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High Holyday Learning & events

Click here for a list of all services - in-person and online.

Click here for a detailed set of Questions & Answers that we hope will address most queries and concerns.

Apology & Forgiveness

What they mean, why they matter, why they’re hard
Tuesday 22nd September at 8.30pm

Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg explores texts on what Judaism has to teach us about saying sorry and is in conversation with Marina Cantacuzino, founder of The Forgiveness Project and author of The Forgiveness Project: Stories for a Vengeful Age, who explores the power of apology and reconciliation in our personal and public lives;

and with John Schlapobersky, author and psychotherapist, whose book When They Came For Me about his imprisonment under Apartheid will be published shortly.

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‘Feed the hungry, free the oppressed’

An in-depth exploration of the prophetic readings for Yom Kippur
Thursday 24th September at 8.30pm

‘Feed the hungry; free the oppressed’ (Isaiah 58:7)

With Rabbi Oliver Joseph in conversation with Rabbi Levi Lauer, executive director of Atzum (working against trafficking and in support of asylum seekers), and Nic Schlagman, activist and community worker.

The word of God came to Jonah: ‘Get up and go to Nineveh, the great city.’

With Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg in conversation with student archaeologist Suzanne Kapelus on ancient Nineveh and what kind of a place it was; and with naturalist Eleanor O’Hanlon, author of Eyes of the Wild, on learning forgiveness from gray whales.

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'The great shofar will be sounded…

Rams, goats, and kudus: what are shofars made of?
With Rabbi Marc Soloway and Rabbi Adam Zagoria-Moffet

What notes are kosher? With Rabbi Chaim Weiner

…and the voice of fine silence shall be heard.’
Exploring the connection between the shofar, listening, and the sound of fine silence, with Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg and Deborah Golend, Pastoral Care Coordinator at NNLS

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Cookalong Rosh HaShanah

Join Rabbi Oliver for an hour of Rosh Hashanah dessert making and get your desserts sorted in good time for Yom Tov!

Rabbi Oliver will be demonstrating how to make Date Drop Baby Pancakes, Appletastic Rosh Hashanah Cake and Too Tasty Honey Cake. We will provide you with the list of ingredients here and you can cook along with The Cooking Rabbi.

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Digital Selichot service: an evening of meditation, song and teaching

A cross-communal evening of music, learning and reflection to prepare for the Days of Awe.

Organised by Masorti Judaism, a chance for for all Masorti members to come together online and share the beautiful music of Selichot, together with teaching and reflections to prepare for the High Holydays.

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Rosh Hashanah at home -traditions & prayers of celebration

With Rabbis Oliver Joseph and Jonathan Wittenberg

If you missed this wonderful session with Rabbis Oliver Joseph and Jonathan Wittenberg, you can click here to view the video and click here for recipes for Rosh Hashanah, the Seder Simanim & ideas for a beautiful festive table.

Sat, 28 November 2020 12 Kislev 5781