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March 2019

Hebrew Classes (weekly)

12th March 2019 - 10th March 2020
Free

We offer two levels of Hebrew classes that run throughout the year. Our classes are aimed at teenagers and adults, who can already read Hebrew, but who want to read Hebrew more fluently, and to deepen their understanding. Both classes are at on Tuesdays. Kitah Bet: Learning outcomes for this class include becoming more familiar with the most common blessings and prayers, and more confident reading them, so as to be able to join in the service and to feel better…

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May 2019

Yom HaShoah Commemoration

May 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
£16 – £19

NLS invites the community to a concert in commemoration of Yom HaShoah, featuring music by Julian Dawes, including: I Never Saw Another Butterfly, a song-cycle setting to music poems written by children in Terezin Concentration Camp, between 1942-44, performed by Finchley Children’s Music Group and Elegie for Violin and Piano, performed by Sophie Lockett (violin) and Mitra Alice Tham (piano). Followed by candle lighting and reflective reception. Ma’ariv—7.30 pm ‘I Never Saw Another Butterfly’—8.00 pm Address by Rabbi Jeremy—8.30 pm…

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‘Tefillah – History and Meaning’: A new series of study sessions with Stephen Cotsen

May 15 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until 5th June 2019

It is not enough just to translate our prayers. They have layers of meaning; there is politics, social history and more to discover. I have chosen three wonderful texts. The opening blessings of the Amidah have a fascinating history, Anim Z'mirot is a mystical song created in the aftermath of the devastation caused to the Jews of Germany by the Crusaders. The Kaddish did not start off being said by mourners, but that too is a most interesting story. Do…

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‘Tefillah – History and Meaning’: A new series of study sessions with Stephen Cotsen

May 22 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until 5th June 2019

It is not enough just to translate our prayers. They have layers of meaning; there is politics, social history and more to discover. I have chosen three wonderful texts. The opening blessings of the Amidah have a fascinating history, Anim Z'mirot is a mystical song created in the aftermath of the devastation caused to the Jews of Germany by the Crusaders. The Kaddish did not start off being said by mourners, but that too is a most interesting story. Do…

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A Walking tour of Jewish St John’s Wood, with Blue Badge Guide, Rachel Kolsky.

May 26 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
£12.50 – £17.50 28 tickets left

Don’t miss this special event celebrating the three flagship synagogues in St John’s Wood while discovering the history and personalities who have shaped this quiet residential London quarter. Once the "wrong side of the park”, it became known for eminent Victorian artists and sculptors, where high walls could hide their secret liaisons, top class cricket, an iconic recording studio and as home to 1960s iconic pop-stars. Your tour includes the story behind St John’s Wood Synagogue plus exclusive visits to…

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June 2019

‘Tefillah – History and Meaning’: A new series of study sessions with Stephen Cotsen

June 5 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until 5th June 2019

It is not enough just to translate our prayers. They have layers of meaning; there is politics, social history and more to discover. I have chosen three wonderful texts. The opening blessings of the Amidah have a fascinating history, Anim Z'mirot is a mystical song created in the aftermath of the devastation caused to the Jews of Germany by the Crusaders. The Kaddish did not start off being said by mourners, but that too is a most interesting story. Do…

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