Shabbat & Festivals


We are delighted to announce that, given the increasing number of members who wish to attend Shabbat services, we have recognised a need to run two parallel services every Shabbat morning, when there is not a simcha taking place in the shul. 


This will create additional capacity with the Synagogue starting at 9.15am, starting with Pesukei Dezimra.  At 9.45am, the service in the Wiseman Linden Hall will commence, with Pesukei Dezimra to be davened at home.


We will continue to offer services in both venues under current 2m distancing rules and ask attendees to adhere to our strict guidelines for attending services which includes wearing a face mask while on the premises. The time difference will allow the Synagogue service to conclude with enough time for attendees to leave the campus and disperse before the service in the Hall ends.  


You must pre-book to attend Shabbat services. If you haven’t already registered to attend Shabbat Services, please do so by clicking here. We have already been in touch with those who have previously registered but if you have any queries, please email


We look forward to welcoming all our members who wish to attend Shabbat Services.


To register to attend our Shabbat Youth Services (for girls aged 12–18 & boys aged 13-18) which will be held from 10am to 12 noon on the first floor Community Centre please click here.


For Friday Night Services, please pre-book by emailing David Richards by midday on the Friday you wish to attend.


Please refer to the weekly e-newsletter for service times as well as


We look forward to welcoming you back!

All Maariv Services services Sunday to Thursday can be viewed on line on Zoom at 7.30pm

To join the evening services via zoom 

Please click the following link

Meeting ID: 661 975 7371​

For the Password please contact the Office

Shabbat Acharei-Kedoshim
23  / 24 April 2021
12 / 13 Iyar 5781
Friday 23 April
Shabbat Begins at 7.30 pm

If you would like to join us this Friday, 23 April starting at 7.30pm, please email by midday on Friday latest.


Due to Covid requirements, you must have pre-booked and have your name on the list to be able to attend.


Please remember to bring a face mask and a Siddur with you.

Shabbat 24 April
Please bring a siddur and a mask with you
Please only turn up for services if you have registered and have and have received a seat allocation for this shabbat.
If you would like to register for the opportunity to attend future Shabbat services and haven't already done so, please click here. Queries can be emailed to
Service Leaders WL Hall

PD: TBC (Hall)

Shacharit: Adam Cohen (Hall)

Leining: Simon Braham (Hall)

Haftarah: TBC
Mussaf: Adama Cohen (Hall)


Mincha in the WL Hall 8.04pm
Shabbat Ends 9.04pm

Havdallah Every Saturday night

Approx. 15 mins after Shabbat Ends at

Meeting ID: 661 975 7371​

For the Password please contact the Office

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.

Service buddies

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

Kabbalat Shabbat

Join Rabbi Hackenbroch together with Chazan David Berman

for an inspirational and uplifting Kabbalat Shabbat Service

Next Date: Fridays

Time: 4pm

Please join via Zoom

Zoom ID: 661 975 7371

Please contact the Office for the Password

Weekly Programme of Prayer at WPS


Shacharit In the WL Hall

Sunday: 8.30am

Monday & Thursday: 7am

Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday : 7.15am

Mishnah in the Morning​
with Rabbi Hackenbroch

Every Monday to Friday at 9am

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.

Please join for Mincha / Maariv in the Shul or by Zoom

Sunday - Thursday - 7.30pm

Zoom Link below

Meeting ID: 661 975 7371​

For the Password please contact the Office

WPS Youth Services

We are delighted to confirm that WPS Youth Services will be starting up again from this Shabbat, 13th March. 

Please register to attend via - we've set up bookings for all Shabbatot between now and 16th January and will let you know prior to each Shabbat if you have a seat.

All services will be full Shabbat services including Shacharit (from Shochen Ad) and Musaf, leining, prayers for the Queen and Israel and Divrei Torah. You are welcome to book one week, some weeks or every week. While seats are limited, due to social distancing rules, we hope to be able to give everyone a seat for each Shabbat they wish to attend. In the exceptional weeks where we are oversubscribed, we will allocate seats fairly. 


Services will take place in the first floor of the Community Centre and be from 10am to 12 noon. Please attend at the start time, especially boys as we need a minyan to start. Please bring your own siddur if you have one; we will not have any to give you.


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  for Attending Youth Services, including the final paragraph in bold.


We look forward to seeing you in shul!


With best wishes,


Louis Rhodes and Daniel Ross

Shabbat Youth Directors

Woodside Park United Synagogue

Woodside Park BA
Inter-Sviva Competition
Escape Room

Date: Sunday 14 March

Time: 6.30pm

Just to explain to you that this weeks activity is inter-sviva. this means that we will be competing with other sviva's across the country in this escape room 



Looking forward to seeing you there and more details to follow

Simon and Robert

Roshim 5781

Anim Zemirot Squad

Boys and Girls in Y2 - 6 !!!

