Bored on 25th December?
Clayhall Shul has the answer! Start the day with a spiritual boost of Shacharis at 8.15 am followed by some physical sustenance that only the full Clayhall breakfast can offer (scrambled eggs and smoked salmon beats everything else). Then sit back and let Rabbi Wilson take you on 50 minute journey of “Selected Halachos of Xmas.” Yes, you have read it right! The topic is timely, relevant and very interesting.
Redbridge United Synagogue presents a wonderful evening of cabaret by “Anything Goes” and the keyboard maestros Geoff and Dave. Reserve Sunday 1 February in your diary for a great evening of popular songs from the 60’s and 70’s. Enjoy a lush fried fish supper and plenty more with your friends for £17.50 each. Doors open 7.00 pm for a 7.30 pm start. Please support the first fund raising event of the new Shul by purchasing tickets from Liz (8550 9907), Bernard (8554 1480) or Angela Levene (8550 2610). Let’s get off to a rip-roaring, fun-filled and highly profitable opener!
The Redbridge Breakfast
A special breakfast is planned for Sunday 11 January 2015 as a welcome event for the new community. Shacharis will be at 8.15 am followed by breakfast at 9.00 am. Everyone is warmly welcome including ladies. If you would like to sponsor in whole or in part any breakfast, please speak to Angela or Robin. The cost of a breakfast is usually about £40. PS: The hot scrambled eggs are great!
Chicken Soup Kiddush
Our very first service as Redbridge Shul takes place on Friday 9 January 2015. After Kabbalos Shabbos and Maariv, we will be having a Chicken Soup Kiddush and a L’Chaim to celebrate this historic event. Mincha starts at 3.55 pm. Everyone is welcome although it would be helpful if you could let either Angela or Lester know beforehand if you are coming (for catering purposes). There is no charge. Shortly, members will receive a flyer advertising both the last Clayhall Shabbos on 3 January and the inaugural Redbridge Shabbos a week later.
70 Days for 70 Years
On the 25th January 2015, the United Synagogue will be launching the “70 Days for 70 Years” project. Created in the UK and commencing to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, this project will engage hundreds of thousands of Jews in an uplifitng, educational and memorial programme across the globe. Countries that are taking part include Australia, Canada, Israel, South Africa and the USA. Building on the previous success of the “60 Days for 60 Years” project, participants will receive a copy of a specially published book of 70 inspiring essays written by renowned educators, historians and scholars - to be read, one a day for 70 days. Accompanying the book will be a memorial card giving the details of one victim of the Holocaust who they will learn for 70 days in memory of. During the project, the 70 Days for 70 Years website - www.70for70.comwill have additional materials and a list of events and activities.
The new Redbridge community will be launching this project on Motsei Shabbos 24 January with a very special Melava Malka. Rabbi Wilson will be giving more information over the next few weeks.
Fathers and Sons learning together (Avos U’Bonim) continues Motsei Shabbos at 6.15 pm at the home of Rabbi & Rebbetsen Wilson, 19 Lakeside Avenue. As always, there will be refreshments and a prize raffle with book tokens on offer each week.
Please let either the Shul office, Rabbi Wilson or Gordon Miller know of any member(s) who is/are unwell. We will arrange home or hospital visits and shopping if necessary. We treat all information in the strictest confidence. Sometimes, there are situations where we can only offer limited help or we simply do not have the time, expertise or resources. So never hesitate to call Jewish Care Direct on 020 8922 2222.
Please use our Shul library that is located in the Ackerman Resource Centre on the ground floor. Over 160 books to read or borrow covering a range of Jewish topics are available. We will shortly be sending out the list of books to encourage greater use. If anyone would like to donate books either in celebration of a Simchah or to commemorate a Yahrzeit, please speak to the Office. Click here for a list of books in the library.