I'm Jewish, My Partner Isn't
Sunday 2 February 15:00 - 17:30

This EHRS event offers mixed-faith couples the opportunity to chat about your experiences of being in a multi-faith relationship, sharing your ups & downs, as well as exploring ways that the shul can be welcoming and helpful towards you and your family. It will be led by Rabbi Mark Goldsmith and members of the community. Entry is for anyone, whether or not you are Synagogue members, and is for both the Jewish and non-Jewish partners alike. We are also welcoming parents or grandparents of mixedfaith relationship couples, where we will have opportunities for you to also share your experience.
This is the start of a conversation and journey, and we hope you able to join us. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Rabbi Mark Goldsmith This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 020 8238 1020 or Danielle Trainis This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. There will be a free crèche available, as well as snacks and refreshments. We will send out an email with more details leading up to the event.
There is a charge of £5 per couple and you can book below.

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Tu B’Shevat Tree Planting
Sunday 9 February, 11:30 - 12:30

Join Rabbi Mark for coffee and a Tu B’Shevat Seder, the mystical meal which celebrates the fruits we enjoy from trees. We will end by planting a tree in the EHRS garden. Tu B’Shevat is the Jewish New Year for trees.

Join us at EHRS this Purim for The Greatest Show in Edgware!
*THE SHUSHAN CIRCUS* Monday 9 March from 17:15 - 20:15

Family Circus Party 17:15 - 18:15
Purim Service & Megillah Reading 18:30 - 19:30
Cocktails & Canapes 19:30 - 20:15

The Circus Party will take place in the Community Centre with snacks, activities, and an entertainer, after which we will move over to the Synagogue for the Service & Megillah reading. Then join us for Cocktails & Canapes in the synagogue hall where you can enjoy alcoholic & non-alcoholic drinks, tasty treats and hamantaschen. It’s not to be missed! Purim is for the whole community, feel free to come to all or part of this spectacular evening. For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Please book below so that we know you are coming.

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EHRS Night Shelter
Mondays 16 March – 1 June
Together in Barnet (TiB) have appointed Amanda Weiss as Charity Operations Manager. This role incorporates the role of night shelter co-ordinator as well as fundraising and communications duties. Amanda worked as the night shelter co-ordinator 2015-2017 and after leaving TiB worked in a mental health charity until her appointment back at TiB as Charity Operations Manager in September 2019.

Following our success hosting the Together In Barnet night shelter in 2019, we will be hosting the night shelter again in 2020, this time for 12 Monday nights and Tuesday mornings from Monday 17 March until Monday 1 June inclusive.

We will need volunteers to:
* prepare one course of an evening meal and deliver it to EHRS
* prepare the Youth Centre space ready for our homeless guests to arrive
* donate fresh food for breakfast and deliver it to EHRS on Monday
* welcome our guests, serve the evening meal and sit down and dine with our guests
* sleep overnight in the Youth Centre with our guests
* prepare and serve breakfast in the morning
* clean up after our guests leave the premises at 07:45
* drive bedding on to the next venue
* call and remind volunteers who have signed up for the upcoming week

If you have attended training and volunteered at EHRS in 2019, you should have received an email asking you to sign up on the 2020 rota already. If you are an existing volunteer and have not received that email, please let us know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you have not volunteered for the night shelter before and would like to join us in 2020, you will need to register as a volunteer and we be holding essential volunteer training on Thursday 13 February at 20:00. Please register your attendance at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Lisa Bard & Audrey Zarach, Night Shelter Co-ordindators

Mussar London 2020/5780
Personal Resilience in a Changing World
Wednesday 13th-Sunday 17th May 2020

What is Mussar?
Mussar is a 1000-year-old Jewish tradition that  gives concrete instructions on how to live a meaningful and ethical life.  Mussar teaches how not get to stuck in the same place again and again.   
What is Mussar London?
Mussar London is the U.K.’s first opportunity to learn from two of the world’s foremost teachers of Mussar: Dr Alan Morinis, author of the two classics of modern Mussar, “Climbing Jacob’s Ladder” and “Everyday Holiness” and Rabbi Avi Fertig, Director of Mussar at The Mussar Institute. To find out more about Mussar go to www.mussarinstitute.org

Join us for one or more of these unique Mussar learning opportunities

Wednesday 13th May, 19:30-21:30: Everyday Holiness - Introducing Mussar with Alan Morinis and Avi Fertig. An evening to introduce you to the basic concepts of Mussar. Held at Finchley Progressive Synagogue (FPS), 54 Hutton Grove, Finchley, N12 8DR. Admission £8.
Thursday 14th May, 10:30-15:00: Learning Mussar to Teach It with Alan Morinis and Avi Fertig. A tailor-made seminar for Rabbis, Student Rabbis, Cantors and Educators who want to bring Mussar to their communities as well as into their own lives. Held at Leo Baeck College, 80 East End Road, Finchley, N3 2SY. Admission £25 (includes lunch)
Friday 15th May 17:00-Sunday 17th May, 14:00: Personal Resilience in a Changing World with Dr Alan Morinis, Rabbi Avi Fertig, Rabbi Monique Mayer and Rabbi Mark Goldsmith. An extended Shabbaton full of Mussar learning, practice, prayer and spirituality. Workshops, lectures, chavrutah, specialist  Mussar bookstall, outdoor Mussar in Canons Park, Mussar theatre performance. A caring weekend of growth. Held at EHRS, 118 Stonegrove, Edgware, Middx, HA8 8AB. Weekend Fee £95 (includes lunches and dinners). A full programme of this weekend can be requested from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Do you want to know more? Send an email to Rabbi Monique Mayer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0117 403 3458, or Rabbi Mark Goldsmith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 020 8238 1020.

There are Early Bird Prices available if booked before 2 March. Please book for any of these sessions below.

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