Shabbat Times, Events & Latest News
“Whereas the 11 martyrs killed on that day may have been the victims, every single one of us was a target… As such, I want to publicly state my opinion and echo the sentiments of those who have said this week that when Jews are murdered simply for being Jews, there’s no argument to make about what denomination, if any, they may have belonged to… denomination, in such cases, doesn’t even come into play, and anyone who brings it up not only shows great disrespect for the memory of those who were murdered but also shows that he or she don’t really care about the Jewish people… he or she only care about those in their immediate surroundings, who dress like them, who speak like them, who eat like them, who pray like them, and probably who are as judgemental as them. That is NOT Ahavas Yisrael in any way, shape or form… on the contrary, such behaviour weakens the Jewish people as a whole.” Please click here to read the full text
16th & 17th November Shabbat Parshat Vayetze (please click here for this week’s newsletter) We look forward to welcoming you to our Shabbat services and shiurim:
- Mincha at 3.55 pm followed by Kabbalat Shabbat and a D’var Halacha from His Honour Judge Michael Simon
- Candle lighting no earlier than 3.13 pm and no later than 3.55 pm
- Shacharis at 9.00 am
- Sof Zman Shema is 9.33 am
- Michael Simon will also give the D’var Torah after the service and before our Malt Whisky & Kugel Kiddush with challah and meaty option for those davening early Mincha
- Mincha at 12.08 pm
- Shkia is at 4.08 pm
- Michael Simon will give a short shiur at 4.45 pm before Ma’ariv at 5.00 pm when Shabbat terminates
Sunday Shacharit at 8.00 am
Sunday 18th November Mitzvah Day: We will once again be volunteering with Langdon on several activities including baking and decorating cakes and biscuits in the morning. We will also be collecting books for New Chapters – Langdon’s second-hand book store, and miniature toiletries for the homeless. In the afternoon we will be visiting tenants at Jewish Blind & Disabled’s Cherry Tree Court for a Tea & Games afternoon including Scrabble/ Rummikub/Kalooki. Please click here to let us know if you are able to help at either or both of these
Wednesday 21st November Men’s Halacha Shiur: Please click here for information on this week’s venue
Thursday 29th November @ 8.30 pm Evening of Reflection at Edgware United: A look at 1,000 years of Jewish life in Poland and discussion on the Holocaust with thoughts from participants in Edgware United’s recent visit to Poland
Sunday 23rd to Wednesday 26th December Bereishit Programme: we are delighted to be part of this programme designed to kick start a new era in your Jewish Learning. Taking place at Stanmore Shul the programme consists of four mornings featuring special guest speakers plus different learning tracks to suit a variety of different interests and levels. There is also a full programme for children from toddlers to teens. Please click here for more information. Tickets are £5 per day or £10 for the whole programme, the children’s progamme is also £10. Please click here to book your place
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:
“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.
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 HA8 7FR 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.
Although our services will take place in Langdon’s premises, please do not address any mail there. Instead please contact us at:
m: PO Box 796, Edgware, Middlesex, HA8 4RY.
t : 020 8050 1613