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THE NEW LONDON SYNAGOGUE offers a unique blend of tradition and modernity.  We are traditional in practice and non-judgmental in outlook.  It is a special blend that we think is contemporary Judaism at its best.

The Synagogue in St. John's Wood close to the centre of London, was opened in 1881 and is one of the most beautiful in London and a joy to pray in. We are affiliated to Masorti Judaism and the World Council of Conservative Judaism.



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Countdown to Pesach 2014

Pesach Preparation for Adults

Rav Kook and the Hidden Meaning of Freedom - with Rabbi Jeremy Gordon:-  Sunday 30 March 2014, 11.15 - 12.15.

A look at some of the spiritual insights into Pesach of one of the last century's greatest teachers.

The Origins of the Pesach Seder - with Rabbi Jeremy Gordon:-  Wednesday 02 April 2014, 20.00.
We will be looking at Tannaitic (very early Rabbinic) source texts and showing how and where the Seder has developed over the past 2,000 years.
Translation, but this is a class designed for those with experience, or certainly interest, in Rabbinic texts.

Who were the original four sons ?

What's the point of lettuce on the Seder plate ?

Which of the four questions is the interloper ?  

Sing Your Way to Freedom
- Monday 07 April 2014, 20.00

Join Cantor Jason Green for a song-ful evening of preparation for the Seder. 

Pesach Preparation for Younger Members


The Pesach Train - Sunday 30 March 2014,
09.45 - 12.30  

A carousel of arts for children aged 3-13 and parents.
Non-cheder families interested in attending should contact Angela on cheder@newlondon.org.uk



"Shabbat Club" for 3-13 - Shabbat 05 April 2014, 09.45 - 12 noon Kiddush

For 3-6 year olds, Seder-related stories, songs and activities

For 7-10 year olds, a model Seder using haggadot previously illustrated by the children themselves   

For 11+ - "B'nei Bagels Brunch" (without the bagels, this time!). A model Seder, using haggadot illustrated with stills from 'The Prince of Egypt'.

Sale of Chametz


Rabbi Gordon is able to make arrangements to sell any Chametz over Pesach. If you would like the Rabbi to sell your Chametz please e-mail rabbi@newlondon.org.uk using the following form of words.


I authorise Rabbi Jeremy Gordon, or any agent appointed by him, to sell all Chametz in my possession, whether held knowingly or unknowingly, whether in an admixture or otherwise. This permission applies to all Chametz at the address [complete as appropriate].


Chametz should be placed in a sealed container or room by 9.30 on the morning of 14 April 2014.

A Kosher Pesach ....

The New London Synagogue Guide
to Pesach is
now available here  Pesach   

It contains information on why and how to prepare for Pesach and also contains details on what does and does not need specific Kosher supervision.

Pesach Timetable
Friday Night Service 11 April 2014 at 18.30.  Candle lighting 19.32.

Shabbat Hagadol Service at 09.15 - On Freedom
- Shabbat 12 April 2014

To celebrate, provoke and prepare for Passover we are joined by some special guests to consider questions of freedom here and in Israel. Charlotte Fisher from London Citizens will join us to discuss wage poverty and the campaign for a Living Wage.   Yonatan Berman, formerly from the Migrant Workers Hotline, in Israel, will look at issues of African asylum seekers in Israel and other issues regarding migrant workers.   This will be in place of the sermon.

The Kiddush will be Kasher L'Pesach to give us time to change the kitchen over for Seder.


Havdalah Shabbat 12 April 2014, 20.42. 


Fast of the Firstborn - Monday 14 April 2014, 07.15 

A special Shacharit commemorating the Fast of the Firstborn.   Rabbi Gordon will present a Siyum on Masechet Succah.


First Night Pesach Ma'ariv Service - Monday 14 April 2014, at 18.30.   Candle lighting 19.37
First Day Yom Tov Shacharit Service - Tuesday  15 April 2014, at 09.15.
Our guest speaker on first day Yom Tov will be Dr Paul Kosmin, member of the Classics Faculty at Harvard University and a third generation New Londoner.
Second Night Pesach Ma'ariv Service at 18.30.   Candle lighting 20.48.
followed by

Communal Seder - Tuesday 15 April 2014

Led by Rabbi Jeremy Gordon and Cantor Jason Green, NLS will be holding a communal Seder on the second night of Pesach. On line booking is now open on a "first come, first served" basis at www.newlondon.org.uk Pay for Stuff and space is strictly limited to 80 people.


Second Day Yom Tov Shacharit Service - Wednesday 16 April 2014 at 09.15.


Havdalah Wednesday 16 April 2014, 20.49.


Friday Night Service 18 April 2014 at 18.30.   Candle lighting 19.44. 


Shabbat Chol HaMoed - Saturday 19 April 2014
Shacharit at 09.15 to include Hallel and Song of Songs.
Havdalah Shabbat 19 April 2014, 20.53.


Seventh Night Pesach Ma'ariv Service - Sunday 20 April 2014,
at 18.30.   Candle lighting 19.47. 


Seventh Day Yom Tov Shacharit- Monday 21 April 2014
at 09.15.


Eighth Night Pesach Ma'ariv - Monday 21 April 2014 at 18.30.  Candle lighting 20.58.


Eighth Day Yom Tov Shacharit - Tuesday 22 April 2014, at 09.15.  Yizkor 11.00 (approx.)

Havdalah Tuesday 22 April 2014, 20.59


Members who are able to make weekday morning services are particularly warmly invited to make every effort to support these services.

Kasher L'Pesach Meals for People in Hospital
The Hospital Kosher Meals Service provides supervised meals for Pesach for hospital patients.   If you are aware of anyone who would benefit from this, please them hkms@btconnect.com or 0208 795 2058.

27 APRIL 2014
New London, Belsize Square and the Liberal Jewish Synagogues are joining together for a unique visit to Britain's most special Holocaust memorial.   There will be a special guided tour and commemoration.  

Travel will be by coach from The Liberal Jewish Synagogue. Bus departs 08.00 and will return around 18.00.

Cost is £35 per person and includes transportation, kosher lunch provided by NLS, tour of the Holocaust Centre, and tea/coffee.
Numbers are limited. You can book online now at www.newlondon.org.uk/yomhashoah.
Full flyer will be available [here] shortly. Check back soon.

For more information, contact Cantor Jason Green on 020 7328 1026