Shabbat & Festivals
Booking and Covid Guidelines for
Shabbat and midweek services
Please note that from now on, pre-booking is not necessary to attend our Shabbat services, that includes our children and youth services, but with Covid more prevalent in the community and in order to protect people who are more vulnerable, we are advising members who wish to come to shul to take a lateral flow test before Shabbat. We really appreciate your assistance in this matter.
We very much look forward to seeing you in shul!
26 / 27 November 2021
23 / 24 Kislev 5782
Friday 26 November
Shabbat Begins at 3.44pm
Shabbat 27 November
Shacharit 9.15am (Main Shul)
PD: TBC (Main Shul)
Shacharit: TBC (Main Shul)
Leining: TBC (Main Shul)
Haftarah: TBC (Main Shul)
Mussaf: TBC (Main Shul)
Shabbat Ends 4.50pm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Come and join Gila's women's only
Rosh Chodesh Tevet group.
Hallel prayers and thoughts on the new month
Dvar Torah by Vicki York
Date: Friday 3 December
Please join by Zoom ID : 661 975 9371
Weekly Programme of Prayer at WPS
Shacharit Service Times
8.30am on Sundays, 7.00am on Mondays and Thursdays and at 7.15am on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Parsha in the Morning
with Rabbi Hackenbroch
Every Monday to Friday at 9am
Sundays & Bank Holidays at 9.30am
Get your day off to a flying start 15 action packed minutes Learn and Pray for those with Covid and recite memorial prayer Live on the Woodside Park Shul Facebook page
and YouTube channel.
Sunday Mincha / Maariv @ the time that Shabbat begins on the previous Friday Night
Monday to Thursday Maariv Only @ 7.30pm
Please join in the Shul or by Zoom
Please click the following link
Meeting ID: 661 975 7371
For the Password please contact the Office
Please note that from Monday 1 November, Barnet Synagogue will be holding a Mincha service at 12.45pm Monday to Thursday
Shabbat Children’s Services
Children’s Services for years 1-6 on the first floor of the Wiseman Linden Building from 11.00am EVERY Shabbat
Toddler's Service for Pre-School, School Nursery and Reception aged children in the Woodside Gan Nursery from 11am EVERY Shabbat
When applying to a Jewish school or nursery under the religious authority of the Office of the Chief Rabbi, you will need to have completed a CRP form. A copy must be sent directly to the school or nursery together with relevant supporting documents and the school’s Supplementary Information Form (SIF). Please check the admissions pages of the school you are applying for.
The process has been updated this year in light of the pandemic and all details regarding what is required can be found on the US website FAQ’s www.theus.org.uk/crp and the accompanying information film on US.tv www.TheUS.tv/crp2021. Here you will find details about how to collect points from shul attendance and online kabbalat services amongst other available options.
We look forward to welcoming you back to shul!
WPS Youth Services
Services will take place in the first floor of the Community Centre and be from 10am to 12 noon.
Please note that face coverings must be worn at all times while on the premises so you must bring your own mask. Please also bring your own tissues to shul in case you need to cough or sneeze; please take any used tissues away with you. It should also be noted that we will need to keep the windows and doors open for ventilation purposes and therefore the room temperature may feel cold. Therefore you may wish to wear warm clothing should the weather be inclement.
If you or anyone you have been in contact with show any symptoms of Coronavirus or are in self-isolation or quarantine you must not attend. If you can, please email to inform us. It is important that you read the Covid Guidelines Please click here
We look forward to seeing you in shul!
With best wishes,
Louis Rhodes and Daniel Ross
Shabbat Youth Directors
Woodside Park United Synagogue
WPS Youth Presents
Who Wants to be Maccabee
Date: Shabbat Chanukah 4th December
Venue: Top Floor Community Centre
Followed by a special Doughnut Kiddush
If you would like to join us, please email Louis at email@example.com
Calling all school girls Year 10 and above - you are invited to join an inspiring monthly Shabbat morning learning session, followed by a delicious kiddush.
Date: Shabbat Chanukah 4th December
Venue: 2nd Floor Community Centre
Followed by a special Doughnut Kiddush
If you would like to join us, please email Tamar at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please also email Tamar if you would like to host any future sessions or if you are below Year 10 and are interested in taking part.
Looking Forward to Seeing You!
Hot Topics is Back
Discussion Led by Rabbi Yitzi
Followed by a Sushi Kiddush
Date: 23 October
Venue: Top Floor of the Community Centre
For more information please email Louis: email@example.com
Bnei Akiva - is not taking place at this time
For further information please contact Simon, Robert or Sara
Ethics Squad Presents:
The Impact of COVID 19 Around the World
A chance to hear from special guests from Paris and Israel about how the pandemic has affected the.
Date: Sunday 26 July 2020
About the Ethics Squad
Woodside Park Synagogue Squads is a squad for all year 12 students. Ethics Squad 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.
Year 8 Girls and Boys,
Due to COVID 19 Smart Squad is
not taking place at this time
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:
Due to COVID 19 Hochmah Squad is
not taking place at this time
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.
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
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 all youth (year 7+) on Shabbat 23 October from 10am. Please join us for a discussion led by Rabbi Yitzi followed by a delicious sushi Kiddush!
Join Tamar for an inspiring monthly Shabbat morning learning session for girls in Year 10 and above followed by delicious Kiddush
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
begins in the evening of Sunday, 25 September 2022 at 6.38pm and ends in the evening of Tuesday, 27 September 2022 at 7.37pm
begins in the evening of Tuesday, 04 October 2022 at 6.17pm and ends in the evening of Wednesday, 05 September 2022 at 7.16pm
begins in the evening of Sunday, 09 October 2022 at 7.01pm and ends in the evening of Monday, 17 October 2022 at 6.50pm
begins in the evening of Monday, 17 October 2022 at 6.50pm and ends in the evening of Tuesday, 18 October 2022 at 6.48pm
begins in the evening of Sunday, November 28 2021 and ends in the evening of Monday, December 06 2021
begins in the evening of Sunday, 16 January 2022 and ends in the evening of Monday, 17 January 2022
begins in the evening of Wednesday, 16 March 2022 and ends in the evening of Thursday, 17 March 2022
begins in the evening of Friday, 15 April 2022 and ends in the evening of Saturday, 23 April 2022
begins in the evening of Wednesday, 27 April 2022 and ends in the evening of Thursday, 28 April 2022
begins in the evening of Wednesday, 04 May 2022 and ends in the evening of Thursday, 05 May 2022
begins in the evening of Thursday, 05 May 2022 and ends in the evening of Friday, 06 May 2022
begins in the evening of Wednesday, 18 May 2022 and ends in the evening of Thursday, 19 May 2022
begins in the evening Saturday, 28 May 2022 and end in the evening of Sunday, 19 May 2022
begins in the evening of Saturday, 04 June 2022 and ends in the evening of Monday, 06 June 2022