Mosaic Masorti News

Fourteenth 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 March.  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.

Mazeltov to Bev  and Sass Ezekiel on the forthcoming marriage of their daughter Abi to Mike. We wish them really well and may the sun shine in Hertfordshire on Sunday.

Talmud class
The Talmud class continues with Rabbi Anthony on Thursdays 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 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

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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.

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 with Rabbi Anthony to advise whether you would be more likely / happy to attend (if either)
The estimated timings are as follows:-
08.30     Shacharis
09.15     Megillah reading
10.00     Seudah. This will be a tasty convivial event.

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.  I am told that despite the contributor’s love of Palwin that there will not be  a Palwin tasting fund raiser ever.  All ideas for fund raising are welcome.

Saturday 25th March Second Barmitzvah
We are delighted to announce that Michael Harris will be celebrating his second barmitzvah.  This will be a shehechyonu occasion for Michael and for the shul too, so come along and support Michael.

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.   Join in, in the wonderful atmosphere, which will be oozing out and there will be lots of knelling. We have contributors from ages 2 – 103. You must fit into that age group so drop Gillian  or Traci a line if we have missed you out or if you can now manage it and previously said no. We want you on board.

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.

Julie Dysch 6/3, Michelle Honey 6/3, Alan Goldner 6/3, Robert Pinkus 6/3, Anthony Alexander 7/3, Linda Lucas 8/3.

Caroline Alexander remembering her husband, Mark, and Max and Isabel remembering their father.
Gary Italiaander remembering his mother, Doris Italiaander.
Gillian Gurner remembering her father, Harry Morris.


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


March 2, 2023