Keep up to date with the latest events from Mosaic. As well as the events listed below you can also see what’s on in our calendar, and see the pages for our regular weekly and monthly events including:

Adult Education | Book Group | Chavurah Suppers | Cook team | Film Group | Friendship Clubs | Library | Photo Group | Trips | Walks | Cameo | JACS | Singing Seniors | Befrienders

What's On

A Concert for David Jacobi

Sunday February 25

“From Bach to Lehrer” – an afternoon of music at 3.00 pm inspired by the life & interests of David Jacobi, performed by musicians who knew him.  The event will launch the David Jacobi Memorial Scholarship Fund to assist talented musicians from disadvantaged backgrounds to make their breakthrough.  Performers include Oleg Kogan (Cellist), Stephen Gutman (Pianist), Polina Kogan (Pianist), Anna Ehrlich (Cellist, playing David’s cello), a quartet of David’s chamber music friends, Judith Sheridan, Soprano & Hannah Jacobi, Alto.  £12 per person in advance or £15 at the door.  Venue: Finchley Progressive Synagogue, 54A Hutton Grove, London N12 8DR.  For ticket help or to make a donation contact Margaret on 07957 182998 or email

Hamantaschen Bake-In

Tuesday February 27

Members are invited to join a “Hamantaschen Bake-in” at 2.00 pm in preparation for our erev Purim event the following evening.  Please let us know you’re coming so we’re sure we have enough ingredients for you and then come along and join in the fun.

Purim Activities at Mosaic

Wednesday February 28

Members and friends are welcome at Bessborough Road to attend either or both of our Purim activities.  At 6.00 pm there will be a short service featuring a traditional reading of Megillat Esther, led by Rabbi Middleton, followed by a pantomime with music & a fancy dress parade.  At 7.15 pm refreshments will be served.  At 8.00 pm there will be a special presentation led by Rabbi Dr Dabba Smith entitled, “The Leaders Were Jackals and Their Followers Were Jackasses”.

Contemplative Service

Friday March 02

We invite everyone to join us at 7.00 pm for Kabbalat Shabbat – our contemplative Friday Night service which invites us to leave behind the busy-ness of the week and experience the precious gift of peace (shalom), rest (menucha) and renewal (nafash) that Shabbat offers. Here is a space for quiet reflection, personal prayer, music to lift the spirit (ruach) and heart-warming translations of new and familiar prayers that help us worship in a meaningful way. If you are not familiar with Hebrew, you will find the prayers have been transliterated so you can easily follow along.  We look forward to sharing this time with you. Kabbalat Shabbat replaces the regular Liberal Friday night service this evening.

Next meeting with Rabbi Weiner

Tuesday March 06

Thanks to all those who attended Rabbi Weiner’s session on Wednesday 17th January.  The follow up notes have been sent out by email. We can confirm that the next Community Development Dine and Discuss meeting, facilitated by Rabbi Weiner, will be at 7.15 pm on Tuesday 6th March at Bessborough Road. The focus of the evening will be, “Our ideal synagogue”. The new March date will allow time for Rabbi Weiner to hold a few preparatory conversations, to enable the evening to run as effectively as possible. There is a car park on site and a public car park opposite, on the corner of Bessborough Road/Vaughan Road plus street parking.  For catering purposes, please let us know if you’re planning to attend. You do not need to have attended meetings previously.


Shabbat Shira

Saturday March 10

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.

Adult Learning – Pesach

Saturday March 24

Please join us before the Reform and Liberal shabbat services at 9:30 am for the first in a series of sessions on “A Culinary Voyage through the Festivals” – this time looking at Pesach. Tea, Coffee and Danish will be provided.

Further sessions will cover:

Shavuot – 8th May

Succot – 25th September

Chanukah – 27th November

Communal Seder – Saturday 31st March

Saturday March 31

Enjoy a three course meal (catered by Strudel Cafe under Masorti Judaism supervision) and celebrate Pesach at 7.00 pm with your family and friends at our traditional Second Night Communal Seder. Relive our freedom from slavery through storytelling, songs and of course by asking lots of questions.


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Mosaic visit to the National Holocaust Centre & Museum

Wednesday April 11

We will travel by coach, leaving Bessborough Road at 8.30 am, to the National Holocaust Centre, England’s only Holocaust Museum, near Laxton in Nottinghamshire. This day visit includes a talk from a survivor, and time to spend around the museum exhibition and Memorial garden. We will leave Beth Shalom at 4.30 pm to return by coach to Bessborough Road.

Cost:  £22 per person including return coach trip and entrance to Beth Shalom. This visit has been generously supported by the Sidney Fenton Education Foundation.  Optional light lunch (to book in advance £6 per person)

There are only 8 places left on this visit so please book as soon as possible!  

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Shabbat Shira

Saturday April 14

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.

Sedra of the Week

Saturday April 21

Please join Rabbi Frank Dabba Smith for a challenging discussion of this week’s sedra, Achare Mot / Kedoshim.

The discussion starts at 9:30 am, before the Mosaic Liberal and Reform Shabbat services.


Presentation on India Trip

Sunday April 29

As part of our Adult Education programme, please join us at 4 pm when Rabbi Frank Dabba Smith, together with fellow travellers, will present their experences and learnings from their recent trip to India.