If you are wondering what to do next month, stop wondering…
As October yields to November, events for the first few days of November appear on this month’s Bulletin – and soon, the SLJS website will update to all of November (and the first few days of December). This miracle of overlap occurs every month, I think/presume.
The KYM (formerly Kingston Young Marrieds) social group marked Rosh Chodesh Ellul – the month in the Hebrew calendar which heralds the arrival of Rosh Hashanah – with an apples and honey blind tasting to a soundtrack ranging from Abba (“Honey Honey”) to Glenn Miller (“Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree”) and the “William Tell Overture”. To see photographs of the event, click Continue. Continue reading →
For Your Calendar
We have a busy few months ahead of us and are pleased to be able to offer a range of events and activities to suit all the family.
As advertised, on Tuesday 13th September we welcome acclaimed Jewish chef and author of multiple cookbooks Denise Phillips to our synagogue for a demonstration and four course tasting experience.
Every year, our two talented amateur florists, Elise Wolfson and Sharon Sulkin, create magnificent floral displays for Shavuot.
This year’s theme – Ezekiel’s Vision – is dramatically described in the Haftorah we read on first day Shavuot. The stunning arrangements portrayed the colours described in the Haftorah: amber, blue sapphire, bronze and flame, while their shapes included references to the storm, the wings and the four wheels. At the conclusion of the service, Elise gave a fascinating drosha explaining the Haftorah inspiration behind the floral displays.
Yomtov celebrations continued with a fantastic four-course lunch for 50 people catered by members of the Ladies’ Guild: butternut squash soup, fish goujons, smoked salmon, tuna and salads, a cheese course and ending with a delicious creamy trifle.
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Dror for the Wounded
Kingston Synagogue are hosting an event – 23 June 2016 – to raise funds and awareness for a very worthy cause.
Dror for the Wounded(DrorFoundation.org) was started by a wounded IDF soldier, Dror Dagan. Initially thought to be dead, he survived. Although paralysed and in a wheelchair, he is now married and has two children.
Dror for the Wounded raises money and allots grants for conventional and non-conventional methods of rehabilitation: helping with college tuition, or a new laptop for a hospital-bound solider, or even new prosthetics.
The flyer below provides more information, including the website address to apply for tickets.
KINGSTON RE-UNION IN ISRAEL
JULY 14TH (7.00pm in Kochav Yair)
Over the years many Kingstonians have made Aliyah from the 1970’s and also the Shlechim who were with us in the 70s & 80s.
We are planning our second reunion (the last one was over 10 years ago) and would like to receive information from you of any family members or anyone from the community who you know that now lives in Israel.
We know of the following extended families – Atkins, Berkovitches, Jacksons, Blooms, Hellermans, Lyons, Henleys, Kingleys, Grabmans, Beckers, Homers, Marks, Baharias, Sterlings, Sprigers, Ofirs, Kroziers, Azerias.
Also those who happen to be visiting Israel are welcome to join us.
Sharon Katz (Berkovitch) has set up a Whatsapp group on 972-54-7718665 or Contact Mark Hellerman by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Yom Ha’atzmaut at KSDS
by Hazel Green
We hosted more than 80 revellers from all over London and Surrey to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut on Thursday. [Photos are on our Zenfolio website.] Read more →