Mosaic Masorti News

Twelfth 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 18th 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.

We regret to announce the death of Joseph Sidney Rubins, the father of our member,  Annette Benson.
Shiva continues at 8.00 pm at 23 Sherington Avenue, Pinner, HA5 4DU on Thursday 16th and Sunday 19th February.  Annette will be at home to receive visitors at 23 Sherington Avenue on Sunday from 2.30pm to 4.30pm.

Yellow Candle
The yellow candle campaign, to remember those who perished in the Holocaust, is now well underway and can be purchased individually by congregants as per last year. The Yellow Candles cost £2 each. plus £2 postage and packaging. In order to ensure as many people as possible have access to Yellow Candles, candles are limited to a maximum of 6 candles per household. Please contact to make your purchase.

Talmud class
Rabbi Anthony will be back from a week on the South Coast. The Talmud class continues with Rabbi Anthony on Wednesday 22nd February at 8.00 pm on a weekly basis during (roughly) school terms.  From Thursday 2nd March it will be held weekly on Thursdays.  This is accessible to all, whatever your previous experience of Jewish learning, and texts will be provided in translation. All members are 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

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.

Web site
There is so much going on. Please look at the website to get a flavour of events that you can savour.

Saturday 25th February – 10 day’s time
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. We are so delighte that we are back to normal 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. The theme is 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 
We will be having the Mosaic Masorti fund raiser to fund the refurbishment of our bequeathed Megillah  with a 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. We then might have a Palwin tasting fund raiser in the months ahead. All ideas are welcome.

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.

Yom Masorti is back! Mark your diaries or electronic devices for, Sunday 14th May.  It is going to be an uplifting afternoon of celebration and conversation with the whole of the Masorti community. Register your interest in joining here to be the first to hear more and know when tickets go on sale.

Maurice Axelrod, 17, Neil Mendoza 17/2, Cici Rutstein 18/2, Reggie Goldner 22/2

Frances & Michael Marx on their 34th wedding anniversary

Phil Austin remembering his father, Gerald Austin
Frances Kafka remembering her father, Harry Nathan
Jocelyn Axelrod remembering her mother, Stella Judith Levey
Avrille & Joe Newman remembering their son, Anton Newman
Emmanuel Aharoni remembering his mother, Bessie Aharoni
Sharon Grossman remembering her father, Gerald Brandman
Dan Honey remembering his father, Michael Honey
Alan Goldner remembering his mother, Rachel Goldner
Sheldon Grossmith remembering his father, Bernard Grossmith


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 16, 2023