Shabbat & Festivals
07 / 08 February 2020
12 / 13 Shevat 5780
Friday 07 February
Mincha followed by Kabbalat Shabbat 4.45 pm
Candle lighting 4.45 pm
Shabbat 08 February
Come & join us at the BBC - Before Brachot Commence - we will be having an in depth look at the Sedra from the perspective of Rashi.
Time: 8.45am - 9.15am in shul
Please note that if you would like to join the discussions at 9.00am, there will be a new point discussed at that time
Shabbat morning Service 9.15am
This week we are delighted to celebrate the Barmitzvah of Samuel Cohen
PD: Elliott Goodkin
Shacharit: Steve Robins
Leining: Mark Rajbenbach
Maftir & Haftorah: Samuel Cohen
Mussaf: Steve Robins
Anim Zemirot: TBC
Mincha followed by a shiur 4.51pm
Shabbat Ends and Maariv Begins 5.51pm
Youth & Children's Services
Toddlers (0 - Nursery): 11-11.45am, Nursery
Intermediates (Reception - Year 2): 10.45-11.45am, Children’s Library 1st floor Wiseman Linden building
Seniors (Years 3 - 6): 10.45-11.45am, Beit Hamidrash 1st floor Wiseman Linden building
Youth Service: 10.45am - 12.00pm, 1st Floor Community Centre.
Bnei Akiva: next meeting will be 08 February. For more information please click here or contact please contact Josh.
SAVE THE DATE: For all parents of children in school years 2-12, please save the date for Bnei Akiva's Family Friday Night and Shabbat Ha'Irgun on 14-16th February
The Totteridge Friday Night Minyan
The Totteridge minyan is finished for this season, thank you to all those who have hosted and all those who have come along to support. We restart in April after Pesach next year
Request for Men to join the Leyning Rota
To enable greater participation from our members, the wardens would like to invite any men who might be interested in leyning. This could perhaps be their Bar Mitzvah Sedra or they could learn a new one?
Alternatively if you know anyone who would be interested, please could you let the wardens know.
We have a service buddy arrangement at Woodside Park to help with following and understanding the Shabbat service.
This will include finding your place in the siddur on arrival in shul and throughout the service, when to stand and why, in fact anything you would like to know about the workings of the service. We will pair you with a buddy who will sit next to you and help you find your way around. This arrangement will be entirely confidential.
If you interested in this, including acting as a buddy, please contact the shul office by telephone: 020 8445 4236 or email email@example.com
Shabbat Mishpatim + Shekalim 21/ 22 February
WPS Is Honoured to present
Scholar in Residence
Rabbi Shalom Hammer
Author, writer and lecturer. Rabbi Hammer currently serves as a writer for the Jerusalem Post and a lecturer throughout the world and in the IDF and the founder of the "mako meshutaf" organisation.
We are delighted to welcome Rabbi Hammer to our community. He will read a Dvar Torah on Friday night. Give a Sermon in shul and speak during lunch.
Join us for lunch where Rabbi Hammer will speak on
Jewish Heroism : Mind with Matter"
Shabbat 22nd February 2020
Lunch £10 (children under 5 Free)
Following Shabbat and Havdallah Rabbi Hammer will show a short film regarding his work in TZAHAL and have a special sale available of his new book.
"Armed with Spirit - A Father's Advice to His Son in the Israeli Army, Based on the Weekly Torah Portions" by Geffen Publishing
Karen and Andrew Harris, an entrepreneur and a Private Equity / M & A lawyer, share their secrets to getting the work life balance right, and the role judaism has played in their success.
Date: Friday 28 February 2020
Venue: Kabbalat Shabbat at Woodside Park Synagogue
Venue: Dinner at Family Harris
Ages: 21 - 39
To Book please click
Woodside Park presents a series of Ten talks
Spreading Inspirational and Powerful Ideas
Professor Arkady Rzegocki
"Poland and the Jews through the ages"
Date: Shabbat 11th January 2020
Delivered the 3rd in
the series of the 10 talks.
