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PESACH 2024    SEDER OPTIONS FOR YOU:
First Night Seder at the home of Rabbi Anthony and Abbi
Monday 22nd April @ 8:30 pm
Please let Rabbi Anthony know if you’d like to attend.  rabbianthony@mosaicmasorti.org.uk

Second Night Seder at the home of Rabbi Anthony and Abbi
Tuesday 23rd April @ 8:30 pm
Please let Rabbi Anthony know if you’d like to attend.  rabbianthony@mosaicmasorti.org.uk

Second Night Communal Mosaic Seder at Stanmore Hill
Tuesday, 23rd April @ 6:00 pm  For more information: Second night communal seder
A chance to join your friends from across MJC

Passover Communal Mosaic Seder Light
Thursday, 25th April @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Our Community Care Co-ordinator, Angela, warmly invites senior members to a wonderful and uplifting daytime short seder led by the Rabbis, followed by a delicious light lunch, Passover songs and music. For more information:  Seder Light

Yellow candle
Please look out for a yellow candle which will be distributed to you with the next edition of Kehila. The Yellow Candle Project, managed by Maccabi GB, is a practical and informal educational tool to remember Jewish Holocaust victims on Yom HaShoah, and broaden participants’ understanding of the Holocaust, in the safe space of their homes. For more information: Yellow Candle UK

Sunday June 2nd  Yom Masorti 2024
For more information about a fascinating day at New North London Synagogue click here: Yom Masorti 2024 | Masorti Judaism

Birthdays
John Charin 5/4, Sharon Royce 6/4, Michael Dashwood 7/4, Jackie Alexander, Barbara Altman 11/4.

Anniversaries
Mazal tov to Michelle & Dan Honey on their 32nd anniversary
Mazal tov to Laurel & Mark Segal on their 29th anniversary

Yahrzeits
Shelley Cooper remembering her father-in-law, Wolfe Rosenberg
Maureen Aharoni remembering her father, David Baynard
Joanne & Lloyd Reid remembering their son, Adam Stuart
Colin Berkovitch remembering his mother, Rose
Susan Leigh remembering her mother, Irene Moss
Sally Brooks remembering her father, Harry Kaner
Michelle Davis remembering her father, Mordecai (Mottle)
Melna Charin remembering her sister, Esme Daniels
Jonathan Fenster remembering his uncle, David Lukes
Lore Lucas remembering her husband, Ronald & Edwin Lucas remembering his father
Jill Rousso remembering her aunt, Sybil Sipkin

April 4, 2024

Mosaic Masorti News

PESACH 2024    SEDER OPTIONS FOR YOU:
First Night Seder at the home of Rabbi Anthony and Abbi
Monday 22nd April @ 8:30 pm
Please let Rabbi Anthony know if you’d like to attend
rabbianthony@mosaicmasorti.org.uk

Second Night Seder at the home of Rabbi Anthony and Abbi
Tuesday 23rd April @ 8:30 pm
Please let Rabbi Anthony know if you’d like to attend
rabbianthony@mosaicmasorti.org.uk

Second Night Communal Mosaic Seder at Stanmore Hill
Tuesday, 23rd April @ 6:00 pm  For more information: Second night communal seder

Passover Communal Mosaic Seder Light
Thursday, 25th April @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Our Community Care Co-ordinator, Angela, warmly invites senior members to a wonderful and uplifting daytime short seder led by the Rabbis, followed by a delicious light lunch, Passover songs and music. For more information:  Seder Light

Yellow candle
Please look out for a yellow candle which will be distributed to you with the next edition of Kehila. The Yellow Candle Project, managed by Maccabi GB, is a practical and informal educational tool  to remember Jewish Holocaust victims on Yom HaShoah, and broaden participants’ understanding of the Holocaust, in the safe space of their homes. For more information: Yellow Candle UK

Birthdays
Shula Arnhem 31/3, Michael S Harris 2/4, Evelyn Marmot 2/4.

