Clayhall Selichos Times
On Monday & Tuesday 22/23 September, Selichos will start at 6.20 am. On Erev Rosh Hashanah, Wednesday 24 September, Selichos commences at 6.10 am. On Sunday 28th, the Fast of Gedaliah, Selichos will begin at 7.30 am. During the Aseres Yamei Teshuvah, Selichos will be at 6.25 am, except on Erev Yom Kippur (Friday 3 October) when it starts at 6.40 am. Please do your very best to be on time.
Join your friends at Clayhall Shul for a morning of fun at our Children’s Service for Nursery to Year 3. Led by Deborah Harris , the enjoyment begins at 10.30 am with davening followed by stories, games, discussions, prizes, nosh and a Kiddush! The next Children’s Service is, of course, on Rosh Hashanah this coming week, beginning at 10.30 am until 11.45 am on both days, Thursday 25 and 26 September. On Yom Kippur , 4 October, the service runs from 11.00 am until 12.15 pm. All the fun on 1st day Succos , Thursday 9 October, starts at 10.30 am until 11.30 am. Don’t miss all these wonderful opportunities to get involved.
The 47 Club
Clayhall Shul launched the new 47 Club for all children in school years 4-7 last Shabbos. Led by Naomi Harris, it includes topical discussions, interactive and explanatory davening, and a Kiddush. A special Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Succos programme is now planned before the 47 Club continues the fortnightly Shabbos cycle on 25 October. The service times are identical to the Children’s Service below. If you attend at least 10 “47 Clubs” before Simchas Torah 2015 (excluding Chagim), super prizes will be awarded. This project is supported by Tribe and is being run by the now officially named, Clayhall Tribe.
Simchas Beis Hasho’evah
Clayhall’s lively Succos Party takes place on Sunday 12 October in the Shul Succah. With live singing and dancing, a delightful milky dessert buffet and plenty of l’chaims, the evening is a snip at just £4 per person. The fun starts at 8.00 pm and will finish at about 10.30 pm. We will daven Maariv at 7.40 pm. Please send the application form back to the office by 29 September.
Shabbos Project (Shabbat UK)
Very shortly you will receive in the post exciting details about Clayhall’s Shabbat UK programme. You should have already received the flyer via email. There will be a Children’s Service and The 47 Club running alongside the main Service. After a communal Kiddush, the children will enjoy games and activities while Rabbi Wilson presents “Shabbat: Because You’re Worth It” to the adults. This will be followed by a delicious meaty lunch with hot Cholent, hearty singing and good company. After lunch, everyone can relax for a couple of hours with board games, drama, bingo, sport, chill n’chat or even a good old Shabbat schluf! Everyone is invited to a grand Seudah Shlishit after Mincha. This is the third and final meal and usually consists of light foods such as tuna, herring, houmous, salads, crisps and cake. Shabbat ends at 6.35 pm when we will daven Ma’ariv. The day will finish with a musical Havdalah. All this is being offered for just £9 per adult and £5 for children under 12 years. Under 3’s are free. You can either book by completing the application form or there is an online option. RSVP is 12 noon by Sunday 5 October.
Like last year, you will need to book your place at the Simchas Torah grand Kiddush on Friday 17 October. The flyer is in the Shul mailing. Adults £5, Under-12’s £3 and Under 3’s are free. Please ensure that you book to guarantee entry to the Kiddush.
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.