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Service takers this Shabbat
Shacharis           Chanan Shuall
Torah Service     David Bright
Maftir                  Joe Newman      This is his first time, so please support him.
Dvar                   Edwin Lucas
Musaf                 Simon Glass

Birthdays
Happy birthday wishes to Maureen Aharoni

Yahrzeits
Anne Pinkus remembering her father, Harry Cohen
Lynne Charkham remembering her father, Philip Sladen
Alison Imren remembering her daughter, Natalie
Andrea Hardy remembering her father, Jack Beeman

News

Last Friday night.
Many thanks to Anthony, Abi, Sarah and Nina Lazarus – Magrill for opening up their home for a wonderful Kabbalat Shabbas last Friday. There will be more open house Kabbalat shabbats so watch for the next dates.

Refuah Schlemahs
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 edwin.lucas6@googlemail.com by sunset on a Friday. I am delighted to say that a number of members who have been unwell recently are making good progress. I am sure our prayers have helped.

Sponsoring a kiddish
If you would like to sponsor a kiddish for any special occasion, like  birthday, anniversary, before going on a special journey, coming back from a special journey, please advise Ann in the office and she will see if the date is free admin@mosaicmasorti.org.uk. We have two special kiddishim booked in the next 4 weeks, which is wonderful after such a long time where we could not have any.

Please join us on the 28th May for the special anniversary of Howard and Heather Eden. They are our second longest wedded couple. We wish them a hearty lechayim and many more years of lechayim in good health.

Walking is healthy
The summer is fast approaching and Henry and Barbara want to make sure we are all fit as a fiddle to enjoy the summer months ahead.  The walks are fun and there is a refreshment built in at the end of the walks. Come along and encourage those that are free to come along too.  I am told our 4 legged family members are welcome too.

 Meetings with Student Rabbi Anthony
Anthony is always available to chat to congregants and meet up also. He has some wonderful ideas to bring to the shul on the Hill, involving all age groups. That includes you.  If you have any wishes or ideas please advise Anthony anthonyglazarus@gmail.com

Visiting the not so healthyI
If you are feeling below par and would like Anthony to pay you a visit, please contact him directly anthonyglazarus@gmail.com

This week’s sedra.
This week’s sedra reminds us of Rosh Hashanah coming up soon. it is in 19 weeks plus a day from this shabbas. It therefore reminds us that we will be looking for lots of shofar sounders for post Neilah. If you would like to learn how to blow a shofar please drop an email to Ann, in the office admin@mosaicmasorti.org.uk as she is keeping a list. Let’s see if we can find a minyan of shofar blowers.

May 12, 2022

Acharei Mot and Kedoshim

Acharei Mot and Kedoshim fall on Shabbat 30th April and 7th May this year . Masorti communities including Mosaic Masorti publicly acknowledge the hurt and pain that this text has caused so many in our community. The following words from Senior Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg  will be read in shul this week and next.

“The Torah sections Acharei Mot and Kedoshim each contain a passage listing sexual transgressions. Both portions include a verse which has been understood as a general condemnation of homosexuality. This has caused great, often hidden, pain and profound suffering to many of us, and to numerous people over many generations.

We consider it unjust and cruel that homosexuality is included among the wrongs listed here.

We hold everyone to be equal and believe we are judged not by the chemistry of how God made us, but by how we conduct ourselves and how we treat one another, by the respect, faithfulness and loving-kindness we show in all, especially the most intimate, of our relationships.

We want to acknowledge the injury which has been caused and to welcome and celebrate everyone across all our communities.”

Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg
Senior Rabbi, Masorti Judaism

May 5, 2022

Mosaic Masorti News

Birthdays
Elizabeth Kosky

Yahrzeits
Gillian Gurner remembering her mother, Rene Morris
Sheldon Grossmith remembering his sister, Stephanie Skeab
Anne Pinkus remembering her father, Harry Cohen
Lynne Charkham remembering her father, Philip Sladen

The service leaders this week are
Shachrit : Anthony Lazarus Magrill
Torah Service : Marvyn Ellison
Haftarah : Annette Benson
D’var : David Benson
Musaf : Flora Richards

News

This Friday night – 6th May
There is still time – but only just – to join Anthony and Abi at their home, supported by Sarah and Nina, for a Friday night service and a meal at their home. Please email anthonyglazarus@gmail.com, tonight so they can ensure every visitor is catered for.  Any donations to the event will be greatly appreciated.

Refuah Schlemahs
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 edwin.lucas6@googlemail.com by sunset on a  Friday

Sponsoring a kiddish
If you would like to sponsor a kiddish for any special occasion, like  birthday, anniversary, before going on a special journey, coming back from a special journey, please advise Ann in the office and she will see if the date is free admin@mosaicmasorti.org.uk. We have two special kiddishes booked in the next 4 weeks which is wonderful after such a long time where we could not have any.

Walking off your kiddish
Henry and Barbara are promoting walking in the finer Tuesdays of May so everyone is really fit for the summer and the move to Stanmore Hill. Please look at the bulletin for details and use up calories ready for the next kiddish.

Meetings with Student Rabbi Anthony
Anthony is always available to chat to congregants and meet up also. He has some wonderful ideas to bring to the shul, involving all age groups. That includes you.  If you fancy joining a 5-a-side football team and showing the prowess of your tactics, give the major team supporter a ring or drop him an email. anthonyglazarus@gmail.com

Visiting the not so healthy
If you are feeling below par and would like Anthony to pay you a visit, please contact him directly.

May 5, 2022

Acharei Mot and Kedoshim

Acharei Mot and Kedoshim fall on Shabbat 30th April and 7th May this year . Masorti communities including Mosaic Masorti publicly acknowledge the hurt and pain that this text has caused so many in our community. The following words from Senior Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg  will be read in shul this week and next.

“The Torah sections Acharei Mot and Kedoshim each contain a passage listing sexual transgressions. Both portions include a verse which has been understood as a general condemnation of homosexuality. This has caused great, often hidden, pain and profound suffering to many of us, and to numerous people over many generations.

We consider it unjust and cruel that homosexuality is included among the wrongs listed here.

We hold everyone to be equal and believe we are judged not by the chemistry of how God made us, but by how we conduct ourselves and how we treat one another, by the respect, faithfulness and loving-kindness we show in all, especially the most intimate, of our relationships.

We want to acknowledge the injury which has been caused and to welcome and celebrate everyone across all our communities.”

Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg
Senior Rabbi, Masorti Judaism

April 28, 2022

Mosaic Masorti News

Thanks to Anthony and Abi Lazarus – Magrill for sponsoring the kiddish lunch last shabbas. It was great to do something normal once again after so many months of not being able to do so. We also wish Sarah a happy first birthday. It was great to do something outdoors in David and Gill’s garden for the hardy and indoors for the less hardy. Thanks to Gill and Toni for all their hard work which went down a real treat.

Birthdays
Rachel Kalb

Yahrzeits
Neil & Michael Mendoza remembering their mother, Muriel.
Andrew Dysch remembering his uncle, Carl Rosen.
Heather Eden remembering her brother, Ronnie Burns.
Anthony Alexander remembering his father, Joseph.

 In shul this shabbat we have the following members leading services:-

  • Shacharit             Simon Glass
  • Torah Service      David Bright
  • Maftir                   Jonathan Fenster
  • Dvar                     Student Rabbi Anthony
  • Musaf                  Marvyn Ellison

News items
Please remember to plant the seeds in your extinguished Yellow Candle. The message from last night will continue and the idea of planting seeds in the tin came from a Mosaic Masorti member.

If you would like to sponsor a kiddish in the months ahead please advise Gill gfross@btinternet.com of the date or dates.

If you would like to learn how to leyn, please contact Anthony anthonyglazarus@gmail.com who will be delighted to coach you.

April 28, 2022

Mosaic Masorti News

Yahrzeits
Michael Morris remembering his partner, Vivienne Levine
Beverley Ezekiel remembering her father, Eli Braude
Neil and Michael Mendoza remembering their mother, Muriel.

Birthdays
Miss Maisie Balkin 21
Miss Mackensie Rogue Mydat 5
Master Lennon Julius Mydat 5

Shul timings this week – There will be services starting at 1000 on:-

  • Day 7 Pesach Friday     22nd April. Please come along and support members who are reciting kaddish.
  • Day 8 Pesach Shabbat 23rd April. Yizkor will be recited on this day.

There will be distanced seating and lots of fresh air.

