Edgware and Hendon Reform Synagogue (EHRS) is an inclusive, progressive, vibrant and welcoming Holy community, which strongly values tradition whilst responding to the challenges of modern day Jewish living.
There are so many activities and opportunities at EHRS, which make it much more than a synagogue, it is a community centre for all ages, or as someone described us, a multiplex cinema offering something for everyone.
The synagogue building is a place of worship and also a community centre with many different regular and special activities for all ages. We are delighted to offer a huge range of Synagogue services and activities to cater for all ages. These include Nagila, our Early Years Nursery; Orot, our Religion School; Youth Clubs; Uniformed Groups; our Day Centre for the elderly, plus a wide range of adult education and social groups.
Friday 16 August
18:30 Erev Shabbat Service
Led by Rabbi Neil Kraft
Saturday 17 August
9:15 Bite of Torah Breakfast
10:30 Family Service
10:30 Main Service
Shacharit Service led by Rabbi Neil Kraft
Torah Service led by Rabbi Emily Reitsma-Jurman
Bite of Torah Breakfast
Saturday 17 August, 09:15 - 10:15
Join Rabbi Kraft for a Bite of Torah which will study and discuss some of the teachings in Pirke Avot; a collection of ethical and moral teachings going back 2,000 years to the time of the Mishna. Topics will include that the teachings of wisdom must be based on a moral code; fear of Heaven and must be translated into actual practice; and the importance of having a good character in the application of wisdom.
Lunch & Learn
Saturday 17 August, 13:00
Each Passover we tell the story of what it was like to be slaves in a foreign land, and remind ourselves to celebrate the gift of freedom. The 23rd of August marks the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition.
Tea & Tots
Sunday 18 August, 15:00 - 16:30
For all young families with children aged 5 and under
Please join us for an afternoon of entertainment for the little ones, much needed refreshments for parents, and an opportunity to meet other young Jewish families. Members and non-members welcome.
Come and enjoy story telling with Rabbi Mark, PJ Library corner, toddler toys, refreshments for all, baby area, craft activities, music and singing. *THIS IS A FREE DROP IN SESSION*
EHRS Dog Walk - Canons Park, Edgware
Sunday 25 August, 10:30-11:30
Just as there is a Jewish New Year for Trees in the month of Shevat and a New Year for the Earth on Rosh Hashanah in Tishri there is a traditional Jewish New Year for animals on the first day of the month of Elul. Join Rabbi Mark at the Canons Drive entrance (by the ‘fallen trees’ sign) for a walk with our dogs in beautiful Canons Park, including prayer recognising the role of animals in our lives, a run in the park for our furry friends and a celebration of the history of the Jewish relationship with animals.
If, like Rabbi Mark, you do not actually own a dog just come and join us for the fun of it. Wet weather plan – bring an umbrella!
Community Consultation for Recruitment of our new Rabbi
to join Rabbis Mark Goldsmith and Emily Reitsma-Jurman
Sunday 15 September, 10:15 - 12:15
Rabbi Neil Kraft retires in April 2020 after 18 years of dedicated service to the Synagogue. We intend to recruit a new Rabbi to join EHRS’s team.
To start the process of listening to members’ thoughts on EHRS’s future rabbinic needs, we invite all members of the community to a facilitated morning, with the opportunity to hear from others and express your thoughts what is important for you in the roles of our new rabbi.
EHRS members of all ages and stages of involvement are welcome to join us for this informative morning.
Tuesday 15 October
Climate Change is a Jewish issue - EHRS’s Environment Night during Sukkot, 19:00-21:30
Join Rabbi Mark, activists for efforts to preserve the environment and prevent climate change from within our EHRS community and the leadership of Eco Synagogue, for an evening of workshops on what we could do this year in our home, work and shul lives to be better environmental citizens. A time to share ideas and to learn from others. Includes a light vegan supper.
Please book below to let us know you are coming.
Please join us for our annual EHRS Supper Quiz in aid of the Youth Centre
Sunday 27 October, 18:30 - 21:30
Tickets are £20 per person
Tables of 8 - 10, so please bring your friends along to enjoy the evening.
Food and soft drinks provided. Please feel free to bring your own wine. Food to be served at 18:30 (vegetarian option available)
We will be taking photographs during the evening for publicity purposes. If you would prefer not to be photographed, please notify the quiz masters on the night giving your table number or name. For more information please contact Babs on 0208 954 2776 or 07957 260111
Please book and pay below.