Anniversaries
Mazal tov to Sally & Stanley Brooks on their 55th anniversary

Yahrzeits
Gary Italiaander remembering his mother, Doris
Anthony Manton remembering his mother, Rose
Alan Usiskin remembering his mother, Hilda Ruby Lewin
Carole Orchover remembering her mother-in-law, Feiga Rachael
Laurence Cohen remembering his mother, Frances
Paul Marmot remembering his father, Allen
Paulette Sachon remembering her mother, Rita Shaffer
Shelley Cooper remembering her father-in-law, Wolfe Rosenberg
Maureen Aharoni remembering her father, David Baynard
Joanne & Lloyd Reid remembering their son, Adam Stuart

March 28, 2024

Mosaic Masorti News

Tomorrow 22nd March Friday night at RabbI Anthony’s home
Be quick – there is still a chance to enjoy a relaxed erev Shabbat at the home of Rabbi Anthony and Abbi.  After the service you can experience a delicious meal and good company.  Please let Rabbi Anthony know if you plan to attend.rabbianthony@mosaicmasorti.org.uk

Purim is nearly upon us ..
Purim celebrates a young Jewish woman’s heroic role in saving her people The full story of Purim is of course related in the book of Esther
The Megillah will be read after Shabbat on 23rd March at 7pm and again early on Sunday morning 24th March at 8:30

24th March  Football match: Mosaic Masorti Synagogue versus St. Albans Synagogue
On the afternoon of Purim we are playing St Albans Masorti synagogue for the decider of our best-of-three football tournament. As in previous matches – we would love to put out a team of diverse age and ability (players aged 12 to 70 have featured this year) – please let Rabbi Anthony know if you might be available. rabbianthony@mosaicmasorti.org.uk

Thinking about a volunteer role?
There are a host of volunteering opportunities available.
We rely on volunteer support to keep the wheels turning at MMS and MJC so please contact the office to learn more about what’s available

Birthdays
Alison Imren 23/3, Lorraine Sarsby 23/3, Richard Buchalter 25/3, Sharon Grossman 25/3, Malcolm Franks 25/3, Audrey Phillips 26/3, Danielle Young 28/3.

Anniversaries
Mazal tov to Jocelyn & Maurice Axelrod on their 32nd anniversary
Mazal tov to Gaynor & Stephen Black on their 34th anniversary
Audrey & Phil Phillips on their 60th anniversary
Jackie & Anthony Alexander on their 34th anniversary

Yahrzeits
Michael Marx remembering his mother, Ingrid
Joe Newman remembering his mother, Leah
Philippa Lester remembering her father, Eric Eli Rawlings
Aviva Gardner remembering her husband, Jonathan
Lloyd Reid remembering his father, Eddie
Caroline Alexander remembering her husband, Mark, and Max & Isabel remembering their father
Michael Dashwood remembering his wife, Rozelle
Ze’ev Ziv remembering his brother, Mordechai
Gary Italiaander remembering his mother, Doris
Anthony Manton remembering his mother, Rose
Alan Usiskin remembering his mother, Hilda Ruby Lewin
Carole Orchover remembering her mother-in-law, Feiga Rachael
Laurence Cohen remembering his mother, Frances
Paul Marmot remembering his father, Allen
Paulette Sachon remembering her mother, Rita Shaffer

March 21, 2024

Mosaic Masorti News

22nd March Friday night at RabbI Anthony’s home
A chance to enjoy a relaxed erev Shabbat at the home of Rabbi Anthony and Abbi.  After the service you can experience a delicious meal and good company.  Please let Rabbi Anthony know if you plan to attend. rabbianthony@mosaicmasorti.org.uk

Megillah readings    After Shabbat 23rd March at 7pm     24th March at 8:30am
The Megillah will be read after Shabbat on 23rd March and again early on Sunday morning 24th March.  If you would like to learn a portion of the Megillah please let Rabbi Anthony know as soon as possible so he can provide assistance if required.

24th March  Football match: Mosaic Masorti Synagogue versus St. Albans Synagogue
On the afternoon of Purim we are playing St Albans Masorti synagogue for the decider of our best-of-three football tournament. As in previous matches – we would love to put out a team of diverse age and ability (players aged 12 to 70 have featured this year) – please let Rabbi Anthony know if you might be available. rabbianthony@mosaicmasorti.org.uk

What does it take to deliver a D’var Torah?
You might be reluctant to accept an invitation to write and deliver a d’var for the first time. You shouldn’t be. All kinds of help are available to get you started.  Please contact Rabbi Anthony to learn more about what’s involved.     rabbianthony@mosaicmasorti.org.uk

Birthdays
Elaine Faber 16/3, Debbie Nissenbaum 16/3, Kayla Peters 18/3, Hilary Segal 19/3, Martin Shoffman 21/3, Alan Grossman 21/3

Anniversaries
Mazal tov to Traci Spivack & Richard Buchalter on their 27th anniversary
Mazal tov to Reggie & Alan Goldner on their 33rd anniversary

Yahrzeits
Jeff Richman remembering his father, George
Alan Goldner remembering his mother, Rachel
Sheldon Grossmith remembering his father, Bernard
Michael Marx remembering his mother, Ingrid
Joe Newman remembering his mother, Leah
Philippa Lester remembering her father, Eric Eli Rawlings
Aviva Gardner remembering her husband, Jonathan
Lloyd Reid remembering his father, Eddie
Caroline Alexander remembering her husband, Mark, and Max & Isabel remembering their father
Michael Dashwood remembering his wife, Rozelle
Ze’ev Ziv remembering his brother, Mordechai

March 14, 2024

Mosaic Masorti News

TONIGHT  …  7th March:  Talmud Class
The Talmud is a vast collection of Jewish teachings, laws, and stories that span centuries and continents. Why not explore a small section with Rabbi Anthony and some fellow students? Rabbi Anthony’s Thursday Talmud Class will take place this evening (via zoom) at 8pm. For more details contact  rabbianthony@mosaicmasorti.org.uk

TOMORROW NIGHT …..  8th March: Friday night on Stanmore Hill
After our Masorti service, which starts at 6.45 pm, join friends from Mosaic Reform and Mosaic Liberal for a tasty potluck supper.

22nd March Friday night at RabbI Anthony’s home
A chance to enjoy a relaxed erev Shabbat at the home of Rabbi Anthony and Abbi.  After the service you can experience a delicious meal and good company.  Please let Rabbi Anthony know if you plan to attend. rabbianthony@mosaicmasorti.org.uk

23rd March/24th March Megillah readings
The Megillah will be read after Shabbat on 23rd March and again early on Sunday morning 24th March.  If you would like to learn a portion of the Megillah please let Rabbi Anthony know as soon as possible so he can provide assistance if required.

24th March  Football match: Mosaic Masorti Synagogue versus St. Albans Synagogue
On the afternoon of Purim we are playing St Albans Masorti synagogue for the decider of our best-of-three football tournament. As in previous matches – we would love to put out a team of diverse age and ability (players aged 12 to 70 have featured this year) – please let Rabbi Anthony know if you might be available. rabbianthony@mosaicmasorti.org.uk

18th April Pre-Pesach Bake-in
Please let the office know if you can join this year’s Pesach Bake-in with Gill.  Contact  admin@mosaicmasorti.org.uk

Kehila – Pesach edition
Thinking about writing an article?
With the next edition in mind Andrea is looking for articles about your family traditions at Seder. Please contact Andrea via the shul office if you’d like to submit a piece.

Friendship Club
Over 70?
Why not try our MJC Friendship Club which meets up each Tuesday. For more information, please contact Edwin Lucas who recently popped in on a Tuesday to see how it’s going.