Do you want to learn Anim Zemirot

A new tailor made squad will be starting soon on Sunday Mornings (time tbc)

Sign up by Tuesday 6th April !!

Sign up @

For more details contact

Daniel or Louis

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
Time: 5pm

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. 

Smart Squad
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

Hochmah Squad
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?

  • Why pray?

  • 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.

Davening Squad

Are you interested in learning how to lead a Shabbat service?

A new tailor made squad will be starting soon on Sunday Mornings (time tbc)

Make sure to sign up by Tuesday 6th April !!!


Sign up @

For more details contact

Daniel or Louis

The Lego Club

Date: TBC

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 

Future Dates: 

Saturday: TBC

For more information please contact

Shabbat @ WPS

Shabbat Times
View the Shabbat Times in London. This takes you to the United Synagogue site.
Shabbat UK 2021
Save the Date: The next Shabbat UK will take place on 05 / 06 February 2021
Call Up Priorities
In agreement with the Rabbi, the wardens will allocate call ups on shabbos and yom tov according to the following priorities.
Davening Guidelines
Community Guidelines for PD, Shacharit & Mussaf Services on Shabbat and Yom Tov
Parasha Insights
by Rabbi Hackenbroch Vayishlach, Vayeishev, Miketz, Terumah, Vayikra, Korach, Pinchas, Massei, Shoftim, Ki Teitzei,
Batmitzvah Dvar Torah
Read the D'var Torahs from our batmitzvah girls
Shabbat Traditions
The Y behind the traditions by Rabbi Hackenbroch Friday Night in Shul and Shabbat Preparations
Children & Youth Services
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
Bnei Akiva
Woodside Park Bnei Akiva runs weekly meetings in the shul every Shabbat afternoon
Hochmah Squad
for parents and children (boys and girls) in Years 9 & 10 Hochmah means wisdom so it’s about anything Jewish and thought-provoking.
Boys Squads
Details of the Shabbat morning squads for boys, Anim Zemirot Squad, Leining Squad and Tefillah Squad
Torah Dash
Seudah in the Popular Torah Dash Format, each speaker will pit their wits against the egg-timer, they will have exactly 3 minutes
WPS Shul Shabbat Guide
WPS Shul Shabbat Guide can be downloaded from the website
Yavneh Nursery Shabbat
Caters for children from 2 to 5 years of age in a caring and nuturing environment
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Festivals @ WPS

Rosh Hashannah
begins in the evening of
Monday, 06 September 2021 at 7.21pm
and ends in the evening of
Wednesday, 08 September 2021 at 8.22pm
Yom Kippur
begins in the evening of
Wednesday, 15 September 2021 at 7.01pm and ends in the evening of Thursday, 16 September 2021 at 8.00pm
begins in the evening of
Monday, 20 September 2021 at 6.49pm
and ends in the evening of
Tuesday, 28 September 2021 at 7.32pm
Simchat Torah
begins in the evening of
Tuesday, 28 September 2021 at 7.32pm
and ends in the evening of
Wednesday, 29 Sunday 2021 at 7.30pm
begins in the evening of
Sunday, November 28 2021
and ends in the evening of
Monday, December 06 2021
Tu B'Shevat
begins in the evening of
Wednesday,27 January 2021
and ends in the evening of
Thursday, 28 January 2021
begins in the evening of
Thursday, 25 February
2021 and ends in the evening of
Friday, 26 February 2021
begins in the evening of
Saturday, 27 March 2021
and ends in the evening of
Sunday, 04 April 2021
Yom HaShoah
begins in the evening of
Wednesday, 07 April 2021
and ends in the evening of
Thursday, 08 April 2021
Yom Hazikaron
begins in the evening of
Tuesday 13 April 2021
and ends in the evening of
Wednesday 14 April 2021
Yom Ha'atzmaut
begins in the evening of
Wednesday 14 April 2021
and ends in the evening of
Thursday 15 April 2021
Lag B'Omer
begins in the evening of
Thursday 29 April 2021
and ends in the evening of
Friday 30 May 2021
Yom Yerushalayim
begins in the evening
Sunday 09 May 2021
and end in the evening of
Monday 10 May 2021
begins in the evening of
Sunday 16 May 2021 at 9.40pm
and ends in the evening of
Tuesday 18 May 2021 at 9.49pm
Tisha B'Av
begins in the evening of
Saturday, 17 July 2021 at 9.09pm
and ends in the evening of
Sunday, 18 July 2021 at 10.03pm
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