Shabbat Times, Events & Latest News

18th & 19h May Shabbat  Parshas Bamidbar: We look forward to welcoming you to our Shabbat services and shiurim:

  • Mincha at 7.15 pm followed by Kabbalat Shabbat
  • Candle lighting no earlier than 7.12 pm and no later than 7.45 pm
  • Sof Zman Shema is 9.00 am
  • Shacharit at 9.15 am
  • Children’s Service at 10.30 am
  • Dayan Vanzetta will give a D’var Torah after the service and before our Malt Whisky & Kugel Kiddush
  • Mincha at 8.20 pm followed by Seudah Shlishit with special guest speaker Rav Jonathan Menachem shlit”a, Rav of Ohr HaChayim Sephardic Synagogue
  • Shkia is at 8.51 pm
  • Ma’ariv at 9.51 pm when Shabbat terminates and Yom Tov starts

Shavuot 20th & 21st May: We look forward to welcoming you to our services, Tikkun Le’il and our Ladies Shiur:

Tikkun Leil 20th May 00.15 – 3.10 am: refreshments will be served

  • 00.15 – 1.10 am: Who’s Behind The Wheel? Halachic ramifications of a driverless world – Dayan Elimelech Vanzetta shlit”a
  • 1.25 – 2.10 am: Must I Buy Both Of My Wives Jewellery For Yom Tov- His Honour Judge Michael Simon shlit”a
  • 2.25 – 3.10 am: Forever Contemporary Does Halacha Change And How? – Rav Yehoshua Pfeffer Shlit”a. Rav Pfeffer is a rabbi and rabbinical judge. He holds a law degree from the Hebrew University and has clerked at the Israel Supreme Court. He has taught at a number of yeshivas and published widely on Jewish law and thought.

First Day Yom Tov Sunday 20th May

  • Shacharit at 9.15 am
  • Children’s Service at 10.30 am
  • Dayan Vanzetta will give his D’var Torah after the service followed by our Ice Cream Kiddush
  • Ladies Tea & Torah at 5.30 pm with a shiur from Dayan Vanzetta on “Committing Ourselves to Torah” at Langdon’s Maccabi House, Gideon Close, Edgware HA8 7SR
  • Mincha at 8.30 pm followed by a shiur from special guest speaker Rav Aharon Hirskovitz shlit”a Mizrachi & Bnei Akiva Shliach
  • Ma’ariv at 9.53 pm when the second day commences
  • Candles to be lit after 9.53 pm

Second Day Yom Tov Monday 21st May

  • Shacharit at 9.15 am
  • Children’s Service at 10.30 am
  • Yizkor at approx. 10.45 am
  • Dayan Vanzetta will give his D’var Torah after the service followed by another special Ice Cream Kiddush
  • We will be joining the Neilas HaChag at Edgware United for Mincha at 7.30 pm followed by Chavrusa Learning, a Shiur from Rabbi Pfeffer, Singing & Inspiration and Ma’ariv. Please click here for more information about this annual event and please note that there will be no Mincha or Ma’ariv service at Ahavas Yisrael.
  • Yom Tov terminates at 9.54 pm

OUR CORE VALUES


We have come together as a community to celebrate our love for Torah, Israel and our fellow Jew. As an orthodox kehillah under the auspices of the United Synagogue, we look forward to welcoming anyone and everyone who is seeking to increase their own personal knowledge and observance wherever they may currently be on their own particular journey.  We believe that learning should be a joy and we intend to offer inspirational shiruim and divrei Torah for both men and women.  In addition to this, our love of Israel will be celebrated not just through regular Shabbat tefilla but also on key dates such as Yom Ha’atzmaut and we are particularly honoured and delighted to have received this message of support from Eliahu Bendahan, Israel’s Deputy Defence Minister: letter and translation

“I was very happy to receive your letter informing me that on Shabbos Parashas Yisro, B’ezras H’, you will merit to inaugurate the Beit HaKnesset Ahavas Yisrael in Edgware, London.

May it be the will (of the Almighty) that you (all) shall merit to daven at the Beit HaKnesset for the People of Israel, for the Land of Israel and for the State of Israel and, B’ezras H’, we shall all merit, together, the arrival of Moshiach, speedly and in our days.”
With blessing and Kol Tuv,
Rabbi Eliahu Bendahan
Deputy Defence Minister”

 

The best way to experience all of our values is to join us for our Shabbat services and see for yourself. Children will be particularly welcome either in the main service or in their own children’s service or crèche.


WHAT TO EXPECT

We hope that everyone will feel comfortable in our services but we do ask that you keep your conversation for the Kiddush afterwards as we will be asking for quiet during the davening. Children are more than welcome and we will, of course, be tolerant of their ability to maintain the desired level of decorum.

In line with many United Synagogue shuls, we ask that ladies who are, or who have been, married wear a hat or otherwise cover their hair in shul. We also respectfully ask all  ladies and men to  dress appropriately for participating in Orthodox religious services.

We currently hold our services in Langdon’s premises off Manor Park Crescent and we ask for your understanding if the facilities are not as perfect as we hope they will ultimately be. However, whatever we may lack in facilities we hope to more than make up for in a warm, welcoming and inspirational atmosphere.

Contact Details:

Although our services will take place in Langdon’s premises, please do not address any mail there. Instead please contact us at:

mPO Box 796, Edgware, Middlesex, HA8 4RY.

e:  info@ahavasyisrael.org.uk

t :  020 8050 1613