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High Holyday Learning & events

An introduction to the High Holydays

and what they mean to us this year 

Thursday 2 September at 7.00pm on Zoom

Reflections on the year that’s past, and hopes for the year ahead: 

Rabbis Weiner and Wittenberg offer personal insights into the meanings of the coming High Holydays and respond to questions.

Click here to view video of event.

SH'MA KOLEINU - A SELICHOT SERVICE

Motzei Shabbat 4 September at 9.30pm

An emotive introduction to the music of the High Holy Days. Please join us for this very special Masorti-wide event.

Participants
Chazan Jackie Chernett, Samantha Cohen, Chazan Stephen Cotsen, David Djemal, Natalie Grazin, Avi Green, Yoav Oved, Anthony Phillips, Chen Reiss

Minim Singers
Directed by Ayala Gottlieb Alter

Pianist: Ashley Jacobs

Live from
New London Synagogue

View video at this link (Service starts approx. 20 minutes in)

The Inspiration and the Challenge

Sunday 12 September at 8.30pm on Zoom

Four prominent personalities answer the questions:

‘What’s inspired me during Covid?’ & ‘What challenges lie ahead?’

  • Matt Biggs, of Gardener’s Question Time fame
  • David Davies, sports commentator, former executive director of the FA
  • Ben Okri, Booker Prize-winning author
  • Bishop Rose Hudson-Wilkin, formerly chaplain to the House of Commons

Then four rabbis discuss how our Judaism can help us live up to their answers.

If you missed this wonderful event, you can now watch the video at this link.

Shiurim on Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur, Thursday 16th September at 11.15am

We particularly want to welcome children to family and explanatory services. In order to have the space to do so, we will have an extended pause in our all-day Yom Kippur services, between 11.00am and 13.00pm. Some of us may want to go home and take a rest, but others will want to spend the whole day in shul.

We are therefore arranging teaching and discussion opportunities with two sessions, 11.15 – 11.55am, and 12.05 – 12.45pm.

Themes will include:

Confronting denial: How Yom Kippur forces us to focus on what’s wrong in the world and in ourselves, led by Michael Wegier

The Personal Process of Teshuva: Maimonides and Aristotle, with Matt Plen

and other relevant and engaging options.

In order to attend these shiurim, you must book via the main in person services booking link.

Kohelet

Thursday 23 September at 8.30pm on Zoom

‘Vanity of vanities saith the preacher:’ but is everything really just vanity?

We read, analyse and ponder a section of this wry, profound and inveigling text.

Please click here to register for Zoom details.

Thu, 16 September 2021 10 Tishrei 5782