Services

Services are held each Shabbat (Friday evenings at 7.00pm and Saturday mornings at 11.00am), and we celebrate all the Festivals and hold a Communal Seder on second night Passover.

Our prayer book with its modern liturgy is called Siddur Lev Chadash, which means, literally, “Service of the New Heart”. This prayer book was introduced nearly sixteen years ago and our former Rabbi, Dr Charles H. Middleburgh, was the associate editor.

NewSynBessThe services are led by the Rabbi in Hebrew and English, and all are welcome to join in with the reading and singing.

Our wonderful professional choir enables us to pray with sincerity, spirituality and warmth. Our services are quite short and avoid repetition and are conducted with order and decorum – less buzz, more focus!

After the Shabbat morning services we join with our friends in Mosaic Reform to share kiddush together.

Visitors and guests are welcome and will find a friendly, relevant and uplifting service.

This shabbat:

Liberal Service

Shabbat Bemidbar

Erev Shabbat Service starts at 7pm.  Shabbat morning service starts at 11am.

The Friday night evening service no.3 is on page 77 of Siddur Lev Chadash.  The Shabbat morning service no. 3 is on page 117.

The themes is “Loneliness” on page 288  .

Torah reading Numbers 1:1-19.  Haftarah reading is Hosea 2:1-3 & 18-25.

To view the service via our live streaming on Shabbat, click here

Wednesday is Shavuot.

Other services:

Shabbat Shira

Saturday May 27
Rabbi Kathleen invites everybody young and old to Shabbat Shira at 11.00 am. Singing, music, Torah service followed by Kiddush. Supervised activities till the community Kiddush.  Early arrivals will be treated to an informal singing session before the service.


Erev Shavuot

Tuesday May 30
Join us at 7.00 pm to celebrate erev Shavuot.  We will start with a discussion entitled,  “The Practice of Compassion and Kindness in Times of Hatred and Lies”.  This will be followed by tea and cheesecake and at 8.45 pm we will conclude with Liberal and Reform services. HEMS members will go to Hatch End for the HEMS ...


Shavuot

Wednesday May 31
Shavuot morning services will be held as follows: HEMS –  09.30 Reform – 10.30 Liberal – 11.15 This year  HEMS will  not be holding a 2nd day Shavuot service. Reform and Liberal services will be held at Bessborough Road and HEMS services will be held at Hatch End


Shabbat Shira

Saturday June 17
Rabbi Kathleen invites everybody young and old to Shabbat Shira at 11.00 am. Singing, music, Torah service followed by Kiddush.  Early arrivals will be treated to an informal singing session before the service.


Contemplative Service

Friday July 07
7pm – Kabbalat Shabbat – special Liberal contemplative Friday Night service (replaces regular Friday night service)


Shabbat Shira

Saturday July 15
Rabbi Kathleen invites everybody young and old to Shabbat Shira at 11.00 am. Singing, music, Torah service followed by Kiddush.  Early arrivals will be treated to an informal singing session before the service.


Contemplative Service

Friday September 01
7pm – Kabbalat Shabbat – special Liberal contemplative Friday Night service (replaces regular Friday night service)


Shabbat Shira

Saturday October 21
Rabbi Kathleen invites everybody young and old to Shabbat Shira at 11.00 am. Singing, music, Torah service followed by Kiddush.  Early arrivals will be treated to an informal singing session before the service.


Contemplative Service

Friday November 03
7pm – Kabbalat Shabbat – special Liberal contemplative Friday Night service (replaces regular Friday night service)


Shabbat Shira

Saturday November 11
Rabbi Kathleen invites everybody young and old to Shabbat Shira at 11.00 am. Singing, music, Torah service followed by Kiddush.  Early arrivals will be treated to an informal singing session before the service.


Shabbat Shira

Saturday December 16
Rabbi Kathleen invites everybody young and old to Shabbat Shira at 11.00 am. Singing, music, Torah service followed by Kiddush.  Early arrivals will be treated to an informal singing session before the service.