edwin Lucas – Cruets; George Vulkan – Newspapers.
- Clergy Kavvanah Connect – (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
Join a member of Radlett clergy at 11am on the synagogue website/Facebook
- Topics and texts from the Tanakh (Tuesday 18 August, 2pm)
Coronation of Solomon – A series of independent discussions led by Jack Alvarez on Tuesday afternoons for about an hour. Discussions will be in English with only the occasional reference to anything in Hebrew and participants will find it handy to have the JPS Tanakh or a Chumash to which to refer. Everyone welcome on either a regular or sporadic basis.
- Lights, Chutzpah, Action (7 September 7.30pm)
Join us for another lively and interesting talk by Rachel Kolsky, prize winning Blue Badge Guide, to discover the contribution made to the British film industry by Jewish producers, directors, designers, distributors and actors. From the early pioneers to 1930s emigres and beyond, their stories take you from Gaumont to Gainsborough, Ealing to Essoldo, Korda to Klinger and Skikne to Steiner. So sit back and enjoy these magic cinematic memories. Members £7.50, Non-members £10. Book here,
- Topics and texts from the Tanakh: Sibling Rivalry (Numbers 12) (8 September 2.00pm)
A series of independent discussions led by Jack Alvarez on Tuesday afternoons for about an hour. Discussions will be in English with only the occasional reference to anything in Hebrew and participants will find it handy to have the JPS Tanakh or a Chumash to which to refer. Everyone welcome on either a regular or sporadic basis. Click Here to join.
- Start Your Week on a Positive Note (Mondays, 12.45 pm)
Join Therapist Ruth Dines for a short interactive mental health well-being session.
Sinai Synagogue, Leeds
Join our streamed services directly through the website:
- Kabbalat Shabbat, Fridays 6:30pm;
- Shabbat Morning, Saturday 10.30am
- Visit the website for Zoom details of weekly Kaddish and Kiddush and for more information about what’s happening at Sinai.