9 September: Teshuva in the Movies
Does Darth Vader fulfill the requirements of true repentance? How about Andy Sachs in ‘The Devil Wears Prada’? We will unpack various movie teshuva moments to understand what is really required for repentance and return to be fulfilled.
14 October: #MeToo and Dinah
The MeToo movement was a powerful moment, shifting our understanding of how prolific sexual assault against women is, and how poorly it has been dealt with by our legal systems. We will explore the story of Dinah from Genesis through the lense of the MeToo movement, and discover if the Rabbis were any better at dealing with these issues than modern courts.
11 November: Is Mikveh really for Everyone?
Conversion, Niddah, maybe before a wedding, but can mikveh hold any meaning beyond this? Come and learn why Rabbi Debbie believes it is one of the most powerful rituals in our spiritual toolbox.
30 September: Winter Warmers
As we prepare to sit in our Sukkot, we will be preparing mulled wine and stuffed vegetables to keep us warm, satisfied, and celebrating the abundance of harvest!
28 October: Vegan deserts
Sweetening our tables! Treats will include Chocolate mousse and truffles.
25 November: You Batter Believe It
With 2 weeks to go until Chanukah, we will explore some alternative options to latkes and doughnuts! Olive oil cake and beer battered onion rings!
Whilst we can't get together in person, below you will find links to the videos and resources created by your EHRS team
Click here for a link to the the video made by our Rabbis as an example for our Apple throwing video. Please send a video of yourself throwing an apple out of the frame to Rabbi Mark to join in with our Rosh Hashanah Primary Years service. We will do the editing!
Here is a link to the Torah and Haftarah portion for Shabbat Nitzavim-Vaylech on Saturday 12 September - click here
Here is a link to the entire Reform Judaism Siddur to use on weekdays and Shabbat: Seder HaTefillot - Forms of Prayer. All you need to do to find your way around the Siddur is to type the page number you need in the box at the top next to the word 'pages'. Thank you to Reform Judaism for making this facility available.
If you are joining a funeral service from home you can follow this service in this online Siddur provided by Reform Judaism. Click here to download it in full or click here for an abridged printable version.
If you are joining a Shivah (Memorial Prayer) service from home you can follow this service in this online Siddur provided by Reform Judaism. Click here to download it in full.
On Shabbat 1st August Rabbi Mark led a Shiur on "Halachah-How does it work in Reform Judaism. Here is the source sheet that he shared: Click here to download.
Please continue to read for more links, including our EHRS Online Talks of the Week, songs and prayers
EHRS is here to help and support your application for admission to a Jewish school.
If you choose to apply for admission to a Jewish day school, EHRS is delighted to help everyone looking to obtain CRP (Certificate of Religious Practice) points for admissions in September 2021. All of our services (Including Erev Shabbat, Shabbat Morning, Kuddle-Up Shabbat and Family Services) are eligible for CRP points. Please see below for more information.
Homeless Action in Barnet (HAB) and Together In Barnet (who co-ordinate the Night Shelter at EHRS) are currently supporting over 100 people in temporary accommodation across 8 London boroughs. Volunteer drivers deliver care packages on Monday and Thursday afternoons. HAB need donations of non-perishable food and strong carrier bags.
Their priority list at the moment is UHT milk, biscuits, microwave rice packs, individual fruit pots, biscuits, individual butter pats. Other donations needed are small jars of coffee, tinned meat, tinned fish, tinned sweetcorn, tinned carrots, tinned peas, tinned soup, jars of pasta sauce, ketchup, sachets of salt & pepper, stock cubes, long life puddings, toilet rolls, cleaning sprays and toiletries.
You can also donate by going to their Amazon Wishlist Page, click here.
Many thanks, Lisa Bard & Audrey Zarach
Shabbat Stay & Play
every first and last Friday of the month, 10:30 - 11:45
Join us for a morning of fun and creativity at our Shabbat Stay & Play, for babies and toddlers. There will be singing, toys, a lovely Kiddush and refreshments. We welcome parents, carers and grandparents.
THIS GROUP IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED