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Purim Celebrations – Masorti

Mosaic Masorti will be holding its Purim evening service and Megillah reading at 6.25 for a 6.30 pm start  at the kind invitation of the Lazarus-Magrill family in Stanmore. Numbers will be limited so please contact Edwin Lucas chair@mosaicmasorti.org.uk for booking and details. Light refreshments will be served.  Please bring your own megillah if you have one.

There will also be a morning Megillah reading and seudah at a member’s home on Thursday 17th March. See Mosaic Masorti News for further details.


Purim Celebrations – Reform / Liberal

The Shushan Chronicles – a story of love, intrigue and faith

Everyone is invited

Put on your fancy hat, dust off your Purim grogger, bring out the Haman Taschen and join Mosaic Reform and Mosaic Liberal for a short service, Megillah reading and the One and only Musical Mosaic Purim Spiel.

Bagels, fruit, hamentaschen and soft drinks will be provided.  Please contact the office to let us know you’re coming so we can cater for you. (office@choosemosaic.org)

When: 5.45 pm (Service starts 6 pm prompt).  Where: Harrow Rugby Football Club, Wood Lane, Stanmore HA7 4LF. (Parking available)  Please note, this will not be available via Zoom.


Offers of Accommodation for Ukrainian Refugees

Together with other Reform and Liberal synagogues, we are collecting names of possible hosts to offer temporary accommodation to a Jewish (or non-Jewish) family or individual, if visas are suddenly granted.

There would have to be due process – such as safeguarding and to check your premises are suitable – while you would need to be assured that the guests would stay only for the time you stipulate is possible for you to host them.  We will then work with whatever major Jewish organisation and Government department that is taking the lead in dealing with temporary re-rehousing. We often refer to the kindertransport and what a wonderful effort that was.  Now may be the time that our generation is called to respond in a similar way. Please let the office know if you would like to be part of this effort.

If you are able to support World Jewish Relief’s efforts financially: www.worldjewishrelief.org/ukrainecrisis


Harrow’s Holocaust Memorial Day Event

People of every faith or no faith are invited to Harrow’s Holocaust Memorial Day Event  at 7.00 pm (online only) to hear first-hand accounts of the Holocaust, from members of the Uyghur community and much more. With musical performances and special guest speakers including Lord Daniel Finkelstein, join us for an evening of remembrance.

This event will now be streamed live from The Elliott Hall directly to your home for FREE. See below for the link to sign up.

This event is supported by Mosaic Reform (organised by Rabbi Kathleen, Bobbi Riesel, Jack Lynes. Steve Levinson will also be involvedl)   in collaboration with Harrow Interfaith and Harrow Council.

To view the live streaming, follow this link:: https://harrowarts.com/whats-on/event/holocaust-memorial-day-one-day

For more details please click here: HMD 2022 Brochure

The event will be recorded.  If you’re unable to attend this evening, it will be available on the same link next week.


Mosaic Jewish Community AGM

Mosaic members are reminded that the 2021 Annual General Meeting will commence at 8.00 pm.

The meeting will (hopefully!) be brief and will include updates regarding Stanmore Hill, plans for 2022, and recruitment of Rabbis.

Click the links below to download the relevant documents:

MJC Finance Report for AGM 2021

MJC Governance Report for AGM 2021

MJC AGM 2020 Minutes APPROVED

 

UPDATE: Minutes of this meeting (subject to approval at the 2022 AGM) can be downloaded here: MJC AGM 2021 Minutes draft


Celebrate Chanukah with Mosaic

Sunday 28th November – Sunday 5th December

This year we will be holding daily candle lighting on Zoom, followed by Erev Shabbat Service on Friday 3rd December, plus Havdalah on Saturday 4th December and then an in-person Chanukah party on 5th December (candle lighting will also be on Zoom later).

So get your Chanukiah ready and join us for daily candle lighting and other activities as shown below.

Don’t forget to bring your own latkes and doughnuts!

Download the Chanukah siddur here
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Mosaic Chanukah Party

At last, we can celebrate Chanukah in person!

Please join us for a fun afternoon to celebrate the last night of Chanukah from 3.00 – 5.00 pm.
There will be sushi, doughnuts & chocolate coins for all!
Please bring along a Chanukiah & candles as we will be lighting them all together.

See your personal invitation for details of the Stanmore venue.

Don’t forget to let us know you’re coming so that we’re sure to have a doughnut for you!

This event will be in-person only.  However, those unable to be there physically can join on Zoom for the nightly lighting of the candles at 6.00 pm (please note time change).  To join:.

Click here to join candle lighting at 6.00 pm via Zoom
Zoom Id: 868 1273 9742


Rabbi Anna Wolfson joining our Rabbinic team

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Rabbi Anna Wolfson.

Rabbi Anna will be joining us full time in January 2022. Anna will spend the majority of her time as our Development Rabbi, working in a role across the 3 Mosaic synagogues, Liberal, Masorti and Reform – and between and beyond those expressions of Judaism – helping us develop Mosaic’s mission to “choose your Jewish life”.

Anna will also spend around one quarter of her time at Mosaic Liberal working alongside Rabbi Rachel Benjamin.

Anna grew up in Nottingham as a member of the Nottingham Liberal Synagogue. Between university and attending Leo Baeck College Anna has worked as a movement worker for LJY Netzer and was an educator for the Netzer gap year program in Israel.  Anna was ordained in the summer of 2020 and has since served as the Rabbi for Beit Klal Yisrael, Norwich Liberal Jewish Congregation, and as the Chaplain for Progressive Jewish Students. Anna lives with her fiancée (soon to be wife) and two dogs.

Commenting on joining the Mosaic community, Anna says “I’m very excited to join this community and be part of its new journey in a new building. I am looking forward to building relationships, working with my rabbinic colleagues, facilitating creative community spaces, and being part of the wider Stanmore community.”

Mosaic co-chair Mark Phillips commented on Anna’s appointment “Our priority as a community as we emerge from the pandemic and look forward to our new home in Stanmore, is to help Jews “choose our Jewish life” – providing a diverse range of ways to engage with Judaism and our community.  Anna’s skills, experience and passion for Judaism make her perfectly placed to move us in this direction. We are excited that Anna is joining us.”

 


Celebrate Chanukah with Mosaic

Thursday 10th – Thursday 17th December

At this time of year we would normally be holding communal candle lighting at the Synagogue. Due to Covid restrictions, this isn’t possible, but we can all get together on Zoom!

So get your Chanukiah ready and join us for daily candle lighting and other activities as shown below.

Don’t forget to bring your own latkes and doughnuts!

Download the Chanukah siddur here
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Virtual Zoom Magic Show with Alan Hudson

Join Alan Hudson at 4.00 pm in his incredible 30 minute virtual magic show with other members of your family and friends.……30 amazing minutes of magic and mind-reading, sleight of hand and card tricks  – with the best seats in the house!

This is a pay-to-view event (£10 per screen).  Bookings MUST BE MADE IN ADVANCE in order to receive the zoom code.

This event will not be recorded.

Alan is a member of the Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star which is the highest position that can be achieved – less than 250 magicians in the world hold this position.

Limited number of screens and booking must be made in advance to be sent the Zoom code.

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