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.

Please click here to view guidance of shabbat and midweek services


We very much look forward to seeing you in shul!  

Shabbat Vayeishev
26 / 27 November 2021
23 / 24 Kislev 5782
Friday 26 November 
Shabbat Begins at 3.44pm
Shabbat 27 November
Shacharit 9.15am (Main Shul) 
Service Leaders 

PD: TBC (Main Shul) 

Shacharit: TBC  (Main Shul) 

Leining: TBC (Main Shul) 

Haftarah: TBC (Main Shul) 
Mussaf: TBC (Main Shul)

Mincha 3.50pm
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.

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

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

Time 9.45am

Please join by Zoom ID : 661 975 9371

Please click here to email the office for the passcode

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 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

We ask attendees to adhere to our strict guidelines for attending services -please click here for details

CRP Process


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 and the accompanying information film on 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


Time: 10.00am


Venue: Top Floor Community Centre

Followed by a special Doughnut Kiddush


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



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Girls Connect


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


Time: 10.45am


Venue: 2nd Floor Community Centre

Followed by a special Doughnut Kiddush


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


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!

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Hot Topics is Back

Discussion Led by Rabbi Yitzi

Followed by a Sushi Kiddush

Date: 23 October

Time: 10am

Venue: Top Floor of the Community Centre

For more information please email Louis:


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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
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. 

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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.

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

Festivals @ WPS