Tuesday, 24 March Book Club. “Dead Lagoon” by Michael Dibdin. New members very welcome. firstname.lastname@example.org for details of the venue.
Wednesday, 25 March Pre-Purim Lecture: Get ready for the Seder. 8pm in Shul
Wednesday 25 March Ladies’ Israeli Dancing, 8pm in Shul
Thursday 26 March Kaddish Club: an evening of memory, 8pm at 42 Villiers Avenue
Wednesday, 22 April Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebrations, from 6.30pm in Shul. See flyer in separate blog.
Wednesday, 29 April Ladies Guild AGM in the Shul. Speaker to be announced.
14 March Grandparents’ kiddush. The Shabbat will be family-themed and all babies born in the last two years will have the opportunity to have a baby blessing in Shul! Bonus: a special kiddush.
21 March Special Kiddush given by Rabbi and Shoshana Landau to celebrate Yiska’s birthday – a first for the whole family.
28 March Shabbat Shalom Programme for Shabbat Hagadol – Explanatory service and hot kiddush
The What’s On post (see separate blog below) also contains the children’s version and food guide. The food guide includes a new phone number and latest opening times for the Kosher Food Outlet.
Below are the main What’s On, children’s version and food guide. There are also some changes in the food guide including a new phone number and latest opening times for the Kosher Food Outlet.
Israel Update 26 February 2015
Lina and her daughter Maryam, who was born with a hole in her heart, are the first Iraqi Christian refugees fleeing IS to come to Israel for medical treatment.
False charges from Palestinians that Israel had opened southern dams, flooding Gaza, appeared in a number of media outlets including AFP, Al-Jazeera, RT, Maan and Xinhua. The story was proven to be an outright lie by virtue of the fact that there are no dams in Israel’s south.
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat and his security guard helped subdue a Palestinian terrorist who stabbed a Jewish man in the city. Security footage of the event shows Barkat lunging at the terrorist. The Mayor served as an officer in the paratroopers.
Kingston Synagogue Hosts a “Mirv”-ellous Melave Malka
by Hazel Green
Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis paid his first visit to Kingston, Surbiton & District Synagogue, the largest United Synagogue shul in South West London, on Motze Shabbat.
Over 100 synagogue members and guests were welcomed by Kingston’s Rabbi Samuel Landau with a Havdalah ceremony, and drosha including traditional Chasidic stories, before enjoying a three-course dinner organized by the Ladies Guild.
The Chief Rabbi congratulated the shul, saying that they were blessed to have the incredible leadership duo of Rabbi Samuel and Rebbetzen Shoshana Landau, and he enthused about the varied synagogue activities ranging from an impressive Holocaust Memorial Day programme for local schools to interfaith work and myriad of social events.