With All Things Jewish at EHRS there’s a chance to learn Hebrew, investigate Jewish responses to contemporary issues, examine the issue of K’vod Ha’briyot (human dignity), try out mindfulness - and much more! 

Please take a copy of the current ATJ Brochure available in the synagogue foyer.

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EHRS Spring Outing: Disraeli Day at Hughenden Manor
Thursday 26 March 09:00 - 18:00

Join Rabbi Mark for a day out in the Berkshire countryside at Hughenden Manor, the home of the first (and so far only) British Prime Minister of Jewish origin, Benjamin Disraeli. Following refreshments and a talk by the curator of the Manor, we will visit the house and gardens. The Manor is displaying the exhibition “Between Two Faiths” which is an exploration of Explore Disraeli’s Jewish roots, his childhood baptism, anti-Semitic public reception, as well as how he created a Jewish visual identity towards the end of his life.
Cost £34 (£24 National Trust members on presentation of their membership card at Hughenden Manor) which includes all transport from and back to EHRS, admissions and refreshments, but does not include the cost of lunch (approx. £10-15 at the Stables Café or feel welcome to bring a packed lunch).

THIS TRIP HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Growing up Jewish in…..   

Our event scheduled on 31 March will not now take place, but will happen when Daniel & Noushin are able to share Moroccan & Persian Jewish culture in person.

Talmud Class 
Sundays 22 March and 26 April, 10:00 - 11:00

EHRS’s new, stimulating and friendly Talmud class is open to all levels of Jewish knowledge. Join Rabbi Mark to grapple with the ideas of our classical Rabbis. Join the discussion of 2000 years ago and its remarkable relevance to issues today. No previous Talmud study experience necessary, just a thirst to get deep into the foundational texts of Judaism.

Our class will be held by Zoom meeting which you can access from any computer or smartphone.
All you need to do is to go to https://us04web.zoom.us/j/8060706185 and use the meeting ID: 806 070 6185 at the start time. Rabbi Mark will send you the study text by PDF (though email) if you email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or you can find it by clicking here. 

Schlissel Challah Bake
Thursday 23 April 17:00 - 19:30  

There is a delightful tradition in many Jewish communities to bake a Challah in the shape of a key on the Shabbat after Pesach. Join Rabbi Mark & Sarah Wilson to make your own Schlissel Challah from scratch with all ingredients provided, you can bake it at EHRS ready for you to use on Shabbat or take it home to finish. Includes a talk about the tradition of Challah baking for special occasions. Suitable for adults and children of all ages. Schlissel in Yiddish means key and is a symbol of our freedom from slavery.
Please book your place below so that we have the ingredients ready for you.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Saturday 7 March
Mamzerut – Excluding Jews from their community.
Emma Rozenberg is a family lawyer who is doing research for her PHd on the Orthodox phenomenon of mamzerut.  This is where a child born to a woman whose ex-husband refuses to grant an Orthodox religious divorce is excluded from aspects of participation in the Orthodox community, such as marriage. She will explain the situation and its painful effects. Hosted by Rabbi Mark.

Saturday 4 April

*TO BE CONFIRMED*
Our First Shabbat Shiur is given by Marie Van Der Zyl, President of the Board of Deputies. Marie was elected President in 2018. In this Shiur she will share with us the challenges and delights of enabling our diverse Jewish community to have a voice in government and the nation, steering the Board through controversial issues and empowering the Board to help the development of the British Jewish community. Marie will also be giving the sermon this Shabbat.

Tuesdays 7 January - 24 March, 11:00

An opportunity to brush up on the mameloshen that your Booba used when she got angry with your Zaider.

THIS GROUP IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED

Mondays 20 January, 24 February & 23 March, 20:00
In honour of the New Moon, a traditional women’s holiday, this is a monthly study group for women and men. We think we know our ancestral mothers, but two almost-matriarchs are largely unfamiliar. By delving into Torah and Rabbinic literature we’ll explore the stories of the two handmaids and what they can teach us. With Eleanor Davis

THIS GROUP IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED

Tuesdays 7 January - 31 March, 10:00

A fun, conversational class that is suitable for people who can read script and have a basic spoken Hebrew knowledge.  

THIS GROUP IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED

Shabbats 18 January, 15 February & 21 March, 9:15 - 10:15

18 January
Shemot: Why was Moses chosen to lead the Israelites? What special quality did he possess? With Rabbi Neil Kraft.

15 February
Yitro: What happened at Sinai?  What does Torah mean for Reform Jews today? With Rabbi Neil Kraft.

21 March
Our Torah portion for this morning goes into great detail describing the materials needed to build the Tent of Meeting and dress the priests for service. From this we learn that sanctuaries are meant to be not only functional but beautiful also. Join us and our special guests as we explore Jewish textile design and the spirituality behind beautiful spaces. With Rabbi Emily Reitsma-Jurman.

For catering purposes please confirm attendance at breakfasts by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Shabbats 11 January, 8 February & 14 March, 9:15

For catering purposes please confirm attendance at breakfasts by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.