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High Holyday Learning & events

Making the World Better

Sunday 11 September 2022 at 8.15pm at NNLS

a forum facilitated by Rabbi Shoshana Boyd Gelfand


Bishop Kenneth Nowakowski, Eparchial Bishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of the Holy Family of London, leader in creating an outstanding welcome centre for refugees from the war in Ukraine, long-time friend of the Jewish community.

Prof. Christie Watson, Professor of Medical and Health Humanities at UEA, novelist and writer, author inter alia of best-selling book of the year The Language of Kindness, and of The Courage to Care, written during the pandemic.

Hugh Warwick, ecologist, passionate environmentalist, Visiting Fellow at Oxford Brookes University, writer, author inter alia of Linescapes, Remapping and Reconnecting Britain's Fragmented Wildlife.

Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg is Senior Rabbi of Masorti Judaism and Rabbi of NNLS.

Rabbi Shoshana Boyd Gelfand is the Director of Leadership and Learning at Pears Foundation. Her rabbinate focuses on making Jewish wisdom accessible and meaningful to people of all faiths and none.

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On Teshuvah / Repentance

Wednesdays 14, 21, 28 September 2022 at 8.15pm at NNLS

Teshuvah in the Torah and Tenach, from Adam and Eve to Nineveh
with Rabbis Chaim Weiner and Jonathan Wittenberg
followed by Saying Sorry in Public Life with Sarah Sackman

Maimonides’ Laws of Repentance, with Rabbi Chaim Weiner,
followed by The Power of Regret, with Rabbi Zahavit Shalev

Repentance in the Zohar and the thought of Rav Kook, with Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg and Ariel Kahn,
followed by The Psychology of Repentance with John Schlapobersky, psychotherapist and author

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Selichot COncert at New London Synagogue

Motzei Shabbat 17 September 2022 at 9.00pm

An evening of liturgical celebration and preparation in advance of the High Holyday Season at New London Synagogue, 33 Abbey Road, London NW8 0AT.

Including the participation of:

Ayala Gottlieb Alter (Cello and voice, NNLS)
Chen Reiss (International Opera Soloist, NLS)
Cantor Rebecca Blumenthal (Oxford)
Yoav Oved (Cantorial Lead, NLS)
Rabbi Zahavit Shalev (NNLS)
And other liturgical and musical leadership from across the Masorti Movement.

£5 pre-booked
£10 on the door
Booking at:

Also live-streamed to:
and Masorti Together Facebook Page for a suggested donation at:

Selichot Services at NNLS

Prepare for the High Holydays with words and melodies to open the heart:

Thursday 22 September 2022 at 8.15pm at NNLS

Sunday 2 October 2022 at 8.15pm at NNLS

Putting the World to Rights

Rabbis in Conversation with Jonathan Freedland

Shabbat Shuvah, 1 October 2022 at 6.00pm (venue tbc)

Jonathan Freedland is columnist at The Guardian, presenter of BBC Radio 4's contemporary history series The Long View, writer of thrillers under the pseudonym Sam Bourne and author of the recent best-selling The Escape Artist.

Sun, 7 August 2022 10 Av 5782