"Like Shabbes at home, but with a bigger crowd!"

NLS Young Adult Dinners are an initiative of a small (and now expanded) group of members of New London, whose goal it is to encourage young Jewish members of the London community to meet and celebrate Shabbat together, in an informal environment. The dinners are replete with tradition but lighter on education. YAD takes place on a Friday night after the 6:30pm evening services at New London Synagogue. There's one every 2-3 months.
We usually have between 40 and 60 young adults who tend to identify as Masorti Jews, and we enjoy a three-course meal, with plenty of wine and mingling over dessert and cocktails. Expect kiddush, handwashing and challah, a 3-course dinner, cocktails, and birkat hamazon (grace after meals) -- all led by the participants (although sometimes our clergy pop in to say 'hi').
These dinners are a great way to catch up with old friends, or make new ones in a warm and welcoming Jewish environment.
Help is always appreciated - cooking, setting up the room, serving, clearing up on the evening, etc. Contact Cantor Jason Green if you want to be involved with planning and prep, or if you'd like to create a YAD dinner from scratch with the help of the YAD team!

Service Times

Friday night: 6:30pm
Shabbat morning: 9:15am
Sunday: 9:00am

Rosh Chodesh:

7:15am weekdays
followed by breakfast
or 8:45am Sundays

Minyan Chadash:

9:45am monthly
See calendar.

Candle lighting based on 18 minutes before sundown; Havdalah based on 8.5 degrees below horizon (Shitat HaG'onim).

Connect With Us

New London Synagogue
33 Abbey Road

Tel: 020 7328 1026

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