Shabbat & Festivals
15 / 16 November 2019
17 / 18 Cheshvan 5780
Friday 15 November
Mincha followed by Kabbalat Shabbat 3.56 pm
Candle lighting 3.56 pm
Shabbat 16 November
Come & join us at the BBC - Before Brachot Commence to discuss “The Laws of the Blessings” 9am - 9.15am in shul
Shabbat Morning Service - Shacharit 9.15am
This week we are delighted to celebrate the
Batmitzvah of Amelia Talisman
PD: David Conway
Shacharit: Rabbi Akiva
Leining: Yehuda Simcha Gaffin
Mussaf: Rabbi Akiva
Anim Zemirot: TBC
Dear Torah: Amelia Talisman
Mincha be 20 minutes after the start of the Kiddush
Shabbat Ends 5.10pm
Maariv Begins 5.25pm
Next Seuda - Shabbat Chaye Sarah
Please join us on this Shabbat at 3.24pm for mincha and our communal seuda. There will be food and drink and everyone in the community is invited to come along. Stay for Havdalah. Shabbat will terminate at 4.54pm
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 in September after the summer break. For more information please click here or contact please contact Josh.
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
Chanukah Dash 2019
Date: Shabbat Vayeshev Seudah 21st December
Venue: WL Hall
Don’t miss the “Chanukah Dash”
We will be running a Festival edition of the popular Torah Dash format.
Talks include, Chanukah Story, Who were the Maccabees, Latkas, Donuts and Cheese, The Dreidel, Customs and Traditions around the world, The Menorah, Prayers, Chanukah Art, each talk will be 3 minutes.
If you would like to speak or help sponsor food and drink please contact the two Gary’s - Gary Simon and Gary Lyons.
It will be huge fun.
There will be food and drink.
Everyone is invited to take part,
youth, or adult, individually, as a family or other grouping.
......or just come along and listen
if you prefer.
Start approximately 3.20 pm
.......followed by Maariv and Community Havdalah at 4.48pm
Woodside Park presents a series of Ten talks
Spreading Inspirational and Powerful Ideas
Next Speakers will be
"Reflections on my Journey"
President United Synagogue
"What is the United Synagogue and how was it created"
Date: Shabbat 30th November
Time: Approx 11.30pm
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
Family Friendly Shabbat Morning Services
A special opportunity for kids, parents and grandparents to get involved and feel part of a main shul service
Prepare for a noisy fun yet traditional and deeply inspiring service
Exact dates TBC
Coffee and Croissants 10am
Abridged family service 10.30 - 11.30
To have your say, to get involved or for more information
please contact Rabbi Akiva:
or telephone: 0792 864884
The Lego Club
Date: 09 November
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
Saturday: 7 December
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
First squad will been the 6 July. Come to shul for 10.00am prompt for first choice of the J2Os. The title of the session is: "Programming self-driving cars - who would you kill?”
The session will be led by Naomi Cohen (aka Toby’s Mum). She trained as a civil engineer and has a special interest in modern technology and ethical issues.
(Girls and Boys are all invited)
Ethics Squad – The Only Way is Ethics
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
Shabbat @ WPS
Call Up PrioritiesIn agreement with the Rabbi, the wardens will allocate call ups on shabbos and yom tov according to the following priorities.
Parasha Insightsby Rabbi Hackenbroch Vayishlach, Vayeishev, Miketz, Terumah, Vayikra, Korach, Pinchas, Massei, Shoftim, Ki Teitzei,
Shabbat TraditionsThe Y behind the traditions by Rabbi Hackenbroch Friday Night in Shul and Shabbat Preparations
Children & Youth ServicesWe 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
Hochmah Squadfor parents and children (boys and girls) in Years 9 & 10 Hochmah means wisdom so it’s about anything Jewish and thought-provoking.
Boys SquadsDetails of the Shabbat morning squads for boys, Anim Zemirot Squad, Leining Squad and Tefillah Squad
Torah DashSeudah in the Popular Torah Dash Format, each speaker will pit their wits against the egg-timer, they will have exactly 3 minutes
Festivals @ WPS
Rosh Hashannahbegins in the evening of Sunday, 29 September 2019 at 6.29pm and ends in the evening of Tuesday, 01 October 2019 at 7.25pm
Yom Kippurbegins in the evening of Tuesday, 8 October 2019 at 6.08pm and ends in the evening of Wednesday, 9 October 2019 at 7.07pm
Succotbegins in the evening of Sunday, 13 October 2019 at 5.57pm and ends in the evening of Tuesday, 15 October 2019 at 6.55pm
Simchat Torahbegins in the evening of Monday, 21 October 2019 at 6.42pm and ends in the evening of Tuesday, 22 October 2019 at 6.40pm
Chanukahbegins in the evening of Sunday, December 22 2019 and ends in the evening of Monday, December 30 2019
Tu B'Shevatbegins in the evening of Sunday, 20 January 2019 and ends in the evening of Monday, 21 January 2019
Purimbegins in the evening of Wednesday, 20 March
2019 and ends in the evening of Thursday, 21 March 2019