To read her talk
"Reflections on my Journey"
Our Inspirational speakers
Edwin Shuker - Vice President, Board of Deputies (14 September 2019)
Hilton Nathanson - CEO, Firefly Capital (12 October 2019)
Marsha Gladstone - Chair, Yoni Jesner Foundation
Michael Goldstein - President United Synagogue
Prof. Arkady Rzegocki - The Ambassador of Poland
The Rt. Hon. Theresa Villiers MP
Rebbetzen Gila Hackenbroch
Dr Rachel Landau - Clinical Director of Emergency and Urgent Care
Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis
Year 8 Girls and Boys,
Hi to all Year 8 Girls and Boys, Uncle Albert here, Smart Squad 2020 starts on shabbat 8th February and you are personally invited.“Smart”kids get ahead, so get wise and join up now.
I used to think the world was flat and the moon was made of cheese. Then I went to Smart Squad in my home town of Munich and whilst scooting home from shul worked out that E=mc2 and after Shabbat wrote down the General Theory of Relativity whilst watching Match of Ze Day and checking facebook.
Smart Squad will look at basic beliefs, with lab sessions including Science + the Bible, Existence of God, Origin of the Torah, Christianity, Why Pray?, and much, much more.
Unlike recent Squads taken by the Squadfather, we now have some top Nobel scientists to help. The first session, starting at 9.55am until 10.30 am, shabbat 8th February is “the Jewish Role in the World”and will be run by our very own Rabbi Akiva. Top Floor, Wiseman Linden building.
Future scientific talks will be given by Danny the Squadfather, Oxbridge graduate Ben Miller, Rabbi Akiva, Jacob+Lior+Ari, Andrea Passe, Richard Pinnick and other top brains.
Sessions will start with plenty of radioactive food and will be relatively funny. They will happen about every three weeks at 9.55am. Full list of dates out soon.
And all this at NO COST to you – out of this world eh?
Come join us on 8th February and try it out – no commitment but plenty of fresh croissants!
Any questions please contact Danny Wolinsky
for Year 9 & 10 parents and kids:
We are pleased to announce the launch of the Hochmah squad for Year 9 & 10.
What’s it about? Hochmah means wisdom so it’s about anything Jewish and thought-provoking. Likely topics will include:
What is Reform and Conservative Judiasm about?
Should we treat men and women differently?
Who wrote the Torah?
Should we welcome refugees or send them away
What makes a good (or bad) leader?
We’ll be pulling in experts from across the community to address these topics just for you. And you will have the opportunity to ask questions and make sure you get straight answers! All served up with the usual squad nosh.
Who can come?
Anyone in year 9 and 10. Yes, anyone…..we’re including girls (well, it is about wisdom…..). Please spread the word.
(Girls and Boys are all invited)
Ethics Squad – The Only Way is Ethics
Time: Immediately after the Youth Service’,
Venue: Middle classroom of the top floor of the Wiseman Linden building
Woodside Park Synagogue Squads is proud to announce the launch of a brand new squad for all year 11 students. Ethics Squad – The Only Way is Ethics will feature inspirational discussions on current affairs subjects relevant to youth today from a Jewish perspective. Led by Jonathan Cantor, this promises to be a thought provoking and fun series. Also, there will be J2O, Pringles marshmallows, chocolate etc
The Lego Club
Time: 10.00 - 10.45
Venue: 1st Floor Wiseman Linden Hall
"Calling all Lego lovers" come along to the Lego club for children
Come and play lego, with special raffle draw and prizes
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Shabbat @ WPS
Rabbi Shalom Hammer will be joining WPS as Scholar in Residence on 22 February 2021
WORKING 24/6 Karen and Andrew Harris, share their secrets to getting the work life balance right, and the role judaism has played in their success.
In agreement with the Rabbi, the wardens will allocate call ups on shabbos and yom tov according to the following priorities.
by Rabbi Hackenbroch Vayishlach, Vayeishev, Miketz, Terumah, Vayikra, Korach, Pinchas, Massei, Shoftim, Ki Teitzei,
The Y behind the traditions by Rabbi Hackenbroch Friday Night in Shul and Shabbat Preparations
We have thriving children's services covering all age groups: Toddlers, 0-4 years old Intermediates 5-7 years old Children 8-12 years old and Youth Services
for parents and children (boys and girls) in Years 9 & 10 Hochmah means wisdom so it’s about anything Jewish and thought-provoking.
Details of the Shabbat morning squads for boys, Anim Zemirot Squad, Leining Squad and Tefillah Squad
Seudah in the Popular Torah Dash Format, each speaker will pit their wits against the egg-timer, they will have exactly 3 minutes
Festivals @ WPS
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