All Things Jewish (Adult Education)

EHRS’ All Things Jewish committee put on an array of events that cater to many different interests. Our comprehensive adult education programme ensures that further learning can be not only fun but even leave you wanting more.

It’s not all about Jewish learning, we pride ourselves on offering our synagogue members the chance to unwind with entertainment nights, interactive cookery demonstrations, talks by fascinating speakers and we are even responsible for the annual EHRS Awards – Everyday Heroes Recognised as Stars.

There really is something for everybody, so why not explore the great range of upcoming events we’ve got planned. Don’t forget, we can get pretty booked up so make sure you sign up nice and early if something appeals to you.

For more information please email atj@ehrs.uk. We look forward to seeing you soon, ATJ Committee.

EHRS Learning Series On The Body

EHRS Learning Series On The Body
During the Covid-19 crisis we have rarely been able to be in person as a community. Learning remotely can make it easier though to work with challenging topics. This four part series taught by our Rabbis, is all about the body in Judaism.

Sunday 1 November, 11:30: Does my body belong in a mikveh?
Sunday 15 November, 10:00-11:00: Erotic Religious Poetry from Medieval Spain
Thursday 3 December, 20:00-21:30: Circumcision in Art
Wednesday 16 December, 20:00: The Tattooed Jew

Please see the calendar for more details on these sessions. Please email atj@ehrs.uk for Zoom details

Gates of Everyday Holiness – A course in Mussar

Starting Thursday 19 November 20:00-21:30
Gates of Everyday Holiness – A course in Mussar
The course will run on Thursday evenings from 20:00-21:30 until 15 April 2021, meeting online as a group on alternate weeks with Chevrutah (pairs) study to your convenience on the intermediate weeks.

Va’ad discussions will be led Rabbi Monique Mayer and Rabbi Mark Goldsmith and other Mussar Institute trained facilitators. Your Chevrutah partner will be someone in your va’ad. What you ultimately get out of the course will depend on how much you put into it. It is our hope that “Gates of Everyday Holiness” will enable you to explore and create your own personal life curriculum and embed a practice of Mussar in your daily life.

The cost for the whole course per student will be £79. Please click here for more information and to book your place.

Rosh Hodesh: All About Eve with Eleanor Davis

Rosh Hodesh: All About Eve with Eleanor Davis
Torah Study via Zoom

Mondays evenings, 20:00-21:00 running monthly until July 2021
(19 October, 16 November, 14 December, 11 January, 8 February, 8 March, 12 April, 10 May, 7 June, 5 July)

All About Eve: The New Moon is a traditional women’s holiday, but this monthly study group is open to all. This year we’re exploring Eve’s story in Torah and Rabbinic literature, to investigate the first woman as an individual and as an archetype. Join us to discover how Eve is far more than just a spare rib.
Please email atj@ehrs.uk for Zoom details.

GodWrestling – a guided discussion about belief and uncertainty

GodWrestling – a guided discussion about belief and uncertainty
Wednesdays, 25 November, 9 December & 13 January, 20:00-21:30
Explore your views about God and your relationship to him/her/it. Using contemporary Jewish texts, Rabbi Mark will help you consider your   thoughts and questions. Before each session you will receive a brief article to read in English that will form the basis of the discussions.  Godwrestling is for you if you want to explore your ideas about God and Jewish spirituality among members of our community. Please email junelewis@ehrs.uk by 18 November to register or call to receive the articles and the details of the Zoom meeting by which this is held. Group size limited to help the discussion!