Communal Diary

PLEASE NOTE THAT, DUE TO THE CURRENT PANDEMIC, ALL COMMUNAL EVENTS ARE CANCELLED OR POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Apr
25
Sun
London School of Jewish Studies: ‘Intimacy, Jewish Lives and the Pandemic’
Apr 25 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

With Dr Hadassah Fromson, Joanne Greenaway, Naomi Marmon Grumet, Dr Emily Simon

Join our team of experts for a women’s panel exploring issues affecting our intimate lives. Topics to be discussed include, Judaism’s attitudes towards sexual behaviour, the toll the pandemic has taken on relationships, and tips and thoughts on how to manage the fallout. There will be an opportunity to take anonymous questions at the end.

Please note: this session is for women only.

Booking: £12 (£10 before 15 April)

To register: https://www.lsjs.ac.uk/intimacy-jewish-lives-and-the-pandemic-1389.php

Apr
27
Tue
Board of Deputies of British Jews: Hustings for Positions of Vice President and Treasurer
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm

The Board of Deputies is holding hustings for candidates for Vice President and Treasurer on Tuesday 27 April 2021 at 8.00 pm.
This is your opportunity to hear from and put questions to the candidates.

No registration is necessary. The event will be livestreamed on the Board of Deputies’ YouTube, Facebook and Twitter pages.
For the Vice President and Treasurer hustings on Tuesday 27 April 2021, please watch at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCpl0TQ_I8c

Apr
28
Wed
European Cantors Association Presents ‘The Voice of the Cantor: The Carlebach Conundrum’
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm

Has music like Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach’s become the new tradition? What does this sort of music bring to a service? What does it take away?

Cantor Asher Hainavitz
Yeshurun Synagogue, Jerusalem

Rabbi Yossi Binstock
St John’s Wood Synagogue, London

Rabbi Michael Wolk
Temple Israel, Charlotte NC

Cantor Yehudah Marx
Heaton Park Synagogue, Manchester

Alex Klein
Director of European Cantors Association

L’Chaim Lubavitch Six Week Course: ‘Demystify the Jewish Idea of a Perfect World’
Apr 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Six Wednesdays from 28 April to 2 June.
Cost £50 includes course book

For details and to register: www.lchaim.org.uk/[email protected]

Lesson Outline
Lesson 1
Start with the Science
In a society marked by chaos and discord, it’s hard to believe our world is actually better than it’s ever been. Let’s dive into the data of what’s wrong—and what’s right—with the world.
Lesson 2
Who Needs a Redemption?
Though it will solve every speck of ill in the world, the idea of Redemption is not a response to strife. Rather, it’s an independent and foundational tenet of Jewish belief. See where it fits into the bigger story of Creation.
Lesson 3
Superhuman vs. Super Humans
Waiting for a Messiah to come save humanity feels a little… un-Jewish. But what if Redemption is a natural reaction to humanity’s own cumulative action? Discover the effect you’ve already had on the reality of the world.
Lesson 4
We’re Getting There
Judaism sees all of history as one connected journey toward a single desired destiny. In this lesson, we look back to identify four distinct epochs that show us how far we’ve traveled on the way to a truly good world.
Lesson 5
Out of the Blues
So, will we wake up one day in a glorious wonderland? Or is the Redemption more of a gradual process? Let’s study the sources on the actual transition from our reality today into a world of revelation.
Lesson 6
And Then…
We’ve seen why the Redemption needs to happen and the human role in making it happen. Now peek into that perfect—and perfectly possible—world as the prophets and sages vividly describe it!

Apr
29
Thu
Board of Deputies of British Jews/Embassy of Israel UK: ‘Celebrating the Druze Community’ with Ambassador Reda Mansour
Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm

To mark the Druze holiday for the Prophet Shu’ayb, the Board of Deputies of British Jews in partnership with the Embassy of Israel in the UK is honoured to host His Excellency Ambassador Reda Mansour, Diplomat, poet, and historian, in conversation with Michael Wegier, Interim Chief Executive of the Board of Deputies.

To register for this exciting event please do so here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUldeygqj4qHtQsfj8SAniE0OI4yPYWZmhu

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

May
4
Tue
Board of Deputies of British Jews: Hustings for Presidential Candidates
May 4 @ 8:00 pm

The Board of Deputies is holding hustings for presidential candidates on Tuesday 4 May 2021 at 8.00 pm.
This is your opportunity to hear from and put questions to the candidates.

No registration is necessary. The event will be livestreamed on the Board of Deputies’ YouTube, Facebook and Twitter pages.
For the Presidential hustings on Tuesday 4 May 2021 please watch at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09akPnVZBpQ

May
6
Thu
Aliya Youth Project Online Duplicate Bridge Tournament
May 6 @ 2:30 pm

This Bridge Tournament will take place on the Bridge Base Online (BBO) platform, 18 boards

Running time: approximately 2 hours

Start time: 2.30pm prompt

Participants MUST have their own BBO login to play

To enable play please pre-pay for your tickets by going to: www.ticketsource.co.uk/the-aliya-youth-project

Organiser: Adam Wiseberg 07860 340054 [email protected]
Fundraiser: Shelley Blackston 07841 477332 [email protected]

May
9
Sun
The Fed Annual Fundraising Appeal (Date Confirmed)
May 9 all-day
The Board of Deputies of British Jews Presents ‘Educate for Peace: Stop Funding Incitement in the Palestinian Curriculum’
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a special panel chaired by Claudia Mendoza, Co-Chief Executive of the Jewish Leadership Council with:

Sheila Gewolb, Senior Vice President Board of Deputies of British Jews
Marcus Sheff, Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education
Steve McCabe MP, Parliamentary Chairman of Labour Friends of Israel
Stephen Crabb MP, Parliamentary Chairman of Conservative Friends of Israel
Paul Charney, Chairman of the Zionist Federation

Registration is not necessary as the event will be livestreamed on the Board of Deputies social media accounts and on our website at: https://www.bod.org.uk/educateforpeace/

May
10
Mon
UJIA Celebrates Yom Yerushalayim
May 10 @ 2:00 pm

Celebrating Jerusalem with the Tower of David: Respecting History and Building for the Future