What does it take to deliver a D’var Torah?
You might be reluctant to accept an invitation to write and deliver a d’var for the first time. You shouldn’t be. All kinds of help are available to get you started
Please contact Rabbi Anthony to learn more about what’s involved.     rabbianthony@mosaicmasorti.org.uk

Birthdays
Linda Lucas 8/3, Joelle Zane, Mark Segal, Anna-Deborah Charin 13/3, Andrea Hardy, Jean Allan, Frances Marx, Phil Austin 14/3, Howard Smith 14/3.

Anniversaries
Mazal tov to Libby & Howard Carpus on their 16th anniversary
Mazal tov to Eve & Paul Marmot on their 19th anniversary

Yahrzeits
Howard Smith remembering his father, Joseph
Susan Kritz remembering her brother, David Rose
Jeff Richman remembering his father, George
Alan Goldner remembering his mother, Rachel
Sheldon Grossmith remembering his father, Bernard

March 7, 2024

Yom Masorti – Sunday 2nd June

Save the date!  For one exciting day, share perspectives on the triumphs and challenges of being Jewish in Europe today. Join Yom Masorti, a one-day festival as part of the Masorti Europe weekend conference. Choose the track you want with sessions on Israel, Jewish texts, culture, spirituality, music, history and more. Go wide and meet fellow Masorti Jews from all across Europe. Go deep and remind yourself why you love Masorti Judaism. Don’t miss out –  mark your diaries and keep a look out for more details soon!

February 29, 2024

Mosaic Masorti News

29th February: Rabbi Anthony’s Thursday Talmud Class will restart this evening (via zoom) at 8pm
The Talmud is a vast collection of Jewish teachings, laws, and stories that span centuries and continents. Why not try a class? If you are interested please contact Rabbi Anthony for more information rabbianthony@mosaicmasorti.org.uk

8th March Friday night on Stanmore Hill
It’s good to see that our monthly Friday night shul services are growing in popularity.  Come along and try one. After our Masorti service join friends from Mosaic Reform and Mosaic Liberal for a tasty potluck supper.

22nd March Friday night at RabbI Anthony’s home
A chance to enjoy a relaxed erev Shabbat at the home of Rabbi Anthony and Abbi.  After the service you can experience a delicious meal and good company. Please let Rabbi Anthony know if you plan to attend. rabbianthony@mosaicmasorti.org.uk

23rd March/24th March Megillah readings
The megillah will be read after Shabbat on 23rd March and again early Sunday morning 24th March.  If you would like to learn a portion of the megillah please let Rabbi Anthony know as soon as possible so he can provide assistance if required.

24th March  Football match: Mosaic Masorti Synagogue versus St. Albans Synagogue
On the afternoon of Purim we are playing St Albans Masorti synagogue for the decider of our best-of-three football tournament. As in previous matches – we would love to put out a team of diverse age and ability (players aged 12 to 70 have featured this year) – please let Rabbi Anthony know if you might be available. rabbianthony@mosaicmasorti.org.uk

18th April Pre-Pesach Bake-in
Please let the office know if you can join this year’s Pesach Bake-in with Gill.  admin@mosaicmasorti.org.uk

 

Birthdays
Abi Magrill 2/3, Michelle Honey 6/3, Alan Goldner 6/3, Julie Dysch 6/3, Anthony Alexander 7/3.

Yahrzeits
Gillian Gurner remembering her father, Harry Morris
Alan Goldner remembering his uncle, Leon Bronitt
Carole Orchover remembering her brother-in-law, Averill Orchover
Howard Smith remembering his father, Joseph
Susan Kritz remembering her brother, David Rose

February 29, 2024

Mosaic Masorti News

Shabbat 24th February: Visit by Rachel Sklan Chief Executive of Masorti Judaism
We are delighted that Rachel will be making her first visit to Mosaic Masorti on Stanmore Hill this Shabbat.   Come along to shul to meet Rachel and to hear her thoughts on Masorti priorities, opportunities and challenges.  

