Edgware and Hendon Reform Synagogue (EHRS) is an inclusive, progressive, vibrant and welcoming Holy community, which strongly values tradition whilst responding to the challenges of modern day Jewish living.
There are so many activities and opportunities at EHRS, which make it much more than a synagogue, it is a community centre for all ages, or as someone described us, a multiplex cinema offering something for everyone.
The synagogue building is a place of worship and also a community centre with many different regular and special activities for all ages. We are delighted to offer a huge range of Synagogue services and activities to cater for all ages. These include Nagila, our Early Years Nursery; Orot, our Religion School; Youth Clubs; Uniformed Groups; our Day Centre for the elderly, plus a wide range of adult education and social groups.
Friday 15 November
18:30 Erev Shabbat Service
led by Lawrence Cohen
Saturday 16 November
9:15 Bite of Torah Breakfast
with Student Rabbi Eleanor Davis
10:30 Main Service
Shacharit led by Rabbi Neil Kraft
Torah Service led by Rabbi Emily Reitsma-Jurman
Celebrating the Bar Mitzvah of Jack Castle
11:00 Rock & Ruach
led by Rabbi Mark Goldsmith
Bite of Torah Breakfast
Saturday 16 November, 9:15 - 10:15
The story of Lot’s daughters in Parashat Vayera is deeply troubling & often glossed over. As we approach the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25 November), we will focus on their experience in Sodom and explore Jewish ideas about violence against women. Led by Student Rabbi Eleanor Davis.
NEW - Rock and Ruach Musical Service
Saturday 16 November, 11:00
(On the third Shabbat of the month) This is EHRS’s high energy Shabbat morning for 0-100’s with rhythm in their souls, featuring a live band, a full Shabbat service suitable for children of all ages, a Torah reading and the chance for everyone to participate in making the music. This month led by Rabbi Mark.
Creating Magic Moments with your Child
‘Building Jewish confidence for children aged 5-10 and parents together’
2nd Sunday of the Month, 11:00-12:30 at EHRS
Judaism is beautiful when lived l’dor vador, (from generation to generation). Do you want your child to experience the best of Judaism and inspire a love that could last a life time? Come to EHRS’s brand new monthly parent and child together programme to celebrate important aspects of Jewish culture, tradition and values and meet other families from your community in an environment that is fun and meaningful for parents and children.
This programme is for families with primary school aged children (5-10) who attend Jewish day schools or mainstream schools of any type. Everyone welcome whatever your knowledge, background or family make-up.
There is no charge and you can come to any one or all sessions as you choose.
10 November - Magic of Shabbat at home. Families can use Shabbat to reaffirm their commitment to Judaism and each other in an increasingly consumer-oriented world. Using storytelling, art, song and strong sensory experiences, this session will help you bring something new to your family whether you have a Shabbat routine already or if you’re looking for a way to get started. This magic led by Rabbi Emily.
Sunday 17 November
This Year Mitzvah Day is Going Greener and EHRS are again running a number of activities in and out of the Synagogue. We are Renewing, Collecting, Recycling and Bringing Joy so please do join us for a fun morning! You can join Rabbi Mark at Harrow Weald Recreation Ground to plant an orchard and add bat and bird boxes, or join Rabbi Emily & Marian at EHRS for the morning as we collect and recycle. We will also be visiting Norwood's Kennedy Family Centre to Make & Bake.
The 85th AJEX Annual Parade & Ceremony
Sunday 17 November
In Honour & Remembrance of, family & relatives who served this country either in the Armed Forces or on the Home Front, victims of the Holocaust, as a mark of communal Solidarity, and as an expression of opposition to racism and anti-Semitism.
The Annual AJEX Parade will take place on Horse Guards Parade Ground at 13:30. This will be followed by the Ceremony at the Cenotaph at 14:30.
Anyone intending to march on the parade will need a ticket for security.
Please apply at www.ajex.org.uk, go to 'events' and complete the ticket application form.
Remembrance is a Mitzvah.
Tea & Tots Take 2!
Sunday 24 November, 15:00 - 17:00 at EHRS
Please join us for an afternoon of entertainment for the little ones, much needed refreshments for parents, and an opportunity to meet other young Jewish families. Members and non-members welcome.
