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 25 October
18:30 Erev Shabbat Service
led by Rabbi Emily Reitsma-Jurman
Saturday 26 October
10:30 Kavannah Service
led by Rabbi Mark Goldsmith
10:30 Family Service
led by Laurence Stein
10:30 Main Service
Shacharit led by Rabbi Neil Kraft
Torah Service led by Rabbi Emily Reitsma-Jurman
Celebrating the Bar Mitzvah of Asher Futerman, and the Aufruf of Ben Warshaw and Gemma Cass
Kavannah Service, 10:30-12:15
Rabbi Mark is leading this Shabbat morning service using a selection from our regular prayers, poetry ancient and contemporary, silence, meditation a contemplative reading of the Torah and the space to experience a special sense of rest (menuchah) on Shabbat.
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.
Please join us for our annual EHRS Supper Quiz in aid of the Youth Centre
Sunday 27 October, 18:30 - 21:30
Tickets are £20 per person
Tables of 8 - 10, so please bring your friends along to enjoy the evening. Food and soft drinks provided. Please feel free to bring your own wine. Food to be served at 18:30 (vegetarian option available)
We will be taking photographs during the evening for publicity purposes. If you would prefer not to be photographed, please notify the quiz masters on the night giving your table number or name. For more information please contact Babs on 0208 954 2776 or 07957 260111
Please book and pay below.
We also have a Youth Supper Quiz for those aged 5-14.
For the duration of the adult quiz we will offer a bunch of fun activities including a super exciting quiz designed especially for young participants! There might also be some surprising prizes for the winners!
Mondays, 28 October, 4, 11, 18, 25 November, and 2 December, 19:30 - 21:30
An enjoyable and friendly art class. All materials supplied, all abilities welcome. Run by Claire Bright.
Donations for costs of art supplies £5 per person per week (£30 total)
Concession (over 60’s and students) £3 per person per week (£18 total)
Please book your place below
Mitzvah Day - 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.
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.
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.