Mosaic Masorti News

There is so much sad and stressful news in and around the community and we reiterate that Rabbi Anthony and I are available, around the clock, to lend a listening ear to you.

We have had a message from one congregant about the effect on one family.

“Our two young grandchildren here are 11 and 13 and it has been hard to keep them occupied. But our daughter found a Jewish football club for every day just this week which was brilliant”.

Many of you will know family or friends of family who have been called up in the North and South of Israel .

The Maddy Family.

The Krisman family and the Four Krisman boys called up – ( tank commanders ) and their colleagues.


I was moved by the “knit in” mentioned in the bulletin last week, to make hats for the soldiers to keep them safe as part of the war effort. The knitting took place yesterday and the group meets on the first Wednesday of each month.  If you would like the hat pattern please contact the Care Co-ordinator






Abraham’s tent to attract a  men’s orientated group had their first meeting last Sunday. This is being masterminded by Masorti members, Robert Pinkus ably assisted by Andy Dysch and Dave Scott. It covers all age groups – ideally  from 60 +.






Weekly Bulletin
There is so much going on at MJC and the weekly bulletin is packed with information with what has happened, is happening and is going to happen. Have a look at the photos and the icons and try out new things. Bridge, Scrabble, Men’s group, Singing, drawing and painting all come to mind, as well as engaging with our in-house team of Rabbis.  There are 4 to be with and to interact with and bounce ideas off, on a regular basis. There are regular rabbinical events on Wednesdays, Thursdays and of course Shabbats too.  Come and join us in one of 3 services which always end up with a splendid kiddush:-

  • This Shabbas      Torah Tots service
  • Monday night      film is Leon the Pig farmer
  • Tuesday               Walking Group
  • Tuesday               Friendship group
  • Tuesday               Untangling our tradition 7pm
  • Wednesday        Tea and T’hillim
  • Thursday             Learn interesting things with Rabbi Anthony at 8pm in person or on zoom
  • Thursday week  Bridge Dominoes, Scrabble and whatever on every other Thursday so keep 16th November free.

The latest edition of Kehila should have fallen on your doorsteps by now. If you have not had your copy please advise the shul office.  How would you like to write an article?  If you want help in formulating a good article, there are lots of people who would be willing to assist you and you could even look at having a regular KFC.  That translates to Kehila Friendship Column.


The Mosaic Masorti AGM is here at 8pm on Wednesday 22nd November.



Date for your diary

There will be a service and a meal with Rabbi Anthony and his family on Friday 24th November. Please book now







Magen David Adom  is being helped by a fundraising lunch, as you will have read earlier in the bulletin at 12.30 on Thursday 23rd November. We would like volunteers to assist with a number of schlepping activities:-

  • Table erecting
  • Table positioning
  • Table laying
  • Serving the delights on offer
  • Clearing away anything that might be left – unlikely
  • Taking down tables.

It will be great fun and a lunch with a difference. Come and join the team and be a supporter of the event and a supporter of the work MDA is doing to help those who are in need and need our support.


Sunday 19th November
Remember to remember the 19th November and our fallen heroes of years gone by in the UK, Europe and the Globe at large. Come and join members of Mosaic who show off their relative’s war medals, which were awarded following earlier conflicts.  It is a wonderful uplifting occasion and war veterans join in unison with their children, grandchildren and great children, honouring the courage of their earlier days in the form of relatives and friends.  To participate in the Parade individuals just need to visit Deadline for ticket requests is Tuesday 7th November 2023.  Please advise Edwin Lucas who will be with the Stoke on Trent contingent,  so he can look out for you.

Mark Reindorp
Many of the original MM members from Hatch End will remember that Mark Reindorp was one of our co-founders alongside David Kosky, of the then HEMS.  I ran into him this week at Pinner station for the first time in probably 16 years. He and Susie are well and they were on the way to the USA to see her family there. Marks’s children are both well with Joel living again in London and involved with the legal side of an airline and Sophie is with the Rambler’s Association in London.  For the Shema members of old, he is in regular contact with Cindy Collick who he told me is very well too.   Mark and Susie told us all about the war situation in Israel and how it is affecting their daily lives. He sends the community best wishes and hopes, like we all do, for a peaceful resolution.

Emmanuel Aharoni 29/10, Lily Ashkenazi-Bakes 29/10, Judith Usiskin 31/10, Georgia Matthews 1/11, Michael W Harris 2/11, Michael Morris 4/11, Frances Kafka 6/11, Max Alexander 7/11, Sinead Mydat 7/11, Jocelyn Axelrod 9/11

Julie & Andrew Dysch on their 31st wedding anniversary.
Danielle & David Kosky on their 36th wedding anniversary
Elaine & Simon Glass on their 37th wedding anniversary

Alan Grossman remembering his father, Jack
Caroline Alexander remembering her mother-in-law, Eva
Sue Krisman remembering her sister, Joyce Press
Stuart Grabski remembering his mother, Gloria
Jack Kushner remembering his mother, Lena
Libby Carpus remembering her mother, Julienne Ruth Lewis
Mike Lewis remembering his wife, Julienne Ruth
Judith Usiskin remembering her father, Izu
Shelley Cooper remembering her father, David
Anthony Manton remembering his uncle, Henry Manton
Carole Orchover remembering her father, Ivor Emert
Ruth Soetendorp remembering her mother, Hannah Grant


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


November 2, 2023