Shabbat 24th February: Jack Kushner will be 94 on Shabbat!
Please come along to wish Jack a hearty Mazeltov. Drink a lechayim with our most senior minyan person – a jewel in the Mosaic Masorti crown.

Shabbat 24th February: Lechayims are the order of day this Shabbat
There is another reason to come to shul this Shabbat – as if welcoming Rachel Sklan and celebrating Jack’s birthday are not ample reasons.  We have another birthday to celebrate.   We can’t tell you who it is but here are three clues: his wife is a doctor, he has 2 princesses in training and he loves walking his dog around Stanmore.

Thursday 29th February Talmud Class at 8pm
Rabbi Anthony’s class will be restarting on a leap day. No doubt Rabbi Anthony will have something to say about calendar corrections in the Jewish Calendar too.

Whisky Tasting
7.30pm on Wednesday 13th March @ Mosaic. Guided by our own Stephen Dorff, come and taste a range of exciting drams – with snacks and shmoozing thrown in too. Ticketing info online, and early bird pricing ending in a fortnight

Birthdays
Jack Kushner 24/2, Rabbi Anthony 25/2, Stuart Grabski 25/2, Nicola Manton 27/2, Michael Marx 27/2

Yahrzeits
Melna Charin remembering her father, Laurence Phillips
Gillian Gurner remembering her father, Harry Morris
Alan Goldner remembering his uncle, Leon Bronitt
Carole Orchover remembering her brother-in-law, Averill Orchover

February 22, 2024

Mosaic Masorti News

Mazeltov
To Bev and Sass Ezekiel and their daughter Abi on the safe arrival of a granddaughter.

Friday 23rd February   Evening service and dinner at the home of Rabbi Anthony and Abi
Please let Rabbi Anthony know if you plan to attend  rabbianthony@mosaicmasorti.org.uk 

Shabbat Service 24th February
Masorti Chief Executive, Rachel  Sklan, will be visiting Mosaic Masorti and will be sharing some thoughts.

Rabbi Anthony’s Thursday Talmud Class: the next scheduled class will take place on 29th February (via zoom) at 8pm
Please note that there will not be a class on February 15th and 22nd  The next class will take place at 8pm on February 29th.
If you are interested in trying a class please contact Rabbi Anthony for more information rabbianthony@mosaicmasorti.org.uk
For those new to Talmudic study this quote from Robert Goldenberg is worth noting.  “Talmud study can be tremendous fun. Like any challenging task, the task of understanding an unfamiliar talmudic passage is intimidating only until it has once been accomplished. After that, the challenge can be relished, and the task enjoyed.”

Megillah reading
The megillah will be read after Shabbat on 23rd March and on Sunday morning 24th March.  If you would like to learn a portion of the megillah please tell Rabbi Anthony as soon as possible so he can provide assistance if required.

Birthdays
Melanie Peters 16/2, Maurice Axelrod 17/2, Aviva Gardner 17/2, Neil Mendoza 17/2, Cici Rutstein 18/2, Susan Krisman 20/2, Laurel Segal 21/2, Reggie Goldner 22/2

Anniversaries
Joanne & Jonathan Fenster on their 37th anniversary
Frances & Michael Marx on their 35th anniversary

Yahrzeits
Emmanuel Aharoni remembering his mother, Bessie
Sharon Grossman remembering her father, Gerald Brandman
Dan Honey remembering his father, Michael
Jael Kirschner remembering her mother, Rita Miriam
Jonathan Fenster remembering his father, Leon
Melna Charin remembering her father, Laurence Phillips

February 15, 2024

Noam Summer Camp 5784

Noam Summer Camp will be held for school years 5-10 between 29th July and 11th August and booking opens on Monday 12th February.  Brochures are available in the Mosaic office or you can email noamadmin@masorti.org.uk for further information.

February 8, 2024