Read on for birthdays, our Chattanim information and more …
HEMS OFFICE: The HEMS Office is closed over the Succot week. Emails will be checked by Edward Kafka in Karen’s absence – but anything non-urgent will be dealt with on her return on Wednesday 26th October. Please call Edwin Lucas on 07973 312851 in any emergencies. Thank you.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY: to Dave Scott, Stuart Rosen, Jonathan Fenster and Henry Rockwell who celebrate their birthdays this week.
SIMCHAT TORAH: Mazel tov to our honorants this year – Johanna Marx and Edward Kafka. There will be a Erev Simchat Torah (Hakufot) service on Monday 24th October at 7pm to be held at Kol Chai Synagogue – where we will honour our Chattanim. All HEMS members are welcome to attend.
JEWISH LIVING EXPERIENCE: “The Jewish Living Experience is coming to the Cathedral and Abbey Church in St Albans, from 29th November to 9th December. This Board of Deputies project is an exhibition primarily aimed at schools, to enable pupils and their teachers to gain insight into Judaism and Jewish life. Secondary schools in the St Albans area have been invited to send parties of students to view the displays. We are looking for volunteers to be at the Abbey to answer pupils’ questions and support teachers during school visits. There will be two sessions, one from10 to 11:30 am; and the other from 12:30 to 2 pm each day. Training will be provided to those who offer to help. More information can be found on the Board of Deputies website. If you have any questions, or if you are available to help at one or more sessions, please email Beverly Cohen .