Mosaic Masorti News

Tenth Test Shabbat in Stanmore
We are delighted to announce that we will be holding another test service in the new building in Stanmore Hill this Shabbat 4th February.  The service will start at 09.45 and we will all have a joint kiddish with the other 2 communities at around 12.15. Whilst the building is not yet fully furnished, we will welcome any feedback from congregants to help us on our way to settling in.

Talmud Class
Continues with Rabbi Anthony on Wednesdays at 8.00 pm on a weekly basis during (roughly) school terms, This is accessible to all, whatever your previous experience of Jewish learning, and texts will be provided in translation. All very welcome as we begin our learning in Masekhet Sotah with the burning question what do you do with a jealous husband?!  The class is also available via Zoom:  Meeting ID: 882 4650 1121

We are looking as a stop-gap, before Rota Central goes live, to have volunteers to help with security. If you would like to assist, please advise Jo Lewis and

We are planning to arrange a new CST security course. If you would like to attend, please contact

Monday 6th February
The Yellow Candle initiative will be launched and you will all get the opportunity to support the initiative and also buy as many candles as you want. We are seeing if, rather than their being all delivered to individuals, if Yellow Candle could deliver to Stanmore Hill and you can collect. We will update you soon.

Wednesday 8th February
This is the closing date for articles for the February edition of Kehila. Please send any articles with hopefully some pictures too to

Friday 10th February
There will be a Friday night Mosaic Service followed by a meal in shul.

Friday 24th February
There will be a Friday night service at 6.30pm at the home of Rabbi Anthony and Abi followed by a meal. Please advise Rabbi Anthony if you would like to attend.

Saturday 25th February
Please note in your diary, or hand-held devices, that this is Cici Rutstein’s batmitzvah.  It will be our first batmitzvah in Stanmore Hill. Please support her and the family. Her brother Harrison’s barmitzvah was very niche, as it was in the Northwood Hills Masorti pop up shul, with only a minyan, as it was during covid times.

Monday 6th/Tuesday 7th March
Purim! There will be Mincha/Ma’ariv and a Megillah reading in shul at 6.30pm – expect festivity and frivolity. Theme TBC. On the 7th we will also host a daytime megillah reading – the daytime reading being the primary fulfilment of the mitzvah of megillah. Please do get in touch to advise whether you would be more likely/happy to attend (if either) (a) a Shacharit service with breakfast and megillah reading  @ 8AM, or (b) a lunchtime megillah reading and seudah.

Thursday 16th March 
Gin tasting, 8PM @ Stanmore Hill. Following our successful whisky tasting in January, come and taste a number of luxury, boutique gins (with tonic). Ticketing details to follow.

Saturday 15th April
This is our first timers’ Shabbas In Stanmore.  If you have not received a call yet, be prepared for a call from Gillian Lucas or Traci Spivack.  We want to involve as many congregant families as we can. Do not be shy and give it a try.

Annette Benson 4/2
Aviva Ashkenazi-Bakes 7/2

Michelle Honey remembering her father, David Wolman
Maureen Aharoni remembering her mother, Lilian Baynard


Sponsoring a kiddish 
If you would like to sponsor a kiddish for any special occasion, like a
birthday, anniversary, before going on a special journey, coming back from a special journey, new home, restored good health, please advise Ann in the office and she will see if the date is free




Refuah Schlemahs and Meetings with Rabbi Anthony 
We always mention people who are unwell at the Shabbat service and to wish them a speedy recovery. If you would like a person mentioned, please notify by sunset
on a Friday.





Rabbi Anthony is always available to chat to congregants and can meet up also in your home. If you have any wishes, or ideas, please advise Rabbi Anthony


February 2, 2023