For all young families with children aged 5 & under
- Dinner for the children
- Singing & Dancing
- Rabbis’ Story Time
- Baby and Toddler Toys
- Art activities
- Adult Refreshments
EHRS Day Of Learning - Jews are the 'People of the book'- but do we all know how to open it?
Sunday 1 December, 9:30-12:30 at EHRS
Come and join our Rabbis and guests on a day of learning dedicated to the books that have shaped Judaism and the Jewish people from our earliest times right up to today. Our rabbis will help you to understand the beauty and teachings of the major classical Jewish texts from Torah to Talmud to the mystical Zohar. Our guest authors will share the Jewish meaning of their books for children and adults with a chance to take home signed copies. There will also be an opportunity to go beyond the book to see what is happening online and on your mobile to bring Jewish learning direct to you.
Workshops suitable for everyone aged 4 to 100! Creche available & refreshments. Adults £5, Concessions £3 (18-36 and over 65), under 18 Free. See below for more information and to book your place.
My Child the Scientist: EHRS day trip to the Science Museum
Wednesday 4 December
14:45 - 17:30 at the Science Museum
We all know that Albert Einstein was Jewish but when did Jews begin to become scientists and what was their contribution. Dr Robert Bud, eminent historian and Emeritus Keeper of the Science Museum will be our guide to a unique Jewish tour of the museum.
We will meet at the Science Museum, Exhibition Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD. The meeting location will be provided to those attending in the week before.
This trip led by Rabbi Mark with 20 places available at a cost of £7.50 per person with proceeds donated to the Weiner Library for the Study of the Holocaust. Please book below.
EHRS Youth Centre Shabbaton Sleepover
Friday 20 - Saturday 21 December
For all those aged 9 - 13
Join us for an interactive and fun Shabbaton, exciting activities, dynamic Shabbat Services, delicious food and a special mega event! Bring your friends to this incredible experience!
Items you will need to bring: A pillow, sleeping bag and pyjamas, smart clothing for our services, casual & comfy clothing for our activities and boys will need a Kippah
£10 per child (Early bird price available until 30 November)
£12 per child (available from 1 - 16 December)
Please book below. Bookings Monday close 16 December
Young Families Chanukah Party!
Sunday 22 December, 10:00 - 12:00
Come and celebrate the start of Chanukah with other young families, and enjoy a morning of entertainment for your little ones (0-8yrs).
Latke lunch ~ Singing & Dancing ~ Baby & Toddler Toys ~ Art activities ~ Candle Lighting ~ Adult refreshments ~ Doughnuts
On Friday 27 December we welcome you to EHRS Doughnut & Latke Fest!
Come and join our Rabbis from 17:30 for Chanukah activities for children & the young at heart of all ages including dreidle games, Chanukah treats and the chance to make you own olive oil Chanukah light.
We will light our Chanukiahs before our Erev Shabbat Chanukah Service at 18:30.
Please bring yours from home, if you can, to join our Synagogue Chanukiahs. We will end with Chanukah Kiddush at 19:15.
EHRS Goes To Limmud for a Day - Tuesday 24 December
Leaving EHRS by minibus at 8:00 and returning at 22:00
Have you thought of going to Limmud, the fantastic Anglo Jewish learning phenomenon, but not sure if you would enjoy it? Join Rabbi Mark, a Limmud fan, to attend one day of this remarkable four day event at Birmingham NEC. You will learn from any of more than 60 presenters on the day with sessions on all aspects of Jewish tradition, culture, arts, politics, community issues, Israel and more.
Bookings are now open at the special EHRS only rate of £87.00 for the day + £25 for return transport from the Synagogue. This total includes a 10% discount on the regular day rate for our members and includes all meals
Bookings close on Monday 2 December.
Please book your place below, and visit Limmud at www.limmud.org/festival to find out more about what is in store for you.
EHRS Intergenerational Shabbat Service & Lunch
Saturday 1 February 2020, 10:30-14:30
Please join us as we celebrate EHRS generations by holding an Intergenerational Shabbat Service, followed by a catered lunch.
So no matter your age, whether you are a family, single, a couple, please join us and be part of a wonderful Shabbat.
£5 per person, £15 per family.
To reserve your place for lunch please book below