Shabbat & Festivals

Covid Guidelines for Attending Shul Activities & Services
19 March 2022

There is no longer a requirement to wear a mask in any of our services however there are reserved areas in the Shul solely for those who wish to wear a face mask.


Obviously members are more than welcome to wear a mask wherever they sit, however we do want to ensure respect for everyone's personal feelings and personal space and ask that masks remain compulsory in the areas that are marked.


Thank you for your continued co-operation.

Shabbat Bechukotai 
27 / 28 May 2022
27 / 28 Iyar 5782


Friday 27 May


7pm Mincha followed by Maariv 

7.45pm Candle lighting


Shabbat 28 May


9.15am in the Shul 


10.45am Youth Service - first floor Community Centre



Toddlers' Service - Nursery, Community Centre

Childrens' Service for years 1-6 - first floor WLH


9.06pm Mincha


10.06pm Ma'ariv and Shabbat ends

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

Shavuot & Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations at WPS​

Have you or your family met the Queen?
We are sourcing images of the connection between the Royal Family and the Jewish community. These will be displayed at a special Kiddush celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on Shabbat 4 June.


If you have any images of the Royal Family at Jewish events, we would be delighted to display them and will acknowledge all sources. Please email Maurice Huberman if you can help.

1st Night Shavuot

Date: Saturday 04 June

Please come along to our Seuda followed by prior to the night of learning (Tikkun Neil) - learn and study some fascinating topics.

Mincha 8.45pm

Seudah 9.00pm

Venue: Wiseman Linden Hall

Ma'ariv 10.17pm followed by Tikkun Neil with refreshments

First Shacharit 2.50am

1st Day Shavuot

Date: Sunday 5th June

Shacharit 9.15am

Shavuot Tribe Time

Join Rabbi Yitzi & Rav E for an exciting Shavuot programme

Parents and children Years 3 - 7. All welcome


The fun begins with fun stories "From Har Sinai to Jerusalem"


Special Tribe Time Quiz with raffle and prizes


Shavuot Ice cream Party in the park (weather permitting)


Sikkim (summary)

Children Year 2 and under

welcome to join for lego Club in the Nursery

Sign Up at

for more details please contact

Young Families Ice Cream Party

Al welcome to join Woodside Park Young Families for an afternoon of fun and ice cream.

Riverside Walk 4.00 - 5.30pm

Mincha followed by Ma'ariv 7.00pm

2nd Day Shavuot

Date: Monday 6th June

Shacharit 9.15am

Reading of Megillat Ruth

by ladies and girls of the community

Now in its 6th Year. women and Girls are invited to come along and support the WPS Women's Megillat Ruth Reading.

Venue: The home of Rabbi and Gila Hackenbroch

Time 3.45pm prompt until 4.30pm

Followed by Ladies Tikkun

Back again by popular demand after years of resounding success, please come and hear interesting talks by members of the community and learn something new. Refreshments provided.

Venue: The home of Rabbi and Gila Hackenbroch

Time 4.30pm prompt until 6pm

Whisky and Wisdom

Men's event - hosted by the Cantor Family

Time 4.30pm prompt until 6pm

Mincha 9.18pm followed by a Shiur

Ma'ariv 10.18pm



21 May 2022

There is no "GPS through the Siddur" with Gila Hackenbroch this week. It will be back next week with 'Opportunity to learn or enhance your reading skills' and with 'Explanations, explorations and finding meaning in prayer'" the following week.

Navigate your way through the Siddur

This Shabbat's "GPS through the Siddur" with Gila Hackenbroch is 'Opportunity to learn or enhance your reading skills' at 11am in the Beit Hamidrash. Please note that the next 'Explanations, explorations and finding meaning in prayer' will be taking place on Shabbat 30th April.

Alternate weeks:

- Explanations, explorations and finding meaning in prayer

- Opportunity to learn or enhance your reading skills


So that we can manage numbers please sign up to each course or both by clicking here.

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Morals & Ethical Dilemmas

Date: Saturday Mornings

Time: 9.00am - 9.15am

Please join Rabbi Hackenbroch for Morals and Ethical Dilemmas - What is the right thing to do ?

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 Fridays. 
Rosh Chodesh Midweek Shacharit service 7.00am

Mincha Maariv

Sunday - Thursday 7.30pm

Join Rabbi Hackenbroch for
Ethics Of The Fathers 

9am Monday to Friday

9.30am Sunday

Venue Woodside Park Facebook Page 

and WPS Shul You Tube Channel​

We recite in English Psalm 23, saying this together is a powerful way of affirming out trust in God in situations beyond our control.

Together we say the Misheberach, the prayer for healing for all those ill in our community and beyond.

The Memorial Prayer for those with yahrzeit is recited.

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

WPS Youth Services


Services will take place in the first floor of the Community Centre and be from 10am to 12 noon.


Louis Rhodes and Daniel Ross

Shabbat Youth Directors

Woodside Park United Synagogue

The Lego Club

First Shabbat of Every Month

Next Date: 07 May,

Time: 10.00 - 10.45


"Calling all Lego lovers" come along to the Lego club for children

Please join us for coffee and croissants before the children's services

Future Dates: 

04 June, 02 July, 06 August, 03 September, 01 October, 05 November, 03 December

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Girls Connect


Girls aged Year 10 and above - are invited to join an inspiring monthly Shabbat morning learning session, followed by a delicious kiddush.

Date: Shabbat 14 May 2022


Time: starting at 10.20am 


Venue: 2nd Floor Community Centre

Refreshments will be served

There is a youth program straight after, all welcome and invited to join - it will be followed by a bumper kiddush


If you would like to join us, please email Tamar at


Looking Forward to Seeing You!

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