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Monday, October 20, 2014
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Services

Information regarding services is available in the Calendar and full details are in the weekly newsletter or available from info@beth-shalom.org.uk.

All services at Beth Shalom, apart from those ocassionally led by visiting rabbis, are organized and led by members of the community, whose collective experience and knowledge is extensive, making for a variety of styles and freshness of delivery.

If you would like to take part in, or even lead, a service, we want to encourage you!  And don't worry if you've never done it before - many of us have been there and we are very happy to arrange guidance and tuition. Please contact the senior warden.



Shabbat Services 

Our vibrant and well-attended Shabbat services take place every Saturday morning throughout the year. Children of all ages are welcome at every service and many attend regularly. From time to time a special 'Cheder Service' g116237.jpgives the Cheder children and their families the opportunity to participate even more actively in the service and singing at what are always very lively and popular events.

Although Beth Shalom is a highly participatory community, it is the aim of service leaders to read the Hebrew in a clear and unhurried manner and some readings in English are included in all our services.

Services begin at 10:30 and run until about 12:30, inevitably followed by one of our popular 'bring and share' Kiddushim or sometimes a Kiddush sponsored by a member in honour of a special event.

 

Perhaps you are  familiar with Jewish practice elsewhere, but new to Reform Judaism, or maybe your visit will be your first time in a synagogue. Don't worry - you won't be the first!
Let us know you are coming or ask when you arrive and we will ensure that there is a member of the congregation ready to greet you and act as your guide, according to your needs.

 

High Holydays and Festivals

On the high holydays, we hold morning services for both days of Rosh Hashanah and Kol Nidrei and all day services on Yom Kippur, followed by a truly uplifting havdalah and a communal breaking of the fast.

181115.jpgOn all the other major Festivals, including Sukkot and Simchat Torah, there are  first day morning services and we build a communal Sukkah that is decorated by the children of the Cheder. On Chanukah there is a party, a tree-planting ceremony at Tu B'Shevat, an evening Megillah reading at Purim and a special service for Yom Ha'Shoah. At Pesach we hold a communal second-night Seder and a seventh day service.

Visitors are always welcome at any of our services however, due to the high demand for seats, tickets are required for the first day of Rosh Hashana and for all Yom Kippur services. These are available on request to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
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