Special Kiddish:-
This shabbat there will be a special kiddish  / lunch at the home of Gill and David Ross immediately after the service. It is being sponsored by Anthony and Abi Lazarus – Magrill in celebration of Sarah’s first birthday in our community and indeed her first overall. If you would like to come please inform  Gill Ross gfross@btinternet.com  by !2 NOON Friday so we can make sure that plenty of delicacies are prepared for us all to enjoy in the garden.

We thank everyone for their donations and offers of help.  IT will be our final festival in April and our final simcha in April.

Walking Group
Spring has sprung and we have heard lovely reports about the camaraderie with Henry’s walking group. Please check the bulletin as to where it is taking place.  We are told that people older than me enjoy the comfortable pace and there is always a refreshment and chit chat at the end. Please come along and tell Edwin that he needs to think about his fitness as he is not getting any younger.

Yom Hashoah
The Yellow Candle Memorial will take place on Wednesday evening. If you need any additional candles please contact edwin.lucas6@googlemail.com by noon on Sunday and he will try and help out.

Friendship Club
This is open to all of us aspiring youngsters who are 70  or more years of age. Come along and enjoy the first club gathering since lockdown and the first of many. We would like more Masorti members to come along and benefit now in time for the winter.

Ideas for the new shul
Edwin and Anthony have been receiving ideas about new initiatives for when we move to Stanmore Hill. If you have any wishes, desires or long term suggestions please contact Edwin edwin.lucas6@googlemail.com  or Anthony anthonyglazarus@gmail.com

April 21, 2022

Poland humanitarian trip

Please see attached – poland trip – an account of a recent humanitarian trip to Poland by our members David and Charlie Bright, which a number of Mosaic members followed with great interest. In particular, members without access to social media may be interested to see David’s pictures of the depot in Lublin, and other sights along the way.

This, then, seems a good time to remind you that Mosaic Jewish Community is especially supporting the campaigns organized by World Jewish Relief (www.worldjewishrelief.org/ukrainecrisis) and by Goods for Good, based in Watford (https://goodsforgood.org.uk/).

Mosaic members, along with the general public, have responded with enormous generosity to the events in the Ukraine, and the consequent refugee crisis in neighbouring countries. The UK public’s reaction has prompted the Charity Commission and the Fundraising Regulator to issue a joint statement reminding everyone that donating to registered charities is the best way to give safely and make sure donations, whether of goods or money, reach their target. The full guidance can be found here:  https://www.gov.uk/government/news/regulators-urge-safe-giving-to-support-ukraine

April 14, 2022

Mosaic Masorti News

Birthdays
Happy birthday wishes to Elaine Glass, Sam Charkham, Jayden Brummell, Talia Ashkenazi-Bakes, Sue Levy and Sally Brooks

Anniversary
Mazal tov to Alison & Sarper Imren

Yahrzeits
Jackie Kalms remembering her husband, Ashley.
Neil & Michael Mendoza remembering their father, Eric.

News items
Covid
We wish all our members who are still suffering form Covid or covid aftereffects a speedy recovery. We continue to promote distanced seating and an open window policy.  Congregants can sit adjacent to the windows. Please do not attend services if you are feeling in any way below par.  

Seder Invitations – If any member does not have a Seder to attend and would like to attend one, please contact edwin.lucas6@googlemail.com by 11.00 on Friday

 Kehila Magazine – All copies will have been delivered or sent by Friday 15th April

Yellow Candles – Candles will be delivered to all UK members by Friday 15th April. If you need additional candles please contact edwin.lucas6@googlemail.com  by Monday 18th April and we will find out if any more are available to purchase.

The Yellow candles will be lit on the evening of Wednesday 27th April.

Pesach Services
There will be services as follows over the following days at the Girl Guides commencing at 10.00

  • Day 1            Shabbat 16th April
  • Day 2            Sunday  17th April
  • Day 7            Friday    22nd April            Please advise edwin.lucas6@googlemail.com by Tuesday 19th April, if you plan to attend, so we can organise kiddish accordingly
  • Day 8            Shabbat 23rd April
April 14, 2022

Pesach Message from Masorti Judaism

Click below to read the Pesach messages from Masorti Judaism

https://mailchi.mp/masorti.org.uk/masorti-judaisms-july-news-11464193?e=2b7f99eebe

April 14, 2022

Pesach Message from Masorti Judaism

The Pesach messages from Senior Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg and Masorti Judaism’s co-chairs is available on their website

April 7, 2022