Mosaic Masorti News

Thirteenth 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 25th February.  This Shabbat we are celebrating Cici Rutstein’s batmitzvah which will make this Shabbat really special for the family and the community. 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
The Talmud class continues with Rabbi Anthony on Wednesdays at 8.00 pm on a weekly basis during (roughly) school terms. The next class is Wednesday 1st March.  From 9th March onwards, the classes will be 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 – That is tomorrow
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. There is plenty of space but do not leave it till the last minute as we do not want to be short of challah and Palwin.

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

We have not listed items that are featured across Mosaic as they are in the bulletin.

Saturday 25th February – 36 hours’ time and counting
Cici Rutstein’s batmitzvah is very fast approaching.  It will be our first batmitzvah in Stanmore Hill. Please support her and the family.

Sunday 26th February Tombstone Consecration
The stone setting for Yvonne Braude, the mother of Beverley Ezekiel, will take place this Sunday 26th February at 9.30am at Bushey old cemetery.

“Thank You” from Annette Benson
“I would like to thank everyone for their lovely messages, kind wishes and support on the passing of my Father. They have given me strength and comfort during this time. I look forward to seeing you on happier occasions. Annette”.

Monday 6th / Tuesday 7th March.  It is 11 days away.
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 with Rabbi Anthony 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 are on the website 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.

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.

Jack Kushner 24/2, Rabbi Anthony 25/2, Stuart Grabski 25/2, Michael Marx, Abigail Migrill 2/3

Michael Marx remembering his mother, Ingrid Marx
Joe Newman remembering his mother, Leah Newman
Jonathan Fenster remembering his father, Leon Fenster
Philippa Lester remembering her father, Eric Eli Rawlings
Helen Ellison remembering her father, Hyman Kaye


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 23, 2023